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Future Indigenous Filmmakers:

THE EMPOWERED

FILMMAKER

MASTERCLASS

Presented by

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4 FREE PROGRAMS
MAR 28 - APR 22, 2022

MAKE YOUR OWN FILM
 
CERTIFICATIONS
GIVEAWAYS & AWARDS
PROFESSIONAL GEAR INCLUDED
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
PROMOTION & DISTRIBUTION
ONGOING MENTORSHIP 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

The Empowered Filmmaker Masterclass is an official program to take individuals with no prior knowledge in filmmaking and shape them into self-sufficient, nimble and powerful media content creators.

 
APPLY NOW
NANAIMO

1984 Woobank Road

Nanaimo BC V9X 1H4 

Mar 28 - April 1, 2022

9:00am - 5:00pm

CRANBROOK

7500 Mission Road

Cranbrook BC V1C 7E5

April 4 - 8, 2022

9:00am - 5:00pm

LETHBRIDGE

Interfaith Food Bank 
Society of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H7

April 11 - 15, 2022

9:00am - 5:00pm

GRANDE PRAIRIE

RM E302 Northwestern Polytechnic
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4

April 18 - 22, 2022

9:00am - 5:00pm

AGENDA
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
Introductions & Program Overview
Empowered Filmmaker 101

Production Structure/Filmmaking Styles
Introduction to Visual Storytelling
Establishing our Production Teams
Brainstorming & Pitch Development
Script/Storyboard Creation
Interview Technique/Messaging Workshop
Technical Shooting with 4K Gimbals
Camera Movement Workshop
Video Production Workflow
On Location Filming
Importing and Organizing Footage
Editing Sequences in Adobe Premiere
Post-Production Techniques
Titles & Sound Design
Finalizing and Exporting our Films
Funding Opportunities and Distribution
Film Festival & Awards Ceremony
Official Certifications & Prizes
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
No film degree? No problem. Beginners welcome.

If you have an idea for a local story to share, we want to help you bring it to life.

In collaboration with TELUS STORYHIVE, VoVo Productions is offering a program to train, mentor and support residents of British Columbia and Alberta to each make a locally reflective short video documentary, with the filmmaking tools they have available.

Completed documentaries will be made available on TELUS Optik TV® On Demand. This program was created to provide professional support and mentorship to empower first-time documentary filmmakers in Western Canada who have a story about their community they are passionate to share.
AGENDA
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
Introductions & Program Overview
Empowered Filmmaker 101

Production Structure/Filmmaking Styles
Introduction to Visual Storytelling
Establishing our Production Teams
Brainstorming & Pitch Development
Script/Storyboard Creation
Interview Technique/Messaging Workshop
Technical Shooting with 4K Gimbals
Camera Movement Workshop
Video Production Workflow
On Location Filming
Importing and Organizing Footage
Editing Sequences in Adobe Premiere
Post-Production Techniques
Titles & Sound Design
Finalizing and Exporting our Films
Funding Opportunities and Distribution
Film Festival & Awards Ceremony
Official Certifications & Prizes
MEET THE TEAM
Farhan Umedaly
Lead Instructor
Dalia Al-Ahmad
Senior Mentor
Skeena Bobeena
Emotional Support Dog
 
WE HAVE TRAINED OVER
325+ INDIVIDUALS to
BE SELF-SUFFICIENT, EMPOWERED FILMMAKERS.
ABOUT TELUS STORYHIVE
STORYHIVE is proud to partner with VoVo Productions to run the Community Stories program to build, empower and shape individuals with no prior knowledge in filmmaking into self-sufficient, nimble and powerful media content creators.

TELUS STORYHIVE has supported a community of more than 18,000 local content creators across B.C. and Alberta since 2013, providing over $11 million in funding and creating a safe space for storytellers to hone their skills and bring the projects they care about to life. The team is proud to empower diverse emerging creators to tell stories that reflect their communities and culture. For more information, visit https://www.storyhive.com/.
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IN our program, we honour participants who lift up others and are dedicated to positive change. We also honour the creative geniuses who often work quietly in the background but are instrumental in creating beautiful, creative films.
 
IN THE MEDIA:
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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MICHELLE JONES
Secwepemc & Syilx Nation
The Empowered Filmmakers
Masterclass Workshop with Farhan was absolutely necessary and valuable not only to me as an Indigenous woman and mother, to all those that attended but even more importantly to our peoples collectively.
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JANICE ANTOINE
Lower Nicola Indian Band
Our group went from idea concept, storyboarding, shooting, editing and post production, daunting for a newbie. However, our diverse group experienced the thrill of completing our short film.
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TRENT MOREAS
Skidegate Band Council
We need to create a visual platform to assist youth to be more informed about choosing to live healthy, drug-free lives… We need to strengthen the youth with the power to achieve their own social awareness.