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When Covid began locking Durham Region down in the spring of 2020, Durham Region went full steam ahead to try and promote and support small local businesses. Durham Region reached out to Empty Cup Media to help them make promotional material for the downtowns of...

What's included in our video consultations? Equipment Recommendations Every business has slightly different video needs. We can make recommendations on the necessary equipment to make professional videos that suit the style you're looking for. You don't need a fancy camera to get started, but there are a...

What is Videography Portfolio Development? If you are a student who loves videography and want to make money making videos then you need a portfolio. Before you earn your first dollar as a videographer, you have to prove you're capable of delivering a good video. Your...

1-on-1 Photography Workshop If you are still shooting on automatic mode or want to get more out of your camera, then sign up for Colin's photography workshop. Each workshop focuses on improving the types of things you like to shoot. Do you want to shoot better...

This two and a half minute video is a product of an Artist in Residence project through the Durham District School Board. Local artist Colin Burwell visited Sir Samuel Steele Public School to teach an English lesson through cinematography for three straight days to three...

This is a dance film choreographed by a grade 12 dance class. Empty Cup Media received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council that allowed Carla and Colin to teach the students about shot angles and focal length, stabilization tools and how to write storyboards....

School photography projects can have several types of finished products. Some examples of projects we've done in the past are: -Hard cover photo books (30-60 pages) -Soft cover photo books (30-60 pages) -Calendars -Large scale canvas wraps (up to 40"x 60") If you're thinking of having one of these made...

This documentary was shot the grade 8s at Clara Hughes Public School over a single school day. Empty Cup Media, through an arts infused learning program, taught the students the elements of a documentary, how to shoot interviews with good questions and then edited all...

Thank you for supporting the arts! We were provided funding through the Ontario Arts Council for the 2013-2014 school year to do 5 different video projects within the Durham District School Board. Each school received 20 hours of Colin and Carla's time where they taught...

This is an amazing collaborative video. We received grant money from the Ontario Arts Council to do 5 school projects within one year. We chose The Durham Alternative Secondary School because we have a great working relationship with the staff, we love the building, and we...

Colin visited Valley View Public School several times to teach the grade 8s a history lesson about Louis Riel. He taught them how to write historical fiction films, about shot angles and focal length, and about writing storyboards. The students each wrote their own historical...

We were provided funding through the Ontario Arts Council for the 2013-2014 school year to do 5 different video projects within the Durham District School Board. Each school received 20 hours of Colin and Carla's time where they taught students about film making, shared their...