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Student Video Awards Workshop

Vancouver Sun, CBC, VFS Student Video Awards

Saturday, 2 November 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Student Video Awards Workshop

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Learn from some of the sharpest minds in video production and documentary filmmaking from Vancouver at the Student Video Awards’ one-day workshop.

This is an opportunity to discover the latest techniques in a range of topics from the art of visual storytelling and cultivating creative ideas to how to make your video go viral as well as tips and tricks from top animators.

The workshop is part of the third annual Vancouver Sun Student Video Awards, which offers more than $20,000 in prizing to one of Vancouver Film School's Summer Intensives. Since the inception of the SVA in 2011, more than 1,500 students have participated in submitting films which have reached more than 80,000 people.  For more details, go to

Keep tabs on the workshop and contest on the SVA Facebook page ( and follow us on Twitter at @VanSun_SVA.

Important details:           
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.
- Location: Vancouver Film School campus at 151 West Cordova Street in Gastown
- Cost: Early-bird pricing is $45 plus service charge available until Oct. 15 ($50 after that date) and includes lunch and a workshop T-shirt.
- Target audience – students
- Space is limited so register now.

Speakers - Morning sessions
Art of telling a story - 
Duncan McCue, reporter,  CBC News - The National 
Putting the I in independent - Mark Yuen, Vancouver Sun award-winning videographer

Push the Creative Envelope 
- David Vandas, creative entrepreneur, video director
Online Distribution Strategies 
- Kai Nagata, journalist, videographer
The Working Artist
 - Vasho Pekar, filmmaker, VFX artist 

Cultivating Creativity 
- Corwin Hiebert, creative consultant 

Speakers - Afternoon sessions

Storytelling and Character Development
 - Michael Baser, writer/producer and Head of Writing for Film & Television at VFS
The Age of Imagination-focusing on animation & idea generation
 - Colin Giles, Senior Instructor in 3D Animation & Visual Effects department at VFS 
Mixing Media
 - Nida Khan, freelance motion designer, VFS Digital Design instructor
Animation Tips and Tricks
 - Heather Garrow, animator, VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects instructor
Genres in Cinema -
 Paul Jensen, walking film encyclopedia, VFS Writing for Film & Television instructor
Moving Camera Demonstration
 - Ted Jones, film production veteran, Head of Film Production at VFS

The Student Video Awards Workshop is brought to you by The Vancouver Sun, CBC and Vancouver Film School.

Have questions about Student Video Awards Workshop? Contact Vancouver Sun, CBC, VFS Student Video Awards

When & Where

Vancouver Film School Campus
151 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Saturday, 2 November 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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