Presenting sponsor: Viva Pharmaceutical Inc.
The Media Lab offers a wide range of programming, from animation to graphic design. For detailed information on classes currently being offered please see the 2017 Fall Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide.
You can also view the 2017 Fall program information by clicking on the PDF link below. Media Lab offerings are on pages 11-14:
Arts Line-Up Fall 2017
To register for programs visit Program Registration or call 604-276-4300.
Lauren Burrows Backhouse – Richmond Youth Media Program
Media Arts Specialist Lauren Burrows Backhouse leads the Richmond Youth Media Program (RYMP) and is the facilitator for several media-based community partnerships. As a broadcaster, Lauren spent more than 10 years on the air, broadcasting everything from traffic reports on CKNW to the latest in independent music on CBC Radio 3. As a community arts organizer, Lauren helped produce the Sista'hood Celebration for many years, and has been a board member for several non-profit arts and theatre organizations. Lauren brings expertise gained from these experiences to her instruction on podcasting, music production, and DJ skill sessions.
Byte Camp is a non-profit society that is dedicated to giving kids quality, affordable and fun creative opportunities with technology. Byte Camp programs at the Richmond Arts Centre and Media Lab include 3D Animation, 3D and Flash Video Game Design, and Music Video Production. www.bytecamp.ca
Jim Dobbs – StageCraft
Jim has worked in the fields of performing arts, film, and entertainment technology and operations for over 30 years. Prior to joining the Michael J. Fox Theatre in 1993, Jim provided technical support for many major events and earned over 70 credits in the motion picture industry. Working within a school-based community enabled him to liaise with school district fine arts programs and support youth through performance and scholarships. He is the current Chair of the BC Section of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology – a national industry group involved with education, best practices and safety standards for those working in live entertainment – a member of the BC Touring Council, and a Board Member with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra.
Matt Harkness – S.M.A.R.T. Series
Matt Harkness is a designer, maker, and researcher from Calgary, AB, Canada. He graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in April 2017 with a Masters of Design. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2014 and while there, spent nearly two years of his undergrad studying industrial design abroad at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. His work ranges from functional to conceptual and includes furniture, product, interior and architectural design and even sculptural objects. He loves working on industrial and product design projects the most, and he’s also passionate about design research, material exploration, sustainability, repurposing objects, 3D printing and other forms of emerging digital technology.
Cindy Mochizuki – Digital Photography
Cindy Mochizuki has created animation, photo-based work, multi-media installation, and performance. She has also worked on numerous collaborations and community-engaged projects working with a wide range of organizations and artists from a range of artistic disciplines. She has taught at Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University and has led several media-based workshops for galleries, festivals, artist-run centres, and museums within Canada and Japan. Cindy’s media projects work with narratives, archives and interviews; her artistic practice revisits historical and personal memory. She has exhibited and screened her work both nationally and internationally. She holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the School For Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.
Kryshan Randel – Directing for Film
Kryshan Randel grew up in Richmond BC, and has been directing films for as long as he can remember. Several of his short films have toured the genre festival circuit worldwide including Sitges, Fantastic Fest and Fantasia; and screened on Amazon Instant Video and the Sundance Channel. Kryshan has also co-created several local filmmaking programs and fast film contests, including Frames Film Project and The 24 Hour Film Contest. And as an IATSE 669 union member, he works as a camera operator and editor for clients such as Disney, BBC America and Legendary Pictures.