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our trainings

film making basics

 
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Adapted for : 
- 9 to 17 years-olds 
- Adults 

This training covers all the fundamentals of film production, except for acting. Here is a sample of the exercises we offer:

 

- Finding ideas (brainstorming)

- Writing (synopsis, script)

- Editing and the filmmakers language (storyboard)

- Using the webcam or mobile device for filming 

- Collaborative film project

- Individual fiction film

- Music video (individual or collective)

- Shooting ads or for magazines (recipes, tips and tricks, online platform videos, etc.)

- Simplified editing

- Standard editing

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

- Mobile device equipped with a video camera (smartphone /tablet /  computer with webcam).

- Device which supports the “Zoom” or “Teams” videoconferencing software. 

- Computer (Windows 10 or more recent / MacOS Sierra or more recent)

 

SOFTWARE USED:

- Free video editing software (TBA)

- Zoom (available for free at: https://zoom.us/

 

SCHEDULE: To be determined

acting for camera and stage play

EXERCISES AND GAMES :

- Theatrical and acting languages/vocabulary

- Diction

- Pronounciation

- The body

- The body, in a space

- Different forms of acting

- Focus

- Memory

- Emotions

- Senses

- Active Listening

- Coordination

- Creativity

- Acting on screen

 

During these workshops, we are not afraid of looking a little crazy. We try new things, move around, create and make amazing discoveries.

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: 

- Device which supports the “Zoom” or “Teams” videoconferencing software. 

 

 SOFTWARE USED:

- Zoom (available for free at: https://zoom.us/

 

SCHEDULE: To be determined

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Adapted for : 
- 9 to 17 years-olds 
- Adults
-Autonomous elders

 

Technology 101

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EXERCISES :

- Exploring Facebook

- Exploring Zoom 

- Exploring Google and a number of its functions

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: 

- Device (smartphone, tablet, computer) which supports the Zoom video conferencing platform. 

 

SOFTWARE USED : 

Zoom

 

SCHEDULE:

To be determined

 

Adapted for : 

- 9 to 17 years-olds  

- Adults

-Autonomous elders

SOUND DESIGN AND

OVERDUBBING

EXERCISES :

- Explanation of basic concepts (vocabulary, tools, etc.)

- The importance of music in a movie

- Choosing the right music depending on the genre, emotions and mood of the video

- Finding sounds on the Internet

- Creating our own sounds

- Writing a new story from an existing video by changing the sounds and dialogues

- Collective sound design exercises

- Individual writing exercises (monologue, narration, maybe a song!)

- Recording an overdub 

- Audio mixing and mastering

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

- Mobile device (smartphone/tablet/computer) equipped with a microphone. 

-  Device which supports the “Zoom” or “Teams” video conferencing software. 

 

 SOFTWARE USED:

- Zoom (available for free at: https://zoom.us/

 - Free Digital Audio Workstation (Reaper or Audacity)

 

Schedule: To be determined

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Adapted for : 

- 9 to 17 years-olds  

- Adults

 

Scriptwriting

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EXERCISES:

- Explanation of basic concepts (vocabulary, tools, format, etc.)

- Analysis of various scripts (music videos, short films, feature films)

- Finding ideas (brainstorming)

- Group writing exercises

- Individual writing (synopsis, full script) 

- The language of cinema and storyboarding

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

- Mobile device (smartphone/tablet/computer) equipped with a video camera. 

-  Device which supports the “Zoom” or “Teams” video conferencing software. 

- Writing book (8.5x11” page size)

- Drawing book (8.5x11” page size or bigger)

 

 SOFTWARE USED:

- Zoom (available for free at: https://zoom.us/) or Teams

- Celtx

 

SCHEDULE: To be determined

Adapted for : 

- 9 to 17 years-olds 

- Adults