The 2015 UQAM Workshop ended on November 2nd with a positive outcome. Offered for 10 intensive days by the Wapikoni Mobile and the UQAM School of Media and community service, this workshop has now been taking place for seven years in the university premises.
This year, students had to shoot in studio an experimental short film and create their own soundtrack. They also were able to improve their knowledge of software such as Adobe Premiere, Protools and Compressor. The set theme was Rimbaud's poem The Sleeper in the Valley and the participants successfully took up the challenge.
The 2015 cohort included Marie-Pier Ottawa from Manawan, Craig Commanda from Kitigan Zibi, Christopher Gregoire Grabriel from Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, Naomi Condo from Gesgapegiag and Eden Awashish from Opitciwan. This is the very talented Françoise Lavoie-Pilote, lecturer at the UQAM School of Media, who conducted the workshop. She helped the students and taught them the basics of camera and editing. One of her colleagues, Daryl Hubert, gave a one day class on sound recording.
The workshop ended with the screening of the shorts and a L.Lozeau gift voucher worth $ 300 was awarded to the winners for Best Short Film. These are Craig Commanda and Christopher Gregoire Gabriel (surrounded on the photo by Manon Barbeau on the left and Françoise Lavoie-Pilote on the right), who chose to make their film together, who won this award.