Workshop Registration & Membership Site

Workshop Registration & Membership Site

Upcoming Workshops

    • August 21, 2018
    • 18:00
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    FILM 5 Prep: Producing is Fun!
    Tuesday August 21st 6pm
    FREE
    Three active and experienced producers will join us to discuss being a creative producer on a short film. Whether you have a budding interest in filmmaking, are a director looking to expand your skill set, or are an emerging producer, all are welcome to attend. Come find out why these three busy producers love their jobs!
    Producer Panel: Lara Cassidy, Morgan Salter, Melani Wood

    • August 25, 2018
    • 10:00
    • August 26, 2018
    • 17:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 6
    Register

    The Vintage 16mm Cameras Program is a one time initiative focused on the process of working with some of AFCOOP’s more obscure 16mm cameras. The program will culminate with a group installation at this year’s Nocturne: Art at Night Festival where works will be projected on 16mm. This year, Nocturne will be held on the eve of Saturday, October 13.

    Up to 14 participants will take part in an intensive weekend workshop on August 25 & 26 led by instructor Gareth Roberts. During the workshop, participants will learn how to operate a variety of 16mm cameras provided by AFCOOP and NSCAD. The workshop will cover handling, loading film, power requirements as well as basic elements of filming, such as ensuring proper exposure, lenses and filtration, manipulating image and in camera editing techniques. No prior knowledge or experience working with analogue film is necessary to participate. After the workshop, each participant will receive one, 100ft roll of high contrast black and white film as well as one, in-kind two-day rental of any of AFCOOP's 16mm cameras covered in the workshop to shoot their film. Films are expected to be edited in-camera and submitted to AFCOOP by September 20 to be sent off for development. A test projection of the films will be presented the week before Nocturne. During the festival, films will be screened as a loop presentation rear-projected onto AFCOOP's front window.

    Price: $150/$175 including HST (members/non-members) 
    Instructor:Gareth Roberts

    Gareth Roberts has worked in the camera field for over 20 years and currently works as a camera operator.  He has an interest in old 16mm cameras and is interested in sharing what he knows.

    Price includes:

    - weekend intensive workshop
    - test film from the workshop
    - 100ft roll of black and white film
    - 2-day rental of analog cameras
    - shipping and processing of film
    - showcasing opportunity in Nocturne 2018
    - a digital version of ones project captured by AFCOOP
    - 100ft roll of vintage 16mm colour reversal film to be used for future projects
    - one, 2-day free rental of any camera covered in the workshop, after the workshop’s completion

    Participation in the program is first come first served and has a cap of 14 participants.



    • August 28, 2018
    • 18:00
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    FILM 5 Prep: Short Film Panel Discussion
    Tuesday August 28th 6pm
    FREE
    Join us for a panel discussion on the art of the short film with local auteurs Heather Young. Sol Nagler and Winston DeGiobbi.

    • September 04, 2018
    • 18:00
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    FILM 5 Prep: Finding Your Voice with special guest
    Tuesday September 4th 6pm
    FREE
    Join renowned special guest, actress and film creative, to narrow in on what makes your voice and vision unique.

    • September 11, 2018
    • 18:00
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    FILM 5 Screening & Info Session
    Tuesday September 11th, 6pm
    FREE

    Get your last minute FILM 5 application questions answered at this info session.

    • October 02, 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    This workshop introduces participants to the elements needed to make an independent film. Participants will walk through the filmmaking process from beginning to end. In addition they will receive a better understanding of the various jobs on a film set and how they work in conjunction with each other. A special focus will be made on the tools and resources that are available for making films in Nova Scotia.

    Price: $45/55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    INSTRUCTOR: TBD



    • October 02, 2018
    • 18:00
    • November 23, 2018
    • 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    AFCOOP’s Intro Package is a series of intro workshops designed to give participants a balanced overview of independent film production and the elements involved in creating a project from first draft to final edit. If you want to learn how to make a film, this package is for you!

    NEW PRICE: $225/275 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    Non members should consider purchasing an Associate Membership which saves $10 (associate membership costs $40 including tax)

    The Intro series is sold at a discount when purchased as a package and includes the following 7 workshops:

    Intro to Filmmaking
    Oct. 2nd, 6pm - 9pm

    Intro to Screenwriting 
    Oct. 9th, 6pm - 9pm

    Intro to Directing
    Oct. 16th, 6pm - 9pm

    Intro to Producing 
    Oct. 23rd , 6pm - 9pm

    Intro to Cinematography 
    Oct. 30th, 6pm -9pm

    Intro to Sound Recording
    Nov. 6th, 6pm - 9pm

    Intro to Editing 
    Nov. 13th, 6pm - 9pm


    • October 09, 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    A study of screenwriting both technically and creatively, this course is ideal for novice writers with little or no experience. Participants will learn how the elements of story (plot, conflict, theme, dialogue, and character development) are used specifically for film. This course will also cover technical details such as formatting and film specific writing techniques. This workshop will give you the boost you need to dive in, or fix up your next great project. 

    Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring a short film idea to be discussed if time permits.

    Price: $45/55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    INSTRUCTOR: 


    • October 16, 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    This workshop will explore the tools and techniques available to a director to create projects from script to screen. The workshop will touch on elements like working with actors, visual storytelling, sound design, and the directors’ role in post-production. If you want to be a director, this workshop is for you. 

    Price: $45/$55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    INSTRUCTOR: Nicole Steeves
    Nicole Steeves is a 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 starting its 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. 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


    • October 23, 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    This workshop will go over the Producer's role in independent film production. Whether you want to go into producing or production management, or even just to be able to produce your own work, this workshop is essential understanding what it takes. 

    Price: $45/55 Including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    INSTRUCTOR: TBD

    • October 30, 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    This workshop is designed to give participants a balanced understanding of the elements involved in recording moving images for film. Participants will learn the theory of creating an image, working with the camera, working with the lighting department, and a brief overview of the equipment and tools used to create compelling imagery. 

    Price: $45/$55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    Instructor: Halley Davies
    Halley Davies is a freelance filmmaker and I.A.T.S.E. 667 camera assistant. Her love for cinematography and storytelling drew her to NSCAD University where she completed a BFA in Film. Since then she has worked on numerous sets, both as a DP and camera assistant. She enjoys the energy and challenge of being a camera assistant for large productions where she can have hands-on experience with specialized gear and cameras. Her innate creativity brings her back behind the camera where she explores lighting and camerawork to tell a story.


    • November 06, 2018
    • ? - 16:30
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    A study of the principals of sound, this workshop will cover the art, technique and theory of sound recording for film. The workshop will cover the theory of on-set sound recording, sound foley (reproduced sound), and sound design. Sound is an important part of your project so you can’t afford to miss this information packed workshop!

    Price: $45/$55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    Instructor: 

    • November 13, 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101
    • 15
    Register

    This workshop will cover the nuanced and intricate process of editing a film. Participants will learn about various editing styles and how they can affect the film as a whole, as well as different techniques to achieve these styles. 

    Price: $45/$55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

    Instructor: 




Past events

August 15, 2018 National Screen Institute Info Session
August 14, 2018 FILM 5 Prep Course - Script Clinic
July 31, 2018 FILM 5 Screening & Info Session
June 02, 2018 Handmade 16mm Camera
May 29, 2018 Safer Spaces Workshop & HIFF Volunteer Orientation
May 26, 2018 JK Optical Printer
May 24, 2018 Film Manipulation / Destruction
May 23, 2018 How To Apply To Film Festivals / FREE Info Session
May 19, 2018 Handmade Emulsion
May 15, 2018 Spring Editing Series #3 Da Vinci Resolve
May 10, 2018 MoVI Demo Night
May 08, 2018 Spring Editing Series #2 Adobe After Effects
May 01, 2018 Spring Editing Series Package
May 01, 2018 Spring Editing Series #1 Adobe Premiere Pro
April 24, 2018 Marketing for Film
April 17, 2018 Budgeting & Taxes for Artists
April 07, 2018 Advanced Analogue Intensive
March 27, 2018 Respect on Set
March 23, 2018 FILM 5 Application Fee
March 21, 2018 FILM 5 Trainee Meet & Greet
March 20, 2018 SET ETIQUETTE Workshop
March 13, 2018 FILM 5 Post-Production Workflow
March 11, 2018 First Aid on Set
March 10, 2018 FILM 5 Assistant Directing Intensive
March 06, 2018 Intro to Editing
February 28, 2018 FILM 5 Location Sound Recording
February 27, 2018 Intro to Cinematography
February 24, 2018 FILM 5 Art Department Intensive
February 21, 2018 FILM 5 Role of the DMT
February 20, 2018 Intro to Screenwriting
February 13, 2018 Intro to Directing
February 06, 2018 Intro Series Package
February 06, 2018 Intro to Filmmaking
February 03, 2018 FILM 5 Camera Assistant Intensive
January 30, 2018 Introduction to Documentary
January 27, 2018 FILM 5 Production Manager's Intensive
January 24, 2018 FILM 5 Trainee Info Session
January 23, 2018 Grant Writing Workshop
January 20, 2018 Avalon: Workshop in Sexualized Violence & Trauma Informed Practice
November 25, 2017 Languages of NS - Filmmaking Weekend Workshop: L'nui'simk / Mi'kmaq
November 25, 2017 Eco-Processing Film
November 21, 2017 Intro to Editing
November 18, 2017 Languages of NS - Filmmaking Weekend Workshop: Maritime Sign Language / American Sign Language
November 15, 2017 Working with Film
November 15, 2017 Working with Film / Eco-Processing Package
November 14, 2017 Intro to Directing
November 11, 2017 Languages of NS - Filmmaking Weekend Workshop: French
November 07, 2017 Intro to Sound for Film
November 04, 2017 Languages of Nova Scotia: Filmmaking Weekend Workshop - Farsi
November 01, 2017 Short Film Masterclass with LuLu Keating
October 31, 2017 Intro to Cinematography
October 24, 2017 Script Clinic Series
October 24, 2017 Intro to Screenwriting
October 17, 2017 Intro Series Package
October 17, 2017 Intro to Filmmaking
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 12, 2017 Caffenol and Beyond Workshop
August 08, 2017 FILM 5 Prep Course #1: Script Clinic
August 02, 2017 FILM 5 Screening & Info Session
May 09, 2017 How To Apply To Film Festivals / FREE Info Session
April 18, 2017 Intro to Sketch Writing
April 10, 2017 Taxes for Filmmakers
March 28, 2017 NSI Features First Info Session
March 21, 2017 Intro to Editing
March 16, 2017 Trainee Meet and Greet
March 12, 2017 Assistant Directing
March 11, 2017 Location Sound Recording
March 09, 2017 Set Etiquette Workshop
March 07, 2017 Intro to Cinematography
February 28, 2017 Intro to Screenwriting
February 25, 2017 Camera Assistant
February 16, 2017 Directors Guild of Canada – Atlantic Region Council Info Session
February 11, 2017 Art Department
February 07, 2017 Intro Series Package
February 07, 2017 Intro to Filmmaking
January 28, 2017 Production Manager's
January 17, 2017 Film 5 Trainee Info Session
December 11, 2016 Documentary Masterclass with John Walker
December 10, 2016 SCREENING: Quebec My Country Mon Pays
December 08, 2016 Colour Correction
December 06, 2016 Intro to Editing
November 29, 2016 Intro to Sound for Film
November 22, 2016 Intro to Production Design
November 19, 2016 Re-Imagining The Short Film: Directing Masterclass
November 18, 2016 Re-Imagining the Short Film: Screening
November 15, 2016 Intro to Lighting
November 10, 2016 Small Gauge Filmmaking
November 08, 2016 Intro to Cinematography
November 06, 2016 Documentary Masterclass with Christine Molloy
November 03, 2016 Writing for Horror
November 01, 2016 Intro to Documentary
October 27, 2016 Free Info Session: Grant Application with Arts NS
October 25, 2016 Intro to Directing
October 24, 2016 Script Clinic Series
October 18, 2016 Intro to Screenwriting
October 11, 2016 Intro Series Package
October 11, 2016 Intro to Narrative Filmmaking
October 04, 2016 Free Info Session: Working with the C300 MKII
September 11, 2016 Documentary Masterclass with José Luis Guerin
September 10, 2016 SCREENING: The Academy of Muses
April 10, 2016 Sound Editing *FILM 5
March 26, 2016 Assistant Editing *FILM 5
March 24, 2016 Location Sound Recording FILM 5
March 20, 2016 First Aid on Set
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
March 01, 2016 Intro to Distribution
February 23, 2016 Intro to Editing
February 16, 2016 Intro to Documentary
February 13, 2016 Camera Assistant Intensive *FILM 5
February 09, 2016 Intro to Cinematography
February 02, 2016 Intro to Screenwriting
January 30, 2016 Production Managers' Intensive *FILM 5
January 26, 2016 Intro to Directing
January 19, 2016 Intro to Filmmaking
January 19, 2016 Intro Series Package
January 05, 2016 How to Make Comedies Good
December 01, 2015 Writing For Horror
November 24, 2015 Intro to Distribution (Short Films)
November 17, 2015 Intro to Editing
November 10, 2015 Intro to Lighting
November 03, 2015 Intro to Sound
October 27, 2015 Intro to Cinematography
October 20, 2015 Intro to Directing
October 19, 2015 Advanced Screenwriting
October 13, 2015 Intro to Screenwriting
October 08, 2015 Copyright Issues for Filmmakers - FREE talk
October 06, 2015 Intro Series Package
October 06, 2015 Intro to Filmmaking
May 28, 2015 INTRO TO CELLULOID ANIMATION
May 26, 2015 INTRO TO DIGITAL ANIMATION
May 19, 2015 Animation Package Deal
May 19, 2015 INTRO TO ANIMATION: ARTIST TALKS & SCREENINGS
April 02, 2015 How To Start A Production Company
March 31, 2015 Intro to Directing
March 29, 2015 Emergency First Aid On Set
March 26, 2015 Picture Editing Intensive *FILM 5
March 25, 2015 Intro to Filmmaking in NS
March 24, 2015 FREE Tech Workshop: Kessler Pocket Jib and CineSlider
March 21, 2015 Sound Editing Intensive *FILM 5
March 21, 2015 Lighting and Grip Intensive *FILM 5
March 14, 2015 Camera Assistant Intensive *FILM 5
March 12, 2015 Set Etiquette
March 10, 2015 Post Production Intensive *FILM 5
March 07, 2015 Art Department Intensive *FILM 5
March 05, 2015 The Beautiful Social Doc
March 01, 2015 Assistant Directing *FILM 5
February 26, 2015 FREE Tech Workshop: New Lectrosonics SRB and SMQV Wireless LAV System
February 25, 2015 Intro Package Deal
February 25, 2015 Intro to Screenwriting
February 24, 2015 Intro to Working with Actors
February 21, 2015 Location Sound Recording Intensive *FILM 5
February 17, 2015 FREE Info Session: Casting
February 12, 2015 Cinematography: A Visual Primer *FILM 5
February 09, 2015 Advanced Screenwriting
February 07, 2015 Production Managers’ Intensive *FILM 5
February 05, 2015 Intro to Directing
February 04, 2015 DMT – Learn the role of the Data Management Technician *FILM 5
February 03, 2015 Continuity and Script Supervision *FILM 5
January 22, 2015 Intro to Screenwriting
January 20, 2015 Intro Package Deal
January 20, 2015 Intro to Filmmaking in NS
December 09, 2014 Comedy Writing In Film…Ha!
November 08, 2014 Just Shoot It! A DIY filmmaking workshop
November 03, 2014 Grant Writing
October 28, 2014 Intro to Screenwriting
October 09, 2014 Intro to Directing
October 06, 2014 Intro to Filmmaking in NS
October 02, 2014 Intro to Filmmaking Series
October 02, 2014 Intro to Screenwriting
September 04, 2014 FILM 5 Info Session
August 12, 2014 Practical Magic – Practical Effects on a Shoestring
July 22, 2014 Hand Processing Small Gauge Film $45/$55
July 15, 2014 Small Gauge Filming (8 or 16MM) $40/$50
July 02, 2014 Short Film Distribution $35/45
June 10, 2014 HIFF Screening - Centre For Art Tapes 35th Anniversary Screening
June 10, 2014 HIFF Screening - Tower
June 09, 2014 HIFF Screening - Atlantic Auteurs
June 09, 2014 HIFF Screening - imagineNative Showcase | Shorts Program
June 08, 2014 HIFF Screening - Asphalt Watches
June 08, 2014 HIFF Screening - Reprogrammed
June 07, 2014 HIFF Screening - Ken Fucks Up
June 07, 2014 HIFF Screening - Manakamana
June 07, 2014 HIFF Screening - East of Ordinary
June 06, 2014 HIFF Screening - AFCOOP 40th Anniversary Shorts 1990's & 2000's
June 06, 2014 HIFF Screening - AFCOOP 40th Anniversary Shorts 1970's & 1980's
June 06, 2014 HIFF Festival Pass 2014
June 01, 2014 Bunker 6 Screening
May 20, 2014 How to Apply to Film Festivals - Free Workshop
May 07, 2014 Volunteer Orentation
April 29, 2014 "Reel Justice" Screening during Mayworks
April 24, 2014 AFCOOP's Spring General Meeting
April 10, 2014 Life’s a Pitch- the basics of pitching your idea to a TV broadcaster
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