April Workshops Announced

In an effort to support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, SAW Video is offering a free workshop series during the month of April for SAW Video members and members of the Ottawa arts community at large. 

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Pre-Production: Social Distancing Edition
Thursday April 9 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

This workshop will demonstrate why the steps between the script and production are essential for a successful project. Participants will be introduced to pre-production elements and how to best prepare for production, be it a low-budget or micro-budget project, from an emerging independent producer/production management position.

Smartphone Filmmaking
Tuesday April 21 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Years ago, the idea of shooting short movies on your camera phone wasn’t possible. But as our phones become larger, more powerful and evermore like mini media centers, mobile filmmaking using tablets, phablets and phones has become a popular way to make short films. In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of filmmaking and how you can use these techniques to create a short film using a smartphone.

Live Streaming for Artists
Wednesday April 29 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

In times of physical distancing, live streaming has become a powerful tool to keep musicians, artists, storytellers, and content creators connected with their fans and contributing to social well-being. This beginner level workshop is designed for artists and everyday content creators from various fields who want to explore new ways to perform and engage with their audiences by going LIVE on social media. These tools can be an efficient way to expand the reach of your work whenever. But what are the pros and cons of going live on social media instead of uploading another video to your existing channel?