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12 Steps to Getting Your Video Footage Out of Amateurville (Part I)

January 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


12 Steps to Getting Your Video out of Amateurville (Part 1)

Presented by Mary Daniel | Are you expected to produce video content even though you have no video production training? Or avoiding video even though an obvious fit for your business? Can’t really justify the cost of hiring a pro to deal with your relatively simple needs?  But hesitate to use your own footage for fear it might taint your brand with amateurism?

The first of a two-part set of practical workshops designed to give beginners basic competency with shooting professional-feeling video, Part One will get you to where you can feel confident that your visuals aren’t screaming ‘amateur.’ Includes hand-holding, composition, and focusing techniques and an exercise to help you grasp what’s going on when auto-exposure gives you weird and unexpected results. In the afternoon you’ll have the chance to practice what you’ve learned with your own camera (phone just fine), and to extend your understanding of composition beyond the nuts and bolts.


Information About Instructor:

Mary J. Daniel is a media artist, educator and consultant, with an MFA in film and video and a talent for demystifying technology through creative analogy. A veteran producer, director, writer, shooter and editor of everything from award-winning no-budget videos, through documentaries, to feature films, she has an unusually comprehensive understanding of different video production practices. She has taught at Purdue, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Sheridan, and is currently facilitating a film mentorship program for women.

This workshop is part of the Business Skills for Growth workshop series, an Artscape Launchpad initiative, which offers opportunities to develop creative entrepreneurship and business skills for the creative and cultural sector. Find out more about Artscape Launchpad and other workshops in the Business Skills for Growth series on the Artscape website.


January 18, 2015
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Studio 106
180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada


Mary J. Daniel