TORONTO ACADEMY OF ACTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION
FULL TIME FOUR MONTH FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION PROGRAM
"Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005" DIPLOMA PROGRAM
FULL TIME FOUR MONTH INTENSIVE FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION PROGRAM TRAINING 25 HOURS EACH WEEK, 5 DAYS OR MORE A WEEK (500 HOURS).
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PROGRAM
What makes this program unique?
Program is designed to train students in FILM & TELEVISION which is revolutionary.
FILM SCHOOLS program is designed as a revolutionary hands-on quick guide to the roots of film and television production, with a mission to help students easily find the area in which they will improve their creativity and artistic skills the best. Most importantly find what area is best suited for them, save time and money, give the student the opportunity to have them work as interns for production companies who may need our students for projects the production company is working on.
Demystifying the craft and techniques of creating and producing film and television projects, this “hands on” program prepares the students to react fast in real professional situations by helping them to articulate and deliver their ideas as final products in the most creative way. Throughout the film and television production practical exercises will be given to film students using the film schools most current technology digital cameras, lighting and sound recording equipment. Four cameras in the system and a four channel full HD mobile video studio places the program ahead of other similar schools in North America. Film Schools students will be introduced to the foundations of film and television directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing and vision mixing gaining knowledge in the production and post-production through application in individual exercises in film and television genres. Instruction is conducted through creative workshops – the method proven to be the most efficient.
The FILM SCHOOLS Film & Television Program will introduce students to the foundations and structure of:
- Film and Television Directing Craft
- Single camera directing, multi camera directing
- Directing actors
- Film and television language
- Film Development, pre-production production and post-production
- Television formats (drama, entertainment, music, reality, sitcom, live program…)
- Film set
- Television set / television studio
- Writing and directing short film, documentary, music videos and commercials
- Vision Mixing
Students will create their genuine and exciting sound and vision adventures with the latest professional HD digital cameras, professional lighting and sound recording devices, in the studio and on exterior locations around the Entertainment District where the School is located. They will edit their works on Mac computers in Final Cut Pro and will work on simulated 1:1 live broadcast productions in a school’s television studio with the professional four channel mobile studio switcher.
The Demo Reel
Your Demo Reel speaks volumes, it is your professional ID in the world of film and television industry. It is exactly what will attract industry professionals and investors to help you achieve your goal in filmmaking and television production world. Go for it! At the end of the Film and Television Program each film student will come out with a DVD Film Reel containing fourteen edited assignments, including music video, TV commercial, documentary film and short narrative film.
Film Directing Course
The way to become a professional director is to learn step-by-step the craft of always finding solutions to solve the obstacles on the set and during all stages of production in a short period of time. This course is designed as a hands-on quick guide to the roots of film directing crafts. With a unique combination of practical exercises, this course prepares the student to react fast in the future real professional situations, and helps them to deliver their idea as final products in the most creative way. During this course the film schools students are presenting subjects for their future short feature films and documentaries reviewing the idea with the instructor, internationally awarded film director, producer, screenwriter and film music composer Andrej Acin. All the students will gain their experience in every stage of film directing, craft basic from the story to the screenplay through working with actors, directing and editing film projects to the screening of their final work.
Television Directing Course
In the television world there are multi-camera and single camera directors. Although there are many similarities as well as a number of directors who can manage both types of productions they require different sets of skills. In this program students will receive practical Hands-on-exercises in a studio with a complete technical base and the use of the latest technical production TV equipment for television programming, live broad casts or recording for delayed broadcast. With four cameras in the system and a four channel mobile video studio, this equipment places the program not only ahead of other similar schools in the country but worldwide as well. Film Schools students will be introduced to the foundations of television directing, gaining knowledge in the production and post-production through application in individual exercises in television genres. Instruction is conducted through creative workshops – the method proven to be the most efficient.
Screenwriting for Film & Television Course
There is no film without a story! This course is designed as a practical manual of storytelling throughout the moving pictures. Students are practicing all creative and technological aspects of writing for Film& Television and learn how to tell their stories visually. All the exercises are made in order to help students to find and enhance their own writing style. Students will come closer to basic understanding and familiarization with the elements of storytelling by finding a story which could be converted into a screenplay.
In Writing For Television part of the Program, students will work under the same rules as in writing for film, but will have to deliver final screenplays and loglines in SHORT DEADLINES, as they will have to do in a real life situations once they are ready to join some of the professional television production crew.
Students will experience the exercises with:
- short feature film writing
- writing for television (short formats) : music video (up to 3’30”) and TV commercial (30”)
- writing for documentaries
- story editing
The FILM SCHOOL students will be given an overview of the craft of Cinematography and duties of the Director of Photography – one of the most key creative positions in the field of Film and Television Production. Through Practical exercises and intensive hands on training the students will be given an opportunity to understand and appreciate this very technical yet highly creative aspect of filmmaking. The course will be led by accomplished industry cinematographers who are currently working in the field. During the program students will learn the basics of the camera and lighting, and will go through variety of hands-on exercises and assignments. Students will be provided with current technology digital cameras and lighting equipments and also will have special workshops with industry’s cutting edge cameras like Red Epic from red Digital Cinema.
Digital Editing & Vision Mixing Course
One of the instructors well known Director of Photography Pasha Patriki who will be teaching cinematography course has an expansive body of work which includes over a dozen of dramatic feature films and numerous feature documentaries. He's also framed up more than 50 shorts and countless music videos and commercial spots. Films composed in Pasha's lens have screened internationally and won awards in the United States and Canada. Click on link to read more on pasha Patriki http://www.dop.ca/ and how fortunate students will be to have an opportunity to train with one of the best in the industry.
The course covers the aesthetic and technical aspects of editing and vision mixing. Through this course the students are introduced to essentials of editing for films, documentary and television forms, advertising and music videos.
In Digital Editing part of the course, understanding storytelling techniques is necessary in furthering the creative vision of the director. The film editors are an integral part of the success of a film as are the actors directors and screen writers. Along the program students also collaborate with other members of their team in such way to learn how to work as assisting editors, editors and post-production producers. There are two aspects to the Digital Editing Course, the storytelling aspect and the technical aspect. Students will learn both. Technical skills will be taught using Final Cut Pro editing tools, students will learn to organize source footage, edit sync and non-sync material, trim sequences, edit audio, add effects, titles and more.
Vision Mixing part of the course, will provide an intensive practical experience of live mixing in a simulated television studio, and will assist students in learning how to work as vision mixers on different television contents. By using our studio facilities and a professional mobile studio equipment, students will be able to learn and have hands on a variety of set-ups for a simple one-on-one interview through music to drama. Vision Mixer is a very creative field which is an essential part of television and cinema industry.
Film Schools Instructors such as William Crane, Andrej Acin, Steven Goldmann and many more industry professionals as the film schools instructors who will be guiding you through this extensive full time four month film and television production program are all working professionals in the Production Industry. The Film Schools instructors will not only teach you what is needed to succeed, they will give you an insight into how the business really works through their experiences working in their chosen fields. This kind of knowledge which will be provided is invaluable. With your passion, coupled with the Film Schools Instructors vast experience and expertise, your venture into the Production arena will begin with an advantage not found from any other Academy. Through the film schools vast pool of networks many of the Film Schools students will have an opportunity to work as interns and or apprentices for various production companies who are already waiting for our film students to graduate.