Camera storytelling: Documentary cinematography | In person

Camera storytelling: Documentary cinematography | In person






Camera storytelling: Documentary cinematography | In person

Workshop - Documentary Cinema - Fall 2022

Friday December 2, 2022 - Saturday December 3, 2022
10 am - 5 pm

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

Instructor | Geoffroy Beauchemin (Boisbouscache, Odyssée sous les glaces, Le semeur)

Members $210 | Non-members $280

This workshop, both theoretical and practical, will teach you how to effectively compose your images in order to direct the viewer’s gaze and produce the desired aesthetic effect. The different aesthetic approaches, the practical advice on photo direction in a documentary context and the different exercises performed will help you learn to translate your intentions into images with greater dexterity. No time will be spent learning how to use a camera.
A must in our program!

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

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Health measures related to COVID-19:

  • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
  • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
  • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
  • Participants may use the washrooms.

Geoffroy Beauchemin

Born in Montreal, Geoffroy Beauchemin has been working in the film industry for 25 years. As a cinematographer and director of photography, Geoffroy has collaborated on more than 50 documentary projects, most of which are social or environmental in nature. Winner of the “Robert Brooks” award (best feature documentary cinematography) from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) in 2020 for the film “Odyssey Under the Ice”, his work is distinguished by an approach based on direct cinema with a strong interest in listening to and observing reality. The quality of his images in several films and documentary series has been highlighted: “Le semeur” (nominated for best cinematography in a feature documentary, Canadian Screen Award 2015), “Nous autres les autres” and “Manifestes en série” (nominated for best cinematography, Prix Gémeaux 2008). In 2006, Geoffroy made his first film with “Bernard Gosselin, cinéaste ou l’art d’attraper la parole” (Bernard Gosselin, filmmaker or the art of catching the word). Selected at the Visions du réel festival in Nyon, this film tells the story of the career of the cameraman and filmmaker Bernard Gosselin through encounters with his friends.


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