Audio Post-Production Crash Course

Designed 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.

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

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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.

  • 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

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

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, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 (Noon – 4pm)  POSTPONED

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.

For more information:

Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Applying for an Exhibition with Jennifer Smith

Applying for an Exhibition

Do you want to exhibit your work in artist-run -Centres across Canada?  Jennifer Smith will be offering a 3 hour workshop on the process of applying for exhibition in galleries.  The workshop will include a list of galleries that are friendly to exhibiting Media Arts, how to get your application together and insights on what juries are looking for.

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Instructor: Jennifer Smith

Dates: Thursday, February 16th (6pm-9pm)

Limit: 15 Participants

Fees: $20 member / $30 non-member

 

About the Instructor:  Jennifer Smith is the Distribution Coordinator at Video Pool media Arts Centre, she spends her days working to exhibition at galleries and at festivals around the world for the artists in distribution with Video Pool.

 

Please contact vped@videopool.org for more details.

Documentary Filmmaking with Luther Alexander

Documentary Filmmaking TIPS

Are you constantly thinking of Documentary film ideas but don’t know where to start?  This is the course for you; from observational to reflective this class will cover the different types of Documentary filmmaking.  Documentary film has many different aspects of production and Luther will include tips for lighting, sound and cinematography when teaching this course.

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Instructor: Luther Alexander

Dates: Thursday, February 9th (6pm – 10pm)

Limit: 15 Participants

Fees: $40 member / $50 non-member

 

About The Instructor:  Luther Alexander is a filmmaker in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has directed short-form narratives in experimental, drama and documentary film using 16mm and digital formats. Alexander has built his experience on several projects from short film, feature film, music video and documentary taking on many roles from production assistant to cinematographer. He aims to be an established filmmaker in the film industry. He enjoys coffee, reading and analyzing films.

Please contact vped@videopool.org for more details.

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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