Phase Two

FILM 5 Production Manager’s Intensive
January 12th & 13th, 2019

10am – 5pm
5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

Proper management is an important component of realizing your creative vision. This two-day crash course will teach participants about the organizational tools that help a production to run smoothly and how to manage potential production problems. Topics covered include the role of the Production Manager and team, script breakdown, budgeting, cost reporting, hiring personnel, locations and money management. Bring a calculator – there will be lots of hands-on examples.

Note: Required for FILM 5 Production Coordinator trainee

Day 1: Jan 12th, 10am – 5pm
Day 2: Jan 13th, 10am – 5pm

Price: $160/200+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

Instructor: Melani Wood

FILM 5 Camera Assistant Intensive
January 26th & 27th, 2019

10am – 5pm
5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

This two-day course covers the tasks associated with a being a 1st assistant camera, loader and trainee as well as the basics of camera operation. Topics covered include the working relationship with the DOP, focus pulling, slating, marking, reports, loading, light meters roles in the department, the industry as a whole and the next steps to take, priorities of an assistant – Setting up camera, changing locations, which gear to take first, weather gear and so much more.

Note: Required for FILM 5 Camera Assistant trainee

Day 1: January 26th, 10am – 5pm

Day 2: January 27th, 10am – 5pm

Price: $160/200+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

Instructor: Mike Snider

FILM 5 Location Sound Recording
February 2nd, 2019

10am – 5pm
5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 101

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

Build a foundation for location sound recording in this informative workshop. In this course, our industry professional will provide instruction in technique, equipment and basic theory.

Note: Required for FILM 5 Sound Recordist trainee

Price: $40/50+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

Instructor: Rob Tough

FILM 5 Assistant Directing Intensive
February 3rd, 2019

10am – 5pm
5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 101

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

This one-day workshop will cover the specific functions of the AD team and provide an overview of how the AD team organizes an efficient independent film. Pre-production and production requirements will be discussed in detail including script breakdown, shooting schedules, on-set responsibilities, and coordination of the cast and crew.

Note: Required for FILM 5 Assistant Director trainees

Price: $80/100+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

Instructor: Nicole Steeves

FILM 5 Art Department Intensive
February 16th & 17th, 2019

10am – 5pm
5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 101 

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

This Art Department Intensive workshop will centre around what it takes to properly understand and break down a script in Art Department terms. We will look at the roles within the art department, the conceptual sketches and ideas that designers produce, the layers involved in putting sets together, and how colour affects the visceral response of a set. Finally, we will take a short film script and apply our knowledge in breaking it down and putting together concept sketches, colour palettes, and set designs. 

Note: Required for FILM 5 Art Department trainee

Day 1: Feb 16th, 10am- 5pm

Day 2: Feb 17th, 10am- 5pm

Price: $160/200+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

Instructor: TBD

FILM 5 Lighting and Grip Intensive
February 23rd, 2019

10am – 5pm
180 Thornhill Drive, Unit #2 Dartmouth NS B3B 1V3

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

Come to learn the fundamentals of on set electric and grip practices in this exciting full day workshop. In this course, our industry professional will provide instruction in distribution systems, working with various lighting fixtures, basic theory and much more.

This workshop will be taking place at William F. Whites. This will allow you to work with professional equipment as well as help you become familiar with the rental facility!

Note: Required for FILM 5 Grip & Electrical trainee

Price:$80/100+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)

FILM 5 Post-Production Workflow
February 26th, 2019

6pm – 9pm
5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 101 

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

What happens after all the filming has wrapped up? The post-production team goes to work! This workshops will explore the overall post-production workflow for a short film. Participants will be given an overview of the role of the DMT, off-line vs. on-line editing, colour correction, sound design, foley, audio mixing and deliverable formats. 

Note: Required for FILM 5 Assistant Editor trainees

Price: $40/50 (AFCOOP members / non-members)

FILM 5 Set Etiquette Workflow
March 5th, 2019

5pm – 9pm
5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 101 

This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs.

Learn all about the jargon, the do’s and don’ts and find out what to expect your first time on a film set. This course is required for all on set FILM 5 trainees and is included as part of the FILM 5 application fee. If you have previously taken this course, you are not required to take it again.  

(Required for all FILM 5 Trainees)

Price: $60 (for AFCOOP members and non-members)

Instructor: Jenny Reeves

AFCOOP Winter General Meeting
Thursday, January 24th
6:30 PM
AFCOOP Offices
Optional Attendance
One member of your team needs to become a Full Member of AFCOOP in order to receive funding through FILM 5. In order to become a member you need to do 10hrs of volunteer work and get voted in at a General Meeting. The cost of your membership (normally $80/year) will be covered through your tuition.

Casting Workshop – Taught by Ciel Crosby
Thursday, January 31st
6pm – 9pm
Required Directors and Producers
Learn about all stages of the casting process

ACTRA Info Session – with Eva MacGregor & Richard Hadley
Thursday, February 7th
6pm – 7:30 PM

Meet with representatives from ACTRA to discuss the FILM 5 Training Agreement.

PHASE II TUITION DUE AND SCRIPT REWRITES DUE
Thursday, February 7th
Midnight
Tuition: $300/team member. Phase Two Tuition can be paid online here or in person at the AFCOOP front desk.

Writer/Director Mentor Meetings
Various – To Be Scheduled
Required Directors
Individual Meetings x 2
You are to meet with your individual Writer/Director mentor twice before your production. Your first meeting will be focused on script revisions and the second will be focused on the directing process.

Producer Mentor – Individual Meetings
You are to meet with the Producer Mentor once individually as you get closer to shooting.

Directing Actors – Taught by Koumbie
Weekend, February 9th & 10th
10am – 5pm

Required Directors
This workshop will focus on the hands-on components of directing including working with actors, blocking and rehearsing. You will also get an opportunity to work with local actors on a scene of your choice.

Trainee/Team Meet and Greet
Thursday, March 7th
6pm – 8pm
Required Directors and Producers
You will present your film to the Trainees and then have an opportunity to meet with them to see whom you might want to hire for your production. You are required to hire a minimum of four Trainees.

More Info: Phase Two Schedule, Phase Two Deliverables, Phase Two PrinciplesTrainee Component