CAGE WORKSHOPS

PA for Pro's - Wednesday September 19th

2:00PM-4:00PM - Film Centre Sound Stage T233 - Taught by Madeline Becker

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Bring your fanny pack stuffed with pens, highlighters and sharpies to this workshop on the do's and don'ts of working as a production assistant! From call sheets, to the hierarchy of production, to walkie talkies, you'll go from green to pro in a single session*!! Legally, I can't say that if you take this workshop you'll become the best PA that's ever lived. But if you TAKE THIS WORKSHOP YOU'LL BECOME THE BEST PA THAT'S EVER LIVED.

*reality: it might take a few, or many, 12 hour days on set to go from green to pro

Camera Movement - Friday, September 28th

3:30PM-5:30PM - Film Centre Sound Stage T233 - Taught by Nate Clapp

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This workshop will cover proper use of the camera jib, the Ronin, camera sliders, and other stabilization options. We'll discuss when you should use this equipment and how to get the most out of it. These lessons have been passed down, generation to generation, guarded from the world. Now, for the first time, we are sharing this forbidden lore. Be warned: this knowledge can warp the mind, twist the spirit, and leave you a howling, fragile shell of your former self...but your shots will look great!

Field Recording - Wednesday October 3rd

2:00PM - 4:00PM - Film Centre Sound Stage T233 - Taught by Nicole Phillips Naylor

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Hello...? Hello...?? Is this thing on?!?!? Does the audio in your films sound like pig slop? Probably! Come to this workshop and learn the tried and true methods of capturing clean, crisp, pig slop free sound! We’ll cover what microphones to use and how to best position and hide them so your little sister can’t even find them.

PAST WORKSHOPS

Film Centre Recording Studio - April 4th, 2018 (1:00PM-2:00PM)

Instructor: Jonnathan Paris

Learn how to record vocals, foley and instruments in the Film Centre recording studio. This is it, the start of your big break. First you attend this workshop, then, a record producer notices your raw talent and scoops you up. Before you know it, you're signing a multi-million dollar contract. You buy one mansion, then another. The world is your oyster. But have you lost yourself in the glitz and glamor? Has fame transformed you? Or has it stripped you of your humanity, making you a shell of yourself, a vessel for the hollow admiration of others? Anyway: 

*The Film Centre recording studio is reservable by graduate students and junior/senior undergraduates who have declared a major, minor, or concentration in one of the four Film Centre programs. Non-majors who have cleared use of the space with their professor and the cage and who have been trained may use the room to complete class assignments. All Film Centre students are welcome to attend the workshop. 

 

Processing BW 16mm Reversal Film - April 6th, 2018
(3:00PM-5:00PM)

Taught by Margaret Rorison 

Learn how to process film the old fashioned way in a furreal darkroom environment. Live life like your cool ancestors: process film in chemical baths, learn how film processing can affect your final image, fight saber-toothed tigers maybe, etc. 

Field Recording - April 11th, 2018
(1:00PM-2:00PM)

Instructor: Nicole Phillips Naylor

Is the sound in your films no bueno? Yes, yes it is. But no longer! In this workshop you will learn many tried-and-true methods for capturing crisp, clear, very bueno sound. 

*Anyone taking classes at the Film Centre has access to some level of sound package. The amount of equipment grows as students take more Film Centre classes. 

 

Live Cinema -  April 13th, 2018
(3:00PM-4:30PM)

Instructor: Liz Clayton Scofield

What is Live Cinema, you ask? Here's how Francis Ford Coppola describes it: "“[Live Cinema] is a hybrid of theater, film and television...The ‘shot’ is the basic element, as in film; the live ‘performance’ is from theater; and the advanced television ‘technology’ to enable it is borrowed from TV sports. It is very exciting to work in.” Taught by multi-disciplinary artist Liz Clayton Scofield, this workshop will go over the basics of live cinema and how you can incorporate elements of it into your own practice. After this workshop, you can challenge Coppola for the throne in a duel.  

 

Intro to Film Centre Sound Stage -April 18th, 2018 (5:30PM-6:30PM)

Instructor: Film Centre Cage staff

Unlock the full potential of the Film Centre Sound Stage. We will go over rigging, studio lighting, set building, and light board programming. We'll also go over wearing a beret and yelling into a megaphone: "Again, but this time WITH FEELING!"  

*The Film Centre sound stage is reservable by graduate students and junior/senior undergraduates who have declared a major, minor, or concentration in one of the four Film Centre programs. Non-majors who have cleared use of the space with their professor and the cage and who have been trained may use the room to complete class assignments. All Film Centre students are welcome to attend the workshop. 

 

Basics of Special Effects Workshop - April 20th, 2018
(3:00PM-4:30PM)

Taught by Will Bryson

Learn how simple special effects can have a big impact on your shooting style and the variety of stories that you can tell. Special effects is more than just explosions! (Obviously, we'll still go over explosions. I mean, we're not fools.)

 

(I like the cut of your) Jib and Special Camera MovementApril 27th, 2018
(3:00PM-4:30PM)

Instructor: Michael Smigiel

We'll set up the Varizoom Quickjib, Ronin, and other camera stabilization options and discuss why or when you should use certain equipment for certain shots. This knowledge has been passed down, generation to generation, guarded from the world. Now, for the first time, we are sharing this forbidden lore. 

*Most of the Film Centre stabilization equipment is reservable by graduate students and junior/senior undergraduates who have declared a major, minor, or concentration in one of the four Film Centre programs. Non-majors who have cleared use of the equipment with their professor and the cage and who have been trained may use the equipment to complete class assignments. All Film Centre students are welcome to attend the workshop. 

Professional Development May 4th, 2018
(5:30PM-6:30PM)

Instructor: Annette Porter

Are you graduating? Yes, you eventually are. Learn to make connections, build your brand, and lay the foundation for a long and fruitful filmmaking practice. Want to know what it's like in the real world? Neither do we, yet, here we are.

Davinci Resolve I        February 09, 2017           (4:00pm - 6:30pm)

Instructor: Holden Brown

Attendees will be introduced to best practices for bringing a locked edit into DaVinci Resolve, and proceeding with the workflow of color-grading. Students will learn about colorist philosophies for different genres and exporting to Apple ProRes. (Large Edit 224)

Basic Cameras        February 15, 2017                (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Instructor: Duncan Hill

Attend this workshop to learn about basic cameras, including Vixias and DSLRs. Students will learn how to manually adjust exposure/quality settings, use an external microphone, set up a tripod, manage footage. (Meet at Cage)

Davinci Resolve II    February 16, 2017               (4:00pm - 6:30pm)

Instructor: Holden Brown

Continuation of Davinci Resolve workshop. (Large Edit 224)

Recording Studio        March 1, 2017                 (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Instructor: Alex Leonhart

Attend this workshop to learn about the Film Centre's Recording Studio. Anyone interested in using the studio MUST attend this workshop (former workshop attendees, and students enrolled in recording studio courses excepted). Participants will learn about mic placement, recording studio etiquette, signal routing, and creating and exporting a basic Pro Tools session. (Recording Studio)

Lighting                   March 8, 2017                     (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Instructor: Duncan Hill

Come see all of the lights that the Cage has to offer. Comprehensive overview of lights ranging from LED Panels to Joker Bug HMI lights. (Sound Stage)

Motion Graphics I        March 29, 2017              (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Instructor: Peter Quinn

Attend this workshop for an introduction to motion graphics.

Motion Graphics II        CANCELLED                  (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Instructor: Peter Quinn

Advanced Cameras        TBA                              (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Instructor: Duncan Hill

Come learn about the more advanced cameras the Cage has to offer. Attendees will get an overview of the Canon C300, Sony FS7, and Arri Amira. Keep in mind that class standing (Senior, Grad, etc) and major/minor declaration will still dictate what cameras a student can check out from the Cage.

AC Workshop        April 19, 2017                         (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Instructor: Duncan Hill

This workshop will cover the basic duties of 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera positions. Special attention will be paid to lenses, camera accessories, and pulling focus.

Basic Editing        TBA                   (4:00pm - 6:30pm)

Instructor: Travis Levasseur

Learn how to import footage into a Non-Linear Editor (NLE), manage files, make basic cuts and transitions, add titles, and export based on quality/file size needs. (Room 239)

Jib & Camera Support        TBA                          (4:00pm - 6:30pm)

Instructor: Duncan Hill

Mandatory workshop to be approved for jib usage. Attendees will also learn about different tripods/heads, and the steadicam.

Installation Workshop        TBA                         (4:00pm - 6:30pm)

Instructor: Travis Levasseur

Attend this workshop to learn all about best practices for video art installations.