Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

To sign up for any of these workshops, either:

  • follow the Eventbrite link
  • email us at education@vivomediaarts.com
  • call 604-872-8337

Want access to discounts? Sign up to for an Extended Producer Membership, or redeem the Video Bucks you earned by volunteering.

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Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing education@vivomediaarts.com at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!


VIVO Media Arts Centre & Media Democracy Day 2017 present

Intro to Final Cut Pro X

Kick-start your video editing skills with award-winning media artist Flick Harrison!

  • One session, 3 hours total
  • Monday, Nov 20, 6pm-9pm
  • $28.75, or $23 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership
  • An assortment of snacks will be provided

Sign up @ Eventbrite

Learn how to import, edit video, add effects and titles, organize your files, and output to DVD, web, or master files on the once-and-future king of editing software. Stop paying for Adobe subscriptions and get back on the FCP bus!

Final Cut Pro X has finally overcome the clunky launch and now it does pretty much everything an editor needs it to do.

This event is co-presented with Media Democracy Day 2017. More info here: http://mediademocracyproject.ca/mdd-2017

 

Flick Harrison (flickharrison.com) is a writer, media artist, filmmaker, hacker and drone pilot in Vancouver. “I’ve explored boundaries of all kinds in media, politics, education and the arts for over twenty years.  As an artist, I explode the aesthetics of political conflict; as an educator, I try to make media flow organically from the social.  My ambition is to lead, support and challenge non-profits, schools, community groups and other progressive actors to improve their understanding and use of media, all while having fun.”

 

 

 

 



VIVO Media Arts Centre & Media Democracy Day 2017 present

Video Journalism

Learn to produce Real News with community engaged video artist Flick Harrison!

  • Two sessions, 6 hours total 
  • Session 1: Tuesday, Nov 21, 6pm-9pm
  • Session 2: Friday, Nov 24, 6pm-9pm
  • $56.25, or $45 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership
  • An assortment of snacks will be provided

Sign up @ Eventbrite

Learn documentary shooting techniques, on-camera reporting, off-camera interview skills, journalistic writing, and documentary editing. Develop a documentary concept, or bring one, and shoot footage to be analyzed and edited over two workshop sessions. Participants may use VIVO’s video cameras, or bring their own.

During Session 1, learn how to get a great interview by setting up lights, operating camera and microphones, and developing appropriate questions.

For homework, shoot some footage to use for Session 2. Don’t have a camera to finish homework? Participants with a Producer Membership (Basic or Extended) receive a 50% discount toward rental of one of VIVO’s cameras.

For Session 2, bring in your footage and learn how to develop a solid structure by editing a short news story with a voiceover and on-camera introduction.

Prerequisites: Suitable for those who have previously attended VIVO’s Video Editing or Camera, Lights, Sound workshops, or those familiar with the basics of video production and post-production.

All equipment provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own preferred headphones if they wish.

This event is co-presented with Media Democracy Day 2017. More info here: http://mediademocracyproject.ca/mdd-2017

 

Flick Harrison (flickharrison.com) is a writer, media artist, filmmaker, hacker and drone pilot in Vancouver. “I’ve explored boundaries of all kinds in media, politics, education and the arts for over twenty years.  As an artist, I explode the aesthetics of political conflict; as an educator, I try to make media flow organically from the social.  My ambition is to lead, support and challenge non-profits, schools, community groups and other progressive actors to improve their understanding and use of media, all while having fun.”

 

 



VIVO Media Arts Centre, Media Democracy Day 2017, and CiTR 101.9FM present

Podcasting: Finding the Story

Learn radio reporting and audio storytelling in this podcasting primer with producer-journalists Madeline Taylor & Alex de Boer of UBC radio CiTR 101.9 FM!

Two sessions, 6 hours total

  • Session 1: Thursday, Nov 23, 6pm-9pm
  • Session 2: Thursday, Nov 30, 6pm-9pm
  • $56.25, or $45 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership (+GST)
  • An assortment of snacks will be provided

Sign up @ Eventbrite

This workshop will enable you to start your own podcast series by introducing the fundamentals of writing, interviewing, listening, recording, and editing for radio story production. Through hands on exercises, each student will work toward creating the first episode of their new podcast series.

Topics covered:

  • Podcast styles and genre structures
  • Hosting and engaging an audience
  • Structuring your time with a listener
  • Writing for radio/podcasts
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Basic audio recording using a handheld recording device or smartphone
  • Basic editing with Audacity and narrative pacing

During Session 1, learn how to get a great interview by developing a script, formulating appropriate questions, and operating an audio recorder.

For homework, interview a person of interest (can be friend or family member), posing a minimum of four questions and collecting 10 minutes of audio to use for Session 2. Come to Session 2 with the interview transcribed and best sound bites highlighted.Don’t have an audio recorder to finish homework? Email education@vivomediaarts to coordinate borrowing one.

For Session 2, bring in your audio and learn how to develop a solid structure by writing a script and editing it to reveal the story.

Prerequisite:Participants need to have listened to podcasts, and have an idea of what style and structure they want to attempt for their imaged podcast. Some basic experience of editing audio or video is an asset.

All equipment will be provided, including headphones, though participants are welcome to bring their own preferred headphones if they wish.

 

Madeline Taylor is a radio producer from Vancouver, British Columbia, with an active interest in social commentary. She started work in Campus/Community radio at CJSF 90.1FM in 2013, and is the current Program Director at CiTR 101.9FM. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with Honours in History, focusing on Feminist Theory and Oral History. Madeline lives and works in Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex de Boer is a journalist and interdisciplinary artist interested in culture and politics. Alex is the Current Affairs Coordinator at CiTR 101.9 FM and is a former section editor and editor-in-chief of Vancouver’s DiscorderMagazine. She is a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism and a 2017 recipient of the Norman Lidster Prize in Documentary Filmmaking. Alex lives in Vancouver B.C.

 

 



Camera, Lights, Sound!

Learn the basics needed to shoot your first videos with the help of artist Alysha Seriani!

Two sessions, 9 hours total // $70, or $58 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership (+GST)

Session 1: Sunday January 21, 12:30pm-5pm
Session 2: Sunday January 28, 12:30pm-5pm

Sign up @ Eventbrite

Basic technical aspects of camera operation, sound recording, and lighting principles are taught through demonstration and hands-on practical exercises using the Canon Rebel T4i high definition camera and its interchangeable lenses. Learn how to use manual settings to help you get the best shot. Understand exposure, gain, shutter speed, and white balance. Using the Zoom H4n, audio recording procedure and considerations will be introduced. The principals of three-point lighting will also be covered and practiced.

This workshop uses equipment you can rent from VIVO, so it’s a great primer to get you started on your videos! It also benefits participants interested in VIVO’s more intermediary video-making workshops.

 

 

Alysha Seriani is a filmmaker and producer living and working in Vancouver, BC. A recent graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts’ film program, she has directed and produced independent films and artist projects that have exhibited at film festivals and galleries such as the Vancouver International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, IMAGES, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, SFU Galleries and others around the world. Alysha is focusing her own practice on soundscape composition and field recording, while completing post-production for two film projects.