LIFT Touring Workshop With SAW Video: Directing Dramatic Film with Shane Belcourt



LIFT Touring Workshop With SAW Video: Directing Dramatic Film with Shane Belcourt



Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm


SAW Video, Club SAW
$100 for SAW Video members ($125 non-members)


Registration Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016

This intensive weekend workshop will introduce you to the process of directing a project on any scale. The workshop covers practical aspects of directing such as casting, locations, storyboards, rehearsals, telling a story with pictures, the psychology of composition, moving the camera, screen direction, eye-lines and the axis, shooting schedule, on set protocol, and other production concerns.


Participants will break down a scene from a film script and compare it with how the film’s director actually shot it. Various film clips will also be shown to illustrate the key points of directing.

Shane Belcourt is an award-winning Métis filmmaker, writer, and musician based in Toronto. His debut feature film, Tkaronto, has played many international film festivals, winning the Best Director prize at the 2008 Dreamspeakers Film Festival and 2008 Talking Stick Film Festival, along with being nationally distributed in theatres across Canada. Shane has made a variety of short films that have been shown on national television and various film festivals. Alongside the dramatic work, Shane continues to make documentary films as a director and cinematographer.


This workshop is part of LIFT's Touring Filmmaking Workshops with media arts centers throughout Ontario. The touring program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).


Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
SAW Video
67 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON