Ensemble Film Making Workshop

Date: Thursday March 31st, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm



Registration Deadline: March 10, 2022

Want to make a short film inspired by the Ensemble exhibition at The Polygon Gallery? This free four-session workshop, runs on Thursdays starting March 31st, will introduce participants to the basics of digital movie making, resulting in original short film projects that will be presented during a special event at The Polygon Gallery. Please note that participants must attend the Ensemble exhibition before the workshop begins; Ensemble runs from February 23rd to March 13th. No previous experience necessary.

Using smartphones and free video editing software, each participant will make their own original short film exploring questions and themes raised by Ensemble.

This is a virtual workshop hosted remotely via Zoom and other online resources (templates, instructional videos, handouts). The final screening event will take place on-site at The Polygon Gallery.

This workshop is available to anyone ages 16+ interested in making a short film project inspired by the Ensemble exhibition at The Polygon Gallery. Guided by experts from The Cinematheque and The Polygon Gallery, participants will independently work through a series of activities, culminating in a 1–3 minute video that will be screened at The Polygon in Spring 2022.

Participants should expect to devote a few hours each week on their film project, in addition to the 90 minute weekly Zoom call. Facilitators from The Cinematheque will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot problems.

Required Equipment
Participants need a smartphone with a working camera and a computer capable of downloading and running Filmora X video editor. Participants will receive instructions and login information to use Filmora free of charge. If access to a computer or smartphone is a barrier, please get in touch with The Cinematheque at learn@thecinematheque.ca.

Deadline March 10th 2022

Free and open to anyone ages 16+.

Joining us from outside of Metro Vancouver? We will contact you with details about how to access Ensemble.

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Participants should plan to visit the Ensemble exhibition at The Polygon in their own time, between its opening on February 23rd and its closing on March 13th.

Thursday March 31st  – Welcome & Concept Development
Zoom Meeting: 6–7:30pm
Participants will work through pre-production documents in their own time.

Thursday April 7th – Shooting
Zoom Meeting: 6–7:30pm
Participants will shoot their film projects in their own time.

Thursday April 17th – Editing
Zoom Meeting 6–7:30pm
Participants will edit their film projects in their own time.

Thursday April 21st – Rough Cuts & Feedback
Zoom Meeting 6–7:30pm
Participants will screen their rough cuts. Feedback provided by facilitators and fellow participants.

Thursday April 28th  – Deadline for final cut
Date & time TBA–Special Showcase Event at The Polygon Gallery

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