Past Workshop Descriptions

Fiction Filmmaking in the Canadian Context: In Person

NOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.

Methodology is a rarely discussed faculty of creation, and yet methodology has always been and remains the centripetal momentum through which development, production, and distribution occur. This is because methodology has become a fixed monolith, a regurgitation of hegemony reaffirming normalized, industrialized, often unethical practices. Through this workshop, we will travel through the history of Canadian Film in order to position the necessity for reimagining the organization of filmmaking methodologies in each stage of creation. Understanding, too, that our normative methodology is orchestrated around the flows of capital, we must know to approach the design of new ideas through a dialectic collective discourse. As such, Fiction Filmmaking in the Canadian Context will employ open dialogues to help guide this fundamentally ideological inquiry into a crystallized plan of action.

The goal of this workshop is to imagine new models within which independent filmmakers might gain autonomy over their means of production. Due to this, the workshop is primarily geared towards Directors, Writers and Producers. Participants will utilize both historical fact and the generative processes behind alternative aesthetic creation to discern and question contemporary Canadian production modalities. We ask that each individual bring a single idea/narrative they're hopeful to produce, so we might gather and discuss its feasibility, and how our normalized understandings of production might have influenced their scale and aesthetics.

Past Instructor: Zachary Goldkind
Category: New Take
Maximum Capacity: 10
8 hours of instruction in 2 parts$105 /member$130 /nonmember

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