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Media Ideas Lab at the Indigenous Film Summit, June 4/5

We’re thrilled to announce that Cecilia Araneda, Dallas Flett-Wapash and Taylor McArthur – all of the AGSM’s Media Ideas Lab – will be participating at Winnipeg’s 2nd Indigenous Film Summit, June 4/5, 2019.

They will be participating in a panel discussion focused on the emerging Indigenous interactive media art community in Brandon, Manitoba.

Other featured guests and panelists of the Indigenous Film Summit include Tantoo Cardinal, Tina Keeper, Jesse Wente and many others!

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Bracken Hanuse Corlett Artist Lecture: Career Development in Media Art

Saturday, May 4 – 2 PM to 4:30 PM
at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
710 Rosser Avenue, Unit 2 – Brandon

Admission is free and all are welcome

As part of the Manitoba Digital Initiatives Program, the AGSM has invited west coast artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett to provide an artist lecture on career development strategies for those interested in developing a self-directed career in independent media art.

Part artist talk and part case study, Corlett will talk about how he has developed his career path as an artist – both from an artistic vision framing, as well as the more logistical elements and career development strategies that all play a role in becoming a working artist.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Bracken Hanuse Corlett is an interdisciplinary artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He began working in theatre and performance in 2001 and eventually transitioned towards his current practice that fuses painting and drawing with digital-media, audio-visual performance, animation and narrative. He is a graduate of the En’owkin Centre of Indigenous Art and went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for Visual Arts. He has studied Northwest Coast art, carving and design from acclaimed Heiltsuk artists Bradley Hunt and his sons Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt. He was a recipient of the 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art and has recently received public art commissions from the City of Vancouver and the City of Victoria. He splits time between the confines of his studio in the Downtown Eastside and his home on the Sunshine Coast.

Some of his notable exhibitions, performances and screenings have been at Grunt Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Unit PITT Projects, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery (FUSE), Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane, Three Walls Gallery – Chicago, Paramount Theater – Seattle, Ottawa International Animation Festival, SAW Gallery, Royal BC Museum, Open Space, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Urban Shaman, Mackenzie Art Gallery, ImagineNATIVE and Toronto International Film Festival.

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Digital Fair Program Announced

Friday March 15 & Saturday March 16, 2019

MEDIA FUN FOR EVERYONE!


Digital Fair Launch & Reception

Friday March 15 – 7 PM to 9 PM 

Manitoba Digital Initiatives Launch & Reception (FREE)
Join us for the public launch of the AGSM’s new digital initiatives program. Introduction by program manager Cecilia Araneda


Saturday Workshops

Sat Mar 16 – 10 AM to 1 PM (pick one)

Intro to Digital Film ($15)
An introduction to the equipment, softwares, processes, workflows, terminology and basic technical concepts involved in digital filmmaking and video production (16+). Sponsored by the Winnipeg Film Group

Intro to Audio ($15)
An introduction to sound acquisition / production and post production processes, including a review of sound recorders, microphones, accessories, softwares and workflows. Sponsored by Video Pool

Intro to Independent Filmmaking ($15)
Learn about the different planning pathways to get your film project made, as well as the steps you can take to get your film onto the big screen.

Sat Mar 16 – 2 PM to 5 PM

Smart Phone Movie Making ($15)
There’s an app for that! Learn tips on how to capture video using your smart phone and then edit it using free online software. Participants must bring their iPhone, Android or Windows smartphone to use in this class (13+). Sponsored by the Winnipeg Film Group


 Saturday Family Friendly Drop-Ins

* Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Sat Mar 16 – 2 PM to 5 PM 

Maker Stations for Kids of All Ages (FREE)
These fun digital art maker stations will provide fun, informal and interactive hands-on introductions to the basics of electronic art and stop motion animation. Make it an afternoon of media art fun by popping into these stations before or after the free Experimental Films for Kids! screening. Sponsored by Video Pool and the Winnipeg Film Group

Screening: Manitoba Experimental Films for Kids! (FREE)
Fun, kid-friendly screening of ultra short films made by Manitoba directors! Doors at 2 pm. Screening at 2:30 pm. Complimentary nut-free movie snack bar. Sponsored by the WNDX Festival of Moving Image


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Manitoba Digital Initiatives Launch

Join us for the public launch of the AGSM’s new Manitoba Digital Initiatives program!

Established with the support of dedicated grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, the program seeks to create a digital media art literacy and education strategy to support a broad regional network within Southwestern Manitoba.

This launch will include an introduction to program manager Cecilia Araneda and her experimental filmmaking practice, and offer a discussion about the potential of this new program for Brandon and the surrounding region.

A reception will follow the formal program launch, and will provide an opportunity for networking and information discussion about the possibilities for digital media art programming in the region.

Friday, March 16 – 7 PM to 9 PM

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

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Manitoba Experimental Films for Kids!

Quirky, fun and loveable – the recipe for many independent short films produced by Manitoba filmmakers right here at home. Ranging from innovative animations to fun performance work, these screening of ultra short works will bring out the child in everyone!

This screening program has been specially curated for the AGSM by the WNDX Festival of Moving Image.

Doors open: 2 PM

Screening start: 2:30 PM

Admission: Free!

Screening targeted to: Kids of all ages!

Includes a nut-free kid-friendly movie snack bar at 2 pm!

* Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all sessions 


This screening is graciously sponsored by WNDX

PHOTO CREDIT: The Last of the Nepinaks (Dir: Darryl Nepinak)

 

 

 

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Digital Maker Station Drop-Ins

These fun digital art maker stations will provide fun, informal and interactive hands-on introductions to the basics of electronic art and stop motion animation.

Make it an afternoon of media art fun by popping into these stations before or after the free Experimental Films for Kids! screening.

EASY ELECTRONIC ART
Pop in to learn the basics of simple circuits and electronic components as they can be used to make art.

STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Pop in to learn the basics of stop motion animation using basic craft items like cut-outs and small objects.

These sessions are targeted to: Kids of all ages!
* Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all sessions 

Session open to the public:
Saturday, March 16 – 2 PM to 5 PM (drop in anytime!)


These drop-in stations are graciously sponsored by Video Pool and the Winnipeg Film Group

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Smart Phone Movie Making

This demonstration class will provide an overview of how to make a movie using your smartphone, including providing tips on how to capture video and then edit it using free online software. This interactive workshop will show ways to enhance video capture process using basic filmmaking techniques and adapting accessories such as tripods, microphones, lights and lenses using the Beastgrip universal rig system.

Participants are required to bring their own smartphone to use in this class – iPhone, Android or Windows only.

INSTRUCTORS: Ben Williams and Dylan Baillie

LEVEL: Beginner (no experience required)

CLASS SIZE: Limited to 10 participants

This class is targeted to 13+

Session open to the public – advance registration required:
Saturday, March 16 – 10 AM to 1 PM ($15 registration fee)


This workshop is graciously sponsored by the Winnipeg Film Group

 

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Intro to Independent Filmmaking

This lecture-based class will give participants of the stages involved in director-driven independent filmmaking in Canada. Learn about the different planning pathways to get your film made; possible funding sources; the basic logistical processes used to finish a film; marketing and distribution considerations; and the steps you can take to get your film onto the big screen, including developing a film festival strategy.

INSTRUCTOR: Cecilia Araneda

LEVEL: Intermediate: this workshop is targeted to those already making films or ready to do so

CLASS SIZE: Limited to 10 participants

This class is targeted to 16+

Session open to the public:
Saturday, March 16 – 10 AM to 1 PM ($15 registration fee)

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Intro to Digital Audio

This lecture- and demonstration-based class will provide an introduction into the equipment, softwares, processes, workflows, terminology and basic technical concepts involved in audio and sound production. An overview of both the sound acquisition / production and post production processes will be provided, including a review of sound recorders, microphones, and accessories, as well as the workflows associated with digital editing, outputs and digital file management.

INSTRUCTOR: Andy Rudolph

LEVEL: Beginner (no experience required)

CLASS SIZE: Limited to 10 participants

This class is targeted 16+

Session open to the public – advance registration required:
Saturday, March 16 – 10 AM to 1 PM ($15 registration fee)


This workshop is graciously sponsored by Video Pool

 

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Intro to Digital Film

 

This lecture- and demonstration-based class will provide an introduction into the equipment, softwares, processes, workflows, terminology and basic technical concepts involved in digital filmmaking and video production. An overview of the both the shooting and post production processes will be provided, including a review of cameras, lenses, and lights, as well as the workflows associated with digital editing, outputs and digital file management.

INSTRUCTORS: Ben Williams and Dylan Baillie

LEVEL: Beginner (no experience required)

CLASS SIZE: Limited to 10 participants

This class is targeted to 16+

Session open to the public – advance registration required:
Saturday, March 16 – 10 AM to 1 PM ($15 registration fee)


This workshop is graciously sponsored by the Winnipeg Film Group

 

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