Becky Parsons is an award winning cinematographer (Rhonda’s Party) and fine art photographer (Kodak Achievement Award). A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, now with 18 years experience in the photographic and motion picture arts, Becky is based in Nova Scotia and England. Becky is director of photography and/or camera operator on a number of productions including the Bruce McDonald feature film ‘Weirdos’, nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards 2017. Becky was most recently named Rising Star of 2017 by American Cinematographer Magazine (https://ascmag.com/articles/rising-stars-of-cinematography)
A cinematographer is responsible for all the visual elements of a film. In this masterclass you will learn the nitty gritty of how story is told with composition and movement, light and shadow, and colour. You’ll also learn best practices, set etiquette and how to break into the business. And of course the technical aspects like frame rate, lenses, lighting situations, getting into tight spaces, and what a cinematographer’s role can be in post production.
Date: Wednesday June 27th
Time: 10am to 4pm (bring a lunch or head out for a bite from 11:30 to 12:30)
FilmPEI is open to a pay what you can scenario but we encourage people to pay at least something to help help with the costs of running the organization. Please contact email@example.com to discuss further or choose a donation ticket and pay what you can that way.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
You can buy full price and pay what you can tickets on the eventbrite site or email firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/masterclass-in-cinematography-with-becky-parsons-tickets-47239027202
It’s that time for PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp and there are tons of events for the general public. All Bootcamp events are happening at the Haviland Club and some require tickets so please make sure to click on the links to find out all the information .
Wed, May 23 (at the Haviland Club and open to the public) 10amPanel on funding programs with Bell Media/Bell Fund, CBC, and IPFrepresentatives – Tom Shoebridge, Moderator 11am Presentation by Shelley Quade on programs on offer at the National Screen Institute 12pm LUNCHEON and CONVERSATION– A fireside chat with Gretha Rose, Erin Cardiff, and Sharon Buckingham on agents, options and licences – bring your lunch or purchase a ticket for the catered lunch. 2pm – Pitch For Your Life – Juried pitches by Road to Production participants. The jury will decide the winner which will be announced at Show Canada Audience choice wins a prize. And the final winner of a $15,000 production fund to produce their proof of concept will be decided by the jury and announced at theJune 4th Show Canada panel.
MUSIC PEI CANADIAN SONG CONFERENCE is happening this week with invitations for FilmPEI members to thefollowing events. Please contact email@example.com to book a seat. And you can register for the conference here.
Thurs, May 24 9:30 to 12pm – Listening Session – a variety of artists presenting a song or 2 each from their catalogues to pitch to the delegates. They get to play the recorded songs on the PA at the Guild (not live performance).
6pm to 7pm – Music and Film Sync Challenge music supervisors select from 12 songs to demonstrate how music can affect a scene. They will be working with the short film ‘Holiday Shopping’ by FilmPEI member Aum.(Charlottetown Fire Hall – 89 Kent St.)
Fri, May 25 9:30am to 12pm – Canada Song Writing Challenge Showcase – 6 artists from other provinces have worked with PEI artists to write and record 2 songs. There have been some amazing songs created over the past few years for this project. Teams will play the recordings and pitch them to music supervisors. (Guild)
Moderated by Duncan McIntosh and the panelists will include,
• Robert Cousins, Vice President, Film, Cineplex Entertainment
• Jennifer Kolber, Vice President, Sales, Entertainment One
• Claire Peace-McConnell, Head of Publicity, VVS Films
• Gary Faber, President, ERm Research
The winner of the Road to Production $15,000 Pitch For Your Life prizewill be announced at this event.
A vibrant and professional film community creates opportunity for skilled workers from many disciplines, supports local businesses, and builds on existing tourism and cultural assets in the region. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of PEI are investing in training and growth in the PEI film industry.
Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency( (ACOA), together with the Honourable Chris Palmer, provincial Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, today announced support for FilmPEI to strengthen a key resource for the province’s film industry.
The Government of Canada, through Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) , is providing a non-repayable contribution of $118,250 to support infrastructure upgrades and equipment acquisition for the industry hub. The Government of Prince Edward Island is leasing space to the organization and, through Innovation PEI and Regional and Rural Development, is providing $66,920 in non-repayable contributions to support the move into the new space.
With a full sound stage, video, animation and sound equipment, as well as post-production resources, the facility will become a central training and production space for PEI filmmakers. It will also act as a venue for workshops and rehearsals, as well as an exhibition space for the wider cultural sector.
This investment builds on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy. The strategy focuses on building a strong culture of innovation by supporting creative and entrepreneurial people, and investing in state-of-the-art technology. This project also addresses the Atlantic Growth Strategy’s goal to enhance the region’s capacity to develop, deploy and retain a skilled workforce by addressing persistent and emerging labour market needs.
“A strong film industry provides major career support for artists, creators, technicians, and entrepreneurs. Beyond the many skilled workers employed on each shoot, film productions have wide-reaching impacts on a local economy, as businesses and tourism operators serve the needs of the production. A powerful opportunity to tell distinct stories from this region, film is an art form that can travel far beyond our shores.”
Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for Charlottetown
“Prince Edward Island’s film community is growing and is benefitting from the boundless enthusiasm and incredible talent of the many Islanders who make up the industry. Film PEI will give these artists better opportunities to tell their stories and the story of our province, and will provide them with access to high quality equipment, technical support and training opportunities to better hone their craft.”
Honourable Chris Palmer, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism
“Creativity is becoming the currency of the future and this investment by the federal and provincial governments gives FilmPEI the space and resources to fulfill it’s mandate of supporting creative careers, while building PEI’s creative capital and economy.”
Emma Fugate, Board President, FilmPEI
Link to PEI Government Post. https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/governments-support-new-infrastructure-and-equipment-upgrades-filmpei
Congratulations to PEI’s Harmony Wagner for being selected Five in Focus: Atlantic.
“Five in Focus: Atlantic” Directors Announced
OTTAWA (February 1, 2018) – Women in View announced the selected directors for the “Five in Focus: Atlantic” initiative at CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa today. Launched at Prime Time in 2017 as a three year initiative, Five in Focus illustrates the depth and diversity of directing talent by shining a spotlight on five women directors, each year. The program was designed to bring together producers and broadcasters to identify and promote Canadian women media creators.
“Five in Focus was one of the most professionally gratifying experiences for me. It was instrumental in helping me sign with an agent as well as getting me in front of producers which resulted in my first TV directing gigs.” said director Gloria Ui Young Kim, one of the 2017 Five in Focus directors. “This invaluable spotlight helped me to advance my career in the most meaningful way.”
For year two, Women in View has partnered with Women in Film and Television- Atlantic and Telefilm Canada to turn the spotlight on five women directors from the Atlantic region. “We have so many talented women in Atlantic Canada working outside the mainstream. It’s exciting to see our directors given the chance to step up and show the rest of Canada what they have to offer,” says Kimberlee McTaggart, WIFT-AT chair.
Each of the five directors will participate in an Industry Day organized by international consultant Jan Miller, in Halifax on March 2 where they will have customized one-on-one meetings with producers, and a Master Class with some of Canada’s most respected media creators. This will be followed by their full participation in WIFT-AT’s Women Making Waves conference which begins the evening of March 2 and continues March 3 with a remarkable line-up of talent. The Five in Focus 2018 directors are available for interviews.
Five in Focus: Atlantic is supported by the Status of Women Canada and Telefilm Canada.
Island Media Arts Cooperative (IMAC) is now officially named FilmPEI. The name change reflects the growing role of the organization to support and sustain media arts and to build a vibrant film industry on Prince Edward Island.
Along with the new name, FilmPEI is getting a new home and asking Islanders to help them build it. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign http://fundrazr.com/supportfilmpei ,
which runs from February 1 to 28, and hope to raise $10,000 to help pay for the rebrand and the move to the new space.
“With the Province of PEI’s recent funding announcement to develop the film industry, it is an exciting time for film on the Island,” says Renee Laprise, Executive Director of FilmPEI. “A strong film industry means more jobs for all parts of the industry, from actors and set builders, to caterers and drivers. It also means more customers for restaurants and local businesses all across the Island.”
FilmPEI’s new space will include a production studio, sound booth, animation studio, editing suite, event space and more. It will be the creative hub of PEI’s film community: a place to support and encourage filmmakers at all levels: to inspire excellence in film and video; and to act as a resource for the wider arts community of PEI.
“We have already received a number of fantastic videos of support, which we will share throughout the campaign,” says Laprise. “We hope more people will join in supporting FilmPEI to build PEI’s film future.”
FilmPEI (formerly Island Media Arts Cooperative) provides a pool of talent, resources, equipment and space for productions and to facilitate creative careers on Prince Edward Island. www.filmpei.com
(902) 892 3131
IMAC is proud to support this amazing project. It’s all ages so get yer butts out to it! You don’t have to play, you can just be a spectator to the awesome. The last time this happened it was PACKED!
Friday, Nov 17 at 8 PM – 12 AM
56 St Peters Rd, Charlottetown, PE C1A 5N5, Canada
From the Facebook Event:
“Searching out and bringing together a community of experimental music, sound art, and electro-acoustic noisemaking.
Performances and conversation followed by an open jam. Bring your ideas, your gear, and your friends.
Admission is by donation, proceeds will go towards rental of the space for this and future events. All ages are welcome.
A PA system will be available to plug in to if you are coming to jam. If you are interested in performing a set piece and/or talking about your experience, process, or sound please join this group and post a message to see if time is available:
IMAC’s Mental Health Comedy Group presents a night of stand up comedy in the Gallery@theGuild
Sunday Nov 26th from 6 to 8 pm (doors open at 5pm).
Very limited seating. Pay what you wish.
The Island Media Arts Cooperative has embarked on a new peer program to support the creative expression of people living with mental illness and addictions. Over the last 2 months, program developer, Dave Hicks has spent time working with one group to develop filmmaking skills and another group to develop stand up routines. Next session Dave will be working with another group to develop sketch comedy skits and create comedy films.
IMAC is pround to support the creative development of the diverse voices of our community.
For more information on this program please contact Dave Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to make a feature or webseries with Telefilm? Here’s how to qualify for their Micro-Budget Production Program (up to $127,500 from Telefilm).
The process is two-tiered. As a partner in this program IMAC is asked to recommend 1 feature film and 1 webseries project in English language and 1 feature film and 1 webseries project in French language. In order to do this fairly all submissions are reviewed by an IMAC jury. The filmmakers selected are then given notes to improve their application and that application along with a recommendation letter from IMAC are sent to the Telefilm jury where the final decision is made. Winners are typically notified by mid April.
The deadline for the IMAC jury is Jan 22, 2018. Please fill out the intake formand include with submission to email@example.com. NOTE: AN UPDATED INTAKE FORM WILL BE UP SHORTLY.
Please contact IMAC if you have any questions.902- 892-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMAC has had 3 of its applications to the program accepted over the last 5 years. The feature film ” Kooperman” Jason Rogerson/Harmony Wagner, the webseries “Lovely Witches Club” Renee Laprise/Patti Larsen and the webseries “Wharf Rats” Jason Arsenault/Jenna MacMillan.