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Inuvik Youth Centre Tackles Film Making

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December 7, 2017

If the level of excitement and engagement during recent training is any indication, the next wave of NWT filmmakers may come from Inuvik.

From September 18 – 30, an Arctic Video Collaboration Workshop took place in Inuvik with support from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. The training was hosted by Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) and the Inuvialuit Communication Society (ICS).

Open workshops welcomed the whole community to learn about film; covering youth vlogs (video-logs), indigenous language sharing projects and the use of adobe editing software. The Inuvik sessions tapped into the new makerspace movement. Makerspace refers to a collaborative workspace, commonly inside a school, library, or public learning facility, which is used for learning and innovation – most often with high tech tools.

In addition to an equipment and software upgrade, staff and volunteers at the Inuvik Youth Centre also received training to encourage and support the continued creation of multimedia projects.