2018 Spring Workshops

spring-workshops

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR AFCOOP’S SPRING WORKSHOPS

AFCOOP is hosting three workshops this April in analogue filmmaking, budgeting/taxes and marketing. We are also putting on a three-part editing series which will cover the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Da Vinci Resolve. Learn from professionals who are active in their field and connect with fellow workshop participants in this practical series.

Advanced Analogue Intensive
Saturday, April 7th from 10 AM – 5 PM
Price: $60/80 (Members/Non-Members)
Instructor: Jeff Wheaton
Register: https://afcoop.wildapricot.org/event-2862536

This workshop will provide background on shooting 16mm film with the ARRI SR3 and other film cameras in the AFCOOP inventory. The workshop will cover film technology, exposure practice and technique, loading and unloading film magazines, camera prep and working with the film laboratory.

Jeff Wheaton has been a part of the Halifax Film scene for 20 years. His work as a cinematographer has included 4 feature films, a television series, various web series, short films, commercials, documentaries and music videos. He has worked with and shot 16mm and 35mm, having begun his career as a camera assistant loading the Aaton XTRs and Arri SR2s. 

Budgeting and Taxes for Artists
Tuesday, April 17, 6 – 9 PM
Price: $45/55 (Members/Non-Members)
Instructor: Sally Raab
Register: https://afcoop.wildapricot.org/event-2872197

Pulling together a bunch of different income sources and knowing what to save, what to write off and what you might owe come tax season doesn’t have to be scary. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of taxes and record keeping as it applies to independent artists. We’ll cover common artist-related tax questions such as how to report artist fees, grants and contract work, HST requirements and what you can and can’t write off as an artistic expense. At the end of this workshop you should have the information and tools that you need to file your own simple 2017 tax return, and set yourself up for worry-free record-keeping and budgeting in 2018.

Sally Raab-Wolchyn is a local artist, writer and non-profit nerd. She works as the Operations Director at CFAT and hobbles together a bunch of different jobs as an artist and freelancer, which includes bookkeeping for nonprofits and arts organizations. 

Marketing for Film
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Price: $45/55 (Members/Non-Members)
Instructor: Sarah Riley
Register:  https://afcoop.wildapricot.org/event-2872229

In today’s film landscape, viewers are spoiled for choice in ways we could never before imagine, from online streaming to cinemas once traditionally focused on new releases now diversifying their entertainment offerings to draw audiences. Grasping for dominance, the big studios now question the viability of individual film endeavours like never before. But if you know where to look, you can find the exact audience most likely to be thrilled by the story you’re hoping to tell. It’s up to us as film marketers not just to capitalize on this kind of zeal, but also to deploy low-cost, high-return digital opportunities to gain ground with niche audiences groups, endearing them to our aims and turning them into vocal project enthusiasts even long before the cameras roll. This marketing workshop offers a no-nonsense approach and a easy-to-follow checklist to plan how your marketing will take advantage of these opportunities – and how you can start now, even before pre-pro.

Sarah Riley’s multifaceted background has led her to executive roles at the intersection of business development, marketing, and brand and product strategy for the creative industries. As a digitally-focused brand strategist at Halifax-based ad firm Impact, she built brands and planned launch campaigns for businesses like Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion, FITC, NSCAD; films like DETENTION, WEIRDOS, BLACKBIRD, ROLLERTOWN; TV shows like ADDISON; Artists like JEFF ROSEN and LUXI STUDIOWORKS; commercial film for SUPPLY and DEMAND and HUMBLE.TV, and countless local startups (even winning a GOLD Ice Award during her tenure at IMPACT). Driving consumer engagement for innovative and niche products and creative offerings is her number one passion.

The Spring Editing Series
Tuesday Nights May 1st – May 15th, 6 – 9 PM
Series Package Price: $95/120 (Members/Non-Members)
Individual Workshop Price: $45/55 (Members/Non-Members)
Register for Package: https://afcoop.wildapricot.org/event-2872264

The Spring Editing Series will give participants a comprehensive introduction to post-production use three popular programs: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Da Vinci Resolve.

Registration for this workshop comes with 4 hours use of AFCOOP’S media suite.

Spring Editing Workshop #1 Adobe Premiere Pro
Tuesday, May 1st, 6 – 9 PM
Individual Workshop Price: $45/55 (Members/Non-Members)
Instructor: Dave Mullins
Register: https://afcoop.wildapricot.org/event-2872232

The Adobe Premiere workshop will provide a beginners look at editing, basic effects and even colour correcting a project from start to finish all within the program.

Registration for this workshop comes with 4 hours use of AFCOOP’S media suite.

David Mullins is an 11 year veteran of the film industry, spending most of his time in Post Production as an editor and online editor for both film and TV. He just finished a gardening series, Transition Garden currently airing on Bell TV. 

Spring Editing Workshop #2 Adobe After Effects Workshop
Tuesday, May 8th, 6 – 9 PM
Individual Workshop Price: $45/55 (Members/Non-Members)
Instructor: Josh Owen
Register: https://afcoop.wildapricot.org/event-2872234

Registration for this workshop comes with 4 hours use of AFCOOP’S media suite.

Josh is teaching an introductory course to Adobe After Effects showing simple and effective tools within the program to pull of special effects using live action footage. The goal of this workshop is to learn how After Effects may be useful for your film projects and some of the pitfalls that come with “fixing it in post”. We’ll talk about green screen removal, rotoscoping, masks and key framing along with general After Effects workflow management.

Josh Owen is an animator, writer, director and freelance sound recordist who has been working in the film industry since graduating Screen Arts at NSCC in 2015. He recently finished an animation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, “Billy’s Behemoth Blast” that was commissioned by AFCOOP and CBC. He is currently editing/animating his next film, “Ghoulish Galactic Grievances” His films have played at Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Toronto After Dark, Halifax Independent filmmakers festival and Regarde.

Spring Editing Workshop #3 Da Vinci Resolve Workshop
Tuesday, May 15th, 6 – 9 PM
Individual Workshop Price: $45/55 (Members/Non-Members)
Instructor: Dave Mullins
Register: https://afcoop.wildapricot.org/event-2872236

Registration for this workshop comes with 4 hours use of AFCOOP’S media suite.

The DaVinci Resolve workshop will give users a run through of how to get your project into resolve from other editors. You will learn how to work with its basic tools and understand more about how colour can affect your film, all to get you on your way to to making it the best it can be.

David Mullins is an 11 year veteran of the film industry, spending most of his time in Post Production as an editor and online editor for both film and TV. He just finished a gardening series, Transition Garden currently airing on Bell TV. 

ABOUT AFCOOP: The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is a non-profit, community organization dedicated to supporting the production and presentation of independent film and moving image-based work in a collaborative, learning environment.

AFCOOP operates with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia and the City of Halifax.