February 15, 2017 *** DISCOUNTED RATES UNTIL SPRING 2017 *** From February 15 through May 8, 2017 LIFT will be offering a discounted rental rate for our Colour Finishing and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Output suite.  Note: Rentals are only available to Production Members.  Sporting a full licence of DaVinci Resolve 12 and easyDCP with full license with Key Delivery... [more]
3 Apr 2017 - 18:00 - 22:00
The workshop will cover the core responsibilities of the casting director during the pre-production stages with the director, producer and writer. Participants will learn how to address specific script needs, contact actors and/or agents, hold auditions and work with talent, make recommendations for casts, as well as to negotiate fees and deals, maintain casting budget and manage contracts. Both... [more]
25 Apr 2017 - 18:00 - 22:00
This four-hour workshop is designed as an introduction to business modeling tools, techniques and terminology to assist content producers and content businesses build sustainable practices. The workshop takes a participatory, multi-method approach to create a stimulating interactive working environment. Using the business model canvas tool and a series of hands-on development exercises, producers... [more]
1 Apr 2017 - 10:00 - 18:00
The Bolex is LIFT’s smallest, lightest and most affordable 16mm/S16mm camera. The Bolex provides a great introduction to shooting on film, offering simplicity for beginner filmmakers and more advanced features for the experienced camera user. With the spring wind there are no batteries involved for basic operation, but optional motors, intervalo-meter, and matte boxes make everything possible.... [more]
2 Apr 2017 - 12:00 - 16:00
This introductory class is a must for filmmakers and producers who want to familiarize themselves with the post-production sound process. Sound-editor, designer and re-recording mixer George Flores will review the following topics and address participants’ questions about post-production sound. • What are the mix formats (surround 5.1, stereo, mono, etc.) and the differences between them? •... [more]