A free virtual workshop for media and arts practitioners

1 session (Tues 19 May 2020, 10am to 12pm, via Zoom)

Course Description
A showreel, also known as a demo reel or sizzle reel, is a short edited video showcasing a person’s previous work. Showreels are used by many media and arts practitioners from filmmakers to performers like actors and dancers.

This short, free virtual workshop is targeted at media and arts practitioners who have amassed footage from their past works but have not had the opportunity, resources or know-how to edit and put it together in an effective showreel to document and promote their work till now. Objectifs recognises the impact of COVID-19 on independent artists and freelancers in particular, and seeks to support the community by making accessible opportunities for learning and skills development during this period.

Experienced editor and educator Wong Kin Ching will guide a small group of up to 15 participants in learning what makes for a good showreel, reviewing and selecting footage and assembling the clips using Shotcut, a free, open-source, cross-platform video editing software.

By the end of the session, participants will have created a simple showreel of their work that can be uploaded to their website, social media or video platforms like YouTube and Vimeo.

Register here

Workshop Fee
This workshop is offered free of charge. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis. We encourage participants to attend who work in media or the arts, particularly those who are independent practitioners or freelancers who have been impacted by Covid-19.

While this is a free event, please consider donating to Objectifs if you are able to. Your contribution goes directly to supporting our team, freelancers, and artists we work with, to help sustain our organisation during this difficult time. 


Wong Kin Ching (View Profile)

Next Dates
Tues 19 May 2020, 10am to 12pm via Zoom

Technical Requirements

  • Participants are to download Shotcut, which is compatible with macOS, Windows and Linux, prior to the session.
  • Participants should also be able to attend the workshop via Zoom. In order to ensure the security of the session, the meeting link and ID will only be shared with registered participants and a password will be required to enter the session.
  • Participants should also ideally have footage of their past work (e.g. past productions, performances, projects).