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Exploring Video Feedback with Colby Richardson

Audio feedback occurs when a microphone picks up sound from the speaker it is connected to. Similarly, video feedback occurs when a camera is pointed at its own live feed. Both of these phenomena are often considered mistakes and avoided by professionals. But just as musicians and sound artists control and manipulate audio feedback as a tool to create compositions, video feedback can be controlled and manipulated to create a large variety of effects, and has been utilized in iconic and lesser known productions alike.

During this workshop, we will be exploring the interdisciplinary applications of video feedback within the contexts of filmmaking, video art, performance, visual effects, interactive installations, and more. The workshop will include hands-on experimentation with manipulating video feedback to explore the variety of effects and applications achievable, as well as visiting the history of video feedback in pop culture, art, television, and cinema.

All disciplines welcomed, no previous experience necessary.


videofeedbackDates: Friday, April 7th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Fees: $40 member / $60 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 8 Participants

Instructor: Colby Richardson

About the instructor: Colby Richardson is a video artist and filmmaker currently living in Winnipeg MB. As a video artist, Colby utilizes historic video technologies and equipment to create dynamic and textural visual works, video sculptures, and installations. Colby is currently a recipient of Video Pool’s New Artist in Media Art fund, and is experimenting with methods of creating visual effects and virtual experiences with outdated and “obsolete” technology.

For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Intro to Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro XFinal Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This two-evening, hands-on workshop teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. If you’re new to editing video or are thinking of making the switch to FCPX from FCP7 or Premier, this is the workshop for you!

The workshop will focus on areas such as file management, taming the magnetic timeline, basic editing tools, filters and effects and so much more.

  • Dates: Friday April 28 & Saturday April 29 (7pm – 10pm)
  • Cost: $60 (Video Pool Members) / $90 (non-members)
  • Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)
  • Instructor: Ivan Hughes
  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Audio Post-Production Crash Course

mixing-consoleDesigned for independent filmmakers and videographers, this workshop will teach the basics of editing, mixing, and sound-design in software such as Logic X, Pro Tools, etc. We will cover exporting your project from Adobe Premier and FCPX to .omf/.aaf formats, how to source royalty-free effects, noise-reduction and a ton of other very useful information to bring you film or video to the next level. Whether you plan to do your own audio post or just want to have a better understanding of how things work when you work with audio engineers this workshop is a must for everyone making movies.

  • Date: Sat. April 22nd 1pm – 5pm
  • Fee: $60/mem | $80/non
  • Instructor: Andy Rudolph
  • Participants: 8 maximum


Andy Rudolph is obsessed with sound. His work spans nearly all facets of audio creation including: musical composition, performance, interactive installations, audio engineering, post-production and most points in between. He has performed and exhibited around the world, garnering impressive reviews. He also serves as Video Pool’s Audio Tech & Education Coordinator and teaches a Digital Art class at Art City.

VUCAVU launches #EyesOnVU


Streaming the best in Canadian film and video, VUCAVU is a new online platform featuring over 1000 titles, including over 150 titles from the Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s catalogue, with more being added every week. On Wednesday, February 15 VUCAVU launched its #EyesOnVU campaign which features themed programs guest-curated by a diverse group of Canadian artists and curators.

The #EyesOnVU/#EntreVU themed programs will be launched every second Wednesday until September. The programs are FREE to stream and include interviews with the curator.

VUCAVU is a bilingual video-on-demand service for the general public and a great resource for educators, researchers and curators. With works being added daily it is becoming a much sought-after sight for artists to feature their work and for programmers and educators to find works to screen.

As part of the #EyesOnVU program DRESS REHEARSAL you can watch Sweaters by Video Pool Member Chantel Mierau.


For more info on VUCAVU please contact:

Jennifer Smith

Video Pool Distribution Coordinator


204-949-9134 x.4

Video Pool Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Youth mentorship Program was a collaboration with Community Education Development Association (CEDA/Pathways).  Each participant was paired with a mentor from the arts community; Niki Little, Luther Alexander and Jackie Traverse to learn and create a video project.  This project was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Artist and Community Collaboration grant.

Kyler Harper | Simulation | 5 minutes | 2016

Simulation is a short film about a hacker named Neil Spencer who can hack with a phone working alongside by Lindsay Swift a very smart secretary. The two of them try to get an upgrade to get promoted, but an ordinary man stops them with superior hacking skills then Neil.

Curtis Harper | Circle of Confusion | 3 minutes | 2016

Circle of Confusion is a short film about a young man lost in the forest.  He’s desperate and looks for a way out. While looking for a place to find home he finds an abandoned house; a vision quest based on longing for a good home.

Jaylene Storm and Winona Bearshield | Going With The Flow | 3 minutes | 2016

This collaborative work was made by Jaylene and Winona along with their mentor Jackie Traverse as an experimentation for their first film.  It was inspired by the city of Winnipeg and what surrounds them here, including pizza, indigenous artists, and Video Pool.

If you would like to screen these videos please contact the Distribution Coordinator Jennifer Smith at vpdist@videopool.org.

booklaunchMarshall McLuhan + Vilem Flusser’s Communications + Aesthetic Theories Revisited – Now Available Buy in person or online!

This first full length publication from Video Pool includes discussions on McLuhan and Flusser’s influence on media and communication theory as it applies to contemporary and new media art, film, philosophy and politics. The book will be of immediate interest to readers and researchers interested in: distributed consciousness and telematics; cinema and causality; collective evolution; media and theology; digital culture; Occupy Wall Street and other political movements; cybernetics; contemporary technological art; the ideologies of clinical practice; asemic writing; institutional critique and many other topics.

The Work of Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan - DVD

The work of Shawna Demspey & Lorri Millan – DVD

Available now from Video Pool!
Purchase right here online or in person

Offering utopic feminist visions and poignant popular culture remixes, the work of Lorri Millan and Shawna Dempsey is a call to action. This collection offers a selection Millan and Dempsey’s films—new historical accounts, social interventions, and cultural visions—that span their 25 year collaboration and engagement with Winnipeg’s tradition of independent cinema.

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