The Intro Series Package includes eight introductory filmmaking workshops held on Tuesday evenings from October 6 to November 24. This series is aimed at beginner level filmmakers who want to learn the basics and make contacts with others involved in filmmaking. They will have the opportunity to meet eight industry professionals who will be teaching the workshops, and can also make connections with fellow workshop attendees. The series includes introductions to: filmmaking, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, sound, lighting, editing and distribution.
Price: $240/330 (AFCOOP members / non-members)
Workshop Details Listed Below:
Workshop 1: Introduction to Filmmaking
Instructor: Luckas Cardona
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
“I have an idea for a movie. Where do I start?” This is a great workshop for those new to filmmaking or new to filmmaking in the region. The instructor will walk the class through the various stages of the production process. Topics such as choice of medium, shooting style, and the availability of resources in the Maritime region will be discussed at length. Come with questions and a readiness to connect with other filmmakers.
Workshop 2: Introduction to Screenwriting
Instructor: Iain MacLeod
Tuesday, October 13, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
This workshop covers the art and craft of screenwriting for participants with minimal or no previous experience in creative writing for film. Topics covered include: screenplay format, plot structure, theme, dialogue and character development. Participants are welcome to bring an idea for a short film to share with the class if time permits
Workshop 3: Intro to Directing
Instructor: Cory Bowles
Tuesday, October 20, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
This workshop will explore the basics cornerstones of directing and how to prepare yourself to direct your own film. Open to all but aimed at the beginning filmmaker, the workshop will look at vision building, rehearsals, the casting process, shotlisting, and other tools of directing for film.
Workshop 4: Intro to Cinematography
Tuesday, October 27, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
The cinematographer has a unique role on set, one that is both artistic and technical. In this workshop you will explore how approaches to lighting and camera come together in communicating feelings, ideas and story telling.
Workshop 5: Intro to Sound
Instructor: Chris Spencer-Lowe
Tuesday, November 4, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Learn the basics of location sound recording, mixing and boom operation. An overview of AFCOOP’s location sound equipment will be given and you will participate in some recording practices during this hands-on day
Workshop 6: Intro to Lighting
Instructor: Paul McCurdy
Tuesday, November 10, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
This is an introduction to the basic concepts and techniques behind studio lighting. The workshop will go over how and when to use different modifiers like umbrellas, softboxes, and reflectors. It will also include discussion on basic effective light placement and methodology.
Workshop 7: Intro to Editing
Instructor: Luckas Cardona
Tuesday, November 17, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
In this workshop you’ll learn how to approach editing, tackle workflow and learn the basic theory behind picture editing.
Workshop 8: Intro to Distribution
Instructor: Nelson MacDonald
Tuesday, November 24, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Participants will learn about distribution, dissemination and marketing for short films through social media, film festivals and video-sharing websites.