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LAB 1: CERTIFICATE IN FILM PRODUCTION
This introductory program offers instruction and hands-on experience in the core aspects of filmmaking: screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, pre-and-post production, composing and marketing. This program is open to individuals with little to no experience and uses film as a tool to teach life skills, including reading, writing, math, science, and storytelling, as well as business, communication, leadership, and art skills.
Each student’s unique and creative vision will take shape under the guidance of senior professional artists as they work towards writing and directing a short film, developing a story idea for a future project, and creating an outline/treatment for a feature film of their conception. Students will be able to write and direct their own short film. This short film will be your calling card, as it will introduce you and your work to the film industry.
Students will earn the following Brock University credits, upon completion of Lab 1: Certificate in Film Production:
Screenwriting: Writing for Movies
Turning an idea into a film screen play, moving from outline, through treatment, first and final draft.
Directing/Cinematography: Shaping the Vision
Introduction to the different roles of directors and the methods that transform script to performance. Familiarization with camera and lighting equipment. Technical, aesthetic and logistical considerations for scene shooting in both documentary and dramatic films.
Editing and Soundtrack (Composing): Post-Production
Development of skills for giving structure, form, rhythm, and pace to a film to tell a compelling story. Relation between sound and music. Sound’s power to convey information and mood as part of storytelling.
Pre-Production and Production: Making a Motion Picture
Step by step understanding of the film-making process. Understanding the various roles involved in film production through the completion of a short film.
Producing and Marketing: The Business of Film
Preparation of budgets, marketing and distribution plans and other facets of film promotion. Consideration of varied media markets and venues, contract negotiation, talent booking, and financing.
Students must have a minimum of 60% overall average to be awarded the Certificate in Film Production upon completion of this course
January 2022 - June 2022 $12,000.00
September 2022 - June 2023 $15,000.00
Weengushk Film Institute is located just outside of M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. The island is the largest freshwater lake island in the world, surrounded by Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the North Channel. The natural beauty of the island and the cultural history, make WFI's location a prime spot for media production.
Filming in the North
Manitoulin Island is approximately two-hours southeast of Sudbury - a prime location for the film industry in Northern Ontario. With ties to the Northern Film Industry, WFI students have successfully transitioned into industry professionals.
What defines Weengushk?
We encourage hands-on experience in the classroom.
We provide a low instructor-to-participant ratio.
We offer one-on-one mentorships with working professionals.
We provide the opportunity for participants to thrive in a 360-degree learning environment.
What defines our graduates?
They are prepared for entry-level positions in the film and television industry.
They are emerging artists with distinct voices.
80% of graduates are working in the media-arts industry