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Stephanie Weimar

 

Overview

Biography

Stephanie was born in Germany. In her early twenties she lived in London, England where she worked as a photographer in the fashion and music industry. Becoming interested in video and film she immigrated to Canada in 2003. There she studied video, video installation and film at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.

Stephanie took part in numerous art exhibitions in Halifax and Toronto and one of her short films,‘Heavy Load’, was screened at the International Super Shorts Film Festival in London and Manchester, England and at the First Take International Film Festival in Toronto.

In late 2006 she moved to the Arctic and became an editor and director with the Inuvialuit Communications Society (ICS) in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. She was a director and editor for the documentary series ‘Suaangan – Our Strength,’ and ‘Uumatimnin – From The Heart’ for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), adding over twenty highly regarded episodes to both programs.

Currently Stephanie works asa freelance director and editor in Montreal and Iqaluit.

Work experiences

  • Director, editor

    With Picture This Productions from April 2010 to July 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Giant Steps Montreal is a school for children and teenagers with Autism Syndrome Diagnoses. I co-directed and edited two videos which aim to make parents and teachers re-think autism. The videos offer practical advice how to make life a lot easier for an autistic person.<br><br> I also co-directed and edited a relaxation video for kids and teens for Giant Steps Montreal which helps young people to chill out and gain more control over their bodies and emotions.<br>
  • Director, editor

    From October 2005 to November 2005 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Soon is a video installation playing with the contradicting feelings of being content within a relationship while harboring doubts and the need for independence.<br><br>
  • Director, editor

    From August 2006 to December 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Where is home and what is home when the place of origin is no longer the place of belonging but nevertheless constitutes a big part of identity?

Skillset

Spoken languages
English, French, German
Written languages
English, French, German
Education/Training
BA Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Tech skills
Final Cut pro, Avid, motion
Specialized equipment
Canon 5d, H2 zoom, full edit suite,
Inspirations
people and life's craziness