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

Fri 22 September
6 - 9pm
She Films Collective: Movie Night + Workshop Join She Films Collective in a 2 day expedition, reliving your childhood filmmaking memories like never before!
Wed 27 September
6:30 - 9:30pm
Share Tech Series Part 4: Lenses at CSV In part 4 of our Share Tech series we'll be focusing on lenses!
Wed 4 October
6 - 9pm
Animating in After Effects
Tue 21 November
6:30 - 9pm
Art Intersections Meetup - November 21, 2017 with Cara Mumford and Sophia Park, moderated by Karl Schroeder Art Intersections Meetup is a meeting place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world.

Workshops in October

Tue 10 October
6 - 9 pm 
Introduction to Drone Cinematography
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 14 October
1 - 5 pm 
(Part II: Sun 15 Oct
1pm - 5pm)

Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
members $0-$30  (others $125)
Wed 18 October
6 - 9 pm 
Understanding the Business of Film Distribution
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Wed 25 October
6 - 9:30 pm 
(Part II: Wed 1 Nov
6pm - 9:30pm)

Scriptwriting Fundamentals
members $0-$25  (others $105)

Workshops in November

Wed 8 November
6 - 9 am 
Animating in Photoshop 2D and 3D
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 11 November
12 - 4 pm 
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sat 18 November
10 am - 5 pm 
Basics of Contracts & Rights Management
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sat 25 November
10 am - 5 pm 
Concept Development From Idea to Production
members $0-$25  (others $105)
more 2 more scheduled workshops



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)
pam [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Sanjit Dhillon Assistant Programming Coordinator (interim)

Michael Keshane

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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