Events.

Introduction to Adobe After Effects
Introduction to Adobe After Effects

3 April 2017—7:00pm-10:00pm
Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 300, 1131 Howe Street (Lane entrance) Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7

W Add to Calendar 2017-04-03 07:00 PM 2017-04-05 10:00 PM 6 Introduction to Adobe After Effects Mon 03 April; 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Wed 05 April; 7.00pm – 10.00pm
[REGISTER](https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-adobe-after-effects-tickets-32482567233?aff=es2)


Please note, this workshop is open to participants of all gender identifications. [A selective version of the class for women and trans* participants](http://cineworks.ca/attend/event/222) takes place on 20 & 22 March. If you are unsure which will best suit your needs, please contact programs[at]cineworks.ca for more information.


Workshop Outline

This two part workshop will introduce students to the basic workflow and tools in Adobe After Effects – a powerful animation program serving many purposes: from creating lower thirds, compositing green screen footage to building motion graphics and animations. A basic understanding of AE is an important skillset for any independent filmmaker, adding production value and creativity to each project.

Workshop structure:
Over two 3 hour sessions, students will:
* Tour the software interface and learn about the essential tools
* Learn basic animation principles
* Work in tandem with Photoshop to create their own artwork to use
* Integrate sound elements into their workflow
* Create a short (30 second) animation

Day 1 – Introduction to AE:
* View examples of AE produced animation
* Tour the interface
* Learn about the essential tools
* Explore basic animation principles
* Discuss sound design theory
* Learn about integration of Photoshop and AE to create artwork
* Discuss storyboarding

Day 2 – Create an Animation:
* Create simple animation assets in Photoshop
* Build a short, 30 second, animation
* Incorporate sound elements into project
* Learn how to export projects for various workflows

Technical requirements:
Ideally each student will bring their own laptop, but if that proves to be a barrier for anyone, sharing will be encouraged. Each student with a laptop should arrive at the workshop with either a licensed version or a trial version of both After Effects and Photoshop installed on their computer. We will not have time to deal with installation during the workshop so it is very important they arrive prepared.


Instructor: Leslie Kennah

A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Leslie Kennah has been exploring life through a lens for over a decade. Working freelance as a videographer, editor and photographer, Leslie has honed her skills as a visual storyteller. From T.V. commercials to dance films, she is experienced with transforming conceptual ideas into dynamic and engaging content. Beyond her client-based projects, Leslie maintains a digital media art practice, showcasing her work in various galleries and festivals from Tokyo and San Francisco to Toronto. She loves sharing her passion for visual culture with others. Leslie teaches film and photography workshops locally and is an instructor at In Focus Film School.
Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (see http://www.cineworks.ca/attend#events for bi-weekly schedule details).
Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 300, 1131 Howe Street (Lane entrance) Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7 Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC
Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC

29 March 2017—7:00pm-9:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

S Add to Calendar 2017-03-29 07:00 PM 2017-03-29 09:00 PM 6 Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC Doors: 7.00pm; Screening: 7.20pm
FREE

The Film and Media Showcase is a public forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work with other artists and the public, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion and inspiration. Each screening will be followed by a question and answer session with creators, with informal conversation and networking afterwards.

Program:

Little India Big Business; 45 min 2 sec; 2016
Director, Producer, Writer: Bal Brach (WIFTV)

The average wedding in North America costs $30,000 but if you're Indian, in Canada, that cost is $100,000. Little India Big Business explores the growth of big, fat Indian weddings in Canada over the last decade. It reveals the pressures that young South Asians face when planning their weddings. The documentary highlights how lucrative these celebrations are for vendors, the lengths they go to ensure their clients’ needs are met, and the cost of this commercialization on the sanctity of marriage.

Bal Brach is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of experience working in newsrooms across Canada. She's worked in front and behind the camera for all three of Canada's major news networks. Little India Big Business was her first documentary film and it aired on CBC television in 2016. Bal wrote, directed and produced the film through her own production company.



Home; 2 min 24 sec; 2016
Filmmaker: Rami Katz (DOC BC)

A Syrian woman describes leaving her home for a new life in Canada.

Rami Katz is a Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Film Production at the University of British Columbia. For his thesis project, Rami is making a documentary on the life and work of Jack O'Dell, an influential figure within the African-American Civil Rights Movement. His most recent short, Home, recently premiered at the 2017 Belleville Downtown DocFest. Rami is a board member of DOC BC and holds a BFA in Film from Simon Fraser University.


Heart and Soul, S12 E10; 9 min 10 sec; 2016
Patrick Blenkarn and Lily Ross-Millard

A commission for the inaugural Festival Of Recorded Movement, supported by Cineworks, exploring the mediation of embodied desire, through technology and language.

Patrick Blenkarn is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver. Lily Ross-Millard is a Canadian artist based in Toronto.

Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance) Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Introduction to Adobe After Effects (Women's Workshop / Trans* Inclusive)
Introduction to Adobe After Effects (Women's Workshop / Trans* Inclusive)

20 March 2017—7:00pm-10:00pm
Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 300, 1131 Howe Street (Lane entrance) Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7

W Add to Calendar 2017-03-20 07:00 PM 2017-03-22 10:00 PM 6 Introduction to Adobe After Effects (Women's Workshop / Trans* Inclusive) Mon 20 March; 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Wed 22 March; 7.00pm – 10.00pm
[REGISTER](https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-adobe-after-effects-womens-workshop-trans-inclusive-tickets-32456069979?aff=es2)

Please note, this workshop is for women and trans* participants. [A non-selective version of the class takes place on 3 & 5 April](http://www.cineworks.ca/attend/event/223). If you are unsure which will best suit your needs, please contact programs[at]cineworks.ca for more information.

Workshop Outline

This two part workshop will introduce students to the basic workflow and tools in Adobe After Effects – a powerful animation program serving many purposes: from creating lower thirds, compositing green screen footage to building motion graphics and animations. A basic understanding of AE is an important skillset for any independent filmmaker, adding production value and creativity to each project.

Workshop structure:
Over two 3 hour sessions, students will:
* Tour the software interface and learn about the essential tools
* Learn basic animation principles
* Work in tandem with Photoshop to create their own artwork to use
* Integrate sound elements into their workflow
* Create a short (30 second) animation

Day 1 – Introduction to AE:
* View examples of AE produced animation
* Tour the interface
* Learn about the essential tools
* Explore basic animation principles
* Discuss sound design theory
* Learn about integration of Photoshop and AE to create artwork
* Discuss storyboarding

Day 2 – Create an Animation:
* Create simple animation assets in Photoshop
* Build a short, 30 second, animation
* Incorporate sound elements into project
* Learn how to export projects for various workflows

Technical requirements:
Ideally each student will bring their own laptop, but if that proves to be a barrier for anyone, sharing will be encouraged. Each student with a laptop should arrive at the workshop with either a licensed version or a trial version of both After Effects and Photoshop installed on their computer. We will not have time to deal with installation during the workshop so it is very important they arrive prepared.

Instructor: Leslie Kennah


A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Leslie Kennah has been exploring life through a lens for over a decade. Working freelance as a videographer, editor and photographer, Leslie has honed her skills as a visual storyteller. From T.V. commercials to dance films, she is experienced with transforming conceptual ideas into dynamic and engaging content. Beyond her client-based projects, Leslie maintains a digital media art practice, showcasing her work in various galleries and festivals from Tokyo and San Francisco to Toronto. She loves sharing her passion for visual culture with others. Leslie teaches film and photography workshops locally and is an instructor at In Focus Film School.


Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (see http://www.cineworks.ca/attend#events for bi-weekly schedule details).
Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society 300, 1131 Howe Street (Lane entrance) Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7 Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
16mm Contact Printing With The Bell & Howell Model C
16mm Contact Printing With The Bell & Howell Model C

19 March 2017—10:00am-5:00pm
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street

W Add to Calendar 2017-03-19 10:00 AM 2017-03-19 05:00 PM 6 16mm Contact Printing With The Bell & Howell Model C Duration: 7 hours, including 1 hour lunch break

Many contemporary analogue filmmakers have become habituated to shooting Tri-X reversal film if they want to use film and project it. This workflow has many drawbacks but shooting negative and paying a lab to do prints can be prohibitively costly.

So let us teach you how to 'strike' your own contact prints from negative film!


Contact Printing

For the uninitiated, a contact printer is a device for the controlled exposure of a negative (typically) onto an unexposed print stock while pressed in contact with one another. Once exposed, the print stock is developed as a positive of the original negative, producing an image of unparalleled quality and sharpness compared to all other methods of reproducing a motion picture image.

The Bell & Howell Model C, introduced in the 1960’s, has many excellent features for 'striking' both black & white and colour prints, and is considered – even to this day – to be one of the premier contact printers.


Workshop Outline This workshop introduces participants to the Model C, the industry standard 16mm contact printer. During the class, we will cover:

* Shooting negative film for printing
* Threading and operation of the printer
* Lab films and handling
* Working with sound
* Processing print films
The class will provide all you need to know to be able to print and process your own 16mm black and white projection prints from negative. But that's just the start! With the Model C, not only can you create workprints, but also internegatives, interpositives, you can add optical soundtracks and make release prints. With a speed of 180 feet per minute you can work efficiently and the system enables you to freely edit on film and experiment with your project... all with the wide latitude of the print film!

Finally, if you become a Cineworks member this class is a must if you want to print 16mm and allows you to rent time on the Model C for use in your own projects (we have two: one for 16mm and one for 35mm).


About the Instructor

Jesse Andrewartha was introduced to the magic of light and film as a post-graduate in scientific photography. A 16 year veteran of the motion picture visual effects industry, his films combine his two passions: cinema and the underwater world in all its forms. Jesse is Volunteer Technical Coordinator for Cineworks Annex analogue lab and studio.

Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (see http://www.cineworks.ca/attend#events for bi-weekly schedule details).

Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Gala Screening: Play It Forward – Non-Profit Campaign Video Initaitive
Gala Screening: Play It Forward – Non-Profit Campaign Video Initaitive

18 March 2017—2:00pm-3:00pm
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

S Add to Calendar 2017-03-18 02:00 PM 2017-03-18 03:00 PM 6 Gala Screening: Play It Forward – Non-Profit Campaign Video Initaitive FREE

Now in its fourth year, the Play It Forward campaign video initiative is a vibrant community-engaged filmmaking project designed to bring together Metro Vancouver's creative and non-profit communities to help make the region a better place to live.

The free Gala Screening features 8 short videos commissioned by Cineworks and created by the following pairings of organizations and filmmakers:

ArtStarts in Schools | Elena Sarasom
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland | Mary Margaret Frymire
Cinevolution | Jian Ping Su
Hapapalooza | Sean Dykink
LOUD Scholarship Foundation | Isabelle Swiderski
North Shore Disability Resource Centre | Jennifer Shanse
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society | Ana Maria Carrizales
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association | Anaïsa Visser


The event will feature an Audience Choice Award and the winning filmmaker will receive:

$1000 Equipment Credit at Cineworks*
$250 Gearbase Camera Rentals gift voucher
One year’s free access to DOC BC Workshops
Three days’ free drive time with EVO car share
iPad mini

Cineworks extends special thanks to Metro Vancouver Community Grants, The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, DOC BC, Gearbase Camera Rentals, EVO Car Share and Pacific Cinematheque, for their generous support.


*Credit valued at commercial rates
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD

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Volunteering.

How to Volunteer at Cineworks

Volunteering at Cineworks is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people in Vancouver’s media arts community. Members and non-members alike are welcome to volunteer, although privilege will be given to current members in good standing. Please visit our Cast/Crew/Wanted Ads section if you are looking specifically for on set experience.

Cineworks is a member-driven organization and runs on its core of amazing volunteers. All current members are expected to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per year as part of your membership duties.

Annex.

The Annex Production Facility

Located in Vancouver’s Railtown District in the historic Ironworks Building, Cineworks Annex is an analogue studio specializing in celluloid cinematic practices. The Annex is a communal studio space that is home to our past Local Artists in Residences and houses a dark room, optical printing, Steenbeck flatbed editor, film processing/printing facilities, and an animation stand.

We recommend doing an orientation for those interested in learning more about the Annex. It is a mandatory step before using the facilities. To schedule an orientation, please contact annex@cineworks.ca. When you come to the Annex for your orientation, please ring the doorbell on the right side of the metal gate at the bottom of the slope.

Please note that the Annex does not have regular office hours. If you want to go to the Annex you have to book an appointment. Send an e-mail to annex@cineworks.ca for inquiries about the Annex or if you want to go to the annex for an orientation.

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