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DOC-IFY YOURSELF: The MediaWorkshop's Documentary Series
July 2008

FEET WET HANDS DIRTY: A DOCUMENTARY CRASH COURSE

Many of us are making films, chronicling the intimate narratives of our own lives, watching and participating in offshoots like reality shows or documenting stories around us. In three intensive sessions you will get your feet wet and your hands dirty (!) by exploring the theory and process-driven development of idea creation through screenings, discussion, and brainstorming. With the guidance of a professional documentary filmmaker you will learn the ins and outs of the industry, shoot your own short doc and edit on Final Cut Pro. An essential and engaging experience for anyone captivated by the documentary form and ready to try their hand at it themselves!

August 24th 10am - 2pm,
August 25th 5pm – 8pm
& August 27th 5pm – 8pm

$175.00 (tax incl.)

THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW

Now that everybody seems to have their own talk show, the fine art of interviewing is often sacrificed for hype, and the real skill of interviewing suffers. But the interview is paramount to developing and exploring great characters. This interactive evening workshop highlights the essential requirements of interviewing and the verbal and emotional tools required to gather and communicate vital information in documentary filmmaking.

September 8th, 6pm – 9pm in the Segal Centre’s CinemaSpace
$35.00 (tax incl.)

THE ART OF THE PITCH

It’s got great characters and plots, it’ll make you laugh and cry - it's everything you want in a TV show. Problem is, it's stuck in your head. Selling your show is not only the first step in bringing your vision to life, it's the essential step. What are networks looking for? How should a pitch be structured? When's the best time to pitch? This pitch class will help clarify your idea and take it from seed to sale.

September 15th 6pm-9pm in the Segal Centre’s CinemaSpace
$35.00 (tax incl.)

*** Only $225.00 (tax incl.) for the entire Doc-ify series***

Courses given by: Evan Beloff

Evan has spent the last thirteen years writing, producing and directing critically acclaimed documentaries, TV series and music videos. In 1998 he co-founded Diversus Productions building up credits which include an award-winning music video for Jean Leloup, the Gemini nominated documentary: Too Colorful for the League: A History of Blacks in Hockey and the festival hit mockumentary Schmelvis: Searching for the King's Jewish Roots. In 2005 he established Ontic Media, and has continued his successful work in documentary film and television.

For additional information or to register please contact Harlie Dover at hdover@segalcentre.org or at 514-739-2301 Ext. 8309

As always, we welcome any ideas for future workshops. Our brand new 24” iMacs are fully loaded with Final Cut Studio 6 and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and we are equipped with professional HDV cams, sound and lighting equipment. All courses are taught by established professional filmmakers.