Intro to Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, May 21st @ 12:30 pm
Presented by The KFS, VIFF and The Cinematheque
Materials needed: Smartphone with a working camera
For ages 14+. Younger participants can join with supervision from an adult.
Interested in making a short film on your smartphone, but not sure where to begin? This hands-on workshop with The Cinematheque will introduce the basic steps and techniques involved in digital filmmaking. Participants will learn the process of making short films using smartphones and other readily available equipment and software, from pre-production to shooting to editing. Sam Mason, Learning & Outreach Coordinator at The Cinematheque in Vancouver, will draw from his personal experience as a filmmaker and film educator to provide practical advice for getting started on film projects. Sam has been involved in the production of over 100 student and beginner film projects at The Cinematheque, many of which have gone on to screen and win awards at film festivals. Hands-on activities will help you apply what you’ve learned and start making a short movie project!
Facilitator bio: Sam Mason is a Learning & Outreach Coordinator at The Cinematheque. He is also a filmmaker and writer who graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BFA in Film Production. His projects frequently engage with theatre and dance, and he is interested in using film to explore our physical and mental relationships to the spaces around us. His dance film
Small Spaces and Big Places screened at the 2019 FORM Film Festival, while his short film Maybelline, 1995 screened in the Cinematheque Filmmaking Showcase exhibit at the Polygon
Gallery in 2022. The Cinematheque is a film institute and media education centre based in downtown Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territories. The Cinematheque is devoted to understanding the art and history of Canadian and international cinema and the impact of moving images and screen-based media on our lives. With over 20 years of outreach experience, The Cinematheque engages with people of all ages through interactive film and visual media programs.
RUNTIME: 180 minutes