Winnipeg Arts Council

Basic Filmmaking Teen Summer Camp 2024 with Lasha Mowchun

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Ages: 13-17

*Note: This in-person workshop is limited to 12 participants. While masks are no longer required to be worn in indoor public spaces in Manitoba, individuals are recommended to wear a mask in our Production Centre.

Do you want to create your own film?

During this two week summer camp students will develop their artistic voice and complete their own film. Students will learn a variety of skills including screenwriting, directing actors or acting, editing, camera operation, sound recording and more. Students will gain access to top of the line Sony cameras and a large studio for shooting rehearsals. At the end of the course we will have a film screening to celebrate our finished work.

This camp will take place at Winnipeg Film Group, on the 3rd floor at 100 Arthur Street. Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm starting July 29th & ending Aug. 12th.

Day 1 – Meet & Greet/Shoot a Chase Sequence – Monday, July 29, 11am – 4pm

Day 2 – Edit our Chase Sequence and Start to Write a Screenplay – Tuesday, July 30, 11am – 4pm

Day 3 – Finish Screenplay and Start Rehearsing– Wednesday, July 31, 11am – 4pm

Day 4 – Pre Production – Friday, Aug. 2, 11am – 4pm

Day 5 – Sound Day – Tuesday, Aug. 6, 11am – 4pm

Day 6 – Shooting Day – Wednesday, Aug. 7, 11am – 4pm

Day 7 – Shooting Day – Thursday, Aug. 12 11am – 4pm

Day 8 – Editing – Friday, Aug. 9, 11am – 4pm

Day 9 – Finish Editing and Watch Finished Films – Monday, Aug, 12th

Some of the skills you will take away from this camp are:

Basic screenwriting

Genre theory

How to prep the shooting according to templates

How to manage and use basic film equipment

Basic directing techniques and how to work with actors

Editing in Adobe premiere pro

Basic color correction and motion graphics (titles)

Instructor Description:

Lasha Mowchun is a working filmmaker and film educator who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lasha has toured Manitoba teaching film and animation to students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. As a filmmaker her surreal style of storytelling plays with social norms, gender and the commodification of the female body. Her work layers multiple conflicting narratives to bend the reality of each fictional world.