DIY Online Video for Beginners – 3 Part Series, October 2014

DIY Online Video for Beginners – 3 Part Series, October 2014
Event on 2014-10-15 18:00:00

DIY Online Video for Beginners – a 3-part Workshop Series

Class 1: Wednesday October 15, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Class 2: Wednesday October 22, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Class 3: Wednesday October 29, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm  

Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto 

There has never been a better time to use video online to grow your business. But few know where to start.

In this 3-part workshop series, you'll learn how create engaging content to get the right kind of attention online, how to make quality videos using the equipment you already have (your digital camera or smartphone is fine!) and how to prepare a marketing plan for rolling out your video, so it gets in front of the right audience for your business. After these hands-on workshops, you'll walk away with a new toolbox of tips, tricks, and time savers that will launch you towards producing engaging, killer videos online.

This class is perfect for beginners. No previous knowledge about video production or marketing is needed. The workshop is limited to just 12 participants, so you'll have plenty of access to the instructors.

Requirements: Laptop computer (Mac or PC are both fine), digital camera or smartphone with video capabilities, and the cable (or card reader) that connects the camera or phone to the computer. 

Note: This is a 3-part workshop series. To succeed in the workshop, attendance at all three classes is important. Tickets cannot be transferred to a future date. 


Included in the Workshops:

  • high quality instruction by professional video writers, producers, and marketers

  •  small class size

  • a take-home video reference guide

  • complimentary coffee and tea

  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag

About the Instructors, Natalia Kantor, Jan Keck and Bryan Paccagnella:

Natalia Kantor is a multimedia wizard with experience in web, print, photo and online video content production at BIG3 VIDEO AGENCY. She also specializes in Web 2.0 projects, social media, search engine optimization, marketing, advertising, and the design of multi-platform campaigns. Always hungry for more, Natalia also has two multi-platform series’ in development – the travel series ‘Roads Less Traveled’ and a 6 part education series entitled “What is School For?”.

Natalia’s past clients (with her own company We Are Communications) include Great Lakes Brewery, Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum, CTV’s E-Talk, Citi Bank, 97.3 Easy Rock Radio Station, American Express, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, West Park Health Care Center and AGO. She has also worked with such organizations as Best Buddies, Canadian Women’s Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation, Canadian Foundation for Aids Research, Motionball, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Right to Play, Weizmann Science Canada, Dare Arts, Reach for the Rainbow and Planet in Focus.

Jan Keck is an expert storyteller, and the visual eye of BIG3 VIDEO AGENCY. Jan is armed with a BA of Engineering from University of Media in Stuttgart, and an uncanny ability to translate everyday experience into visual poetry. Using an extensive and ever-growing knowledge of film and technology, Jan’s primary goal is to produce works that change, educate and inspire. After graduating, Jan moved to Canada to start Red Gecko Productions, producing promo videos and documentaries.

Jan’s satisfied clients (through Red Gecko Productions) include The Maytree Foundation, Rogers Group of Funds, The Stop Food Community Centre, Gloria Roheim Inc, McLuhan100, and the Cape Farewell Foundation.

Bryan Paccagnella is a writer, producer, creative developer, and comedian. A grad of Humber’s Comedy Program, Bryan’s extensive improvisational background (Second City, Impatient Theatre Company, Buffon and Character Training) allows him the ability to create workable, funny, strong ideas and stories within a limited time frame. When not onstage or on film himself, Bryan is the notary force behind BIG3 VIDEO AGENCY. He has experience as a freelance blogger, writer for ‘The Roads Less Traveled’ and continues to write/produce/perform his own successful web comedy with the Canadian Comedy Award nominated troupe Plum Thunder. He has also written for Cuppa Coffee Entertainment (Andrew Horne), and Sun TV. 

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