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April 2017
$269

Indie Film Producing

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
InFocus Film School, 306 Abbott Street
Vancouver , BC V6B 2K9 Canada
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In this intense and interactive one-day workshop, Paul Armstrong, Producer of independent short & feature films, walks you through what you need - and what it takes - to be an indie film producer in today's market.  This is producing experience from the trenches – not the stuff they teach in film school. This second round of the Indie Film Producing workshop is for independent producers, writers and directors making movies today - or wanting to make movies - in the independent film…

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May 2017
$369.00

Producing the Independent Film: Possibilities and Pitfalls

May 13 @ 9:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

Producing The Indie Feature: Budgets Breakdowns and Schedules  You have the money and you’re going forward: let’s make a plan. We will break down a couple of pages of a screenplay, working from a breakdown we will create realistic schedule and discuss pitfalls and creative solutions. Hands on exercises: breakdown a scene, discuss a schedule, we will go through a real independent film budget line by line: the plan, and what actually happened.   Day 1: SATURDAY INTRODUCTION TO LINE…

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July 2017
$419

Blocking for Directors: Mastering Space

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm

Shot syntax. Covering a scene. Thinking in terms of sequences. The master shot sequence. Montage.  Pacing. Jump Scares. Tension. The one-take master. Steadicam, handheld, the static shot. Working with a dolly, working with a crane, working with a drone. Rehearsing on set. Blocking to the light. Block-shooting. Continuity. Eye-line and screen direction, Cutting-styles. Leadership styles. Hands on exercises: we will block several scenes in class. Day 1: SATURDAY INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKING Order from Chaos The Call Sheet The Purpose of…

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September 2017
$419

Cinematography for Directors: The Fundamentals

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

In two days we can’t teach you to be a cinematographer but we can teach you how to work with your cinematographer and understand what she is saying. We will cover mood, palette, Available light, Day Ext./Int./ Night Ext.Int., Day-For-Night, Night-For-Day, Dry-For-Wet, Scaling, micro budget techniques, Lighting theory: high key vs. low key. 3-point lighting, hard light and soft light, eye-light, same-side fill. The lens: focal length, depth of field, filtration. Acquisition: formats, noise, compression, latitude, bandwidth, how to read…

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November 2017
$319.00

Lando’s Intro to Indie Filmmaking: Treatment to Tomatometer

November 18 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
InFocus Film School, 306 Abbott Street
Vancouver , BC V6B 2K9 Canada
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“Lando’s Intro to Indie Filmmaking: Treatment to Tomatometer” is a general overview and introduction to the independent filmmaking world delivered by indie veteran Jeffery Lando. We will go through the making of a movie step-by-step from original concept to distributor’s reports and tomato meter scores replete with anecdotes from over twenty years of independent filmmaking. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize you with the beginning-to-end process of making a movie, demystify it, and enable some better foresight hopefully…

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