From October, 21st to 28th was held the video and stop motion development training of a five Wapikoni participants cohort at UQAM, in partnership with the Media School and in collaboration this year with CHOQ FM radio. Participants worked with 60 seconds audio clips provided by CHOQ FM from which they each had to draw inspiration and make a short film.
Invited participants were Craig Commanda from Kitigan Zibi, Christopher Gabriel Gregoire from Uashat mak Mani-Utenam Melina Quitich Niquay from Manawan, Karen Pinette Fontaine from Uashat mak Mani-Utenam and Marie-Josée Tremblay from Montreal. They were able to deepen their knowledge in editing, Photoshop and stop motion. This training was a real intensive work experience where collaboration and communication were essential.
Several skills were used: scripting, storyboarding, camera work, art direction, production set etiquette, costuming, shooting video and still images, editing photos in Adobe Lightroom, editing with Premiere-Pro, color-timing, typography and animated titles and credits. They completed a phenomenal amount of work in a very short period of time.
The training ended with a film projection before a jury which awarded a prize to Melina Quitich Ottawa. Her short won her a stay on a film set outside Quebec with Sonia Boileau, the director and producer of the television series Skindigenous!