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Job Call: Programming Assistant (Summer Student)

Video Pool Media Arts Centre is hiring for the position of Program Assistant. This position is a 16 week position at 35 hours/week. The funding is partially coming from the Young Canada Works program, as such we are looking for a current student under the age of 30 who will be returning to school in the fall. The position would fit a post-secondary student studying Fine Arts or Art History. The Program Assistant will be responsible for executing the summer programming in our new Poolside Gallery.

Committed to employment equity, Video Pool Media Arts Centre encourages applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Application deadline: June 5, 2017 by 5pm

Anticipated start date: June 12, 2017
Anticipated end date: August 31, 2017

Salary: $15/hr
The ideal candidate will:

o Be a postsecondary student studying Fine Arts or Art History.

o Proficient in working in a Mac environment.

o An understanding of WordPress, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

o Work well as part of a team.

o Strong organizational skills.

o Demonstrated ability for attention to detail.

o The ability to take direction and to self direct

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter and CV by June 5, 2017 by 5PM.

To: vpdirector@videopool.org

Subject: Program Assistant Position

Moving Images: An Introduction to Adobe Animate CC

Adobe Animate CC is an essential tool for artists who wish to create moving images for traditional video and film, experimental and web-based, interactive animation and media.

This course will cover the new potential and use of this newly refurbished and powerful visual media asset along with a hands-on in class use.

adobeanimatecc-900x472Dates: Saturday, June 10  (Noon-3pm)

Fees: $55 member / $75 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Murray Toews

 

About the instructor:

Murray’s creative work spans the disciplines and media of drawing, film, audio-art and analog hand-drawn animation. He received a BFA first class honours degree with a thesis in advanced drawing.

Murray utilizes a “process-driven” animation technique that creates rapidly animated shorts.

He curated “Animator/Re-Animator” with screenings in Canada and Japan and in 2009 he created a series of animated shorts for Manufacturing Malfunction 3.0.

In 2012, his animated short Thought Camera, Reel One: “Circus of Objects” was the official selection for the NSI Online Short Film Festival.

“10 Years Before Happiness” is his latest short hybrid animation film.

  • 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

 

 

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 with Jaymez

This workshop will be an introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro, and will cover basic and alternative editing techniques, clip management, title creation and export and compression feature as well as integration into the Creative Cloud suite of products.  This workshop is for beginners and intermediate users but may also be helpful for people interested in switching over from Final Cut or Sony Vegas.  

Adobe_.Premiere.Pro-hit2kDates: Tuesday, June 27  (6pm-10pm)

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Jaymez 

About the instructor:

With a multi-faceted and distinct visual style, jaymez has worked in the visual art, dance, theatre and music communities.   His video work has appeared in a number of international festivals, theatrical and dance productions and he has performed live video alongside dozens of musicians and artists.  jaymez is one half of the experimental voice and video duo The Gritty.  He currently sits on the board of Video Pool Media Arts Centre  and is the Technical Director of Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival.  jaymez holds a BFA in Video from the University of Manitoba.

  • 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

Intro to Audio Post-Production

Designed for audio artists and videographers just starting, 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 Premiere 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.

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Dates: Tuesday, June 6  (6pm-10pm)

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

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

Limit: 8 Participants

Instructor: Andy Rudolph

 

 

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

Handwound Coils with Ken Gregory

Follow along with artist Ken Gregory as he presents the basics of creating  electro-magnetic coil transducers to use as a sound pick up,  or sound actuator. Everyone will build their own transducer to take away to use on their own projects. Basic theory, easy fabrication, demos of applications and experiments will be presented.  No prior electronics experience is required.
Keywords:  DIY, hand made, electronic, analog, sound art, noise, fun

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Dates: Saturday, June 24   (Noon to 5 pm)

Fees: $65 member / $85 non-member

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

Limit: 8 Participants

Instructor: Ken Gregory

Title: wind coil sound flow

Description:  sound/kinetic installation
Materials:  wood, paper, piano wire, electronics
Date: 2010
About the instructor:

Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 25 years. His performance and installation work has shown publicly in Winnipeg, other parts of Canada and many international media and sound arts festivals. These works are presented in the form of gallery installations and live performances.  cheapmeat.net

Handwound Coils projects

http://cheapmeat.net/windcoilsoundflow.html

http://cheapmeatdreamsandacorns.blogspot.ca/2009/01/winnipeg-sound-machine.html

http://hackaweek.com/hacks/?p=180

  • 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.

 

Field Recording with Kelsey Braun

A Sonic Awareness…. Effective field recording is about learning how to listen. This hands-on workshop will teach participants the fine art of discovering and capturing sound 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.

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Dates: Saturday, May 27 (12pm-5pm)

Fees: $65 member / $85 non-member / Plus GST

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Kelsey Braun

 

About the instructor:

Kelsey Braun is an artist and technician in Winnipeg, never veering too far from the influence of sound in his work. Using gestures of field recording and occasional improvisation, Kelsey explores a variety of spaces through their sonic qualities. These documents find their way into single and multi-channel audio / video installation and stereo recording.

  • 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.

Poolside Gallery Launch Party

+VP Seeded poster-FINAL copyWhen: May 12 | 7pm to 1am
Where: 2nd Floor of Artspace – 100 Arthur Street

FINALLY, after nearly 35 years of supporting the development, exploration and dissemination of Winnipeg’s creative artistic practice, Video Pool Media Arts Centreannounces the opening of our very own POOLSIDE GALLERY, an intimate presentation venue for the creative exploration of media arts practices.

Come and celebrate with us at the May 12th launch where the techniques and aesthetics of media arts practices meet with the elements of the natural environment in the exhibition SEEDED. Music by DJ Ruthless.

What is POOLSIDE?
The POOLSIDE Media Art Gallery will be Winnipeg’s only gallery dedicated to contemporary media arts practices. It will provide local and visiting artists an intimate venue to showcase their work in a physical space. Located on the second floor of the Artspace building, POOLSIDE will be an important catalyst in the development of Manitoba’s media artists and will act as a social hub for community engagement, critical reflection and learning.

The name POOLSIDE comes from a publication created and developed at Video Pool Media Arts Centre from 1989-2009. Each book was a resource for artists, curators and historians and provided an opportunity for video and media artists to have their works highlighted. It’s exciting to turn that celebrated publication into a physical place where the audience can enjoy a more personal experience with the art.

How Will It Work?
POOLSIDE Gallery will provide a platform for the research and dissemination of exploratory practices in media art installations and events, and will act as an extension of Video Pool’s current facilities (Flex Studio, 5.1 Surround Suite, Tracking Studio, Isolation Booth, Electronics Lab, Temperature Controlled Archive). POOLSIDE will be made available to media artists to develop, disseminate and document media art installations and performances and host workshops for presenting artists to share information on the process and technologies that illustrate their curriculum.

If you wish to financially support POOLSIDE you can do so through Canada Helps, or by contacting VP at vpdirector@videopool.org

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 / Plus GST

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) POSTPONED

Fees: $70 member / $90 non-member / Plus GST

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), Kelsey Braun (MB), Julie Gendron + Emma Hendrix (MB), Ken Gregory (MB), Joel Penner (MB), Colby Richardson (MB), curated by Jennifer Smith.

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.