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

Sat 21 January
6:30 - 9:30am
January Video Chuck Social with DMG Our first social of 2017! We’ll learn about immersive audio, and the artistic possibilities of glitches, mods and cheats!
Wed 15 February
6 - 9pm
Insurance for Filmmakers w Judi Heron
Thu 23 February
6 - 9pm
Important Legal Considerations for Producers With Erin Birnberg Ensure a smooth production and distribution process
Thu 2 March
6 - 9pm
Playformance with Maziar Ghaderi Playformance: get excited for wearables, motion capture, projection mapping, generative art and cultural intangibles. There will also be a projection mapping demo!
more 6 more events

Workshops in February

Wed 1 February
6 - 9 pm 
Grant Writing for Media Artists
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 4 February
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to AVID
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Thu 9 February
6 - 9 pm 
360 Degree Video Primer
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 11 February
10 am - 5 pm 
Avid: Intermediate
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Thu 16 February
6 - 9 pm 
Introduction to the RED Dragon Camera
members $0-$10  (others $65)

Workshops in March

Sat 4 March
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Adobe Premiere
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Thu 9 March
6 - 9 pm 
Colour theory for Media Artists
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sun 12 March
10 am - 5 pm 
RED EPIC Post Production
members $0-$25  (others $105)
more 11 more scheduled workshops



568 Richmond St. W, Toronto M5V 1Y9

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Staff Directory

Office: Weekdays 10am - 5pm
65 Bellwoods Ave, Toronto M6J 3N4
☎ 416 603 6564
csv [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Jennie Faber

Ross Turnbull General Manager
rosst [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Greg Woodbury Operations Manager
greg [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Pam Baer Program Co-ordinator
pam [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Guillermina Buzio

Madelayne Hajek Program Coordinator

Nancy Paterson Facilities Coordinator

Konrad Skreta Audio/Video Technician

Nadene Theriault-Copeland Financial
admin [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

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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 10am-5pm
416.603.6564      416.603.6567
568 Richmond Street West
PO Box 52456 RPO Queen Bathust, Toronto M5V 3T8 Canada
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