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Volunteer Photographers & Videographers Wanted!

Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to photograph or make short films? We are looking for volunteers for our Documentation Team to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the documentation team is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through photo essays and short films about individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit. Another function of the Documentation Team is to record this year’s event by creating visual content for use in our social media, newsletters and other promotional content for future faires, with full credit to you, of course!

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What we require:

  • A curious nature and a desire to find out more about Vancouver’s maker community.
  • A commitment to document events in the lead-up to the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
  • An knowledge about photography and/or videography and your own equipment.
  • An interest in social media and an initiative to help promote your work through a variety of channels.
  • An ability to write short, engaging blogs is a bonus!
  • What you will receive:

  • Full credit for your work in all social media posts and promotions.
  • Creative samples to add to your portfolio.
  • A free weekend pass to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
  • Attendance at our annual volunteer appreciation party.
  • A fabulous Vancouver Mini Maker Faire T-shirt.
  • A reference letter upon completion and by request.
  • To apply, please fill out our Volunteer Registration form. Any questions? Please contact Lindsay, our media coordinator at media@makerfaire.ca. Please mark Documentation Team in the subject line.

    Volunteer Bloggers Wanted!

    Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to write? We are looking for volunteer bloggers to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the blog is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through interviews with and profiles of individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit in our city.

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    What we require:

    • A curious nature and a desire to find out more about Vancouver’s maker community.
    • A commitment to write two or more 500-word blog posts per month in the lead-up to the faire
    • A comfort in conducting interviews, connecting with the public and researching topics.
    • An interest in social media and an initiative to help promote your work through a variety of channels.
    • An ability to write short, compelling posts that are fun to read.
    • A great photographic eye is a bonus!

    What you will receive:

    • Full credit for your work in all social media posts and promotions.
    • Writing samples to add to your portfolio.
    • A free weekend pass to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
    • Attendance at our annual volunteer appreciation party.
    • A fabulous Vancouver Mini Maker Faire T-shirt.
    • A reference letter upon completion and by request.

    To apply, please fill out our Volunteer Registration form. Any questions? Please contact Lindsay, our media coordinator, at media@makerfaire.ca. Please mark Blog Team in the subject line.

    Maker Faire 101: Free Evening of Info & Socializing

    Not sure about being a Maker and want some encouragement or more information? Thinking about volunteering? Want to find out what exactly Maker Faire is all about? We’ve got just the thing for you!

     

    Maker Faire 101 is an evening of meeting and greeting, asking and answering, showing-and-telling. Come out and meet some Makers and see their projects (a mini-mini Maker Faire, if you will). Find out from the organizers what it takes to participate as a Maker or volunteer. Have some snacks and beverages. Stay for a free screening of Maker: The Movie.

     

    Date: Saturday Feb. 21, 2015
    Time: 6:30-10pm
    Location: MakerLabs, 196 Kingsway, Vancouver
    RSVP: This is a free event, but capacity is limited. Please RSVP.

     

    Meet Your Makers: The Robots of Dan Royer

     

    Hannah Miller interviewed Dan Royer

     

     

    Dan Royer is coming to VMMF 2012 with a robot entourage. In this video, he talks about the moment he realised he needed something more fulfilling to dedicate himself to – and why robots are it for him.

     

     

     

     

    What’s the first thing you can remember making earlier in life?

     

    The first popular moving device that I made was a small mechano rotary fan that looked like a scale model of a windmill that I brought into the portables at my grade school in grade 5 or 6. I was the only kid who had a fan in this blistering hot little sweat box so I was quite popular. It was one of the few times that I was!

     

     

    What is it like to be part of the Maker community at Vancouver Hack Space?

     

    There are definitely minds here that think differently from mine. The projects that I work on tend to be big and complicated and they take a long time and a lot of patience. I see some people here who come up with simple things that can be done in minutes, that are beautiful to look at and just the concept alone – everyone gets it right off the bat. I just go, wow, because I don’t think that way. I’m so focussed on my goal and there was this beautiful thing off to the side and I wouldn’t have seen it, even if I was looking at it.

     

     

    Since this is your second Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, what can we expect this weekend?

     

    As a maker, expect to be standing on your feet for two days, expect to lose your voice, bring your water and your lunch prefaced and you will be smiling from ear to ear the entire time.

    As a person who is visiting the Faire, pretty much the same thing. The few times I took a break and said watch my table I’m going to go around, I was just…I didn’t know where to look next, I was all over the place! There was a giant crab that walked. There was a woman making glass beads outside and you could participate and make your own glass marbles. There were paper planes that were flying around. There were all kinds of things that were lit up and moving that responded. There were sounds. There was some kind of thing you danced in front of and on a screen it showed you dancing there, but it was funky technology changed around…I don’t know how to put it. There were people with CNC machines – there’s a whole 3D printer village this year! Last year there were two 3D printers and a laser cutter. It’s grown enormously and it’s just going to be fantastic. I expect to be thoroughly awed.