It is our sincerely held belief that one can find FREEDOM THROUGH CINEMA. Cinema has proven to bring an abundance of opportunities to both individuals and local communities. In 2020, mining in B.C. saw 1.6 billion invested while providing jobs for 11,738 people. Compare this to the B.C. film industry in the same year, which saw 3.4 billion invested in wages and the local economy and employed 65,000 people province-wide. Despite the economic potential, we realize there are genuine barriers to accessing jobs in film, especially in developing countries. Some of the biggest of these barriers is access to education and equipment.
We plan to lay down the foundations to start building inspired, skilled individuals with relevant knowledge. We will do workshops that will fine-tune specific skill sets unique to the industry, encourage creativity, and leave the next generation with the tools and equipment to create their own stories.
Over 17 days, we will document the kids as they learn how to implement a professional/industry standard filmmaking pipeline. We will give them the framework to continue their creations once we have taught them the three stages of film production. Pre-production, Production and Post Production. Of course, what is the point of making a movie if there is no premiere? At the end of this process, we will have a local screening complete with a red carpet so the kids can watch their movies on the big screen!
Our goal is to help foster creative growth in these talented kids while giving them the confidence and the tools to be leaders in the development of their local film industry.
- Workshop overview
Intro to screenwriting and storytelling
Intro to Camera
Intro to Lighting
Intro to gripping
Intro to Stunts
Intro to film editing
- Use of Funds.
-$3,000 covers the rental of space for the workshops,
Transportation for all the kids and food.
-New film equipment for the school.
2 x Camera $2,500
4 x Lenses $2,000
2 x Laptops $6,000
-$3,500 for editing programs/software and operational costs for running the school.