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SEMINARS

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

DAY 1

September 20, 2019

Pre-Production: Bringing Ideas to Life

Celebrity Appearance
  • To be determined.

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Vocal Directing: V/O & Animation
  • "Pitch Perfect".

  • Mastering Your Voice.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Casting & Auditioning
  • "Audition Secrets: Impress the Casting Director".

  • Hollywood's Top Casting Directors Reveal "How to Book That Audition".

  • Submissions to get into the audition room.

  • Casting Secrets: Get that next role.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Composing & Musical Score
  • "Soul of the Film: Finding the Right Notes".

  • How to tell an intriguing story through the art of music.

  • What is the first thing a composer does when they first get the script.

  • Inspirations and connecting with the audience.

  • What were his inspirations during the production of Pirates of the Caribbean.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Unions vs Non-Union
  • The pros and cons of Union and Non-Union.

  • What that means for your career.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Funding & Grants
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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storyboard & Previz
  • A look into the preparation and planning for an animated film.

  • Stepping into the world of cartoons.
     

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Actor Coaching
  • "Knowing Your Role".

  • Preparation, Character breakdown.

  • Getting into character.

  • Working with your brand.

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Panel
  • "Ideas to Script".

  • Putting your ideas into words.

  • Creating a fictional universe.

  • Fiction VS History

  • Fantasy VS Reality

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Costume Design & Wardrobe
  • How is this different than fashion design?

  • Research and development from script to set.

  • How do you get into Costume Design?

  • What were your inspirations for your work?

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Script & Writing
  • "Ideas to Script".

  • Putting your ideas into words.

  • Creating a fictional universe.

  • Fiction VS History

  • Fantasy VS Reality

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Action & Stunt Prep
  • Action & Stunt Prep.

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Disclaimer: Speakers are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments.

DAY 2

September 21, 2019

Production on Set: Storytelling Through the Lens

 
Pitch Session - Acquisitions, Distributions, Scripts
  • Dates and times for sign-up coming soon.

  • Pitch to the leaders.

  • Get your film made.

  • Start Here.

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Producers Film Funding
  • Join these amazing producers and discover how to get your project off the ground. Focusing on development and film funding. Find out the secrets of what producers look for. Panelists from this section will be a part of the pitch sessions.

11:00pm - 12:00pm
Producing - Television
  • Role of the Line Producer.

  • Experiences of working on the set.

  • Getting started in this role.

  • Differences between feature film productions and television.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
2nd Unit Action Direction
  • "Action on Set: 2nd Unit Direction".

  • Stunts, Choreography, Training, Safety.

  • Action and the Integrations of technology - Green Screens, Action Sequences.

  • Action scenes on location VS in studio.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Animation Panel
  • Into the world of imagination and art.

  • Character Development and Design.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tech Motion Picture Marketing
  • Tech Motion Picture Marketing

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrity Director
  • Special Events Tickets Required.

  • Celeb Director.

  • Special Performances.

  • Prizes & Give-Away.

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Celebrity Appearance
  • To be determined.

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Director Panel
  • African American Film

11:00pm - 12:00pm
Directing - Television
  • Bringing the Script to Life.

  • Differences in directing for feature film & Series Web and Television.

  • How is Canada different than the US in terms of the filming?

  • Suggestions to the Canadian filmmakers.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Producer Panel
  • Thoughts on productions in Canada.

  • What are some major pros and cons when choosing to produce a film in Canada?

  • How Canadian filmmakers can create attraction and interests for foreign producers?

2:00pm - 3:00pm
VFX - Concept Design
  • "A Look Into the World of Fakery".

  • Preparation and design style.

  • What is the role in your job.

  • In-depth look at  amazing films like Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Godzilla, and Downsizing.

  • Timeline and how much preparation it takes.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Getting the Right Agent
  • Finding the right agent for you.

  • Discovering your brand.

  • Who is a fit for you?

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lights, Action, Real Talk!
  • Lights, Action, Real Talk!

8:00pm - 9:00pm
Getting into Your Role
  • The Making of a Super Hero Body.

11:00pm - 12:00pm
Director Panel - Film
  • Bringing the Script to Life.

  • Differences in directing for feature film & Series Web and Television.

  • How is Canada different than the US in terms of the filming?

  • Suggestions to the Canadian filmmakers.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Special Effects Make Up
  • "Into the Imagination".

  • How is does one start creating a "look" for a character in a fantasy world?

  • Research and development from script to set.

  • Special anecdotes you can share from set?

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Director Panel - Ryerson Alumni
  • Discussion on Directing in Canada and it's challenges.

  • How do we bring Canada Cinema to the next level.

  • What next after graduation.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Legal - Production Legal,
Business Affairs
  • Business Affairs.

  • Obtaining talent.

  • What to be aware of.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Writing Panel
  • Writing Panel

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cinematography
  • Capturing the Image.

  • Cinematography and aligning with the vision.

  • How to capture your subject in action.

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Disclaimer: Speakers are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments.

DAY 3

September 22, 2019

 Post-Production Magic:  Bringing It All Together

 
Pitch Session - Acquisitions, Distributions, Scripts
  • Dates and times for sign-up coming soon.

  • Pitch to the leaders.

  • Get your film made.

  • Start Here.

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Music Design & Musical Score
  • How the composers create the magic.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sound Design & Follies
  • "What You Hear are Lies!" - amazing craft of sound design and sound effects.

  • Setting the atmosphere with the presence of Sound.

  • Follies and how it is captured and integrated into film.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Celebrity Appearance
  • To be determined.

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Distribution in Foreign Markets
  • Chinese co-productions and how to get there.

  • What are the key challenges.

  • What attracts Chinese producers and what are they looking for?

  • How we to attract more investors to produce films in Canada.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
VFX Post Production
  • "The Final Cut".

  • Post production and its magic.

  • How it all comes together.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Children & Acting - Etiquette on Set
  • Children in Acting and what parents should know.

  • How to help prepare a child for an audition.

  • Is this industry right for my child.

  • Parents on set.

11:00am - 12:00pm
VFX - Post Production
  • Integration of live-action and computer generated imagery to create environments.

  • Skills talents, and qualifications required for the job.

  • Tech and computer assistance: how it has changed the industry of filmmaking over time.

  • Are they always looking for new innovative ways to improve approaches?

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Women In Film Panel: Secrets in Being Successful in the Industry
  • Woman in the industry, how it all happened.

  • Women of color in the industry and experiences.

  • Challenges and Triumphs in the industry.

  • Words of Wisdom to young filmmakers.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Disclaimer: Speakers are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments.