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Camera School: An Intensive Crash Course in Cinematography! *SOLD OUT*


WFG Black Lodge | Every Wednesday September 25 & October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30| 7pm – 10pm

Are you interested in Cinematography? Do you have a strong fascination with shooting film & video but don’t know where to start? Well this is your chance to learn how to use every single camera that the Winnipeg Film Group has to offer in a month long crash course on Cinematography and film/video shooting!

Once the class concludes, each student will be given one free weekend rental of a camera of their choice. This is free rental has a value of up to $100! Workshop attendants must have a WFG Production Membership in order to get the free rental. 

This month long course will focus on teaching a different camera each week. The classes, which will be 3 hours each, will be divided into both a lecture based & hands on intensive study of each camera that the WFG has to offer. One class will also be dedicated to learning to use our tripods, mounts, and rigs.


Day 1 | September 25, 2019 | Camera Type: Canon 6D, Canon T3i, Canon 70D


Description: These quality-built cameras deliver incredible image quality, are very easy to use (including great menu systems) and can be relied upon to bring home the prized picture. The huge range of compatible lenses, flashes and other accessories makes Canon a top choice of photographers ranging from mothers and fathers (and kids) up to the highest-paid professionals in the business. –

Day 2 | October 2, 2019 | Camera Type: Sony A6500 & Sony A7S2

Description: “…the α6500—the APS-C interchangeable lens compact camera that puts the power to shoot professional-looking stills and movies solidly in your hands. An enhanced buffer for continuous shooting of up to 307 shots, in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilization, touchscreen control, super-speed AF and High-density Tracking AF Technology extend the range of your shooting capabilities…” –

Day 3 | October 9, 2019 | Tripods, Mounts, & Rigs

Description:The Zhiyun Crane handheld, three-axis gimbal helps DSLR and mirrorless camera shooters create smooth, cinematic video by eliminating the shakiness of handheld filming. Ever since its debut in 2016, the Zhiyun Crane has been a popular gimbal with amateur and professional filmmakers alike because of its easy-to-use, one-handed operation, [and]  compact design…” –


Day 4 | October 16, 2019 | Camera Type: Sony FS7 

Description: “What if you built a camera from the ground up for hand-held and long-form shooting? What if you were free to optimize everything from the lens mount to the recording codec to the media? What if you reconfigured and refined the body for an entirely new level of comfort? Now imagine giving it 4K resolution and a Super 35 sensor. The result would be Sony’s PXW-FS7. It’s the ideal camcorder for documentaries, unscripted TV, newsmagazines, indie features, corporate video and more.” –

Day 5| October 23, 2019 | Camera Type: Red One

Description: “The RED ONE redefined digital cinema upon its arrival, democratizing 4K capture and challenging the status quo. Utilizing an S35mm image plane, the RED ONE displays a natural depth of field from 2K to 4.5K resolutions. Seize every moment with the ability to capture anywhere from 1-120 fps onto high-speed RED CF or SSD media. Interchangeable lens mounts and free firmware updates keep the RED ONE versatile, letting you and your equipment thrive on the cutting edge. A revolution always starts with ONE”. –

Day 6 | October 30, 2019| Camera Type: Super 8, Bolex & Arri SR3 Super 16mm Camera

Description: SR 3 Advanced is designed to meet all modern production requirements. With the advanced model the viewfinder brightness has been improved through the removal of the lightmeter. The newly designed film guide with sapphire rollers on both sides reduces film dust development and enhances image steadiness dramatically in telecine transfer. The Integrated Video System (IVS) offers maximum video quality. With its off-set PL lens mount it is easy to change the recording format from Regular 16 to Super 16. –



Notice Given:                                                Eligible for:

At least 7 days prior to start date              Full refund

7 days to 48 hours prior to start date      Full refund less 20% administration fee

Less than 48 hours prior to start date     No refund

-The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

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Members: $140, Non – Members: $180


The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema.
our location

We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.