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Welcome to Video Pool Media Arts Centre

Grant-Writing for Media Artists with Bev Pike

This workshop will review everything you need to know about putting together, writing and submitting a grant.  In addition to outlining the Who, What and Why of your project, your application needs to pitch your story in the right way to the panel of jurors.  Hear some insight into how a jury makes its decision on grant applications and learn tips for how to make your application convincing.

Come prepared to begin drafting your own grant applications.  You will receive individual and group support from our facilitator, Bev Pike.  Pens and paper will be available.

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Dates: Tuesday, May 16th (6pm-9pm)

Fees: $25 member / $35 non-member

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

Limit: 15 Participants

Instructor: Bev Pike

About the instructor:

Bev Pike has raised millions of dollars in art funding as a grant writer for artists and organizations since 1984. She as written project and operating grants for large and small organizations. As an artist, she has received senior arts grants from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council. Pike is known for her large-scale land-form paintings, her videos and her artist-books that have been shown across Canada in solo and group exhibitions. Her works are held in the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England as well as in public and private collections across North America. Pike’s current artistic research includes performative landscape, underground shell grottoes and other Baroque spectacles.

  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Camera Fundamentals Workshop with Wendy Buelow

Over this two evening workshop we will be working with Video Pool’s Sony HD cameras such the Sony FS700, FS100, NEX EA50 as well as an introduction to the 4K PXW FS7. Participants will learn to use the manual settings of these cameras, gaining greater control to produce video of the highest quality.  We’ll be learning about exposure, white balance, gain control, shutter settings, audio settings, lighting situations, zebra stripes and more! There will be plenty of hands-on practice during this workshop, and we’ll also be discussing how to manage the media after a shoot.

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Dates: Tuesday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 10th (6pm-9pm)

Fees: $70 member / $90 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Wendy Buelow

 

 

About the instructor:

Wendy Buelow has been a camera operator and editor at CBC News in Winnipeg for many years and has worked on numerous documentaries and television shows.

  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Video Pool Plant Sale Fundraiser

 

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Video Pool Plant Sale Fundraiser at 100 Arthur Street, Main Floor and Second Floor.

May 12 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
May 13 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

We will have fruit plants, veggie plants, squash plants, house plants, cactus, succulents, terrariums, and functional plant art made by Michael Lucenkiuw and Andy Rudolph!

Alison Davis will be teaching a mini stop-motion animation workshop. For $5 you can make a 10 second stop-motion video with plants!

Along with the sale you can join us in Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s new PoolSide Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Artspace building, for a vegetation and growth based exhibit called Seeded. With work by Terry Billings (SK), Ken Gregory (MB), Colby Richardson (MB).

On May 12th stay into the evening for grand opening of our brand new PoolSide Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Artspace building, starting at 7pm.

We are still accepting donations for plants, soil and plant clippings, please contact Jen at vpdist@videopool.org if you have something to donate.


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

 


VUCAVU launches #EyesOnVU

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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 IMAGES-IN-NATION: The True North curated by Patrice James of the Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa, you can watch Manila Road by Fernando Dalayoan from the Video Pool Catalogue.

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As part of the #EyesonVU program A Sense of Belonging curated by Caroline Monnet you can watch Adam and Eve Saulteaux by Theo Pelmus and Kris Snowbird and Francophone-hybride by Jacquelyn Hébert from Video Pool’s catalogue.

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For more info on VUCAVU please contact:

Jennifer Smith

Video Pool Distribution Coordinator

vpdist@videopool.org

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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