Advanced After Effects Workshop with Rylaan Gimby

Want to double up and dig a little deeper into After Effects? One of the most powerful digital compositing softwares out there. Get ready to drop the Saul Bass as you create titles worthy to introduce your brilliant work, or let out your inner JJ Abrams as you cover your screen in artificial lens flares.  This 4 hour class will cover:

– Parenting

– Pre Composing

– Effects

– Keying

– Blend Modes and Alpha mattes

– Solids

– Masks

– Shape Layers

– Particle effect

– Keying effects

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Dates: Sunday, November 27th (Noon – 4)

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

Prerequisite: Intro to After Effects /

or previous experience with AE software

 

About The Instructor: Rylaan is a commercial and multimedia artist based out of Winnipeg. He has been working with after effects for almost 10 years, utilizing it for animation, motion graphics, and visual effects.

For more information on workshops, please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Intro to After Effects Workshop with Rylaan Gimby

Are you tired of the terrible title options premiere and final cut offer? Would you like to create some special effects in your short film? Looking to get into digital animation? After Effects is a digital compositing and animation program in the Adobe Creative Suite. Get ready to drop the Saul Bass as you create titles worthy to introduce your brilliant work, or let out your inner JJ Abrams as you cover your screen in artificial lens flares.  This 4 hour class will cover:

– Importing assets (footage, logos)

– Using compositions and layers

– Applying Effects

– Using Text

– Animating and Keyframes

– Rendering / Exporting

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Dates: Saturday, November 26th (Noon – 4)

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

Prerequisite: None

 

About The Instructor: Rylaan is a commercial and multimedia artist based out of Winnipeg. He has been working with after effects for almost 10 years, utilizing it for animation, motion graphics, and visual effects.
For more information on workshops, please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Isadora – Interactive Media Workshop with Freya Olafson

The integration of technology and visual media in live performance is an ongoing negotiation. This workshop is for video artists, creators, performers, and the curious, who are interested in mixed discipline creation and process. Whether one creates video and media or collaborates with artists in different disciplines, this workshop will offer tools to dissect concept from construction furthering an understanding of the relationships between disciplines. The workshop is geared towards video artists / video editors / dancers / performers / directors / creators / enthusiasts and will include a presentation of work by contemporary artists working with video in performance.

Participants will be lead through an informal course on the Isadora software, created by http://troikatronix.com/. This workshop will be of value to those interested in creating work with video, presenting installations with video, live manipulation of pre-recorded and live video, or in performing in work with video. Details on Isadora’s capabilites: http://troikatronix.com/isadora/features/


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Date: Saturday, December 3 (Noon – 4pm)

Fees: $40 member / $50 non-member

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

Limit: 15 Participants

Instructor: Freya Olafson

 

About the instructor:

Freya Björg Olafson is an intermedia artist who works with video, audio, painting and performance.

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

Camera Fundamentals Workshop with Wendy Buelow

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.

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Dates: Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 (Noon – 4pm)

Fees: $70 member / $90 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Wendy Below

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.

For more information:

Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Master Class with 2boys.tv & Alexis O’Hara

Video Pool Media Arts Centre  &  núna (now) present
Master Class with 2boys.tv & Alexis O’Hara
May 30 – June 03, 2016

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Since 2002, as 2boys.tv, Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard have pursued a collaborative art practice that traverses disciplinary boundaries and political frontiers.  They are active internationally and their beginnings as a duo emerged from Montreal’s wildly eclectic cabaret scene.  Subsequently they have toured a wide repertoire of transdisciplinary art works and performances to  museums, galleries, theatres, clubs, artist-run centres, universities, art biennials and festivals throughout the Americas, across Canada and to Europe. Well known for their integration and play with projection their enigmatic pieces often incorporate unique approaches to the art of collage, drag, indoor and outdoor spectacle as well as engaging in collective participatory art practices.

The interdisciplinary art practice of Alexis O’Hara exploits allegories of the human voice via vocal & electronic improvisation, sound installation and performance. She has released two solo albums, created several installation art works, performed internationally, held research and production residencies in Canada, Mexico, Cuba and Austria and offered numerous workshops including Noise School for Feminists. Alexis and her drag king alter-ego, Guizo LaNuit, are mainstays of the Montreal cabaret scene and she has two musical projects with the interdisciplinary artist Stephen Lawson, GuiGi, the world’s only drag-queen/drag-king party medley band and 10,000 Horses, purveyors of epic electronic torch songs who have just released their debut EP Le Grand Silence.

Details: 2boys.tv and Alexis will lead a 5-day master class (3 hours per day, 1pm to 4pm, May 30 – June 3). Participants have opportunities to explore techniques of performance, video, sound making and editing. These workshops are ideal for newcomers and experienced performers. Please get in touch with Education Coordinator of Video Pool Andy Rudolph vped@videopool.org if you have questions. Workshop cost $60.

2boys.tv and Alexis O’hara will incorporate the workshop participants into their performance TESSERACT as part of the 10th annual núna (now) festival, open to the public, 8pm at the Millennium Centre, 389 Main Street, on the final day (Friday June 03).

Application Instructions:

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, May 10th, 2016:

Please email application materials, titled “2boys.tv / Alexis O’hara Master Class 2016” to vped@videopool.org

1) Your name, email address

2) A paragraph (approx. 300 words) explaining your interest in the workshops, plus any relevant experience (optional). And up-to-date CV or short bio is also welcomed, as well as any links to work you might have available for viewing online.

 

Funding assistance for this workshop and performance is generously provided by the Manitoba Arts Council.

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Sound: A Comprehensive Audio Workshop Series with Andy Rudolph

Sound: Introducing…

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This class is a pre-requisite for the three workshops that follow it. A solid understanding of the fundamentals of audio is key to making great recordings. During this 4-hour session, participants will learn about the basic principles behind sound: room acoustics, microphones & speakers, digital & analog audio recording. If you’re new to working with audio or just haven’t been getting the results you want, this is the place to start.

  • Dates: Sat. April 23rd: 1pm – 5pm
  • Fee: $50/mem | $80/non
  • Take all 4 workshops for $200 (members only)
  • Participants: 8 maximum

Sound: Production

Roll Sound! With this workshop we’ll be exploring the ins and outs of recording audio in studio and on location. Participants will learn how to select the best microphone for the job, how to make the most of the room and the art of holding a boom pole on set. We will trace the path that a signal travels along to get from the microphone to your ears. Along the way we will be talking about pre-amplifiers, compressors & limiters, EQs, and amplification. Discover the secrets of recording perfect dialogue and stunning sound effects!

  • Date: Thur. April 28th: 6pm – 10pm
  • Fee: $50/mem | $80/non
  • Take all 4 workshops for $200 (members only)
  • Participants: 8 maximum

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Open your ears… Effective field recording is about learning how to listen. This hands-on workshop will teach participants the fine art of capturing the right sounds in the field. We’ll explore 5 field recording units and an array of different microphones as we learn to really hear what’s coming through the headphones.

  • Dates: Sat. May 7th: 1pm – 5pm
  • Fee: $50/mem | $80/non
  • Take all 4 workshops for $200 (members only)
  • Participants: 8 maximum

Sound: Mixing

mixing-consoleAudio post-production is a huge part of any film or video project.  This 2-day workshop will walk participants through the whole process of assembling and mixing audio in Apple’s Logic (although all of the concepts will equally apply to DAWs like Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, etc.) We will discuss workflow, equalization, dynamics, spacialisation, effects and much more.

  • Dates: Sat. May 28th & Sun. May 29th: 1pm – 5pm
  • Fee: $125/mem | $155/non
  • Take all 4 workshops for $200 (members only)
  • Participants: 8 maximum

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR(S):

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.

Camera Fundamentals

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.

  • Dates: Tuesday, April 26 & Wednesday, April 27 (6pm – 10pm)
  • Registration Fee: $60 Video Pool members | $85 non-members
  • Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)
  • Participants: Maximum 6 participants
  • Instructor: Wendy Buelow
  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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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.

For more information on workshops, please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Intro to FCPX

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Final 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: Monday, April 4 & Thursday, April 7 (7pm – 10pm)
  • Cost: $60 (Video Pool Members) / $90 (non-members)
  • Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)
  • Instructor: Marcel Kreutzer
  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

About the instructor: Marcel Kreutzer is the Technical Coordinator at the Winnipeg Film Group.  He is an accomplished editor and is knowledgable about all aspects of digital video post-production.  Final Cut Pro X is his editing software of choice.

Audio Editing for Dancers with Kayla Jeanson

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Learn the basics of digital audio editing for performance. This course is designed especially for dance teachers and choreographers looking for a fast, easy, and cheap way to cut and mix music. Software covered includes Audacity and Reaper (free downloads here: Audacity and here: Reaper ). Please bring current projects or ideas, as there will be a hands-on portion of the class.

  • Instructor – Kayla Jeanson
  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • 1pm to 4pm
  • $50 (no Video Pool membership required)
  • Video Pool Studio – Unit 300 – 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg

To register call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or email Andy Rudolph vped@videopool.org

Kayla Jeanson has been editing audio for dance classes for 15 years. She works as a video professional specializing in dance-related work. Learn more about Kayla at www.kaylajeanson.com

Biology as a New Art Medium: Workshop with Marta De Menezes

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Functional Portraits – Marta De Menezes (2002-2003)

Dates: February 22, 23 & 24 / 10AM – 4PM
Cost: $100
Location: Video Pool Studio (3rd Floor, 100 Arthur St.)
To Sign Up: Please email an expression of interest including a short bio and the reason for your interest in the workshop (max. 1 page) to bioart@videopool.org Deadline to apply February 3, 2016 Deadline extended to Monday, February 8. 

This workshop aims to explore the multiple possibilities of artistic approaches that can be developed in relation to Art and Microbiology in a DIY situation. A special emphasis will be placed on the development of collaborative art and microbiology projects where the artist has to learn some biological research skills in order to create the artwork. The course will consist of a series of intense experimental sessions that will give raise to discussions on the artistic, aesthetic and ethical issues raised by the art and the science involved. Handling these materials and organisms will provoke a reflection on the theoretical issues involved and the course will provide background information on the current diversity of artistic discourses centred on biological sciences, as well a forum for debate.

About Marta De Menezes
Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist (b. Lisbon, 1975) with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden.
She has been exploring the intersection between Art and Biology, working in research laboratories demonstrating that new biological technologies can be used as new art medium.
In 1999 de Menezes created her first biological artwork (Nature?) by modifying the wing patterns of live butterflies. Since then, she has used diverse biological techniques including functional MRI of the brain to create portraits where the mind can be visualised (Functional Portraits, 2002); fluorescent DNA probes to create micro-sculptures in human cell nuclei (nucleArt, 2002); sculptures made of proteins (Proteic Portrait, 2002-2007), DNA (Innercloud, 2003; The Family, 2004) or incorporating live neurons (Tree of Knowledge, 2005) or bacteria (Decon, 2007). Her work has been presented internationally in exhibitions, articles and lectures.

She is currently the artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory in Lisbon, and Director of Cultivamos Cultura in the South of Portugal.