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02 October, 2020
5:00 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0

Making A Video 101: What’s Your Story?

October 2 – October 4, 2020 Friday 5:00 PM – Sunday 2:00 PM


How does one go about making a video? What do you need, where do you start?

In this hands-on workshop we will demonstrate how to frame an image, thinking about light and background. We will listen to the sounds of our environment and think of ways to best capture it. We will learn how to use simple devices like smart phones or tablets to create short video stories, and we will talk about ethical ways to capture and render them.

Participants will work in groups of two. Open to all 18 years of age and over, no experience necessary.

Everyone has a story to tell. Let Catherine and Jon give you the basic tools you need to record your story and share it with the world.

Join us to create your first video story.

Deadline to register for this program is September 18, 2020.


Program Cost:

We work hard to make our programs financially accessible, while ensuring that the true costs are covered. When we receive grant funding towards our programs, we name the true cost of the program in order to allow those who are able to pay this cost. If you need financial support, we really would like to receive your application as soon as possible.

Program Pricing:

A request for a single room adds $50 to the overall program cost. No accommodation required (if you are staying nearby) reduces the overall program cost by $80. 

True Program Cost: $513 (includes tuition, meals & accommodation in double occupancy)

Commuter Price: $433 (Tuition, meals – without overnight)

Can’t afford it? Fill out the Bursary Form! Bursary deadline is September 4th!

Ride-sharing support available. 

Program Leadership:

Catherine Bussiere is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker based in Nova Scotia. Her work, at once candid and thoughtful, explores home in all of its senses. Through her lens we steal a glimpse into the deferential intimacy of the everyday, and the surprise it holds.



Jon Hutt has been crafting stories since 1985, and has been collaboratively telling stories through song and role-playing games since 1991. In 1997, Jon enrolled in the photography program at NSCC in Halifax, and became involved with the independent filmmaking scene to learn other ways of storytelling. Through his solo music project Recyclone, his band the Motes, or his role-playing games program Heroes and Adventurers, Jon continues to learn new ways to tell stories and share them with others. “We all have a wealth of stories inside of us. We just have to find the right medium for our story to be told.” Jon Hutt

Program Resource: Lee Fleming


We gratefully acknowledge The Watkins Fund for Innovative Ministries with Senior Adults at The United Church of Canada Foundation for the bursary funds available to seniors for this program!