Last year we recorded and streamed our Master Classes.
The City as a Canvas: Creating Transient Public Art
Pixie Cram/Roger D. Wilson from Windows Collective
In this class, members of the Windows Collective discuss their intentions in creating transient public art. Since 2008, the six-member collective has created free, public film installations in Ottawa, using private properties, heritage sites, parks and bridges as the presentation space.
The Windows Collective is 6 Ottawa artists who create outdoor public installations using super-8, 16mm, and 35mm film loops. The vision of the collective is to play with the aesthetics of residential and commercial architectural structures in Ottawa, and to re-invent a contemporary and mobile urban art practice built out of the traditions of filmmaking.
Ruchika Muchhala’s directorial debut is The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar, after which she has worked on several community media projects and as a new media producer.
Ruchika works at Third Culture Media
Joanne Gail Johnson (VIA SKYPE)
Regarding the workshop – My life’s mission as a content creator born, bred and still based in the Caribbean is:
Cultivating personal esteem and cultural sovereignty for Caribbean children.
In addition to the film and other works-in-progress/ in development, my community work now is to help establish the Caribbean Children’s International Film Festival and Forum.
Joanne has worked in television, media production, theatre and children’s book publishing for many years. She has produced two feature length documentaries, The Journey Now Start and The Holy Man. Her passion is creating children’s content for and from the Caribbean. Her work includes: writer/director of two original stage plays, The Island, (published as a picture book Ibis Stew? Oh, No!) and The Last of the Super Models. Her growing catalogue of published children’s books and anthologized stories includes the illustrated reader, Sally’s Way . She is the series editor of the first Caribbean, “tween” novella series Island Fiction (Macmillan-Caribbean). Sally’s Way is Joanne’s first feature film. It premiered at the Northwest Film Forum’s 2015 Children’s International Film Festival Seattle in January where it was awarded the Global Zoom Prize for best promoting inter-cultural understanding.
Music and Documentary
Visiting Day | Ain’t About The Money
Charles Konowal is best known as an award winning cinematographer with years of experience in both drama and documentary production. But he also directed and produced numerous documentary films over the years. His first independent producer credit was with the NFB on the award winning production THE DEFENDER, directed by Stephen Low. He also produced and photographed the NFB Prairie Studio’s first feature length documentary FAT CHANCE, which went on to win a Peabody Award. He produced, directed and photographed A GLIMMER OF HOPE on alternative justice for TVO and the NFB. He also worked with the IMAX Corporation producing the first IMAX Magic Carpet production, FLOWERS IN THE SKY for an international expo in Osaka, Japan and MARK TWAIN’S AMERICA a 3D IMAX production for Sony Classics produced by The Stephan Low Company.
The Underground: (The process)
A Métis/Algonquin filmmaker, actor, and curator, Michelle’s goal is to use film and new media as a tool for social change. She directed and produced the short stop-motion animated film, Choke which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and received the Special Jury Honorable Mention for Best International Short Film before screening at Cannes, Rotterdam, and Oberhausen. The film was named by Toronto Film Festival as one of Canada’s Top Ten films of 2011 and was nominated for a 2012 Genie Award. Michelle is the recipient of a 2013 CAFKA/Christie Digital Projectors Artist Residency where she will be applying her filmmaking knowledge towards developing installations in the form of live video mixing and improvisational performance.
Movement in Film
This workshop is about exposing the characteristics of realistic and stylized movements on camera while sharing technical knowledge for filmmakers to efficiently work with them.
Antoine obtained his Licentiate Degree in Filmmaking at University Lyon lumière. His travels have inspired him to develop a style that integrates cultural plurality to nourish unique concepts. As an experienced choreographer, in 2014, Antoine received the Choreographer to Choreographer Award through the Marion North Memorial Fund.
Antoine started to dance ballet at 4 years old and continued his dance career alongside his studies. He has a Licentiate Degree in Film Making at University Lyon lumière. Travelling widely (USA, Caribbean, South America, Europe, Asia…), Antoine is inspired by Contemporary dance, Capoeira, Streetdance and Tricking. He is recognized for a fused dance style that integrates versatility to nourish unique concepts.
As Dancer and Acrobat, Antoine has been working with lead organizations such as BBC, Royal Opera House, Canadian Opera Company, Olympic Ceremonies, LG, Royal Caribbean Cruise, Virgin Active, Playstation, Vlaamse Opera, Lucozade, Tangled Feet, Nike, English National Opera to name but a few. Find out more.
As Choreographer, Antoine received the Choreographer to Choreographer Award in 2014 by Marion North Memorial Awards in collaboration with Dance UK and Akram Khan Company. He develops work that prides itself by being rich in collaborations between dancers, acrobats, actors, models and circus performers. Antoine’s choreography credits includes Award Winning Fashion film Paroha, David Guetta and Emeli Sandé, Abu Dabhi Viva Ferrari, Diversity Limitless Arena UK tour, West End show The Fiddler to name but a few.