During Talent Lab, students learn from some of Vancouver’s top film industry professionals during this full-day program at the Vancity Theatre. Students attend screenings of short and feature length films, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, discussant or Festival Director, combined with a hands-on workshop. Please see age and grade recommendations provided for each film.
Download the 2013 Talent Lab flyer here.
During Reel Focus, classes in Grades 4-7 attend a 75-minute program of short films and a workshop at the Roundhouse Community Centre (RHCC). The day starts at 9:45 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Reel Focus includes a Film Study Guide with relevant information about the films and suggested discussion questions, activities, and resources. Please note that Friday, April 19 is a non-instructional day for public schools.
Download the 2013 Reel Focus – Monday, April 15 – Thursday, April 18 flyer here.
Download the ReelFocus-Friday flyer here.
Reel Focus workshops
CLAYMATION – Using stop-motion animation, students shape characters with plasticine, and create short animated films, working in small groups. Instructor: Elisa Chee
CUT-OUT ANIMATION – Students will use a variety of pre-fashioned and cut-out materials to create characters and sets. In small groups, using video capture techniques and a basic animation station, students will be taken through the steps of creating a short story. Instructor: Chad Sorensen
DIGITAL FILMMAKING – Working in small groups, students will learn the functions of a digital video camera and film short scenes. Instructor: Flick Harrison
HANDMADE FILM – Students will etch and draw on 16mm celluloid to create a collaborative short film. At the end of the workshop students will be able to see their work projected. This workshop explores the art and history of cinema. Instructor: Alex MacKenzie
PIXILATION – In this workshop, the students will be animated. Choreographed by the instructor, the class will glide across the floor, fly through the air, and suddenly disappear. This is a great introduction to special effects. Instructor: Kryshan Randal
STORYBOARDING – Using paper and pencils, students will create traditional storyboards with stick figures and simple shapes, and learn how to organize their ideas for a film. The ability to draw is not required! Instructor: Debra Dawson