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THE THRIFTY FILMMAKER!

August 17 - September 7, 2021

5PM - 8PM EST

Thanks to great advancements in everyday technology, we have the ability to make professional-level content on-the-go. Camera lenses in our smartphones are so advanced and we can produce quality videos without the need for expensive equipment and quickly share footage directly to social media.

This 4-week course will guide you through your short film on a budget. Students will learn the basics of film making and how to apply the different techniques to create a short film using your smartphone. We will explore the best microphones, and lens choices, lighting tools, and video camera and video editing apps.

Course Outline

  • August 17th – Filmmaking basics – Video production
  • August 24th – Audio – Lighting – lenses
  • August 31st – Video editing
  • September 7th – Project

Materials

Zoom Account (register for the free account here). Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on Wednesday, August 16th.
Participants should also submit a brief description, notes or an outline of their short project (1pg. max) by the registration deadline. Please email your project to access@digitalartsresourcecentre.ca.

About DARC's Workshops

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) provides training in a varied range of disciplines related to filmmaking and media art while making a dedicated effort to create a pathway to an intersectional education. We aspire to be a platform for creative support and community building through active participation and exchange of knowledge. Our workshops and courses explore the ways in which technical and conceptual frameworks can be used as tools to improve your creative practice. DARC’s educational offerings are open to members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work.

PWYC Pricing

Our online workshops are pay what you can by donation. Fees for workshops can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email us.

Who Is Eligible to Register for Workshops?

Workshops are open to Digital Arts Resource Centre members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work (Non-commercial, independent productions are productions for which the director retains copyright and artistic control, and for which the production is neither being produced for a client nor for the purpose of advertising or promotion).

Who Is Ineligible for Workshops?

Digital Arts Resource centre does not offer our workshops to persons employed by any government body or any major corporation if the resources are being used to facilitate benefit for one’s employer or for corporate professional development within one of these kinds of organizations. Our workshops are heavily subsidized as they are available only for independent artists/learners who cannot typically afford to take corporate rate workshops. You can find non-subsidized workshops from our friends at SPAO or Henry’s.

Cancellation

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.