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  • Projection Mapping Intensive

    Ready to take your video projection skills to the next level?  

    Want to include video in your next performance?

    Just curious about the large world of video projection?

    Join Axis Z Media Arts for the QLab 4 & Projection Mapping Intensive!


    Lead by Axis Z Media Arts members Laura Anzola and Matthew Waddell, the Projection Mapping with QLab Intensive is a hands-on introduction to the latest tools and techniques used to create stunning video projections for theatre, dance or multimedia exhibition.

    The intensive is intended for students, technicians, designers, artists, and educators with little to novice experience with multimedia design or digital tools.


    Dec 1 – 10am- 6pm (1-hour lunch)

    Dec 2: 5pm-9pm (15 min break)

    Dec 3: 5pm-9pm (15 min break)

    Total – 16 hrs

    LOCATION:  Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s 3rd floor studio in the Artspace Building

    COST: Early Bird $275.00 After Nov.15 $300.00

    This 16-hour intensive will cover:

    – Working with digital content – how to manage your files and work efficiently

    – Basic concepts of video – how to get the best-looking content and prepare it for live projection

    – Qlab for video playback – building cues, layering video and effects

    – Projection mapping with Qlab – getting your content into the real world

    – Live camera integration – easily incorporate a live video feed into your projections

    – Basics of projector technology- what to consider when using a projector

    SIGNING UPemail a brief letter of interest stating why you want to take the workshop, and your professional CV to sign up or call 204.989.2400

    Axis-Z Media Arts (AZMA) is a Calgary-based artistic collective interested in creating genre-blurring digital art experiences that step outside the confines of the rectangular screen and into the real world. Their work combines elements of projection mapping, interactive installation, animation, and sound with a focus on artistic detail, technical execution and audience inclusion.

    They bring together media artists, musicians, designers, and technical specialists from their home countries of Canada and Colombia to work on engaging projects that are fun to create and even more fun to experience. Their work has been presented at Mutek Montreal, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg, the Calgary GLOW Festival, Canada Day at the Forks Winnipeg, and on stage with Alberta Theatre Projects and Ghost River Theatre.

    Founding members Laura Anzola and Matthew Waddell have taught courses in audiovisual technology at the National Theatre School of Canada, as well as at numerous workshops in Calgary, Montreal, Winnipeg and Bogota, Colombia. Locally their work was recently featured in Ghost River Theatre’s Tomorrow’s Child, One Trunk Theatre’s Red Earth, and sound design for Theatre Projects Manitoba’s Mary’s Wedding. Matthew previously taught the Intro to Multi-Media Design Intensive here in 2017.


    • Basic Mac computer skills highly recommended. Experience using a computer for multi-media playback (audio, video) or creation is an asset.
    • Participants are encouraged to bring their own Mac OS laptop or desktop computers to follow along with the demonstrations. We will be using Qlab 4 extensively but Qlab 3 will also work if you are unable to install version 4. Please have the software installed and ready to use when you arrive. You may also benefit from an external mouse, extra monitor and projector.
    • This workshop is intended to explore video projection using Qlab and although we will cover the fundamentals of content creation, we will not have time to cover specific software such as iMovie, After Effects or Final Cut.


    Matthew Waddell


  • ICYMI Season Launch Recap

    Thanks to everyone who came out to our season launch! It was a fantastic night of mingling with the community, sneak peaking at the season ahead, and great music.

    RobYn Slade and Ryan Miller had the crowd roaring with their reading of Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliette) by the incredible Ann-Marie McDonald.

    And it was exciting to catch a glimpse of Rick Chafe’s new work while it’s still in it’s work-shopping stage. Time travel, relationships, and the ‘next five moments’ of our lives – we can’t wait to see how this creative new work unfolds over the next few months!

    And we were delighted to have Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner of Red Moon Road, who was part of Chautauqua Tour last year, return to serenade us with his vocal stylings and banjo playing.

    The evening capped off with the first episode of an onstage podcast co-created by Walk&Talk Theatre Company and Fill the (W)hole Theatre Company! More episodes to come as these two creative companies host our 2019/2020 Salon Series.

    Overall a great night!

    Don’t forget: Theatre Projects will hold our Annual General Meeting next Tuesday…and you’re invited!

    Tuesday October 29th, 6:00 pm
    @ Creative Manitoba
    ​300 – 245 McDermot Ave


  • Season Launch at Times Change(d)

    2019 / 2020 Season Launch

    Everyone welcome – No cover – no tickets needed!

    Doors at 6:00pm for snacks and drinks.
    Short program hits the stage at 7:00pm.

    Meet the Season!

    Meet the Artists!

    Meet each other!

    Head on down to Times Changed High and Lonesome Club where you will be well meet by a roster of raucous art makers who are ready to rock your theatre season.

    Check out some saucy readings, hear some groovy music and be delighted by plans revealed before your very eyes! We might be simmering this fall, but we are ready to lift the lid and release a little steam.

    Join some hot tamales from the casts of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and Five Moments :

    Robyn Slade, Ryan Miller, Sarah Constible, Joanne Roberts, Evan Klassen, Michelle Boulet, Joanne Roberts and more!

    Playwright Rick Chafe will be in the House!

    Winnipeg darlings –  Fill the (W)hole  Theatre and Walk&Talk Theatre have got tricks up their sleeves (so many sleeves)!

    Theatre Projects Manitoba AGM

    Tuesday October 29th, 6:00 pm
    @ Creative Manitoba
    ​300 – 245 McDermot Ave

    Theatre Projects will hold our Annual General Meeting next Tuesday…and you’re invited!

    Join us to hear about the fabulous outcomes of our 18/19 Season!  It’s also a great opportunity to chat with the staff and the Board of Directors about your TPM experiences from this past year.

    Only members can vote, but the meeting is open to all.

    *Please note you MUST RSVP so we can arrange to let you in the building!

    In the Community:

    Sarasvàti Productions Fundraising Dinner

    Join Sarasvati Productions for The Art of Reconciliation – a fundraising evening and dinner featuring award winning multi-media artist KC Adams and a Special 1491 Menu.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Doors open at 5:30 PM

    Location: Crossways in Common, 222 Furby Street (corner of Broadway and Furby)

    Tickets $50, includes a tax receipt for $25. Cash wine bar.

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