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Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen Street North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

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For recent film graduates or established filmmakers, this workshop is focused on how to plan finances for filmmaking, including the importance of research, crowd funding, affordable film cameras, pre-production tips, maximizing the environment and, of course, examples of successful micro-budget films.

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4:00 PM

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

4:30 PM

PART 1 - INTRODUCTION TO MICRO-BUDGET FILMMAKING

• Micro-budget vs low-budget filmmaking

• Hidden costs of filmmaking, before and after

• Examples of successful micro-budget films

PART 2 - The importance of Research

• The Library as a source of knowledge

• Knowledge vs. Experience

• Examples of books for screenwriting, cinematography, directing, etc.

PART 3 - Substance over Style

• Don't get into the pixel-counting game; story first

• Bad production value is more than a camera issue; cast and crew matter

• Examples of movies shot with affordable film cameras and DSLRs

5:30 PM

BREAK, REFRESHMENTS

6:00 PM

PART 4 PRE-PRODUCTION

• Location scouting, hiring, and maximizing a small budget

• Practice makes perfect (methods to streamline the production)

• You can't be every role and what a skeleton crew means for you

PART 5 WORKING WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENT

• Shooting on-location if you can't afford to rent and/or build a set

• Tips for utilizing natural and available light

• Taking advantage of ambient sounds, architecture, and the outdoors

PART 6: FUNDRAISING & SOCIAL MEDIA

• Knowing your audience and submitting to film festivals

• Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo

• Local film resources in Kitchener

7:00 PM

Q & A

Speakers: Ava Torres (Director, Producer, Director of Photography) Helmann Wilhelm (Director, Writer, Editor), Jennifer Adams

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Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen Street North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

Canada

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