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.
For more info on VUCAVU please contact:
Video Pool Distribution Coordinator
Over this two afternoon 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.
Dates: Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 (Noon – 4pm)
Fees: $70 member / $90 non-member
Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)
Limit: 6 Participants
Instructor: Wendy Below
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marshall 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.