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Oxberry Animation Stand Workshop

$100 members, $130 Non-members

Sat & Sun. Aug 27-28/ 10AM - 2PM

Winnipeg Film Group,
304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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If you are interested in analogue animation or just want to learn how this marvel of mad science actually works, come join us for this 2 day workshop. Here, you will learn: How the animation stand works. How to use the manual controls. How to use computer controls to change exposure, shutter angle, camera zoom, etc.. How to set up to use 16mm or 35mm film. REFUND POLICY Notice Given:                    …

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How To Design your own Film Looper

$60 (Members) $80 Non-Members

Sat. Sept 17 / 10AM - 3PM

Winnipeg Film Group,
304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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This workshop will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals behind building 16mm and 35 mm film loopers. Students will: Work together to assemble a pre-designed platter style looper at the same time gain knowledge they will need to build their own personal projection systems at home, Be introduced to a variety of easily obtainable materials used in creating film loops as well as items that can be stripped and used from old film projectors, gang syncs and Steenbecks. ABOUT THE…

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Production Camera Workshop

$100 (members),$140 (Non-Members)

Sat. & Sun. Sept. 17 & 18 / 10 AM - 2 PM

This two day workshop will focus on the WFG’s production cameras: The Red One and the Sony FS7. Day One: Camera Ben Stouffer will go through all the functions and capabilities of both cameras. You will gain an understanding of the workflow of the cameras. You will learn how to build and operate both cameras. There will be side by side camera testing of both cameras Day Two: DIT and colour management Ingesting footage into the computers. Working with LUTS…

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Basic Filmmaking Class

$450

Sept. 21 - Nov. 13, 2016

The Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a 8 week period during evenings (Wednesday 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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Hone Your Producing Skills

$40(Members)/$60 (Non-Members)

Sat. Sept. 24 /10AM-2PM

In conjunction with Cinematheque and Aiken Heart Films: Hone your producing skills in this four hour long crash course by Coral Aiken in producing independent feature film. In this workshop, participants learn the process of taking a feature film from development to delivery from a producer’s perspective. Attend the class and enjoy the film, The People Garden By Nadia Litz on Sat Sept 24 at 7PM for free. About the Instructor: Former Winnipeg filmmaker Coral Aiken comes from a strong…

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Write A Feature Length Film

$150 (Member)/$185 (Non-Member)

Wed Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14 / 7 PM - 10 PM

Have you written short films and now you feel ready to write your first feature? Or have you attempted to write a screenplay only to end up confused and frustrated? This workshop will take you from start to finish through the screenwriting process. Participants must bring a NEW story idea that they will develop throughout the class. Participants will read each others work, share ideas and offer feedback. If you complete all the writing assignments, you will finish the class…

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Toon Boom Animation Workshop

Members ($110) Non-Member ($140)

Sat & Sun Oct 15 & 16 / 10AM - 2PM

Come join us for two days of hands-on learning about our newly acquired animation software, Toon Boom. Toon Boom Animate is a unique all-in-one vector-based professional animation software. You will learn how: to gather content for animating. to build characters to create scene setups to create animation paths to create cutout animation and other animation styles in Toon Boom. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Hiebert is an independent animator and illustrator from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the creator of The Toon…

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DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP: Themes, Metaphors & Archetypes

$50 (Members)/$80 (Non-Members)

Sat Oct 15 / 2 PM - 6 PM

Winnipeg Film Group,
304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Themes, Metaphors & Archetypes: a workshop exploring ways to strengthen the research & development of independent documentaries to go beyond topics and subjects.  This session will present examples of how considering themes, metaphors & archetypes can be framed for grant proposals & pitches, and translated to the finished product. BOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Nikkel is a writer / producer / director based in Winnipeg, Canada.  He completed a Bachelor of Education at University of Manitoba and a Master of Adult…

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Scratch Animation with Richard Reeves

$60 (Members) $80 (Non-Members)

Sat. Oct. 29 / 10AM-4PM

During the workshop, each participant will create a short animated film, in colour and complete with a sound track. All this without a camera or any sound recording. This direct, almost instant style of filmmaking is very hands on and lots of fun. Images are applied directly onto the film by painting and etching using magic markers, inks, steel wool and various tools. The pictures are accompanied by a handmade optical soundtrack which is made by scratching into the emulsion…

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Production Design for Filmmakers

$100(Members)/$140 (Non-Members)

Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 9 & 10 / 7 PM - 10 PM

Winnipeg Film Group,
304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Production Design for Filmmakers is an entry level workshop which will focus on the function of a production designer and the process of creating a design.  Through hands on design development, participant’s will gain an understanding of how to create a dynamic production on a low budget.  The purpose of the workshop is to give filmmakers a greater understanding of the methods, techniques, and execution of production design which they can directly apply when making their next film. About the…

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Cinematheque will be closed July & August
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The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema.
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