Creation Lab IV

February 21, 2019February 24, 2019

Creation Lab IV

On Screen ManitobaNew Media Manitoba, the National Film Board (NFB) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) are partnering to produce Creation Lab IV from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2019 with an opening reception taking place the evening of Thursday, February 21.

Up to five teams of creators with backgrounds in visual arts, music, film, television, interactive and immersive digital media will be selected for the three-day accelerator. Each team will create a prototype for a digital media experience based on themes specific to human rights.

Apply as a content creator, musician, designer or developer for the three-day Creation Lab. Through a collaborative process, you will use immersive and interactive technologies to tell a story about human rights. As a new component at this Lab, one team will work and produce a prototype in French. If you thrive on challenge, enjoy solving problems, and are not afraid of exploring new territory, click here to apply.

Deadline for applications: Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12 PM.

Applicants must be On Screen ManitobaNew Media Manitoba or Manitoba Music members in good standing.

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Creation Lab IV Facilitator
Dominic Desjardins

Interactive creator, director, producer

Dominic Desjardins has been creating projects for the web, television and cinema for over twenty years. After graduating from the Conservatoire Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris, he participated in the tv program “La Course Destination Monde” in 1997-1998 where he produced twenty short films in 11 countries on 5 continents. He made his mark in the canadian francophonie after winning the directing competition Fait ça Court on Télé-Québec.  He is the director of two feature films: Le Divan du Monde (Zazie Films, 2009) and La Sacrée (Balestra Productions, 2011) and has directed for television including multiple seasons of Volt (TFO, 2006-2008).

Executive Producer at the National Film Board of Canada from 2012 to 2018, he was responsible for the Francophonie studio and produced more than twenty documentary films. In charge of the NFB’s francophone interactive productions outside of Quebec, he produced their first 360˚ VR documentary, The Third Wheel, as well as several interactive online projects, including Thank You For Playing, an interactive doc on gambling addiction. He led various creative workshops on interactive production and 360˚ video production in Canada, France and Finland. During the last two years of his tenure, he executive produced the ambitious Ocean School education project, where he explored new possibilities for AR, VR, and 360˚ video in the classroom.

Since April 2018, Dominic Desjardins works for Zazie Films, a company he co-founded in 2008 with producer Rayne Zukerman, with whom he has directed several television and digital projects for TFO, CBC and Radio-Canada.

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