Workshops & Events

Coming Events:

Rough Cut Seminar

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 5:30pm

Workshop

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A rough cut seminar with Gemini-winning documentary film editor Boban Chaldovich. Everyone is invited to submit an advanced editing stage project (short or long). Two submissions will be picked. Even if your submission is not picked, you can participate in the workshop. All seminar participants will watch the selected rough cuts and then Boban will provide feedback on story structure, technical elements, and edits.

Send in your submissions by November 15 to info@cutvmontreal.org with the subject line “Rough Cut Submission”

Bio: Boban Chaldovich is a Gemini-winning documentary video editor, animator, post-production supervisor, website developer and tech support person with over 15 years of experience in the field. His primary focus is the creation of popular education tools through his work on social, economic and climate justice documentaries and videos. He has collaborated with progressive documentary filmmakers, grassroots groups, community organizations, and NGOs in Canada. His work has been broadcast in numerous countries around the world, as well as screened in over a hundred international film festivals.

This workshop is open to members of CUTV. Concordia students can become members for free. For non Concordia students it’s just $20 to sign up – and besides workshops, there are tons of benefits. Visit cutvmontreal.org to sign up for membership.

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Past events:

Producing your own film 101

Date: November 26, 2020

Time: 6pm

Workshop

produce your film

A workshop on the essentials of producing your film, with award-winning director and producer Amy Miller. Learn some tips about how to get your project financed, how to incorporate, develop a budget, sign contracts, define roles, and other steps.

Amy Miller is an award-winning director, producer and writer based in Montreal. Her documentaries have been screened at festivals throughout the world, and have been broadcast in over two dozen countries. She remains dedicated to creating documentaries for transformative social change. Read more about Amy and her production company here: www.wideopenexposure.com

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Graphic Designer Needed: CUTV Visual Identity

Date: November 23, 2020

Time: 12pm

CUTV is looking for a graphic designer to update its visual identity! Please pass this along to any designers experienced in typography and logo design who might be interested.

About CUTV

Founded in 1969, Community University Television (CUTV), based at Concordia University in Montreal, is the oldest campus-based TV station in Canada. It has over 1000 active members, and provides support, training and equipment to independent video producers, both on and off campus. 

The station also has a mandate to provide independent grassroots coverage of underrepresented communities, movements and social issues in Montreal. To help that mandate move forward, the station is seeking to update its logo, colour scheme, and font choice.

Objectives

We’re interested in conveying the energy and possibility we feel about creating media that amplifies and empowers movements for social and economic justice. Our new visual identity should maintain some continuity with the past, but communicate that the station is taking a new approach that will meet the needs of 2020.

Past visual identities

CUTV has maintained the same logo typography for over a decade, but the visual elements around it have changed from three dots (red green blue — circa 2011) to a clenched fist holding a camera (circa 2012), to the old fashioned TV (circa 2018, see our current web site).

We’re not attached to any of it, but we’d like to build on the strength of the block lettering typography that survived several iterations of the station.

Target Audience

We’re interested in reaching Concordia students, a category which includes youth from many backgrounds, but also many mature students. Equally, we want to reach grassroots and community activists in neighbourhoods all over Montreal.

Timeline

Ideally, we’d like to have the basic design finalized by December 15, 2020, and the final product delivered by Jan 5, 2021.

Deliverables

We’re looking for proposals that cover:

  • Style guide including logo, colours, design elements, font choice
  • Web site front page and one generic page
  • Sample printed material layout
  • Guidelines and keyframes for a video bumper

Budget

CUTV has up to $2500 to spend on its visual identity revamp.

Submit a proposal

To be considered for this project, please prepare a short (<150 words) statement outlining your approach and your experience. Please also include a portfolio (a link is fine) that specifically includes typographical work and logo design, along with any other work.

The above can be send in the body of an email to dru@cutvmontreal.org

Job Posting: Video Journalist/Trainer

Date: November 21, 2020

Time: 12pm

Overview

CUTV is partnering with Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) to produce a four-month pilot of a news show covering underrepresented communities in Montreal.

We are seeking to hire a journalist-coordinator to take the lead on production of this (as yet unnamed) pilot program, and conduct journalism trainings for people in Montreal’s community sector (including grassroots groups, activists and organizations).

The journalist-coordinator would work in collaboration with CUTV members and staff to create and implement the pilot program, which will set the precedent and standard for future CUTV news coverage.

Time frame: 18 week contract, between November 23, 2020 and March 26, 2021

Hours and compensation: 35 hours/week, $25/hr

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • 2 years+ experience in journalism
  • Video production and camera skills
  • French and English, spoken and written 
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Experience and knowledge of movements for social justice 

Assets:

  • Previous coverage of community sector, civic issues or grassroots activism in Montreal
  • Knowledge of Montreal’s political institutions and government
  • Experience leading trainings or workshops

How to Apply

Send your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and what you see as the possibilities for a Montreal community news show, to info@cutvmontreal.org. Put “VIDEO JOURNALIST” in the subject line.

Deadline: November 21st, 12pm

About CUTV

Founded in 1969, Community University Television (CUTV), based at Concordia University in Montreal, is the oldest campus-based TV station in Canada. It has over 1000 active members, and provides support, training and equipment to independent video producers, both on and off campus. The station also has a mandate to provide independent grassroots coverage of underrepresented communities, movements and social issues in Montreal. 

Going Solo: An Intro to the One Person Video Team

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 6pm

Workshop

going solo

What does it take to go shoot a video by yourself? What should I have in my bag? What could I have in my bag? And how do I use these things? An introduction to the joys and sorrows of going it alone in a variety of situations (documentary, news, promotional, and music videos).

For over 12 years, filmmaker Jesse Freeston has honed a process of directing, shooting, and editing, while making a variety of documentary films, music videos, videojournalism, and campaign videos. He has worked independently as well as for outlets such as Vice News, 60 Second Docs, Democracy Now, The Real News Network, teleSUR. He is currently a member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation video team. You can find much of his work at jessefreeston.com.

This workshop is open to members of CUTV. Concordia students can become members for free. For non Concordia students it’s just $20 to sign up – and besides workshops, there are tons of benefits. Visit cutvmontreal.org to sign up for membership.

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How to launch a Podcast

Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 6pm

Workshop

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How to Launch a Podcast: the Essential 101 Workshop

A fun and accessible introductory level workshop for podcast-making. Learn all the fundamentals of how to launch a successful show from start to finish!
Workshop goals: Passion, motivation, and finding your best idea; what’s the show you want to make?!
* Beginning the creative process: imagining and planning your show
* Capturing audio: the basics of mics and sound recording
* Improv vs. Scripting: preparing for interviews and conversations
* What is Chase Production?
* An introduction to audio editing
* Adding texture and context: choosing the right music/found sound/archival audio for your show
* Which hosting platform is right for you?
* How to release on iTunes/GooglePlay/Spotify and others
* Traps, troubleshooting, and potential pitfalls: what to watch out for

Bios:
Katia Gaid is an independent journalist, the host of Spacing Magazine’s ‘Face au Futur/The Future Fix’, and an editor with Ricochet Media.
* https://soundcloud.com/spacingradio/the-future-fix-internet-as-a-human-right
* https://ricochet.media/fr/collaborateurs/559

Andre Goulet is a podcast producer, the host of ‘Unpacking the News’ and ‘The Korea File,’ and the Executive Director of the Harbinger Media Network.
* https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/ricochets-unpacking-the-news/id1121792929
* https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/andre-goulet/the-korea-file
* https://harbingermedianetwork.com/

This workshop is open to members of CUTV. Concordia students can become members for free. For non-Concordia students, it’s just $20 to sign up – and besides workshops, there are tons of benefits. Visit cutvmontreal.org to sign up for membership.

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Join filmmaker Zahra Moloo for a workshop on how she made the short documentary Home No More, a film that explores what it was like to live as a Muslim woman in Quebec City the year following one of Canada’s worst terrorist attacks — the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec on January 29, 2017. After screening the 20-minute film, Zahra will discuss the process of making such a film, including research, identifying characters, filming in Quebec City and putting the story together in editing.

Bio: Zahra Moloo is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and researcher from Kenya and based in Montreal. Her work has been published/broadcast on, among others, Al Jazeera, BBC, IPS News, CBC, Africa is a Country, and The Jacobin. She has directed documentaries for CCTV’s Faces of Africa series, CBC’s Emmy-nominated documentary series Interrupt this Program, and directed A Question of Consent– an investigation into genetically modified mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. She has served on the juries for the Canadian Screen Awards, the Cuban Hat, and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, and was a recipient of Hot Docs’s Corus Diverse Voices fellowship and the Talent Lab of RIDM festival. She is currently working on a feature documentary about conservations in Central Africa. Website: https://zahra-moloo.com/

This workshop is open to members of CUTV. Concordia students can become members for free. For non-Concordia students, it’s just $20 to sign up – and besides workshops, there are tons of benefits. Visit cutvmontreal.org to sign up for membership.

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Annual General Meeting

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 6pm

Location: Zoom

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting of CUTV on Wednesday October 28, at 6pm, online on Zoom.

At the Special General Meeting, we will discuss the following proposed bylaw amendments. They address concerns that have been raised over the past months about the correct legal procedures of CUTV.

At the Annual General Meeting, we will give an overview of the past nine months and elect a Board of Directors.

Special General Meeting is at 6:00pm & the Annual General Meeting right after.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7793457511  Meeting ID: 779 345 7511

It is recommended that you sign up ahead of time to be able to vote. This will give us the time to verify your membership and your most current email so we don’t run into any difficulties with the voting process, and give us a chance to contact you ahead of time if any issues come up. 

We hope to see you there!

shitposting 101

Sh*tposting 101 with Rob Rousseau

Join writer and podcaster Rob Rousseau for a conversation about the bizarro world of online media. Rob will discuss his work on Twitter and live-streaming platform Twitch, and share stories about his surreal journey from a depressed failed musician to social media-obsessed news junkie, to pro-wrestling journalist, to notorious internet prankster, to a (somewhat) respected and (relatively) influential political commentator.

Rob Rousseau hosts and produces the Canadian politics podcast 49th Parahell, and is the co-host and producer of The Insurgents, which focuses on the United States. His writing has appeared in VICE, Passage, Paste Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Montreal with his family. Find him on twitter: @robrousseau

This workshop is open to members of CUTV. Concordia students can become members for free. For non-Concordia students, it’s just $20 to sign up – and besides workshops, there are tons of benefits. Visit cutvmontreal.org/membership to sign up.

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Making Memes That Slap

Date: October 15, 2020

Time: 5:30PM

Workshop

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Kate McQuade, the “meme queen” behind the 25,000-follower Instagram meme page @jean.paul.fartre, discusses:

What are memes? What makes a good one? And why do they matter?

In this workshop Kate will unveil her meme making process, the politics behind memes, and will collaboratively create a meme with workshop participants.

Kate McQuade is a Concordia political science student and founder of the zine Nice in Theory. Kate has run the Montreal Instagram meme page @jean.paul.fartre since 2017. When she’s not making memes, Kate is cooking for those she loves and catching up on the latest season of The Bachelor.

This workshop is open to members of CUTV. Concordia students can become members for free. For non Concordia students it’s just $20 to sign up – and besides workshops, there are tons of benefits. Visit cutvmontreal.org to sign up for membership.

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