Two great opportunities are coming up for aspiring and emerging filmmakers to develop their skills in Grande Prairie:
- A Filmmaking Hothouse – a FREE weekend workshop August 25-27 at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion presented by Sandi Somers and Corey Lee with support from Telus Storyhive
- DD 1082 – Introduction to Video Production – a 15-week course Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:50pm August 31 to November 30 at Grande Prairie Regional College taught by David McGregor
A Filmmaking Hothouse
Are you interested in exploring the filmmaking process or sprucing up your skills? Join award-winning filmmakers Sandi Somers and Corey Lee for an intensive weekend for adults at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park (102 St & 102 Ave) that will cover all stages of filmmaking including writing the short film, directing, post-production, marketing, and proposal writing. With support from Telus Storyhive, this workshop is FREE!
If you already have an idea or a concept for a short film, that would be beneficial, but it’s not a prerequisite. Registration is limited to 16 participants. To register or for more information, email Sandi at email@example.com
Friday, August 25: 6pm – 9pm
- The Stages of Filmmaking
- a screening of short films
- Writing the Short Film: Discover the art of writing a short film screenplay
- Directing: Explore the world of directing, breaking down scripts, responsibilities, communication, vision, and understanding on-set terminology
Sunday, August 27: 10am – 5pm (1-2 pm lunch break)
- The Art of Post-Production: Picture and sound editing, composition, timelines, marketing and promo, festivals and getting your films out to audiences
- Proposal Writing: Learning the art of proposal writing and where to access funds
DD 1082 – Introduction to Video Production
The DD 1082 – Introduction to Video Production course at Grande Prairie Regional College provides exposure to the techniques, theories, and practices of video production. During this 15-week course on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:50pm August 31 to November 30, students will learn how to direct with a camera, work with actors, and develop skills in story boarding, lighting, and sound in addition to producing their own video projects.
Information about registering for this $486.87 course can be found here. If you’ve never taken a course at GPRC before, there is a one-time $70 non-refundable application fee and what appears to be a lot of steps to go through, but don’t be intimidated by the full application process. There is a streamlined process for people who want to register part-time in Open Studies. Phone 780-539-2911 or 1-888-539-4772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Patrick O’Connor took the course last year and raved about it in his entertaining 4-minute video below. See above and scroll down for photos of Patrick working on the Frantic48 film STILL GOT IT along with Hen House team members Laura Beauchamp and Richard Podsada. Their film won the Frantic48 Best Film and Audience Choice awards as well as $500 at our 2017 fest in May. See Award Winners for more information.