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Winnipeg Film Group

304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
(204) 925-3456 www.winnipegfilmgroup.com

January 2010

CINEMATOGRAPHY SERIES: COMPOSING THE LANDSCAPE

January 13, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada

Independent filmmaker, Shane Belcourt (Tkaronto) visits the 'Peg from January 11th - 22nd to introduce his films at The Cinematheque and lead a two-day workshop on cinematography at The Winnipeg Film Group. In this hands-on/ informational workshop, Belcourt will share his knowledge and techniques as a camera operator. After the first class, participants will be encouraged to shoot their own footage using Shane's techniques during the week in between classes. Participants will then watch their footage and get feedback. An…

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ONE ON ONE’S WITH SHANE BELCOURT

January 14, 2010 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada

Canadian independent filmmaker and cinematographer Shane Belcourt (Métis) will be available for four one-on-one consultations with local filmmakers on January 14, 2010, as part of his Aboriginal Artist in Residence scope at the Winnipeg Film Group * The one-on-one sessions are free for selected applicants Interested participants are requested to submit an application package no later than Thursday, January 8, 2010 with the following: A recent film that the applicant has had a creative role in (such as cinematographer, director,…

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July 2011

SUMMER TEEN FILM CAMP

July 18, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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When summer graces our great city, the Summer Teen Film Camp is the place to be for the young aspiring filmmakers of the future! No experience necessary. This two-week course will provide teens (ages 13 -17) with a hands-on environment covering the various departments involved in a shoot and expose them to the basic components of film and video production. Covering the basics of camera, lighting, location sound recording and digital picture editing, participants will shoot two short film projects and one digitally! In the end, students will…

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November 2011

NOV 2011 BASIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

November 8, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$399

The Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a five week period during evenings and some weekends, and provides an intensive introduction to all aspects of 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 participants will be exposed to the process of shooting and editing a short film and short video and will…

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February 2012

THE TEEN BASIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

February 14, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$299

The Teen Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a four-week period during evenings and some weekends, and provides a fun and hands-on introduction to all aspects of independent filmmaking.  The purpose of the course is to give participants a feeling for the various departments involved in making a film. Our main goal is to provide basic training to support the development of emerging young filmmakers who will go on to create their own independent films. At the…

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MASTER CLASS SERIES: SILHOUETTE ANIMATION

February 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $105

Animator, Andy Smetanka (My Winnipeg) will visit the WFG in February to lead a master class on silhouette animation.  This hands-on workshop will consist of first, building a DIY light table in studio. Once completed, with a digital camera mounted to it, a silhouette- and backdrop-cutting workshop will ensue with an eye toward participants making the elements of their own simple animation to film, creating their own cadavre-exquis type movie collaboration, or simply combining cut-out pieces to forge a group narrative.…

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EXPERIMENTAL SERIES: FLIX RE-MIX – FOUND FOOTAGE FILMMAKING

February 25, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $105

Craig Baldwin (San Francisco) will mix it up with local artists in a found footage workshop. This hands-on class will introduce people to the Found Footage Film. Learn how to view, select, cut, edit and post-produce (with sound). On Saturday, you will be introduced to this fascinating genre through screenings and discussion and later, working alone or collaboratively, everyone will begin assembling a scene or short film collage by engaging with real 16mm celluloid film material (provided). On Sunday, each…

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April 2012

EXPERIMENTAL SERIES: CONTACT PRINTING

April 7, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$90 – $120

Come try out another cameraless filmmaking technique with Heidi Phillips!  Experiment with contact printing to copy and alter found footage or your own negatives.  We will be adapting one of the Winnipeg Film Group's flatbed steenbecks to use as our contact printer.  The class will then go into the darkroom to process their prints and create projectable copies of their work.  The results will be amazingly dreamy! For more information on workshops, please contact the Training & Community Programs Coordinator at…

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May 2012

MAY 2012 BASIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

May 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$5 – $418.95

The Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a five week period during evenings and some weekends, and provides an intensive introduction to all aspects of 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 participants will be exposed to the process of shooting and editing a short film and short video and will…

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November 2012

DIY PRODUCING FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

November 8, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$30 – $40

Great for beginning directors and producers, this workshop gives participants an overview of the stages involved in independent filmmaking.  If you have ever wondered what a producer really does this is the class for you! And did you know there are funds available out there to help filmmakers? But to access that money you will need to know how to prepare a budget. So, where do you start?  How do you breakdown a script? Who and what all needs to…

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FCP SERIES: DIGITAL EDITING 101

November 10, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$125 – $150

In this three day, lab style workshop, participants will learn the basics of editing including: setup and interface, logging and capturing video, editing tools, project workflow and aesthetics, and how to sync sound and image. Also, participants will be introduced the basics of media management, effects and transitions, and outputting final projects to tape, dvd, blu-ray and the web. This lab will be delivered via video projector and participants will work at individual editing stations together as pairs. Participants are also…

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INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING: DIRECTING

November 13, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$30 – $40

In this evening 3-hour workshop participants will be introduced to the art and basic techniques of directing by writer and director Cam Patterson. The class will collectively review a script, including: script breakdown, casting, and working with talent. Selected short films will be shown to demonstrate the different aspects and methods that can be used to create your own short film. Directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the overall control of the film producer. Together…

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CINEMATOGRAPHY: SHOOTING DIGITAL AND LIGHTING

November 20, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$80 – $100

In the film industry, the cinematographer is responsible for the technical aspects of the images (lighting, lens choices, composition, exposure, filtration, film selection), but works closely with the director to ensure that the artistic aesthetics are supporting the director's vision of the story being told. The cinematographers are the heads of the camera, grip and lighting crew on a set, and for this reason they are often called directors of photography or DPs. During this two evening class participants will be exposed…

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INTRO TO SCRIPT SUPERVISING

November 24, 2012 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $175

What is a Script Supervisor?  And what exactly does a Script Supervisor have to do with continuity on the set of a feature film, television show or commercial?  Here is your ticket to learn what Script Supervisors do and how they do it, even find out what opportunities exist to become a Script Supervisor. This class is all about the fundamentals as we discuss the responsibilities of the job in every stage of production. You will learn about breaking down…

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FILMMAKER SERIES: SOUND RECORDING

November 27, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$40 – $50

On a TV, film or documentary set the Sound Recordists (also referred to as Sound Mixers) are responsible for producing high quality sound recordings to match the recorded images. A Sound Recordist's prime function is to make sound recordings of outstanding quality, free from interference and all unwanted noise. This amy sound relatively straightforward, but can prove very difficult,especially when recording that vital scene or interview near an airport, roadway, play ground or anywhere it is difficult to control the setting. Perhaps one of the most overlooked…

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December 2012

FILMMAKING SERIES: THE CINEMATIC ESSAY

December 1, 2012 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$25 – $35

This workshop explores the cinematic essay as a cinematic means of expression, with an emphasis focusing on the visual aspect of the film medium along with the storyline, which usually deals with the evolution of a theme or an idea rather than a plot per se. The film essay might blend documentary, fiction, and/or experimental filmmaking approaches. It is usually found combining a form of commentary or elements of self-portrait, where the point of view and signature of the filmmaker is…

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January 2013

FINAL CUT PRO X – EDITING ON A NEW FOUNDATION

January 12, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Revolutionary video editing, powerful media organization, incredible performance, the future of post production is here. This one day workshop will focus on helping you get the most from Final Cut Pro X – from its powerful organizational intelligence to its forward-thinking editing paradigms, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at the foundations that make Final Cut Pro X a powerful and unique editing experience. The workshop will walk you through the complete post production workflow, from initial media…

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INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

January 19, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$115 – $135

Adobe After Effects is a digital animation tool whose range of possibilities is virtually limitless. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins. Adobe After Effects is used with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and other software. Filmmakers use Adobe After Effects to alter and enhance video images and bring a new level to their productions. Learn the basic operations of this powerful software…

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DIGITAL EDITING: CREATIVE CUTTING WITH DECO DAWSON

January 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $180

In this two weekend, hands-on workshop, participants will work one on one with acclaimed Winnipeg filmmaker Deco Dawson, delving into the creative possibilities Final Cut Pro affords the user in working with difficult, messed up or “blah” footage.   Deco will spend the first day working with the entire group of participants, exploring some trouble spots such as “unwanted relfections,” working on incorporating archival footage into a cut, running through a host of FCP plugins for creative fixes, dealing with stabilizing…

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February 2013

FCP SERIES: DIGITAL EDITING 101

February 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$125 – $150

In this three day, lab style workshop, participants will learn the basics of editing including: setup and interface, logging and capturing video, editing tools, project workflow and aesthetics, and how to sync sound and image. Also, participants will be introduced the basics of media management, effects and transitions, and outputting final projects to tape, dvd, blu-ray and the web. This lab will be delivered via video projector and participants will work at individual editing stations together as pairs. Participants are…

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ADVANCED SCREENWRITING: REVISING YOUR FEATURE-LENGTH SCRIPT

February 15, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $180

Have you written a screenplay but know that it needs improvement? Would you like guidance as you revise your story structure and character development? Would you like to make your screenplay more compelling and more likely to attract talent? This workshop will help you improve your writing through a series of targeted rewriting exercises. Participants must bring a completed (or mostly completed) first draft screenplay that they will revise throughout the class. Participants will read each other’s work, share ideas…

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WRITER’S SERIES: WRITING YOUR FIRST FEATURE

February 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $180

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 other’s work, share ideas and offer feedback. If you complete all the writing assignments, you will finish the class…

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HOW TO FIND WORK IN FILM AND TELEVISION

February 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$35 – $45

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to work in film, theatre or television? Have you wondered what careers are available and what it takes to get a job? The film industry is a profession that most people automatically write off as impossible to get into. “Good luck with that,” people will say with a smirk when you tell them of your interest. It seems like one of those careers where “It’s not what you know, it’s who…

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THE ART AND CRAFT OF THE DIRECTOR WITH SEAN GARRITY

February 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$50 – $75

“The Art and Craft of the Director” is a 2-day intensive workshop with award winning director Sean Garrity (INerTia, Lucid, Zooey and Adam, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Blood Pressure) that discusses Film Directing tips and techniques. This course is designed for any Filmmaker who wants to know the answer to the question, “How do I become a successful, working film director?” * what is expected of a director in pre-production* how to break down your script to understand the story* the…

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March 2013

FILMMAKER SERIES: INTRO TO SCREENWRITING

March 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$40 – $50

If your script can present a story, along with a well thought out main character who the audience can relate to then you will all ready have the jump on most scriptwriters. This 3-hour evening workshop led by Royal Manitoba Theatre Company Producer Laurie Lam will provide a brief introduction to the world of independent filmmaking followed by a study of the scriptwriting process. Participants will learn about story development, the 3-act structure and proper formatting for scripts.

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DIY PRODUCING FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

March 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$40 – $50

Great for beginning directors and producers, this workshop gives participants an overview of the stages involved in independent filmmaking.  If you have ever wondered what a producer really does this is the class for you! And did you know there are funds available out there to help filmmakers? But to access that money you will need to know how to prepare a budget. So, where do you start?  How do you breakdown a script? Who and what all needs to…

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FINAL CUT PRO X – EDITING ON A NEW FOUNDATION

March 30, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Revolutionary video editing, powerful media organization, incredible performance, the future of post production is here. This one day workshop will focus on helping you get the most from Final Cut Pro X – from its powerful organizational intelligence to its forward-thinking editing paradigms, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at the foundations that make Final Cut Pro X a powerful and unique editing experience. The workshop will walk you through the complete post production workflow, from initial media…

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April 2013

CINEMATOGRAPHY: SHOOTING DIGITAL AND LIGHTING

April 6, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$125 – $150

In the film industry, the cinematographer is responsible for the technical aspects of the images (lighting, lens choices, composition, exposure, filtration, film selection), but works closely with the director to ensure that the artistic aesthetics are supporting the director's vision of the story being told. The cinematographers are the heads of the camera, grip and lighting crew on a set, and for this reason they are often called directors of photography or DPs. During this two day class participants will be…

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DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: FUNDAMENTALS

April 8, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$125 – $150

This is a five-week course for documentary filmmakers who are looking to get input and advice on their project before they get started. Participants should have a strong one page pitch idea ready to go at the beginning of the class: ideas can be any length. Each week a different phase of documentary will be discussed:  idea development, prep, production, and post production.  Documentary examples will be screened, with an eye to practical application. Topics from aesthetic to practical will…

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Filmmaker-Actor Potluck!

April 18, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Free

Come meet other filmmakers, actors, music videos directors, cameramen/women, editors, background performers, etc.... & talk movies, tech, whatever!Bring food or come eat food! ... including drinks.Be sure to share with any filmmakers/ actors you know!6pm-8pm: Meet, greet, eat.8pm: Short film Screenings!9pm: Filmmaker/Actor Roundtable Discussion!

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INDIE FILMMAKING – DIRECTING with DANISHKA ESTERHAZY

April 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$40 – $50

n this evening 3-hour workshop participants will be introduced to the art and basic techniques of directing by writer and director Danishka Esterhazy. The class will collectively review a script, including: script breakdown, casting, and working with talent. Selected short films will be shown to demonstrate the different aspects and methods that can be used to create your own short film. Directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the overall control of the film producer. Together…

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May 2013

EXPERIMENTAL SERIES: SUPER 8MM HAND PROCESSING

May 1, 2013 @ 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$120 – $150

Create a Super 8 film in less than one month. Participants will have a unique opportunity to create their own super 8 film, hand process the footage and transfer it to digital for editing. The first class will guide you through the aspects of operating a Super 8mm camera, with focus on getting the best exposure and taking advantage of the unique features of the Super 8mm format.  The hand processing weekend will cover the basics of hand processing super…

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WRITER’S SERIES: WRITING YOUR FIRST FEATURE

May 2, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $180

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 other’s work, share ideas and offer feedback. If you complete all the writing assignments, you will finish the class…

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THE WFG SCRIPT READING SERIES

May 26, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$5

The Winnipeg Film Group Reading Series (WFG) is pleased to announce a script reading series to support the developing talents of Winnipeg’s storytellers – writers and actors alike - by providing a forum where they can present their craft to a live audience and get instant feedback.    At the event, we will cast brand new scripts on the spot and watch them come to life in front of a live audience. (see Information for Writers and Information for Actors)…

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June 2013

CELLULOID AND PUBLIC SPACE: 16 MM FILM INSTALLATION INCUBATOR WORKSHOP

June 1, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$179 – $209

Spectators in cinema are protected, both from the mechanisms of cinema’s production through the artifice of film and from elements that would disrupt its reception through the architecture of the theatre. Consequently, although the physical experience of viewing a film is a collective one, the space of the theatre promised a private, anonymous viewing experience. This installation incubator workshop explores the intersection of experimental cinema, public space and installation. Combining a theory and hands-on handmade filmmaking, participants will work on…

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FINAL CUT PRO X – EDITING ON A NEW FOUNDATION

June 13, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Revolutionary video editing, powerful media organization, incredible performance, the future of post production is here. This two evening workshop will focus on helping you get the most from Final Cut Pro X – from its powerful organizational intelligence to its forward-thinking editing paradigms, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at the foundations that make Final Cut Pro X a powerful and unique editing experience. The workshop will walk you through the complete post production workflow, from initial media import to…

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July 2013

INTRODUCTION TO THE FILM INDUSTRY

July 10, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$25 – $35

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to work in film, theatre or television? Have you wondered what careers are available and what it takes to get a job? The film industry is a profession that most people automatically write off as impossible to get into. “Good luck with that,” people will say with a smirk when you tell them of your interest. It seems like one of those careers where “It’s not what you know, it’s who…

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TEEN BASIC FILMMAKING CAMP

July 29, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$299

Summer is here and the Teen Basic Filmmaking Camp is the place to be for the young aspiring filmmakers of the future! No experience necessary. This two-week course will provide teens (ages 14 -17) with a hands-on environment covering the various departments involved in a shoot and expose them to the basic components of film and video production. Covering the basics of camera, lighting, location sound recording and digital picture editing, participants will shoot two short video projects and one on film! In the end,…

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August 2013

SHORT FILM SCRIPT WRITING WORKSHOP

August 1, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $180

Learn how to craft, write and format a compelling short film script in this 4-week workshop.The instructor  will use a selection of short films as case studies for this short film script-writing workshop. The aims of this 4-evening workshop is to learn through writing and screenings including:  - how to write a short film in terms of crafting story  - developing a central character - addressing motivation, conflict and structure  - how to format a screenplay Finally, you will explore some of the…

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FINAL CUT PRO X – EDITING ON A NEW FOUNDATION

August 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Revolutionary video editing, powerful media organization, incredible performance, the future of post production is here. This two evening workshop will focus on helping you get the most from Final Cut Pro X – from its powerful organizational intelligence to its forward-thinking editing paradigms, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at the foundations that make Final Cut Pro X a powerful and unique editing experience. The workshop will walk you through the complete post production workflow, from initial media…

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September 2013

THE BASICS OF PREMIERE PRO DIGITAL EDITING

September 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Adobe Premiere Pro is quickly becoming the preferred video-editing suite among editing professionals worldwide. This Mac and PC friendly program is the perfect software for those wishing to learn simple video editing techniques. The program’s main strength is that is allows the most novice user to become easily acquainted with non-linear editing, and then grow into its more advanced tools. This two-day intensive will start with a complete overview of the different tools that Adobe Premiere Pro has to offer. We learn to import…

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INTRO TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

September 28, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$115 – $135

Adobe After Effects is a digital animation tool whose range of possibilities is virtually limitless. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins. Adobe After Effects is used with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and other software. Filmmakers use Adobe After Effects to alter and enhance video images and bring a new level to their productions. Learn the basic operations of this powerful software…

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October 2013

PROPOSAL AND GRANT WRITING SEMINAR

October 3, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$15

This one-evening seminar to examine effective strategies and techniques for writing successful funding proposals from arts councils and the WFG for your next film project Take an inspiring and informative look at what makes a winning proposal. Learn more about funders, what they are looking for and how they select funding recipients. Learn how to lay-out and write a credible and clear proposal that responds to funders' criteria. An effective grant proposal presents a clear and compelling case for your project. It convinces your potential funder,…

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FINAL CUT PRO X – EDITING ON A NEW FOUNDATION

October 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Revolutionary video editing, powerful media organization, incredible performance, the future of post production is here. This two evening workshop will focus on helping you get the most from Final Cut Pro X – from its powerful organizational intelligence to its forward-thinking editing paradigms, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at the foundations that make Final Cut Pro X a powerful and unique editing experience. The workshop will walk you through the complete post production workflow, from initial media…

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FILMMAKER / ACTOR POTLUCK

October 24, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Free

Filmmaker-Actor Potluck!Come meet other filmmakers, actors, music videos directors, cameramen/women, editors, background performers, etc.... & talk movies, tech, whatever! Bring food or come eat food! ... including drinks. Be sure to share with any filmmakers/ actors you know! 6pm-8pm: Meet, greet, eat. 8pm: Short film Screenings! 9pm: Filmmaker/Actor Roundtable Discussion!

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FILMMAKER SERIES: INTRO TO SCREENWRITING

October 25, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$60 – $75

If your script can present a story, along with a well thought out main character who the audience can relate to then you will all ready have the jump on most scriptwriters. This 3-hour evening workshop led by Royal Manitoba Theatre Company Producer Laurie Lam will provide a brief introduction to the world of independent filmmaking followed by a study of the scriptwriting process. Participants will learn about story development, the 3-act structure and proper formatting for scripts. For more…

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FLASHES OF LIGHT: 16MM B&W RAYOGRAMS AND CONTACT PRINTING

October 26, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Time to turn the lights off and experiment. Led by acclaimed filmmaker Alex MacKenzie (Vancouver), this workshop explores the potential of Black and White moving image rayograms, the technique whereby objects are placed on the surface of the film, exposed to light, and processed to negative. We will also briefly explore handprocessing here so we can process, see and screen the results of our luminous efforts. The workshop will also incorporate contact printing into this technique, where images of pre-existing found…

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November 2013

INTRO TO THE RED ONE CAMERA

November 2, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$125 – $165

In this one-day hands-on workshop taught by industry pro Stephan Recksiedler, you will be introduced to the Winnipeg Film Group’s newest camera, the RED ONE MX.  During the workshop you will get a complete overview of the camera menus and options. The workshop will also cover:Complete camera build up with monitoring, lens choices, and equipment testing.Exposure dynamics – Shooting RED in low light, high contrast, and daylight exterior For more information on workshops, please contact Ivan at the Winnipeg Film…

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SHOOTING WITH THE RED

November 2, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$125 – $165

In this full-day hands-on workshop taught by industry pro Jason Heke you will be introduced to the Winnipeg Film Group’s newest camera, the RED ONE MX. During the workshop you will get a complete overview of the camera menus and options. Shooting with the RED on set in various situations. On set RED experience – DIT, dailies, 3rd party recorders and carts Shooting exercises emphasizing hands on time with RED cameras and accessories Science of RED – Bayer pattern, resolution,…

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DIY DISTRIBUTION SEMINAR

November 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$15

In this introductory seminar, filmmakers will learn the basic of DIY distribution that can help in targeting markets so as to have the best likelihood of success in reaching audiences. Topics to be covered include: The differences in marketing and distribution strategies between short and feature films What programmers look for when selecting films, and why good films sometimes don’t get programmed Understanding different potential markets, including film festival, gallery, broadcast and online How to develop a two- to three-year…

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Final Cut Pro X – Editing on a New Foundation

November 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Revolutionary video editing, powerful media organization, incredible performance, the future of post production is here. This two evening workshop will focus on helping you get the most from Final Cut Pro X – from its powerful organizational intelligence to its forward-thinking editing paradigms, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at the foundations that make Final Cut Pro X a powerful and unique editing experience. The workshop will walk you through the complete post production workflow, from initial media…

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FILM AND DIGITAL: EFFECTS, TECHNIQUES AND WIZARDRY WITH MIKE MARYNIUK

November 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$100 – $125

Mike Maryniuk was born in Winnipeg, but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. A completely self-taught film virtuoso, Maryniuk’s film world is an inventive hybrid of Jim Henson, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage. Maryniuk’s films are a visual stew of hand-made ingredients and are full of home cooked wonderfulness. During this 2-evening workshop you will learn from the wizard himself as he pulls back the curtain on some of his films and explains and then demonstrates how he…

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December 2013

THE WFG SCRIPT READING SERIES

December 15, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$5

The Winnipeg Film Group Reading Series (WFG) is pleased to announce a script reading series to support the developing talents of Winnipeg’s storytellers – writers and actors alike - by providing a forum where they can present their craft to a live audience and get instant feedback.  At the event, we will cast brand new scripts on the spot and watch them come to life in front of a live audience. (see Information for Writers and Information for Actors) INFORMATION…

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January 2014

PRODUCTION CENTRE MEMBER INFO SESSION

January 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Please join us at to learn about recent developments and acquisitions at the Production Centre and to hear our plans for the upcoming year and beyond. WFG Executive Director Cecilia Araneda and Production Centre Director Ivan Hughes will talk about program, facility and equipment developments and plans, and what's on the horizon for the future. Topics to be discussed at this info session include: Highlights of recent achievements and successes Challenges on the horizon Recent and planned upcoming major equipment…

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INTRO TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$115 – $135

Adobe After Effects is a digital animation tool whose range of possibilities is virtually limitless. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins. Adobe After Effects is used with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and other software. Filmmakers use Adobe After Effects to alter and enhance video images and bring a new level to their productions. Learn the basic operations of this powerful software…

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THE BASICS OF PREMIERE PRO DIGITAL EDITING

January 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Adobe Premiere Pro is quickly becoming the preferred video-editing suite among editing professionals worldwide. This Mac and PC friendly program is the perfect software for those wishing to learn simple video editing techniques. The program’s main strength is that is allows the most novice user to become easily acquainted with non-linear editing, and then grow into its more advanced tools. This two-day intensive will start with a complete overview of the different tools that Adobe Premiere Pro has to offer.…

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SEMINAR ON THE BASICS OF STORY STRUCTURE

January 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$15

In this introductory seminar, filmmakers will learn the basics of narrative story structure that can be directly applied to short and feature film scripts, as well as more loosely to documentary film. The ability to be able to write and edit in long-form film, in particular, is greatly improved with a sound understanding of narrative story structure concepts. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: The basics of three (and five) act structure The differences between a main character, a protagonist, an…

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February 2014

I SHOT IT ON 16: THE BOLEX FILM EXPERIMENT

February 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$175

Create your very own 16mm experimental film project at the Winnipeg Film Group. What’s included? First we’ll have a day of concepts and instruction in light meters and Bolex camera use. You’ll then get 100' of B&W* 16mm film and a 2-day Bolex camera rental. After you’ve gone out and shot your footage we’ll come back together for some instruction on how to hand process your film. This can give the film add a bit of scratching and water droplets…

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FILMMAKER SERIES: INTRO TO SHORT FILM SCRIPT WRITING

February 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$60 – $75

If your script can present a story, along with a well thought out main character who the audience can relate to then you will all ready have the jump on most scriptwriters. This 3-hour evening workshop led by Royal Manitoba Theatre Company Producer Laurie Lam will provide an introduction to the process and practical aspects of short film script writing. Participants will learn about story development, the 3-act structure and proper formatting for scripts. For more information on workshops, please…

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March 2014

INTRO SEMINAR: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FIRST SHORT FILM

March 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$20

In this two-hour introductory seminar, filmmakers will learn how to begin to move forward a short film idea into an actual film. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to briefly discuss short film ideas they are considering. TOPICS COVERED • What role interests you in filmmaking - writer, director or producer? • How long is a short film script (page count)? • What are your goals in making your film? When you're finished your film, what do you plan to…

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DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: FUNDAMENTALS

March 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $175

This is a four-week course for documentary filmmakers who are looking to get input and advice on their project before they get started. Participants should have a strong one page pitch idea ready to go at the beginning of the class: ideas can be any length. Each week a different phase of documentary will be discussed: idea development, prep, production, and post production. Documentary examples will be screened, with an eye to practical application. Topics from aesthetic to practical will…

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INDIE FILMMAKING: DIRECTING

March 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

In this 3-hour afternoon workshop participants will be introduced to the art and basic techniques of directing by writer and director Danishka Esterhazy. The class will collectively review a script, including: script breakdown, casting, and working with talent. Selected short films will be shown to demonstrate the different aspects and methods that can be used to create your own short film. Directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the overall control of the film producer. Together…

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April 2014

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

April 12, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$115 – $140

Adobe After Effects is a digital animation tool whose range of possibilities is virtually limitless. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins. Adobe After Effects is used with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and other software. Filmmakers use Adobe After Effects to alter and enhance video images and bring a new level to their productions. Learn the basic operations of this powerful software in…

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DIGITAL EDITING: FINAL CUT PRO X

April 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

Revolutionary video editing, powerful media organization, incredible performance, the future of post production is here.  This two evening workshop will focus on helping you get the most from Final Cut Pro X – from its powerful organizational intelligence to its forward-thinking editing paradigms, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at the foundations that make Final Cut Pro X a powerful and unique editing experience.  The workshop will walk you through the complete post production workflow, from initial media import to…

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June 2014

ONE ON ONE’S WITH MARIE LOSIER

June 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am - June 29, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
$25

In conjuction with her visit for Just A Million Dreams: A Retrospective of Marie Losier's Fantastical Portraiture, co-presented by WNDX, Marie Losier (France) will deliver one-on-one workshops with filmmakers and artists of any background and experience. This is your opportunity to get first-hand feedback on your project, your career or just life in general on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Each session will last one hour, time and date of one on one will be coordinated after all spots are filled.…

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July 2014

WRITING YOUR FIRST FEATURE – INTENSIVE

July 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$125 – $155

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.

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August 2014

Seeking Volunteers For Production Centre Cleanup

August 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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As of Monday, August 18, 2014 we have been doing a massive cleanup in the Production Center and rebuilding the equipment room. We are looking for volunteers to help us out on the following dates August 20th to 29th. Winnipeg Film Group members receive volunteer credits (equivalent to $12hr). Assisting us will help to contribute to a smarter and prettier working space in the Production Centre. For more details please email Ben Williams ben@winnipegfilmgroup.com

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Equipment and Gear Giveaway (Thur., Aug. 28)

August 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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August 25th to 29th, we will be finishing up a massive clean up in the Production Centre. There will be items that we will be getting rid of and we would prefer to give them away rather than throw them out. Thursday August 28th from 11am to 4pm we invite our members to come down to the Production Centre and rummage through designated items that we set aside. Please do not set your expectations too high these are items we…

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Winnipeg Film Group Closed!

August 31, 2014 @ 11:00 pm - September 1, 2014 @ 10:55 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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On Monday, September 1, 2014 we are observing Labour Day, so we will not be open. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Our regular work schedule is 10am to 5:30pm every Monday through Friday.

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September 2014

Swipe Cards, Studio and Equpiment Rentals (Fall 2014)

September 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Effective Monday, September 1, 2014, the Production Centre will be taking a $30 deposit for any swipe cards that we lend out, plus the rental fee of the Black Lodge Studio or Computer Lab. The $30 deposit will be given back once the swipe card is returned. Additionally, moving forward, all equipment and studio rentals will be paid up front. For more details please email Ben Williams ben@winnipegfilmgroup.com

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Intro to Story Structure Seminar

September 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$20

In this two-hour introductory seminar, filmmakers will learn the basics of narrative story structure that can be directly applied to short and feature film scripts, as well as more loosely applied to documentary film. The ability to be able to write and edit in long-form film, in particular, is greatly improved with a sound understanding of narrative story structure concepts. Topics to be covered include: The basics of three (and five) act structure The differences between a main character, a…

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Make a Found Footage Film

September 21, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$10 – $30

Sunday, September 21st from 1 PM - 5:30 PM Monday, September 22nd from  7 PM - 9 PM Tuesday, September 23rd from 7 PM - 9 PM The WFG production office is planning on having a full scale clean up in the coming weeks. Instead of throwing out all of our found footage, we want you to make a film out of it. Participants will spend three days to: look through the miles of film, and edit and manipulate the…

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October 2014

Writing and Directing a Scene

October 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$120 – $160

Join Rebecca Gibson in this two-part workshop as she explores the best ways to write and direct a scene. The first class will examine scene writing and the participants will write a 2 to 3 page piece from a provided scenario using Rebecca's techniques. The second class will consist of directing one of the selected scripts. Actors and crew will be provided and we will shoot one of the scenes on that day. Rebecca Gibson is an award-winning actor, writer,…

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Fall 2014 Deadline For Production Fund Submissions

October 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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PRODUCTION FUND SUBMISSION DEADLINE (Fall 2014): Thursday, October 9 at 4 PM The Production Fund is designed to assist Winnipeg Film Group members who are Manitoba residents in the development of their careers by providing support towards the production of film projects in the form of cash and services awards. This funding program is geared towards filmmakers who have made at least one independent production (on film, video or digital media) as director or artist/creator. To submit an application and…

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Intro to Grant Writing Seminar

October 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$20

Oct 9th, 2014 at 7 PM This 1 1/2 hour introductory seminar will examine effective strategies and techniques for writing successful funding proposals from arts councils and the WFG for your next film project. Get an insider perspective on the types of grant proposal frameworks that tend to stand out from the crowd among arts funders. Learn more about arts funders and their key funding priorities. This workshop will provide practical tips on: Researching potential sources of grant funding Laying…

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FINAL CUT PRO X WORKFLOW DISCUSSION

October 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$2020 – $2040

In this 2 hour workshop, Marcel Kreutzer will discuss the importance of proper workflow in FCP X so you will be able to edit more efficiently and keep frustration to a minimum. Some topics that will be discussed: -Media Management -The rough cut -Trimming after the rough cut -Using effects, transformations, and other video essentials -Exporting your project -3rd party applications (Davinci Resolve, x2pro, and more...) For further information, contact mark@winnipegfilmgroup.com REFUND POLICY Notice Given:          …

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How to make a film using your smart-phone

October 16, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$50 – $75

Ben Williams will instruct on how to use a smart-phone to capture and edit footage into a short film. Each student is required to bring their own smart phone (a camera ready iPhone, Android or Windows smartphone only). Shooting: Thursday, October 16th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. This class will focus on using your smartphone to capture footage and come up with ideas for their film. The attendees will get hands on experience in the last hour of the class and…

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ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 6 SERIES: Photo Shop Workshop

October 25, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$80 – $100

Part one in a three part series: October 25th and 26th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Learn the most efficient ways to edit your photos for video applications. In these hands-on classes, Bradford Gyselman will go through several scenarios to help you become more comfortable with Photoshop so you can better transfer the visuals from your mind to the computer. Cost: Members $80,  Non-members $100.00. If you wanted to take all three classes in the series: Members $200, Non-Members…

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Hand Processing in Coffee (Caffenol-C) Workshop

October 29, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $255

This experimental workshop will show participants how to develop their film using household items such as coffee and sodium carbonate. Each participant will receive 50ft of Super 8 B&W or 100ft of colour (will be monochrome) or B&W 16mm film, the use of a camera, tripod and one or two lights (if needed), and access to the optical printer to transfer their film. If we can get our 35mm camera functioning, we have some film that can be used. Class…

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November 2014

Production Committee Group

November 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Are you interested in providing us with feedback on our Production Centre programs and services? Did you want to chat about equipment strategies at the Production Centre? If so, please join Executive Director Cecilia Araneda and Production Centre Director Ben Williams for an informal discussion committee group to bring forward your comments and suggestions. Everyone is welcome!

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Prepping a Film From Concept to Reality Workshop

November 19, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$100 – $130

This series of classes is ideal for the beginning filmmaker who has a nebulous idea for a project (any genre/length) and needs help to package their concept and prep it for funding, production and release - to make it more bullet-proof and realizable. Noam Gonick will help you with: Edit and hone the script/concept, Create a Story treatment, Do a Script breakdown, Creating storyboards, Writing proposals to attract funders and partners, And get ready to shoot. This is an assignment-based…

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ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 6 SERIES: After Effects Workshop

November 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$80 – $100

Part three in a three part series: November 22nd & 23rd from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. In this vast program, Bradford Gyselman will delve into an efficient way to handle several types of effects offered in After Effects such as: -Animation -Keying and Transparency -Motion Tracking -Time Remapping -3D Integration Cost: Members $80,  Non-members $100.00. If you wanted to take all three classes in the series: Members $200, Non-Members $260 Bradford Gyselman: Is a new media designer at Coelement Inc., also…

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January 2015

Documentary Fundamentals

January 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$150 – $175

Back by popular demand, Shereen Jerrett will be instructing a four-week course for documentary filmmakers who are looking at getting input and advice on their next project. January 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th from 6 - 9 PM This is a great workshop for anyone with an idea that they would like to develop into a documentary. You don't have to be presently working on the documentary to get the full worth out of the workshop. About the instructor: Shereen…

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Basic Animation Principles and Practice (Class is Full)

January 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$115 – $140

Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th from 10 AM to 2 PM This 2-day workshop covers the basics of animation theory and traditional to digital production practices for the independent animator. Participants will also create a short animation project using WFG resources. Below is a list outlining the styles of animation to be investigated. We will focus on several of them based on a consultation with participant needs: Traditional approaches: ● Stop motion 2D animation (drawings, cutouts). ● Stop…

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Winter 2015 Deadline For First Film Fund Submissions

January 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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FIRST FILM FUND SUBMISSION DEADLINE (Winter 2015): Thursday, January 22 @ 4 PM The First Film Fund is designed to assist Winnipeg Film Group members who are Manitoba residents in the development of their careers by providing support towards the production of film projects in the form of services awards. This is an all-inclusive fund, which provides $3,000 in cash and $2,000 in services towards a small film or video project. This fund supports work in narrative, experimental and documentary,…

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Adobe Premiere Pro Ins and Outs (One Spot Remaining)

January 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$80 – $100

January 24th and 25th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 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. Brad Gyselman will go through: -Setting up your project. -Mastering the timeline. -Fixing video exposure problems -Enhancing production value -Blending mode secrets -Working with green / blue…

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February 2015

Production Committee Group

February 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Are you interested in providing us with feedback on our Production Centre programs and services? Did you want to chat about equipment strategies at the Production Centre? If so, please join Executive Director Cecilia Araneda and Production Centre Director Ben Williams for an informal discussion committee group to bring forward your comments and suggestions. Everyone is welcome!

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Deadline: 2015 Hothouse Award

February 12, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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2015 Deadline: Thurs Feb 12 at 4 PM (this is not a postmark deadline) The Manitoba Film Hothouse Award is designed to support a local, Manitoba filmmaker to further develop their career by providing them with added profile and with funding to support self-directed development work. This award includes $10,000 in cash, $5,000 in services and a general membership with a production add-on from the Winnipeg Film Group. Additionally, the award-recipient will be provided with a special retrospective screening at the Winnipeg…

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Enhance Your Screenwriting Skills.

February 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$60 – $75

If your script can present a story, along with a well thought out main character who the audience can relate to then you will all ready have the jump on most scriptwriters. This 3-hour evening workshop led by Royal Manitoba Theatre Company Producer Laurie Lam will provide a brief introduction to the world of independent filmmaking followed by a study of the scriptwriting process. Participants will learn about story development, the 3-act structure and proper formatting for scripts. ABOUT THE…

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March 2015

FINAL CUT PRO X WORKSHOP

March 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$90 – $110

Postponed until Marcel gets back from Ice Road Truckers Come and learn the intricacies of Final Cut Pro X. An excellent program that amateur and professional editors use for their projects. Marcel Kreutzer will go through: -Setting up your project. -Mastering the timeline. -Fixing video exposure problems -Enhancing production value -Blending mode secrets -Working with green / blue screen footage. Cost: Members $90,  Non-members $110.00. Marcel Kreutzer: Is a freelance editor and Technical Coordinator at the Winnipeg Film Group. Final Cut…

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May 2015

Super 8 Experimental Workshop

May 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$120 – $170

This multi-part workshop will: Introduce you to super 8 cameras, Give you an opportunity to shoot a cartridge of Super 8 film, Teach you how to hand process your film, Show you how to transfer your film via optical printer or projector, and Get your film digital editing ready. All for the low price of $120.00 (members) $170 (non-members) Structure: Introduction: Tuesday, May 19th from 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Shooting period: May 19th - June 13th Hand Processing: June 13th from…

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Liveness and Cinema: An Illustrated Lecture by Sam Green

May 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$8 – $10

In this wide-ranging talk, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green will explore a history of the commingling of performance and cinema, ranging from the early 20th century Japanese Benshi tradition of live narration, to the travelogue genre, to the work of artists such as Jack Smith and Warren Miller, to the Expanded Cinema scene of the 60s and 70s, to contemporary practitioners of live cinema— with many fascinating detours along the way. Special emphasis will be placed on the conceptual and…

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Crowdfunding Workshop with Sam Green

May 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$8 – $10

In this workshop, Sam Green will speak about crowd-funding and the pros and cons of this new fundraising model. Through his own experiences raising money through Kickstarter and other platforms, he will focus on what makes a successful campaign. Green will dissect examples from his own work and also that of other filmmakers to parse some crowd-funding dos and don'ts. The goal of the session will be to help attendees have a clearer sense of how crowd-funding can work and…

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June 2015

Production Planning For Animation

June 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$120 – $145

This hands-on and lecture based workshop focuses on planning for an animation, before the animation begins. The course starts with a script idea and concept and then we proceed to organize it into a working project and production. Dates: Saturday, June 6th from 10 AM -2 PM  & Saturday, June 13th from 10 AM -2 PM List of areas to be covered. ● Concept ● Script ● Storyboarding ● Breakdown ● Preproduction planning ● Production plan  About The Instructor –…

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RED ONE WORKSHOP

June 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$100 – $130

This 2 day advanced Red One workshop will give you all the tools to be able to use our 4K RED ONE Camera effectively. Along with learning how to build the camera, Ben Stouffer will go over: 4K, UHD, what does it all mean? Getting the correct exposure. What is a LUT, and how is it helpful. Rolling shutter, and its effects on image. Handling the Data Post-production workflow. Why MB/s so important. Offline vs. Online workflows. To transcode or…

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MEMBER SCREENING

June 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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By Donation

Come to the Winnipeg Film Group on Sunday, June 21st at 7 PM for our next installment of the Unofficial Member Screening. It's a BYOF (Bring your own film) event. Please let me know if you are planning on screening a piece. I would prefer a file on a flash drive but would accept a link. You would need to be in attendance in order for your piece to be screened. As always, it is by donation and there will…

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July 2015

48 Hour Film Contest (Tickets available at the door!)

July 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$9 – $10

Encore Presentation at Cinematheque on July 28th at 7PM. You can get your tickets at the door. Member $6, Student/Senior $8, Non-Member $9 If you have any questions, please contact mark@winnipegfilmgroup.com. 48 HOUR CONTEST (2015) SPONSOR AWARDS 2015 Jury Awards Best Film Best Director Best Cinematographer Best Editing Best Sound Best Actress Best Actor 2015 Peoples Choice Award Best Film 2015 SHAW Award 5 Best Collaboration (SHAW selects)

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August 2015

Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp: The Puppet Edition

August 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
$299

Summer is here and the Teen Basic Filmmaking Camp is the place to be for the young aspiring filmmakers of the future! No experience required!

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Davinci Resolve Workshop

August 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$100 – $125

Please note date change: Mon., Aug. 24 & Thurs, Aug. 27 from 7 PM- 10 PM This 2 class workshop will help you understand Davinci Resolve better and will get you better trained so you may successfully colour grade your next masterwork. Marcel will discuss: Setting up your color room, Workflow of projects, Primary and secondary colour grading, Working with RAW media, Plugins and other useful information. Marcel Kreutzer is the Technical Coordinator at the WFG and a freelance editor. For…

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September 2015

Post Audio Fundamentals (Sept. 8th)

September 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$75 – $100

This one day, 3 hour workshop in partnership with Video Pool will be designed to provide a solid basis in the mixing and creation of sound design elements for film, television, video games and online video content. Other topics included will be an intro to composition, restoration, and mastering for digital. Mixing your recorded sound Equalization, or “why does it sound so boomy?” Synthesis, or “where do those sounds even come from?” Sampling, and how to make it not sound…

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ABOUT US

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.

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