Workshop Registration & Membership Site

Workshop Registration & Membership Site

FILM 5 Workshops

    • January 12, 2019
    • 10:00
    • January 13, 2019
    • 17:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 19
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    This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

    Proper management is an important component of realizing your creative vision. This two-day crash course will teach participants about the organizational tools that help a production to run smoothly and how to manage potential production problems. Topics covered include the role of the Production Manager and team, script breakdown, budgeting, cost reporting, hiring personnel, locations and money management. Bring a calculator – there will be lots of hands-on examples.

    Taught by: TBD

    Note:
    Required for FILM 5 Production Coordinator trainee

    Day 1: Jan 12th, 10am- 5pm

    Day 2: Jan 13th, 10am- 5pm

    Price: $160/200+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)




    • January 26, 2019
    • 10:00
    • January 27, 2019
    • 17:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
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    This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

    This two-day course covers the tasks associated with a being a 1st assistant camera, loader and trainee as well as the basics of camera operation. Topics covered include the working relationship with the DOP, focus pulling, slating, marking, reports, loading, light meters roles in the department, the industry as a whole and the next steps to take, priorities of an assistant – Setting up camera, changing locations, which gear to take first, weather gear and so much more.

    Note: Required for FILM 5 Camera Assistant trainee 

    Day 1: January 26, 10am - 5pm

    Day 2: January 27, 10am - 5pm

    Price: $160/200+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    INSTRUCTOR: Mike Snider

    I started in the film industry in 2003 as an office PA after taking every camera course AFCOOP had to offer.   My understanding of cameras and film helped me get into the trainee program in 2005 on a low budget feature called Summerhood and from there I’ve been working steadily every year since then.  

    When I first started in camera everything was still shot on film.  35mm for features and 16 for MOW’s and tv.  I learned to load film before I started the trainee program so I was an instant asset to the 2nd AC’s I worked with because they could trust me to load right away.  I credit AFCOOP with giving me the tools I needed to dive into the camera department head first and be an instant valuable member of the team.  

    The past 15 years have been the most exciting years of my life.  The opportunities I’ve had in film have been surreal.  Working alongside some of the best filmmakers and actors in the world, has been a dream come true and I’m thankful to everyone that helped me out along the way.  I look forward to  being one of those people that can pave the way for future camera assistants and filmmakers in the industry here in Nova Scotia.




    • February 02, 2019
    • 10:00 - 17:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 101
    • 15
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    This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

    Build a foundation for location sound recording in this informative workshop. In this course, our industry professional will provide instruction in technique, equipment and basic theory.

    Note: Required for FILM 5 Sound Recordist trainee

    Price: $40/50+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    Instructor: TBD

    • February 03, 2019
    • 10:00 - 17:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 101
    • 14
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    This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

    This one-day workshop will cover the specific functions of the AD team and provide an overview of how the AD team organizes an efficient independent film. Pre-production and production requirements will be discussed in detail including script breakdown, shooting schedules, on-set responsibilities, and co-ordination of the cast and crew.

    Note: Required for FILM 5 Assistant Director trainees

    Price: $80/100+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    Instructor: Nicole Steeves

    Nicole Steeves is an award winning Writer/Director/Actor. She has written and directed six short films and two feature films.

    Her first feature, Head Space was made possible through the 1K WAVE ATLANTIC program created by WIFT-AT and Ingrid Veninger of pUNK Films. Her most recent feature, Aliens with Knives (Co-Directed with Struan Sutherland) was created in partnership with Cinema 902 and Eastlink Television and is currently in its award winning festival run.

    Nicole is one of the five winners of the 2017 national screenwriting competition From Our Dark Side. She was also the winner of the 2015 WIFT Pitch Competition for her project Getaway and is an alumni of the Women in the Director’s Chair mentoring program.

    Along with co-writer Struan Sutherland and producer Andre Pettigrew, Nicole became one of the CineCoup Top 15 finalists in Canada with their concept for Namas-DIE. Gnaw, a short film created for Cinecoup was picked by Telefilms Not Short On Talent Program and screened at Clermont Ferrand short film market.

    • February 16, 2019
    • 10:00
    • February 17, 2019
    • 17:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 14
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    This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

    This Art Department Intensive workshop will centre around what it takes to properly understand and break down a script in Art Department terms. We will look at the roles within the art department, the conceptual sketches and ideas that designers produce, the layers involved in putting sets together, and how colour affects the visceral response of a set. Finally, we will take a short film script and apply our knowledge in breaking it down and putting together concept sketches, colour palettes, and set designs. 

    Note:
    - Required for FILM 5 Art Department trainee 
    - Terry will be intensively discussing Guillermo del Toro's new film The Shape of Water and asks students to go and watch it if possible

    Day 1: Feb 16th, 10am- 5pm

    Day 2: Feb 17th, 10am- 5pm

    Price: $160/200+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    INSTRUCTOR: TBD

    • February 23, 2019
    • 10:00 - 17:00
    • 180 Thornhill Drive, Unit #2 Dartmouth NS B3B 1V3
    • 14
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    This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

    Come to learn the fundamentals of on set electric and grip practices in this exciting full day workshop. In this course, our industry professional will provide instruction in distribution systems, working with various lighting fixtures, basic theory and much more. 

    This workshop will be taking place at William F. Whites. This will allow you to work with professional equipment as well as help you become familiar with the rental facility!

    Note: Required for FILM 5 Grip & Electrical trainee 

    March 5th, 10am- 5pm

    Price: $80/100+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    Day 1: March 7th, 10am- 5pm

    Day 2: March 8th, 10am- 5pm

     
    • February 26, 2019
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    What happens after all the filming has wrapped up? The post-production team goes to work! This workshops will explore the overall post-production workflow for a short film. Participants will be given an overview of the role of the DMT, off-line vs. on-line editing, colour correction, sound design, foley, audio mixing and deliverable formats. 

    Note: Required for FILM 5 Assistant Editor trainees

    Price: $40/50 (AFCOOP members / non-members


    • March 04, 2019
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 24
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    This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

    Learn all about the jargon, the do's and don’ts and find out what to expect your first time on a film set. This course is required for all on set FILM 5 trainees and is included as part of the FILM 5 application fee. If you have previously taken this course, you are not required to take it again.  

    This workshop will run from 5 - 9 PM.

    (Required for all FILM 5 Trainees)

    Price: $60 (for AFCOOP members and non-members)

    Taught by: Jenny Reeves

    Jenny Reeves has been a member of IATSE Local 849 representing Motion Picture Technicians in Maritime Canada for 7 years in the craft service department. She was organized into the local in 2011 and now serves the organization as President. She also serves as the co-chair of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Anti-Racism and Human Rights Committee.

    Since Becoming President of Local 849 in 2017, Jenny has undertaken strategies within the local to organize and grow the membership. She is committed to continuing education and has recently received a Diploma from the IATSE Executive Officers Training Institute and earned a certificate in the Women in Leadership Program at Cornell University. Passionate about safety and equality, Jenny actively promotes anti-harassment initiatives and diversity and inclusion within the industry. She started teaching Set Etiquette and Set Safety workshops within the local and for other industry organizations such as AFCOOP, NB Film Co-op, and the NSCC Screen Arts program.

    Before going into the film world, Jenny worked in various other industries including forestry, manufacturing, construction and the oilfield.

    Jenny lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her partner Kimberley and their dog Ziggy. She works full time in her craft as well as helping out with the family forestry business and undertaking her duties to the local. In her downtime she enjoys cooking, camping and other outdoor activities such as paddling and snowshoeing.



Past events

May 31, 2018 FILM 5 Application Fee 2018/19
March 21, 2018 FILM 5 Trainee Meet & Greet
March 20, 2018 SET ETIQUETTE Workshop
March 13, 2018 FILM 5 Post-Production Workflow
February 28, 2018 FILM 5 Location Sound Recording
February 24, 2018 FILM 5 Art Department Intensive
February 13, 2018 FILM 5 Phase Two Tuition
February 03, 2018 FILM 5 Camera Assistant Intensive
January 27, 2018 FILM 5 Production Manager's Intensive
September 28, 2017 FILM 5 Application Fee
September 26, 2017 FILM 5 Info Session
August 22, 2017 FILM 5 Prep Course #3: Creating Your Dream Team
August 15, 2017 FILM 5 Prep Course #2: Producing is Fun!
August 08, 2017 FILM 5 Prep Course #1: Script Clinic
March 16, 2017 Trainee Meet and Greet
March 12, 2017 Assistant Directing
March 11, 2017 Location Sound Recording
March 09, 2017 Set Etiquette Workshop
February 25, 2017 Camera Assistant
February 11, 2017 Art Department
January 28, 2017 Production Manager's
January 17, 2017 Film 5 Trainee Info Session
November 19, 2016 Re-Imagining The Short Film: Directing Masterclass
November 18, 2016 Re-Imagining the Short Film: Screening
April 10, 2016 Sound Editing *FILM 5
March 26, 2016 Assistant Editing *FILM 5
March 24, 2016 Location Sound Recording FILM 5
March 19, 2016 Assistant Directing *FILM 5
March 17, 2016 Post-Production Workflow *FILM 5
March 15, 2016 Set Etiquette *FILM 5
March 12, 2016 Art Department Intensive *FILM 5
March 10, 2016 The Role of the Data Management Technician *FILM 5
February 13, 2016 Camera Assistant Intensive *FILM 5
January 30, 2016 Production Managers' Intensive *FILM 5
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