Meet the MusicWorks Panelists: Janelle Wookey and Terry Proveda

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Janelle Wookey and Terry Proveda

Coming up on Wednesday, October 26, Janelle Wookey of Wookey Films and Terry Proveda of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, will be joining us for our workshop, Through the Videographers Lens. Get to know them a little better through this little Q+A…

Janelle Wookey is half of an award-winning, Franco-Métis brother-sister filmmaking team born and raised in the Canadian prairies. Since launching their production company, Wookey Films, their work has aired nationally on CBC, Radio-Canada, APTN and Unis / TV5 and has screened at festivals worldwide. In 2016 their work was nominated for three awards at the Prix Gémeaux including Best Arts and Culture Documentary. With every project, their objective is to tell stories that contribute to building stronger bridges between Canadians, promoting a deeper level of understanding and empathy through smart, entertaining content.

Terry Proveda’s love for videography grew naturally from photography when he began making BMX videos with friends. Terry enjoys telling stories through video, and has brought his passion for videography to his role as new media coordinator for the Winnipeg Folk Festival. There he has conceptualized the popular Winnipeg Folk Festival Sessions featuring acoustic performances recorded live at the festival. Terry recently totaled up all of the YouTube/Facebook views on the videos he’s made and it’s over 460,000. He’s also won a couple awards at the University of Winnipeg Film Fest, and recently has had a short film screen at the Bicycle Film Festival in New York City.

What is your favourite flavour of chips?

Janelle: Ketchup!

Terry: Any kind! Doritos, Miss Vickies, all dressed, you name it I'll eat it.

Mac or PC?

Janelle: Mac cult follower over here since the '90s.

Terry: Mac.

Do you play any instruments?

Janelle: Barbara Streisand karaoke all-star.

Terry: I dabble on my Fender Rhodes from time to time.

What excites you most about getting behind a camera?

Janelle: The thought of soon seeing this footage in the edit suite.

Terry: Making a video from nothing and having even just one person interested enough to hit the play button makes every second behind the lens or in the editing suite worth it. Film making is the most exciting way to share a story and it’s simpler than you think, anyone can do it. We all have the access to the same tools, we all use the same upload button on YouTube, you just need to get out there and hit record.

What’s the last thing you listened to?

Janelle: "Feel So Good" by Mase right now haha yikes... Followed by "As Time Goes By" by Jimmy Durante (I make the weirdest playlists of all time).

Terry: D’Angelo – "Voodoo".

Dinosaurs or robots?

Janelle: Neither!

Terry: Neither to be honest… Dinsoaurs?


Dynamic content has never been more important to music careers. Talent buyers often prefer live content, fans look to video sites for their music, and social media is embracing video like never before. Find out from a couple of the brightest local new media pros how you can create your own video content on a small budget. MusicWorks DIY Series offers developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the music business.

Register online, or to get more info, please contact:

David Landreth, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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