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Smartphone video production for artists
– Workshop in English –


This 9-hour workshop is scheduled for 3 Saturdays, from 1 to 4 pm:
February 13, 20 and 27, 2021.


This workshop explores the versatility of cameras built into the smartphone and shows how the smartphone can be an accessible tool that allows artists of all levels to make videos with new creative approaches. For this workshop, participants are encouraged to use their own smartphone and computer. It will be based on audiovisual techniques and practices, and will focus on pre-production, production and post-production using simple or professional software.

Content overview

Day 1:

Promotional videos, artistic video: definition, examples
Digital image with smartphone in 2021: benefits and limitations
Some applications, commonalities and differences

The basics of filming:
Choice of shooting format: HD, 4K, square, 16:9
Handling the smartphone
Light management
Scene, sequence and shots
Different creative shot
Sequence the shot

Ideas, projects and exercises
Personal project: Idea, research and script

Day 2:

Choosing editing software
Organizing the footage
Simple editing, importation and exportation
More complex editing: transitions, visual and sound effects, titles and music.
Exporting, distribution and archives.

Day 3:

Individual video editing, problem solving, group and individual feedbacks


Main objective

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to produce a short video according to their individual goals.

Target audience

Professional artists of the Outaouais region.

Pre-requisites: no knowledge of video production is required.
You must have a fully charged smartphone with 8GB of free space and a selfie stick (if possible), connection cables and access to a functional computer.

Registration fees
:  60 $

Value per participant :  250 $

The instructor: Izabel Barsive

Originally from Corsica and currently living in Ottawa, Izabel Barsive is a visual artist, producer, director of photography and video editor. For several years, she has been making experimental videos, video dances as well as documentaries, reports and institutional videos. She has also been a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Communication since 2005. An occupational therapist by training, she also develops visual and media arts projects with people with special needs.


  • Deadline: February 6, 2021
  • Workshops offered by Culture Outaouais are open to members and non-members. When registering, use the form that applies to your membership status.
Début :
13 février 2021 @ 13 h 00
Fin :
27 février 2021 @ 16 h 00
Prix :
60$ / pers.
Heure :
13 h 00 - 16 h 00

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