Early Cinema 2‑Day Filmmaking Workshop
Embrace the archaic and make a silent-era inspired film with The Cinematheque! Following the example of Guy Maddin, whose films evoke all the weirdest aspects of early cinema aesthetics, this two-day workshop will take participants through the full filmmaking process to create original silent shorts.
Saturday’s workshop will cover the key artistic features of early cinema and explore how filmmakers today can take inspiration from film’s first few decades. Participants will then form small groups and plan their projects before learning basic camera and lighting techniques. Day one includes a private screening of Maddin’s newly restored Tales from the Gimli Hospital. On Sunday, we will shoot and edit the projects. The Cinematheque will add any necessary finishing touches to the films before we share them on our public Vimeo channel.
All levels of experience are welcome!
February 4 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
February 5 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: We will meet in the lobby of The Cinematheque on both days. The Saturday workshop and screening will take place in The Cinematheque theatre. Filming on Sunday will take place next door at the Cineworks studio.