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Victoria Prince

Victoria Prince is a multidisciplinary artist who is passionate about video and film. Her work excels in stop-motion animation, puppetry, and costumes. She writes, directs, and acts in her own movies, which are broad in theme and style. She has a BFA Honours degree with three majors: video, sculpture, and ceramics. Victoria’s work has been shown internationally (England, Wales, Germany, Croatia, and France) and locally (Cinematheque, aceartinc., and The Winnipeg Art Gallery) in curated solo and group shows and festivals. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious On the Rise Award by the Winnipeg Arts Council.

THE PROGRAM:

“Awesome Animation” (Grades 4-12): In small groups students will create a two-minute paper cut-out animation with drawn animated titles and end credits. A two-week workshop will also involve creating a plasticine animation. Activities will include: adapting a story into script, writing short scripts, hands-on training in basic animation skills, and camera operation. Participants will learn video and film terminology, directing, cinematic elements such as camera shots, angles, and movements, and basic lighting techniques.

“Script to Screen” (Grades 7-12): Students will explore the fabulous art form of video from script/storyboard writing to a finished two-minute PSA (Public Service Announcement) or commercial. Activities will include writing a short script, drawing storyboards, learning video/film technology, directing, acting, and camera operation. Participants will also learn video and film terminology, directing, and cinematic elements such as camera shots, angle and movements, and basic lighting techniques. As a two-week program, more time will be spent on directing and acting, critical thinking and reshooting, and adding animated titles and credits.