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  • Direction of actor - March 14, 2020 - March 21, 2020 - 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Direction of actor

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    Direction of actor

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2020

    Date / Heure
    14 March 2020 - 21 March 2020
    1 pm - 5 pm

    Lieu
    Main Film
    2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec


    Saturday March 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Saturday March 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Member price $ 250 / non member price $ 325

    Instructor: Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers (Juste moi et toi, Larguer les amarres)

    The purpose of this 17-hour long workshop is to initiate directors into directing actors by giving them concrete tools, but also food for thought to build their own style. The workshop alternates between theory and practice and is divided into three parts: tools, text analysis and practice.
    4h – Communication tools are concrete elements that promote communication between the director and the actor. We then ask ourselves: what should we observe in a performance, what do I want to modify and how to communicate it? You will discuss the difference between “result acting” and entering a “process”.
    7h – Text analysis is one of the tools that allows the director to choose his direction, structure his scene and ensure that his proposal is consistent. Actors are taught text analysis to help them orient their proposal. However, this tool is just as important for filmmakers.
    6h – At the end, the directors will direct actors and try to apply what has been learned. You will use a predetermined text.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    Sandrine obtained a bachelor’s degree in directing from Concordia, a master’s degree in acting at the Drama Center (London / Moscow) and a certificate in scriptwriting for feature films at INIS. She has made 17 short films that have traveled the world. Her latest, Juste toi et moi, won the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale, among others. Sandrine has both notions of achievement and play and has led different types of actors (professional, non-professional, adults, adolescents, children and some speaking different languages ​​such as Finnish or Romanian). Sandrine also worked for Wapikoni and taught acting (theater) and acting direction (Film Production) at Concordia University. Sandrine is currently devoting herself to writing her first feature films, Les éphémères and Pas d’chicane dans ma cabane.

    Sandrine Brodeur Desrosiers

  • From book to screen : How adaptations works - March 9, 2020 - March 10, 2020 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • From book to screen : How adaptations works

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    From book to screen : How adaptations works

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2020

    Date / Heure
    9 March 2020 - 10 March 2020
    6 pm - 9 pm

    Lieu
    Main Film
    2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2


    Member price $60 / Non member $90

    Instructor: Alexandre Auger, screenwriter (Prank, Yo, 2 × 4)

    During this workshop, you will discover how to adapt a story or any other literary form and make a scenario of it. You will learn how to image a style, a speech, an atmosphere from literary works without losing their nature, but while respecting your own vision. You also address the legal aspects so that you can be ready to exploit new sources to enrich your creation.

    Discover and integrate new ways of telling in your projects!

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    Alexandre Auger holds a bachelor’s degree in cinema from UQAM and wrote the short films Gaspé Copper, Pas la grosse Sophie, Une bombe au coeur and Landgraves. He also co-created the feature films Yo (presented at the Rotterdam festival) Prank (Critic’s Week of the Venice Film Festival, TIFF, BAFICI) as well as the Barbarians of La Malbaie which appeared in autumn 2019.

    Alexandre Auger

  • Making a low budget horror film - March 12, 2020 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Making a low budget horror film

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    Making a low budget horror film

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2020

    Date / Heure
    12 March 2020
    6 pm - 9 pm

    Lieu
    Main Film
    2025 rue Parthenais, Montréal, Qc, H2K 3T2, local #301


    Member price $40 / non member price $70

    Instructor : Maude Michaud

    Do you want to know the technical and artistic specificities to make your first horror film? Would you like to make a horror film, but have small budget for special effects? This workshop is intended for directors who want to try their hand at horror film but don’t want it to look parodic ! You will have tricks for scaring with lower cost, in order to have a successful horrifying cinematography and give a high quality of production. While respecting your budget!

    This workshop is given in English but since the instructor is bilingual, questions can be answered in French.

  • Screenwriting and dialogs for Fiction - March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Screenwriting and dialogs for Fiction

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    Screenwriting and dialogs for Fiction

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2020

    Date / Heure
    28 March 2020 - 29 March 2020
    10 am - 5 pm

    Lieu
    Main Film
    2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec


    Member price $150 / non member price $225

    Instructor: Alexandre Auger, screenwriter (Prank, Yo, 2 ×4)

    Scriptwriting is an essential element of the creative process. During this 12 hour workshop you will be encouraged to structure your ideas, take a personal point of view and develop your narrative style. Particular attention will be paid to the validity of the characters and the dialogues. This course immerses you in the heart of the practice while promoting your reflection. Time will be allocated to discuss your own projects and study how to integrate these techniques into your film.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    You can send a page describing your draft scenario to services@mainfilm.qc.ca before Monday March 23, 2020.

    Alexandre Auger holds a bachelor’s degree in cinema from UQAM and wrote the short films Gaspé Copper, Pas la grosse Sophie, Une bombe au coeur and Landgraves. He also co-created the feature films Yo (presented at the Rotterdam festival) Prank (Critic’s Week of the Venice Film Festival, TIFF, BAFICI) as well as the Barbarians of La Malbaie which appeared in autumn 2019.

    Alexandre Auger

  • Self-producing a short film | Supplementary - April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Self-producing a short film | Supplementary

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    Self-producing a short film | Supplementary

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2020

    Date / Heure
    4 April 2020 - 5 April 2020
    10 am - 5 pm

    Lieu
    Main Film
    2025 rue Parthenais, Montréal, Qc, H2K 3T2, local #301


    Member price $105 / non member price $165

    Instructor : Dominique Dussault (Nemesis Films)

    Do you want to produce your film more professionally or are you interested in production? This workshop will provide you with knowledge and skills, in order to assist you as best as possible when creating a short or medium-length film. In 14 hours, this workshop will address all stages of production: the search for funding; the making of an estimate; preproduction; production and post-production. The goal is that you master the tools during this class as well as the essential elements related to this crucial step. Thus you will be able to self-produce more easily, respecting your artistic vision and limiting risk taking.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    Dominique has a Master in Management from HEC Montréal with a specialization in arts and entertainment marketing. She worked in distribution for Les Films Séville.

    Dominique has produced a variety of short films that have been featured at many international festivals including TIFF and Sundance. She won the EVS Award for Best Emerging Producer at the Fantasia International Film Festival for the short film Red Wine directed by Santiago Menghini.

    Dominique currently has various projects, both in fiction, animation and documentary, at various stages of production. It produces, among other things, the next feature film by director Pascal Plante entitled Nadia, butterfly, which is due to be released in 2020.

    Headshot Dominique Dussau

  • Transmedia fiction - March 31, 2020 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Transmedia fiction

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    Transmedia fiction

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2020

    Date / Heure
    31 March 2020
    6 pm - 9 pm

    Lieu
    Main Film
    2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec


    Member price $40 / Non member price $70

    Instructor : Daniel Canty

    This workshop will approach, in practical, philosophical and poetic terms, the possible worlds of transmedia narration. The bet which consists in abandoning the expected modes of storytelling to invest in a hybrid form is registered at the very root of the act of storytelling. In the best of cases, the shaping of a story leads, from metamorphosis to metamorphosis, to the gradual discovery of an autonomous universe. We will explore, taking as a starting point a series of case studies drawn from the experience of the instructor, the specific potentials of works that venture to the invention of their own forms. It will be about fidelity to images, narrative freedom, resistance to the claims of universality of digital media, and the risks that in terms of creation and reception, transmedia adventures entail. We will also discuss the methods and tools that make such projects practicable. We will therefore try, during the discussion, to measure what can be gained or lost in such improbable endeavors. The wish is that the participants leave inspired, with the desire to give back the right to speak, regardless of the media summoned, to the most intimate matters of storytelling.

    This workshop is given in French.

    Daniel Canty is a writer, screenwriter, and director. At the end of the 20th century, he produced a web adaptation of Alan Lightman’s novel, Einstein’s Dreams. Since then, he has developed a work marked with the seal of invention, creating books, films, and various transmedia projects, or participating, as author or playwright, in theater and dance projects, installations, exhibitions and interfaces. For example: for the Departure Board, it projects views of the imaginary Republic of Pacifica in the canopies of the Parc-Extension metro, or captures, for the film and installation Longuay (2011/2017), the movements of light and time in the windows of a Cistercian abbey, or created, for Les îles invisibles. He frequently collaborates with other artists. He co-signs, among other things, the scenario of If or the lost red with the animation filmmaker Marie-Hélène Turcotte (2016) or realizes the ambulatory Les îles invisibles (2015) with Sébastien Pierre, where the frequencies of a past, present and future Montreal. He works with Marie Brassard to adapt Nelly Arcan’s prose for La fureur de ce que je pense (2013), or orchestrates with Robert Morin the webcast of Journal of a Cooperant (2010). He also wrote librettos for the electroluminescent automaton Operator (2012-2014) designed by Finnish artist Mikko Hynninen, as well as for the swarm of scriptural robots Wanderer (2017) by Kerstin Ergenzinger and Thom Laepple. His books, which he frequently books, tend to escape generic categories. The most recent is The Deep Sea Society, an exploration of the floating relationships between literature, water and time. He teaches writing at the National Theater School of Canada. He has many projects.

    Daniel Canty

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