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International Women’s Day – Free Online Screening

Video Pool invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day with us by watching three videos online for free by three talented artists in our distribution catalogue.  For this online screening we have for you: The Avoidance of Destruction: An Alternative by Sarah-Lynne Otsuji, Brief Encounters and Sustained Engagement by Freya Björg Olafson, Eye Eye Captain! (Eau Claire) by Shawn Olin Jordan.  Available for viewing from Friday, March 6 at 5pm to Sunday March 8 only! Watch, enjoy and please share!
This program is curated by Rowan Gray.

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Instant Coffee @ Video Pool

Sat. March 7 – 1pm

IMG_1841Artist collective, Instant Coffee will present at Video Pool (Unit 300, 100 Arthur St.) Saturday, March 7 at 1pm. This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Instant Coffee is a service-oriented artist collective based in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Through formal installations and event-based activities, we build a public place to practice, where
ideas, materials and actions can be explored outside of the isolated studio and in a manner that renegotiates traditional exhibition structures, but is still supported by them. Instant Coffee’s frequent practice is to build architectural installations, which become venues for a series of organized events from formal lectures and screenings to informal gatherings and workshops. Each installation requires hosts who initiate some form of social interaction through the presentation and performance of ideas that pertain to artistic production and discourse.

 Gettin’ Riggy with Ryan Klatt

In this two day workshop you will learn techniques to create quality cinematography on a shoestring budget. You will even build your own DIY camera rig tailored to suit your filmmaking needs (supplies are included!). We will focus on lensing, camera body, image style, sound, frame rates, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, SD cards, codecs, sensors, file management and editing software. We will hone in on camera movement and image stabilization with DIY RIGS!  We will look at a hand-built jib crane, fig rig, aerial kite rig, zip-line rig, stedicam, slider, table-top dolly and more! You will learn how to make your own rig steeped in street cred’ and add it to your filmmaking toolkit!

Please note that participants in this workshop are expected to provide their own DSLR camera. Those attending must register and pay in advance either in person at Video Pool or via telephone: 204-949- 9134 ext.1.


  • New Date: March 21 & 22
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Cost: Video Pool and Winnipeg Film Group Members $175 / Non-Members $200 (includes full DIY Rig Supplies: A Bargain!)
  • Location: Video Pool Media Art Centre (300 – 100 Arthur St.)




Watch Helga Jakobson’s Artist Talk

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You can watch all of Video Pool’s recent artist talks on our vimeo page!