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Posted February 19th, 2008:

Be the first EVER to participate in professional workshops for filmmakers at The MediaWorkshop – a new state-of-the-art facility for video production, digital editing and media education at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts at the Saidye.

All courses are hands-on, professional level courses for filmmakers looking to refine their skills, open their minds to new forms of filmmaking and learn some of the newest technologies and software available in today’s High-Def video and audio market. Be the first to use the MediaWorkshop’s brand new professional HDV digital cameras, FinalCut Studio, Adobe CS3 Production Premium Suite and edit on BRAND NEW 24” iMacs.

Limited spots available!
To register please email Harlie Dover at  hdover@segalcentre.org or call 514-739-2301 ext.8309

Workshops Offered:

Feet Wet, Hands Dirty: A crash-course in documentary filmmaking

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.  This will be a crash course in the history, process and creation of the documentary incorporating critical viewings, passionate discussion and ultimately a journey of discovery where both the collective and the individual narrative voice of each participant will be explored.
 In three intensive sessions you will get your feet wet and your hands dirty (!) by investigate the theory and process-driven development of idea creation through screenings, discussion, and brainstorming. Shoot your own short documentary on cameras provided by the MediaWorkshop and finally, edit your short docs and learn the art behind pitching, selling and distributing your work.

Course 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 the Montreal film-house Diversus Productions building up credits which include the Felix award-winning Best music video for La Vie est Laide for Quebec rock star Jean Leloup, the Gemini nominated documentary: Too Colorful for the League: A History of Blacks in Hockey and the festival hit, theatrically-released mockumentary Schmelvis: Searching for the King's Jewish Roots.  In 2005 he established Ontic Media, and has since written, produced and directed the biopic doc thriller, Once a Nazi… and Bigfoot Reflections. Evan is presently producing director Eric Scott’s latest film Leaving the Fold for Radio-Canada and the environmental doc Rosebud for CBC. Evan is the recipient of a prestigious CTV Producer's Fellowship from the Banff International Television Festival (2000).

Workshop dates:           Monday, March 31st,  7pm – 10pm
                                    Wednesday, April 2nd, 4:30pm – 8:30pm
                                    Monday, April 7th, 7pm – 10pm
                                    Wednesday, April 9th, 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Total Hours:                 14hrs

Workshop price:            $245.00 (tax included) – While all equipment and one miniDV master tape is provided by the MediaWorkshop it is recommended but not mandatory that you have access to a miniDV cam outside of the workshop.


GO PRO: Introductory workshop on FinalCut Pro 6

Calling all emerging filmmakers and/or editors looking for answers to all of their FinalCut questions. For those trying to break into the independent filmmaking scene, shoot and edit your own films or just trying to get a handle on the complexities of FinalCut Pro. Over the course of 4 sessions, this intensive editing workshop will help you get a handle on capturing, importing, project organization (soooo important!), editing in a timeline, titling, special effects and basic sound design. The final session will provide you with an opportunity to edit your own work and provide you with expert instruction and assistance to help you fine-tune your rough cuts.

 *Pre-req: Please have a basic knowledge of FinalCut Pro. Upon registration you will be asked to provide a brief description of your previous editing experience.

Course given by: Phyllis Lewis

Phyllis Lewis is an independent film and video artist living and working in Montreal.   One of her most recent projects was editing The Danish Poet, by Torill Kove.  The film was awarded the Oscar in 2007 for best short animation. She is currently completing editing and assuming associate producer duties on Neverbloomers:  The Search for GrownUphood, the new documentary from Sharonfilms.  With over a decade of professional experience in digital editing at the National Film Board she now works as a freelancer engaged in film and video production as well as community-based arts projects.

Workshop dates:        Sunday March 9th, 12 – 4pm
                                    Tuesday March 11th, 7 – 10pm
                                    Sunday March 16th, 12 – 4pm
                                    Tuesday March 18th, 7 – 10pm

Total Hours:                 14hrs

Workshop price:            $245.00 (tax included) – All equipment provided by the MediaWorkshop as well as one miniDV master tape.

*Only 6 spots available – teams of 2 OK!


Feeling baffled about creating soundtracks? Want to exercise your musical side to enhance the audio quality of your films? Let us know if you’re interested in the following workshops:

Apple Logic Pro 8 Music Creation Workshop

Learn to compose original music with Logic's powerful software 
instruments and advanced midi editing capabilities. Then integrate 
precision multitrack audio recording and editing with your 
compositions to incorporate live audio to complete your music. 
Finally learn how to use Logic's powerful suite of audio processing 
plug ins and routing capabilities to mix and master your music down 
to a final stereo mix which can then be burned to CD, uploaded to an 
iPod, or exported to video.

Soundtrack Pro Audio Post Production Workshop

Learn post production audio editing and sound design techniques using 
Soundtrak Pro's powerful multi channel audio editor. Learn to record, 
edit, and clean up dialogue; explore and use Soundtrak Pro's library 
of royalty free music beds and sound effects; and finally mix 
everything down and export it back to Final Cut Pro.

Date & Price: TBA.  For more info please email hdover@segalcentre.org

All courses will be given at the MediaWorkshop at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts at the Saidye

Harlie Dover
Director, MediaWorkshop & Academy Coordination
Directrice, AtelierMédia

5170, chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
H3W 1M7

Tél. (514) 739-2301, poste 8309
Fax (514) 739-9340