The NB Film Co-op workshop series provides hands-on practical film and video training for members and non-members alike. Formally registering and paying in advance is the only way to ensure you will have a seat in any of the below courses. Registration for the rest of the below courses will be announced.
Register in person at the NB Film Co-op (call or email to make an appointment first please!) using cash, cheque or money order; or by mail (cheques and money orders only). Pay Pal is now an option as well. There are always limited spots available for all workshops so please call or email staff to see if there are available spots before you send your payment. You can put your name on the waiting list for workshops already full. For more information you can call Cat at: 506-455-1632 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Majority of the workshops will be held at the NB Film Co-op at 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB. Instructors and workshop times are subject to change. All participants will be notified by email or telephone of any changes with the workshop for which they have registered. For all day workshops, we recommend that you bring your own lunch (There will be coffee/tea/muffins/munchies/water provided at all workshops).
The Director’s Perspective: Intro: Theory and Hands-on
June 3, 2015 | 732 Charlotte Street | 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Instructor: Fonya Irvine | Fee: $20 For Film Co-op Members; $30 For Non-Members | Class Limit: 10
Using a combination of presentation, discussion and practical exercises, the workshop will cover basic pre-production, production and post from the director’s perspective. This workshop will cover script breakdown, casting, improvisation and working with actors and crew. The workshop is especially useful for those new filmmakers who are interested in writing, producing and directing their own material.
Producing: Intro : Theory
June 11, 2015 | 732 Charlotte Street | 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Instructors: Tim Rayne and Arthur Thomson | Fee: $20 For Film Co-op Members; $30 For Non-Members | Class Limit: 12
This workshop is focused on enabling the attendees to understand the process of filmmaking from concept to screen. The workshop will look at scriptwriting, budgeting, scheduling, set etiquette and even distribution.
Producing a Web Series: Intermediate: Theory
June 13, 2015 | 11:00am – 5:00pm | 732 Charlotte Street | Instructor: Walter Forsyth | Fee: $30 For Film Co-op Members; $45 For Non-Members | Class Limit: 12
Get the Money, Get It Seen: Producing Your Next Winning Short. A one day workshop concentrating on grant writing and distribution – the two ends of filmmaking that are often the hardest to get right. Includes these sections:
- The Art of Grant Writing: Where to go for dough
- Ownership: Rights and exploit-ability
- Promotion: Building awareness/audience
- Distribution: Getting the film out there and ROI (Return on the Internet)
HD Filmmaking – Intro: Theory and Hands-on
June 20, 2015 | 11:00am – 5:00pm | 732 Charlotte Street | Instructor: Matt Rogers & Jon Dewar | Fee: $30 For Film Co-op Members; $45 For Non-Members | Class Limit: 12
This one-day introductory workshop is designed for media artists and filmmakers who would like to explore lighting and camera techniques in their independent projects.
The NBFC is a non-profit and registered charity that supports and encourages independent film/video making by New Brunswick artists. For the past 34 years, the NBFC has been providing professional development opportunities in film and video production, distribution and exhibition for its members. The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-op acknowledges with thanks the financial assistance of Department of Post-Secondary Education & Training, The Canada Council–Media Arts Section; the Province of New Brunswick – Arts Development Branch and the kind support of University of New Brunswick, Film Co-op member and non-member instructors province wide, Charlotte Street Arts Centre and New Brunswick’s independent film and video community. Visit them online at www.nbfilmcoop.com