The Director's Perspective

Intro - Theory
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Britany Sparrow
NB Film Co-op
New Brunswick
Workshop Description: 

Using a combination of tips, tricks and reflections from her short film "Friend Zone", the workshop will cover filmmaking from the director’s perspective. This workshop will focus on interpreting the script; working with actors to get the best performance; creating the world of your story through location and production design; lighting design and cinematography; putting your dream team core crew together; and organizing your shoot, as well as discussion of going through an entire shoot from pre-production to post-production.

Instructor's Biography: 
Britany Sparrow is originally from Vernon, British Columbia, and has been making films in New Brunswick since 2006. After graduating from UNB with a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a certificate in Film and Video Production, Britany joined the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, and she directed her first short film (The Perfect Cliché) in 2007. Since then she has directed 8 films including The Morning After (Short Film Venture), True Hollywood Romance, Gamers: A Love Story (on CBC Download), Chopsticks (NB Joy), Here Without You, Co-Ed (collaboration with writer/director Gordon Mihan), and Friend Zone (artsnb). She has also co-produced 3 short films including Strange Hobby (dir. Allen Galloway), Gary (dir. Jon Brenan), and Zombies vs. Cannibals (dir. Rob Gemmell). Britany has worked on over 70 film and video projects including short films, feature films, training videos, TV pilots, and web series. Most recently she was the Assistant Director for the short films Distortion (dir. Cori Brownlee), After the War (dir. Brenda Malley), and Together We Move (dir. Kaitlyn Adair). Britany was also the co-creator of the award-winning 48 Hour Festival films Sucker Fish (2017) and Growing Younger (2018). In 2011, Britany was awarded the Recognition Award for a person, group, or organization who has contributed to film and video in the province of New Brunswick in a volunteer capacity at the Silver Wave Film Festival. She is the President of the NBFC, a former board member of WIFT-AT, and was formerly the editor for WIFT-AT’s newsletter Tidings. Britany currently lives in New Maryland, NB with her soundman and their cats.
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