ON film activities in NB & Beyond!
NB FILM CO-OP WORKSHOPS
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Instructor: Scott Eldridge
Location: NB Film Co-op, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton
Fee: Film Co-op Members: $55.00
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Class Limit: 12
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The ‘Directing Actors Workshop’ will be a ‘comprehensive and ‘hands on’ workshop covering the area of directing actors. The participants will go through a series of ‘directing actor exercises’. By participating in these exercise’s they will quickly understand and appreciate the importance of directing and acting in film. Some of the areas covered will be, ‘the table read’, ‘ directing the rehearsal’ and ‘the shot list’.
The workshop will open with all the participants participating in ‘improv exercises’ followed by ‘short scripted scenes’. The participants will then direct and act in a scripted ‘Dramatic Scene’ that will be shot.
All participants will then collectively screen and evaluate the ‘Dramatic Scene‘ they directed.
The workshop will end with a question and answer period.
Scott Eldridge’s most recent feature film, “Blueprint” was broadcast on the Super Channel. The film was also distributed in Europe by Filmoption International Inc. Scott has also directed two other feature films and several shorts films. Scott has directed over sixty music videos, including bands such as the Tragically Hip, that were broadcast on Much Music, BRAVO and MTV. One of his music videos was nominated for a Gemini award.
PRESERVING YOUR INDIE FILMS AT THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES
October 1, Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Joanna Aiton Kerr
Location: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Exhibit Room, 23 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB
Class Limit: 30
Once a film has completed its festival run and been streamed on YouTube, filmmakers are often unsure what to do with the film to ensure its long term preservation. Due to the unstable nature of digital records and the ever changing landscape of technology, if filmmakers are not proactive in preservation valuable information may be lost. The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick is mandated “to discover, collect and preserve records having any bearing upon the history of New Brunswick” (Archives Act) and is currently working with the NBFC to ensure the history independent film community is preserved and made available for researchers for years to come.
At this session, you will learn about how the Archives works, how you can donate materials, what sort of materials you can donate, and how you can receive a tax receipt for your donations. Also learn about copyright laws, your right to privacy, retaining ownership of your film after making a donation, and ask any questions you may have on the process. You will also be given a short tour of the Archives including the Audio/Visual Lab, the Conservation Lab, and the Repository where the records are stored.
We will also be screening some Film Co-op short films currently stored in the PANB vault including The Vacationers, The Man Who Skied Citadel Hill, and Smoke.
Joanna Aiton Kerr is the Manager of Services and Private Sector Records at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. A graduate of the Masters of Archival Studies program at the University of British Columbia, Joanna has held various positions in the archives field, including Congregational Archivist for the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Halifax, and University Records Manager for the University of New Brunswick. She is the past-president of the Council of Archives New Brunswick. Joanna lives in Fredericton with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and a cat.
Established in 1967, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick collects and preserves the documents of the people, institutions and government of the province. Most of the holdings are for the period from 1784, when New Brunswick was made a separate province of British North America. However, some materials relating to the earlier exploration, Acadian and pre-Loyalist periods have also been acquired. Under provincial legislation the Archives has responsibility to assemble, and to make available for research, records bearing upon the history of New Brunswick. The Records Management Program ensures the regular transfer and archival retention of all non-current government records that have permanent legal and historical value. The records of individuals, churches, businesses and associations are acquired through donation of original material, and loans for copying. The documents in the Archives are provincial treasures. Many are fundamental in protecting the rights and interests of the people, or are essential for understanding and preserving our heritage and culture. Materials which are not in archives, particularly those in danger of being lost or destroyed, should be brought to the attention of the Archives staff.
FROM SHORTS TO FEATURES: DIRECTING YOUR CINEMATOGRAPHER
October 5, Wednesday, 6 pm - 11 pm
Instructor: Becky Parsons
Location: New Brunswick Film Co-op, basement resource centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton
Fee: $35 For Film Co-op Members
$45 For Non-Members
Sign up and pay by paypal: http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/workshops/shorts-features
Class Limit: 12
4 Seats Left
This evening workshop will fully look at the unique relationship between a motion picture director and their cinematographer. What you, as director can expect from your cinematographer and what they need from you.
We will study some of the countless techniques of story telling through moving image and discuss comparisons between a short film and a feature.
The technical element will include a broad look at the language of the lens, the science of eye lines, how to keep your best possible image quality at screenings, the use of post production as an important tool to your motion picture medium and the prep to do to ensure your workflow works.
Becky Parsons is an award winning cinematographer (Rhonda’s Party) and fine art photographer (Kodak Achievement Award). A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, she has 18 years experience in the photographic and motion picture arts. Mostly based in the Maritimes, Canada she has acted as director of photography and/or camera operator on a number of local productions, recently Cle du Studio and First Weekend. Throughout her career as a camera assistant (1999 to 2013) and as a cinematographer and camera operator (since 2002) she has been an integral part of the shooting team on award winning films screened at festivals and distributed for television and cinematic release. As a fine art photographer Becky has exhibited in London, England, Toronto and Halifax, Canada. Her work is found in Winnipeg Art Gallery rentals and in publications and books (Under the Broken Sky by Shandi Mitchell – portrait of the author) as well as various private collections. In 2012 she founded Oculus Arts, a photography and print based collective of artists, presenting ‘pop-‐up’ exhibitions and publishing photographic art books. Throughout her study and career Becky has mentored and instructed, lecturing and providing ‘on-‐the-‐job’ training with organizations like The Atlantic Film Co-‐operative and Viewfinders: International Film Festival for Youth, and lecturing for the Screen Arts program, Nova Scotia Community College.
Samples of her work are at http://beckyparsons.com/reel1/index.html
PRE-ORDER OWL RIVER RUNNERS ON ITUNES!
That’s right! Owl River Runners is now available for pre-order on iTunes!
Owl River Runners will be available for digital purchase via iTunes on October 11, 2016, but you can pre-order as of today. Just click the link below to view the film’s page in iTunes
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CINEMA POLITICA FREDERICTON PRESENTS 'LAST CHANCE'
On Friday, Sept. 16th, at 7pm at Conserver House, 180 St. John St., Fredericton, Cinema Politica Fredericton will screen "Last Chance" (Paul d'Entremont, 2012, 84 min.)
The documentary d’Entremont, a native of NS, retraces the turbulent journeys of five people who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They come from Jamaica, Colombia, Lebanon, Egypt and Nicaragua, and are seeking asylum in Canada. They face hurdles integrating, fear deportation and nervously await a decision that will change their lives forever. One critic says: "The film also succeeds in breathing life into the challenge to preserve the refuge of Canadian society from the forces of narrow minded conservatism." This film is in various languages, with subtitles in English.
Join us for an optional informal discussion after the film with members of cohosting group: Refugees Welcome Fredericton.
Films are free but donations are encouraged to help pay for network fees. The venue is accessible but the washrooms are located up the stairs.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/108646196261618/
Facebook: Cinema Politica Fredericton
WORD FEAST - ST. JOHN RIVER VALLEY LITERARY FESTIVAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS AND PARTNERS
Word Feast is an organization whose mission is “to inspire creativity and foster literacy through an interdisciplinary literary festival in the St. John River Valley.” Our first festival will take place the week of September 18-24, 2017 and includes municipalities from Florenceville-Bristol to Gagetown.
Word Feast aims to showcase local and national writers, provide workshops for aspiring creatives, partner with schools to engage children by bringing in authors to read and inspire, and integrate and celebrate all art forms.
In order to accomplish our mission, we are looking for volunteers and partners. If you would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian LeTourneau, Fredericton Cultural Laureate
Executive Chair, Word Feast Board of Directors
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