In this 2-part FREE workshop participants will learn how to combine stills photography of their artwork with audio of them speaking about it into a ‘Photofilm’. The perfect medium for visual artists wishing to showcase their work creatively online, Photofilms are easy to make and visually striking.

Day 1 of this workshop, participants will first share images of their artwork with the group, which they have prepared in advance. Using this discussion as a starting point, participants will
then pair off and record an interview with each other about their artwork.

Day 2 of this workshop, participants will learn how to combine their interview audio with their still images of their artwork. Finally, participants will learn how to upload the finished Photofilm to Youtube/Vimeo, how to share it on social media, and how to embed the film on a website.

Participants should bring a notebook; a laptop with the programs ‘Reaper’ and ‘iMovie’ already downloaded and installed; a selection of still photographs of their work saved to a USB stick; and a digital audio recorder if they have one.

Download Reaper here – there is a 60 day, fully functional free trial: https://www.reaper.fm/purchase.php

PC alternatives to iMovie:

Wondershare by Filmora – https://filmora.wondershare.com/imovie/imovie-for-windows.html

Video Editor Plus by movavi  – https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/imovie-for-windows.html © Movavi.com


Presented and facilitated by Jessie Levene

Jessie Levene is a British-Canadian freelance journalist, producer and educator. Now based in traditional and unceded K’ómoks Territory on Vancouver Island, Jessie’s last home was London, U.K., where she freelanced for many media organisations, including the BBC, for whom her credits include: producer and presenter of China in Vogue (2014), co-producer of The Reunion: Tate Modern (2016), and China consultant on Sacred Rivers: The Yangtze (2014).

In Canada, Jessie produced and presented the series Home In The Valley (2018) for CBC Radio One’s All Points West, and she produced the documentary Ahousaht – Story of a Skatepark (2017) for CBC Radio One’s Unreserved. This project was chosen to be a part of The Doc Project’s Mentorship Program, for which Jessie worked with veteran CBC journalist Iris Yudai.

Jessie is currently an Instructor in the Department of English at North Island College, where she teaches essay writing and critical thinking.




Vancouver Island Visitor Centre,
3607 Small Rd #101, , Courtenay,


Thu Nov 21, 2019 - Fri Nov 22, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm



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