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Workshops and Training

Introduction to the Oxberry


Sunday August 20 // 12pm - 4pm & 4pm - 8pm

Sunday August 20 // 12pm – 4pm & 4pm – 8pm There will be two sessions for this class. Session 1 from 12pm – 4pm is SOLD OUT. Session 2 from 4pm – 8pm has a limited number of spots left. The Winnipeg Film Group Has its own Oxberry animation stand that has been set up to allow for working with experimental analog techniques alongside The Oxberry animation stand opens the door to dynamic animations through camera movements, dynamic lighting, and exposure…

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Low Budget Cinematography

$120 - $150

Saturday September 9th, Sunday September 10th // 12pm - 4pm

This is a two day workshop for beginning and intermediate filmmakers interested in cinematography, using the resources available through the WFG or less. In this 2 part class, you will learn : DAY 1: Camera Interpreting story Proper Exposure Working with DSLRs LOG, LUTs and other new terminology Lenses and perspective Brief overview of colour grading. DAY 2: Lighting Working with small lights Home built lights Working with practical lights Lighting techniques Note:  Workshop Dates: Saturday September 9th, Sunday September 10th // 12pm – 4pm…

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$50 - $70

Monday, September 18th // 6pm - 10pm

Monday, September 18th // 6pm – 10pm Are you a short filmmaker who is ready to take the plunge into feature filmmaking? Do you have a short film concept that you believe can work as a solid feature film? Do you want to find out how to put together the right package in order to ensure that your feature film has a great shot of getting funding? This workshop, taught by feature filmmaker Mark Ennis, will help develop your short film concept…

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Making the camera feel lighter: A movement workshop for camera operators

$25 - $35

Wednesday September 20th, Thursday September 21st // 7pm - 10pm

This is a two day workshop will focus on understanding and attempting to alleviate some of the physical strains associated with working as a camera operator The workshop will include stretching and simple movements that could be helpful before working and suggestions for ways to move with greater ease and less discomfort while operating a camera. The workshop will be conducted in a spirit of problem solving in which the instructor hopes to provide useful suggestions in answers to questions asked by…

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Basic Filmmaking Class


September 26 - October 29th

The Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a 8 week period during evenings (Tuesday and Thursday) and some weekends, and provides an intensive introduction to independent filmmaking. All steps and processes are covered from creative conception to the final cut – including the basics of screenwriting, directing, camera operation, lighting, sound and film editing. During the course, the participants will be exposed to the process of shooting and editing a short film and short video. Each…

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16mm Hand Processing in the Dark! w/ Mark Borowski

$60 - $80

Saturday September 30 & Sunday October 1//12pm-4pm

Saturday September 30 & Sunday October 1//12pm-4pm Processing 16mm film can be an expensive. With a few quick tools, you can hand process your film and escape the financial woes of processing in a lab! In this two day analogue workshop, 16mm guru Mark Borowski, will teach you all the fundamentals of 16mm hand processing in the dark room. You will first spend a half-day to a day shooting some B & W 16mm film. Then you will work on hand processing the…

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Adobe Premier Ins and Outs

$50 - $70

Wednesday October 4th - Thursday October 5th // 7pm - 10pm

Wednesday October 4th – Thursday October 5th // 7pm – 10pm There is an increasing number of people that believe that Adobe Premiere Pro is far superior than Final Cut Pro X. Come to this 2 day workshop to find out if that’s true and if this program is a better fit for you. Karsten Wall will teach a two part series on organizing and editing long documentary projects in Adobe Premiere. Steps include…-file organization-creating proxies (including 4k)-logging footage-multicam sequences-interview organizing-assembly…

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Grant Writing Ins and Outs

$40 - $60

7pm - 10pm | Wed, October 11th & Thurs, October 12th

7pm – 10pm | Wed, October 11th & Thurs, October 12th Are you interested in writing a grant but don’t know where to start? This is a grant writing course that will help you learn how to craft a grant. This grant is recommended to people that are interested in applying for a grant or are in the process of writing a grant. Day 1 – Basics of Grants – Overview of the Grant process (What is a grant) – Types of Grants…

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Deluxe Workshop: An introduction to the World of Animation

$120 - $150

Saturday, October 14th & Sunday October 15th // 12pm - 3:30pm

Saturday, October 14th & Sunday October 15th // 12pm – 3:30pm This hands-on and lecture based workshop covers the concepts, history and best practices of computer and traditional animation for the independent filmmaker. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas, where we then proceed to organize it into a working project and production. – Cover the concepts of animation & history of animation in Winnipeg at the WFG – Animation planning and pre-production  (storyboarding, basic script planning) – Going over equipment options…

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Introduction to Screenwriting w/ JJNeepin

$50 - $70

Wednesday November 1st - Thursday November 2nd, 2017 | Hours: 7pm – 10 pm

Wednesday November 1st – Thursday November 2nd, 2017 | Hours: 7pm – 10 pm | Location: WFG Media Lab This INTRO TO SCREENWRITING course will teach some of the basics of telling a story, how to translate it into script format and get it camera ready. Students will be asked to bring an idea or story to class to discuss. Class will begin promptly at 7pm.  DAY 1 – BACK TO BASICS: Story Structure Loglines and synopsis Characters Film Genres Script anatomy…

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Sun 20

The Wedding Plan (Laavor et hakir)

Thu, Sept 7 / 9 pm
Fri & Sat, Sept 8 & 9 / 7 pm
Sun, Sept 10 / 3 pm
Thu, Sept 14 / 7 pm
Fri & Sat, Sept 15 & 16 / 9 pm
Sun Sept 17 / 3 pm

Sat 19

Introduction to the Oxberry

Sunday August 20 // 12pm - 4pm & 4pm - 8pm
Sun 20


Thu & Fri, Aug 17 & 18 / 9 pm
Sat, Aug 19 / 3 pm
Sun Aug 20 / 7 pm
Fri, Aug 25 / 9 pm
Wed 23

Eva Hesse

Wed, Aug 23 / 7 pm
Fri & Sat, Aug 25 & 26 / 7 pm
Sun, Aug 27 / 3 pm
Wed & Thu, Aug 30 & 31 / 7 pm
Thu 24

Lost in Artspace

Thu, Aug 24 / 8 pm - 1 am


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