Westhaven Elmhurst Community Center — Time for Action Plays Netball

In July 2011, the Westhaven Skillslink group learned the basics of video documentary film-making, including script development, filming with digital video equipment, and basic video editing. On Monday August 29th, the group had a chance to screen their work at the Westhaven Elmhurst Community Center.

Check out their documentary on Netball called ‘Time To Act Plays Netball.’

RECLAIM Literacy Video – by Ramsay & Dwight!

In Fall 2009 and Winter 2010, Ramsay and Dwight participated in two video documentary workshops offered by the Digital Literacy Project to the RECLAIM Literacy Centre. In the months following these workshops, Ramsay and Dwight decided to continue working on their video skills and created a new documentary about the history and impact of RECLAIM. We’re very excited to present their amazing project below!

To learn more about the RECLAIM Literacy Centre’s services, please call 514-369-7835.

Stop Motion Animation by the CJE NDG Jeunes en Action

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Created by Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi NDG, Jeunes en Action,
During a 5 week stop motion animation workshop held at the Digital Literacy Project, Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Montreal.

This video features an original song by Feist. All rights remain with the artist. Learn more about what constitutes fair use of copyrighted material here, at the Centre for Social Media:

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

Westhaven-Elmhurst Community Association SkillsLink Audio Workshop

Participants in the Westhaven-Elmhurst Community Association's SkillsLink program came to the Library for one afternoon during March for a crash course in audio recording and editing using Audacity, an open source software. After learning how to download and install the program, participants played with tracks provided by musician and workshop facilitator James Irwin, mixing and recording their own audio over top. Check out a couple of their practice tracks here:

Kelsey's Practice Track
“Kiyyaaa” by Kiya
Toto's Practice Track

Sharing Stories Workshop at the Contactivity Centre

Over four two-hour workshops, participants from the Westmount Contactivity Centre learned video creation and editing skills to tell stories from their own lives. The goal of the workshop was to combat intergenerational isolation by giving seniors the skills to use the media young people engage with on a regular basis. Click on “read more” below to view more of the participants' videos.

“Bruno and Gaby’s Life”

“Masao’s Morning”