An Open Access Intensive Production Camp!

A tradition since 2002, EMMEDIA Compression Camps offer artists and independents the freedom to translate ideas and concepts into short videos that are compressed and uploaded for web-streaming on-line at Works can be experimental, performative, dramatic, reportage, documentary, even After Effects or Flash pieces, but can only have a maximum duration of five minutes, and is able to be completed in one or two sessions. All equipment and edit suites are provided free of charge for projects dedicated to this program. EMMEDIA staff and an artist will be on hand to provide creative and technical assistance and support.

May 9 – 14, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Deadline: May 2, 2011

To participate:

Propose a short video project that addresses the concept of “CANOLA OIL”, which is a cross-pollination of this year’s thematic, “GRAIN”, and the upcoming program, “OIL”, curated by Daniel Dugas. Your proposal should provide a brief summary of your project, the connection with the theme, and shows that it can be completed in a day or two.
Feel free to include pre-recorded material that you are hoping to edit during the camp.
Provide a list of equipment that you will be using during the camp so we can make sure it is booked for you. Please see our equipment list on our website for more details
All works produced during Compression Camp are encouraged to submit to “OIL”, which will be screening on July 12, 2011. Visit for further thematic context and details on submitting to “OIL”.

Submit proposals to:

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
#203, 351- 11 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 or

For more information, please contact:

Vicki Chau Programs & Outreach Coordinator at or 403-263-2833.

To view previous completed works during Compression Camp, visit: