About

Far Out Locations

MOBILE VIDEO INITIATIVE

Building on the success of the Centre's youth-at-risk training program that ran from 1997 to 2006, SAW Video now takes video on the road to communities in the Ottawa region and beyond.

Offering community organizers the expertise and equipment to implement video workshops in their own space and place, a sense of empowerment is transferred to diverse populations such as rural groups, immigrant and refugee women, and at-risk urban youth.

Three video workshops have been designed to accommodate the varying needs and approaches of different communities. After an initial training and content development phase, SAW Video instructors continue to work with each group on video projects tailored to their needs.

For more information about the Far Out Locations Mobile Video Initiative, please contact the Director of SAW Video, Penny McCann, at 613-238-7648 or penny@sawvideo.com .

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Video Camp For Girls 2015

 

SAW Video's 2nd VIDEO CAMP FOR GIRLS was an outreach project that took place over two weekends in November 2015. Eight teens participated in workshops that took place in conjunction with the Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls.

The camp provided an opportunity for training in audio mixing, lighting for live performances; basic video production and video editing for participants aged 13-17. Under the direction of female instructors and mentors, the participants had the opportunity to record and edit a live performance of fellow campers in the Ottawa Rock Camp for girls. 
 
This program sought to remove socio-economic barriers to training for young women in the technical fields of video production and, to that end, the program was offered free of charge to the participants. Additionally, this program sought to establish a set of female role models and mentors to young women and students interested in video production in the community of Ottawa.
 

The 2015 Video Camp for Girls was made possible with the generous support of the RBC Foundation and the City of Ottawa.               

                   

 
2015 Video camp for Girls videos, screened in front of a full house:

Video Camp for Girls 2015 Video 2 from SAW Video Media Art Centre on Vimeo.

 

Video Camp for Girls 2015 Video 1 from SAW Video Media Art Centre on Vimeo.

 
 
The 2014 Video Camp for Girls videos:
 
 
 
For more information about Ottawa Rock Camp visit:
 

Thanks:

        and all the volunteers!

Youth Video Project

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

Instructor/mentors: Vera Wabegijig, Chris Ikonomopoulos and Ariel Smith

From mid October – mid December, 2011 a Far Out Locations project took place through the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa.  The project was aimed at First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth, aged 10-17. The youth learned video production and editing, and wrote and directed their own projects.  The five videos produced through the program include a dance video, a clay-mation, two documentaries, and one narrative. 

 

Videos:

"Celine's Nanabush Spectacular"

"Epic"

"Maaktaq"

"Spirit Names"

"Stay Connected to Your Culture"

 

Funded by Health Canada's Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Program and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Celine

Liam

Dillon

Lizzie

Vinessa

 

Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Arts Council and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre / Funded by the Ontario Arts Council's Arts Education program, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, the City of Ottawa's Community Arts Program, and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

March Break Video Project

Michele Heights Community House

March, 2010

Instructors/Mentors: Chris Ikonomopoulos and Tasha Waldron

This was a week-long video program offered to youth residents of the Michele Heights neighbourhood in Ottawa's West End.

Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Arts Council and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre / Funded by the Ontario Arts Council's Arts Education program, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, the City of Ottawa's Community Arts Program, and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Summer Video Workshop Project

West End Community Houses: Morrison Gardens, Pinecrest Terrace, and Winthrop Court

July and August, 2009

Instructors/Mentors: Ray Hagel, Ashleigh Horricks, Chris Ikonomopoulos and Ben Walker

Three video workshops with youth between 12 and 16 years of age were held at community houses in Ottawa's west end.

Morrison Gardens: Morrison Gardens

Winthrop Court: TV Newscast

Pinecrest Terrace: The Jerk

 

Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Arts Council and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre / Funded by the Ontario Arts Council's Arts Education program, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, the City of Ottawa's Community Arts Program, and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Community Stories Video Project

Morrison Gardens Community House

February to April, 2009

Instructors/Mentors: Pixie Cram and Ben Walker with assistance from Matthew Teghtmeyer

This 10-week video workshop for both adult and youth residents of the Morrison Gardens community resulted in the creation of five short videos.

The Program, by Paul Levey

It's Mine, by Loubna Mansouri

Animals in the City, by Jeremy Levey

 

The Interview, by Kate Drohan

Age, by Emily Drohan

 

Presented in collaboration with the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre / Funded by the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Youth Video Project

Winthrop Court Community House

October and November, 2008

Instructors/Mentors: Pixie Cram and Ben Walker

This 10-week video workshop for youth between 12 and 17 years of age resulted in the creation of three short videos. Youth worked in teams to learn scripting, production and editing.

Complicated

Smoking

 

mp3 Yo



 

Presented in collaboration with the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre and the City of Ottawa's Community Arts Program / Funded by the Ontario Arts Council's Arts Education program, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, the City of Ottawa's Community Arts Program, and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Media Arts Program for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Youth

Minwaashin Lodge

March, 2008

Instructors/Mentors: Chris Ikonomopoulos, Tara Arnatsiaq-Barnes, Ariel Smith and Mosha Folger

The Youth Leaders Project was an initiative of Minwaashin Lodge to engage First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth in creating their own innovative peer-educational productions to promote healthy, equal relationships. SAW Video provided a workshop in storytelling and video production for the youth leaders, and worked with them to create a video and photographic montage.

Chain Reaction (video)

 

Our Hearts (slide show)

Presented in collaboration with Minwaashin Lodge / Funded by the F. K. Morrow Foundation, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and Minwaashin Lodge

Video Production Workshop

Bellevue Community Centre

November, 2007 to February, 2008

Instructors/Mentors: Jacob Hannah, Michael Caffrey, Bear Thomas

A video workshop for youth between 10 and 14 years of age, resulting in the creation of four short videos. Youth worked in teams to learn video production and create music tracks for video.

C-Block

 

The Water of Life

The Warriors

 

Zachary



Presented in collaboration with the City of Ottawa's Community Arts Program / Funded by the City of Ottawa's Community Arts Program

Osgoode Youth Video Project

Osgoode Youth Association

June to August, 2008

Instructors/Mentors: Chris Ikonomopoulos, Miles Finlayson and Pixie Cram

Five youth between the ages of 12 and 16 participated in this program, from which three videos were created.

Presented in collaboration with the Osgoode Youth Association / Funded by the F. K. Morrow Foundation, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Urban Youth Project

Kanata Youth Centre

August, 2007

Instructor/Mentors: Kerry Campbell, Chris Ikonomopoulos, and Bear Thomas

For this video initiative, the Kanata Youth Centre invited a group of youth between the ages of 14 and 23 years of age to participate in a workshop aimed at increasing their technological and creative skills in video.

Street Theory: Attitude

Thanks to Town-Youth Participation Strategies for its advice and consultation.

Presented in collaboration with the Kanata Youth Centre and Town Youth Participation Strategies / Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, and the City of Ottawa's Community Funding Program

Rural Youth Video Initiative

Lanark Highlands Youth Centre

August, 2007

Instructors/Mentors: Miles Finlayson, Jacob Hanna and Ashleigh Horricks

This rural arts education project focused on a group of eight rural youth between the ages of 12 and 17, and was aimed at introducing them to video technology. An intensive four-day workshop was held at the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre in the Village of Lanark.

The Lanark Youth

 

Lanark Short Videos

 

Lanark PSA



 

Thanks to Town-Youth Participation Strategies for its advice and consultation.

Presented in collaboration with McDonald's Corners-Elphin Recreation & Arts and the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre / Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, and the City of Ottawa's Community Funding Program

Women's Documentary Project

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

May to August, 2007

Instructor/Mentors: Izabel Barsive, Nena Toth, Maliha Hamidi, Ariel Smith and Tasha Waldron

A three-month documentary video workshop with new Canadian women. Eight women from diverse backgrounds received training in documentary storytelling and video production, resulting in the creation of three short documentaries.

Undo the Knot by Mahvash Mortazavi (Maggie) & Roya Ghafari

 

Blanca by Mitra Gholak & Vrishlata Sandbhor

Happiness by Nasrin Azarnoush & Blanca Lopez

 

 

Thanks to the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization for its advice and consultation.

Presented in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa's Women and War Program / Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Foundation's Arts Education Partnership Initiative, and the City of Ottawa's Community Funding Program

 


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