EMPOWERED FILMMAKER MASTERCLASS FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH/ADULTS - PRINCE GEORGE...

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Skylight Room: Ramada Hotel Prince George

444 George St

Prince George, BC V2L 1R6

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The Empowered Filmmaker Masterclass is an official course is designed to take an individual with no prior experience and give them hands on technical training from storyboarding/script writing to on location filming, audio production and delivery of a final complete production. The purpose of this course is to create self-sufficient, self-driven indigenous filmmakers that can go on to achieve great things.


THE PROGRAM:


DAY 1

Orientation, program overview in the classroom and then diving into filmmaking 101. Types of productions, filmmaking style, structure of a production, production stages and elements, assembly and delivery. We will conclude by watching a grassroots indigenous documentary and diagnose what went into producing it. We will watch two productions we produced, ‘A LAST STAND FOR LELU’ and ‘THE SUN ON TOP OF THE HOUSE’, both award-winning films that are centred around indigenous communities and discuss how the productions were put together.

DAY 2

How to storyboard and plan your production. Here we will break into 5 groups of roughly 5 individuals based on age category and work to develop our own script/storyboards, shot lists and production plans. Each group will present their production plans before the class is adjourned for the day. We will then discuss each production as a collective – including who our target audience is, how we will distribute our film and how we would go about producing the films from a technical perspective.

DAY 3

We will distribute 5 DJI OSMO+ 4K cameras with integrated 3-axis gimbals. Each group will then have hands-on training on how to operate these cameras in the field. We will cover camera settings, preparing media, principles of aperture and exposure, camera movements and cinematic filming techniques. We will then move to the outdoors to bring our productions to life. At the end of the day we will then review the collected footage together and share our thoughts.

DAY 4

How to assemble footage into a real production. We will utilize Adobe Premiere as the main editing suite on the provided high-performance Macbook Pro laptops.

We will cover subjects such as: audio production – how to, and legalities of using stock music vs. self-made scores, importing footage into the timeline, editing, colour grading, transitions and exporting the final assembly.

DAY 5

We will continue editing our productions through to final delivery for a film screening and awards ceremony at the conclusion of the course. We will also discuss the business aspect of filmmaking, needed equipment and everything one would need to get started as a professional. We will also discuss funding for films as well as how to utilize online video platforms for distribution and how to reach audiences to make sure our productions are seen. We will conclude the course with official certifications of completion.


APPLICATIONS:

Send an e-mail to empoweredfilmmaker@gmail.com

Subject: EMPOWERED FILMMAKER MASTERCLASS (PRINCE GEORGE)

Why do you want to learn filmmaking and how will it benefit your community?

Do you need help getting to location?


CERTIFICATIONS:

At the completion of this course you will receive an official film training certification.

FILM AWARDS AND PRIZES:

At the completion of this course we will have an official screening of our films at our very own film festival along with film awards and prizes to help launch your career as a filmmaker courtesy of VoVo Productions.

PREPARATION:

Bring your smartphone and video camera (if you own one).

No prior knowledge of filmmaking necessary.

The event will be fully catered (locally).

DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR PRODUCTION:

Your production completed within the Empowered Filmmaker Masterclass Program will be elligable for distribution on T.V. through Telus Community Showcase Television.

GRANTS:

After completion of the program you will be eilligible to apply for film grants worth upto $20,000.00 to launch your career as a filmmaker.

COSTS:

The course is FREE, but you must be registered officially.

This event is brought to you by Telus Storyhive & VoVo Productions

www.vovoproductions.com
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