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1st + 2nd

Tyee Master Classes 2013 Proudly Presents Guerrilla Video Production
with Kai Nagata & Dan Murphy

What will I learn?

There’s no guarantee that you’ll get over a million hits on YouTube, but we can sure help you try. In this two-day hands-on video workshop, you’ll become equipped with techniques to make your visual content move through the often-thick molasses of the Internets. Whether you’ve got a political message to advocate, a creative skill to promote or a cause you need people to back, Nagata will lead you through the unpredictable world of online video distribution, from slick (but cheap!) production to stellar editing to social sharing. Murphy will address the lure of the non-slick, creative borrowing, letting cartoons do the heavy lifting and animation-free animations.

Who's it for?

Fundraisers, organizers, activists, communications professionals, journalists, entrepreneurs, musicians, creators.

What should I bring?

Ideas, pitches, half-finished projects. We'll workshop ideas as a group, consult on real projects you’ve been working on, and send you home having produced a short video. As for equipment, bring any laptops, software, gear you have -- or just yourself. We'll be forming groups and peer mentoring. Your software is less important than your story.

Who is Kai?

The Tyee's Writer in Residence from September 2011 to June of 2012, Kai Nagata is also the co-founder of Deep Rogue Ram, the online video collective behind "Weathergirl goes rogue" — viewed 800,000 times and counting. As a documentary filmmaker, Kai and his team built a global audience with the crowd-funded, webisodic doc "Renaissance Man," a 2012 selection at the DOXA Festival. Trained as a journalist, Kai worked as a radio reporter and videojournalist at CBC and served briefly as Quebec City Bureau Chief for CTV before resigning in 2011. When he's not teaching, Kai works helping advocacy groups, political and private sector clients use video more effectively online.

Who is Dan?

Dan Murphy was born in Missouri. For the last 33 years he's been cartooning in B.C. for magazines like Maclean's and Equity and newspapers from the Western Voice to the Vancouver Province. At the Province he got into web animations, some of which can be seen on YouTube

Guerrilla Video Production
Kai Nagata & Dan Murphy
Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd
10am - 3pm
The Tyee's Vancouver Newsroom
Includes coffee and lunch both days, with reception to follow after 3pm
$299 + GST two day workshop

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