Lights, camera, workshops!

As interest in filmmaking grows in the Okanagan, a series of workshops is planned for this month in Kelowna.

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After the opening of Okanagan Studios in Vernon late last year, and on the heels of the announcement of a new film production studio coming to Kelowna, filmmaking is gaining even more interest on the Okanagan than ever.

The Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking (OSIF) is offering three workshops this month for anyone interested in learning fundamentals of filmmaking, including working with green screens, sound mixing basics, and even the basics of contract law.

“We’ve got some really great filmmakers in the valley who have a wealth of knowledge to share”, said OSIF president Marc Nadeau. “And with all the renewed interest filmmaking has been getting of late, we want to offer these skills to others”.

F**K YOU, PAY ME! Wed, Feb. 8—7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kelowna lawyer, David Kemp will cover the basic things every freelancer needs to know about creating great contracts that get you paid on time and keep you on good terms with anyone you work with.

LEARN TO SETUP UP YOUR GREEN SCREEN Thurs, February 16 —7:00 – 9:00pm

VFX Artist, Dylan Yastremski will cover green screen basics, everything from how to light one to common issues that arise when working with a green screen.

TURN UP THE VOLUME Tuesday, Feb 21—7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Professional sound mixer, Tyler Devon Gillis will cover the basics of choosing sound gear, how to capture great audio on location, and get optimum levels in post production.

Open to anyone, and no previous filmmaking experience is necessary, these workshops support the professional growth of new and experienced filmmakers in the Okanagan. Workshops are $10 for OSIF Members and for $20 non-members, or grab all three workshops for  $25 (OSIF Members) or $50 (non-members). Visit www.osif.org/bootcamp to register or https://vimeo.com/201476773/c7dc45c0c0 for more information.

“Film and video is a medium more and more people are working and communicating in; the new film production additions in the Okanagan are a further testament to that. It’s great to offer training in the basics for anyone interested in learning more about this medium,” says the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s executive director, Katie Brennan.

The workshops will take place at the Film Factory at 1126 Richter Street in Kelowna.

 

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