It’s been a while. I started my school and main work period in September. I also auditioned for and got cast in The Importance of Being Earnest. From September to November, I was rehearsing for The Importance of Being Earnest. The run finished at the end of November, and it couldn’t have gone better. I haven’t done any theater since high school, and it was a really big undertaking as I got a lead role (Jack).
Now that I’ve finished and the holidays are over, I am going to be migrating this site over to a new design, along with building a new site for the theater company I just did a play with. Should be interesting.
(Text from Video Pool website)
This two evening workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of VJing. The first session will focus on the creation and preparation of video clips, both original and found, as well as an introduction to various pieces of software such as Modul8 & Quartz Composer. The second session will move towards set building, controller integration, performance and projection techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to perform at the Saturday Night MEME event @ The Manitoba Museum.
Bringing a video camera, external HD/flash drive or laptop (macintosh platform preferred) is encouraged but not required.
Date: Tuesday, June 19th & Wednesday, June 20th,7pm – 10pm Fee: $60 Participants: 10 maximum Instructors: Tyrone Deise, James Jansen, Chris Morley and Rylaan Gimby
I began working for the University of Manitoba’s Student Union (UMSU) this fall, and I have been very happy with the decision. I wanted to showcase and discuss a few of the projects that we have produced since I started.
My job is to help better connect the students with UMSU and vice versa. Right now our plan is to accomplish this with the help online video, facebook, and twitter.
This was the first project that was fully produced by UMSUVision (My department) The camera we use has some slow motion capabilities, which I tried out for this video. In the end, a combination of slow mo camera work and slowing the footage down in post gave us the look we wanted.
Can You HANDle It?
This was done as a promotion for the Manitoba election, and is my favorite project so far. Finding items for building the miniature set, shooting, and editing this was so much fun. We had someone compose the music as well.
Stats for an UMSU Video)
When this video was put up, one of the executives comments mentioned its length. At almost 4 minutes, this video is too long to keep someone engaged. The youtube analytics confirm what the feedback suggested; Audience drops off below average at around the 1:30 mark. Since I began creating the web videos for UMSU my mantra has always been “keep it short, keep it simple” I forgot my own advice when editing.
Since I began creating the web videos for UMSU my mantra has always been “keep it short, keep it simple”
Part of this was due to having custom music produced from an earlier edit which was longer. Part of it was due because I thought the audience would enjoy seeing all the miniature sets as much as I did. Things to note for the future: Keep it short, keep it simple.
There were several Movember videos produced, but I find this one to be my favorite due to it’s simplicity and lack of dialogue. Just telling a story with sound and visuals appeals to my animator tendencies.
I am happy with how my work at UMSU is going. I want to continue to refine my production skills, while pushing my self creatively and technically. The ability to write and produce spots is really rewarding, and I am looking forward to the second half of the school year.
I have a new job! I will be working for the next couple months as a video producer at the University of Manitoba Student Union (UMSU). I will be writing and producing promotional videos and animations for UMSU’s various causes. With the help of an assistant!
The amount of creative freedom I have with this position is wonderful. I took this job because I fundamentally wanted more variety in my work, and because I feel I can truly get behind the events and issues that UMSU promotes. Looking forward to the next few months!