Charles Street Video

Industrial Strength Media Art Production

Charles Street Video (CSV) is a non-profit production organization established in 1981 to help support media artists. We provide affordable access to equipment and post-production editing facilities for creating videos, films, installations and other media art forms. We offer regular workshops, training sessions and residencies.

CSV also commissions artists to create new works, and sponsors a variety of youth-oriented production programs and post-secondary scholarships. We actively participate in local exhibitions of media art through our partnerships with arts organizations and grassroots festivals.

Charles Street Video fosters the creation of media art, encourages experimentation, and develops an artistic community and is Toronto’s leading media arts production centre where emerging and established artists gather and achieve their artistic vision.

CSV is supported by its members, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council for operating funding and by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts for capital funding.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 30 May
7 - 9:30pm
Sound Hackers Meetup! In partnership with Conductive Art! Turn ANYTHING into an Electronic Musical Instrument.
Wed 27 June
6:30 - 9:30pm
Share Tech: 360 Cameras Share Tech events are themed evenings that focus on sharing knowledge and offering a brief overview of some of the most relevant gear to contemporary media art production.
Wed 11 July
6:30 - 9:30pm
Video Chuck: Summer Fun @ TMAC Video Chuck is a chance to bring together our community, socialize, network, and highlight CSV members' work.

Workshops in May

Sat 26 May
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Video Cameras: Shooting 101
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Wed 30 May
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Wed 6 Jun
6pm - 9pm)

Concept Development From Idea to Production
members $0-$25  (others $105)

Workshops in June

Sat 2 June
1 - 4 pm 
Cinematography: Camera Techniques
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sun 3 June
1 - 4 pm 
Cinematography: Lighting Techniques
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 9 June
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Panasonic GH5
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sun 10 June
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Lighting
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Wed 13 June
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Wed 27 Jun
6pm - 9pm)

Scriptwriting Fundamentals
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sat 16 June
1 - 5 pm 
(Part II: Sun 17 Jun
1pm - 5pm)

Introduction to Adobe Premiere
members $0-$25  (others $105)
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568 Richmond St. W, Toronto M5V 1Y9

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Office: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
568 Richmond Street W.,
RPO Queen-Bathurst, Box 52456
Toronto, ON M5V 3T8
☎ 416 603 6564
csv [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Ross Turnbull General Manager

Greg Woodbury Operations Manager

Pam Baer Program Co-ordinator (on leave)

Nancy Paterson Facilities Coordinator

Konrad Skreta Audio/Video Technician

Jennifer Su Assistant Program Coordinator (interim)

Nadene Theriault-Copeland Financial

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CSV Maker Space Project

Call for Proposals CSV is looking for artists and collectives interested in promoting dialogue and experimentation about media art. Through our maker space program we are facilitating an open door opportunity to engage with our space and resources.  more
Office Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
568 Richmond Street West
PO Box 52456 RPO Queen Bathurst, Toronto M5V 3T8 Canada
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