• 10 Things Toronto’s Filmmakers Can Learn From Elliot Grove

    Elliot Grove is the Canadian founder of Britain’s Raindance Film Festival. He has lived in the UK since the early 1980s. Raindance Canada’s Tiska Wiederman caught up with Elliot shortly after his return from the Berlinale Film Festival. While in berlin he met with countless filmmakers interested in submitting their films to the Raindance Film […]

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    Welcome to the new Raindance website. This is the hub site for Raindance Toronto Your one stop shop for all things film and Raindance in Toronto. To see what courses and events we have coming up head here For filmmaking tips and articles head here


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Weekly Production Tip #14 – Character Tools


3 simple, easy-to-use tools to breathe life into your characters. Last week, in Production Tip #13 - Character Traits, we talked about introducing individual traits to your characters to make them more believable and relatable. This week, we introduce another 3 character development tools: magnification, mirroring and teaching. Magnification: This is the blowing out of […]

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Independent Filmmaking; LESS is MORE, and here’s why.

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Camera! Lights! Act- Hold on a second, I don't own any camera equipment...yet.  So, you want to get into filmmaking? Lovely. But you have a limited supply of gold right? I can certainly identify with that. This beautiful square-shaped planet that we call Earth is overrun with creatives suffering from the same financial problem. If you’re […]

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Weekly Production Tip #13 – Character Traits

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Believable characters exhibit character traits. Giving the characters in your screenplay individual traits is a great way of diversifying them and making them feel more real and human. A trait is a small detail particular to one character; it could be something about their physical appearance, or about the way they think , or the […]

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Cinema 2.0: Microcinema Manifesto: #cinehack

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Welcome to my new blog on Cinema 2.0. Cinema 2.0 is A NEW APPROACH TO DIY FILM PRODUCTION, MARKETING and DISTRIBUTION working outside of the accepted mainstream cinema industry. It's about leveraging your peer-to-peer marketing and online digital distribution for your own original cinema making your authentic, artisanal and original programming for enjoyment worldwide. DIY pictures […]

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