This is your chance to move from one side of the camera to the other, and figure out what exactly you’re asking your actors to do! Deepen your understanding of the complexities of the acting process through a fun, hands-on class for non-actors. In a safe and non-judgmental space, find out more about how actors approach a script, the process they use to prepare for a film, and how they craft a performance on camera. Learn more about the vocabulary of acting, and concepts like: beats, objectives, motivation, text, subtext and more. Understand and use these ideas and techniques yourself as a screenwriter or director. The class will use acting exercises, improvisation, monologues and two-person scenes provided by Mieko Ouchi to explore the craft of performance from the writer/director perspective. Participants are not required to have any previous acting experience, just a positive attitude and be brave enough to jump in.
Class Payment and Cancellation Policy
Your enrollment in any class is not guaranteed until payment is received. Classes must be paid for at least one week before the first class. You may cancel your enrollment in a class one week before the first class without charge. Cancellations made less than a week before the first class will be refunded the full amount less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after the first class will be refunded the tuition less a $50 cancellation fee and the appropriate portion of the total tuition for the one class you attended. You must cancel before the date of the second class to receive a refund. All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registered participants. We will notify you regarding cancellation at least one week before the first class. If we cancel the class, you are entitled to a full refund or you may transfer to another scheduled class, space permitting.
Fall Acting for Screenwriters & Directors
Start Date: No class in 2017/2018
Duration: 7 weeks
Schedule: Mondays from 7pm to 9pm
Register: Call 780-429-1671 to register
The Programs Calendar is a combination of pretty much all the FAVA related activities from events to education. Including:
The Film and Video Arts Scholarship was established by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts in 2012. One scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a young Albertan film and video artist who shows extraordinary talent in a film and video arts form and who demonstrates clear educational or training goals.
Community Art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, develops creativity and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.
The principles behind Community Art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.
The FAVA Free For All is an ongoing series of one-off workshops that are FREE for our membership. Workshops are topical and range from beginner to professional levels. They could introduce you to new gear, best practices, aesthetics and techniques, or just about anything. Make sure to contact FAVA Programming and register for a FAVA Free For All, spaces are limited for each workshop.
Recent Programs Blog Postings
Intro to Colour Grading with Davinci Resolve
May 16, 2018
Gearing Up To Submit to the EAC & AFA
May 1, 2018
Lilles | Les Feluettes Live Video Broadcast
October 10, 2017
The Camera Love You! Casting Director Weekend
April 19, 2017
Gotta Minute Film Festival – Call for Submissions
April 19, 2017
Annual General Meeting
March 23, 2017
Filmmaker Series: Alex MacKenzie Workshop & Performance
Looking to learn how to use a specific piece of equipment or brush up your your skills in a certain area? If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at email@example.com, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
Shoot some film! We dare you! Included in the cost of your registration you’ll get: a three-hour workshop on shooting super8; one roll of super8 film (one only! It’s a challenge!); a weekend rental of a super8 camera (or use your own if you have one); FAVA pays for shipping to the lab, film development, and transfer of all the films to a digital file. See your masterpiece for the very first time alongside the other challenge participants at FAVA’s summer BBQ. Crank up your nerve and come have some fun shooting film.
FAVA supports local, national, and international artists in the creation of new work, providing facilities, materials and financial support for an artist in residence. The Artist in Residence is then responsible for some of the following residency components:
The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.
Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)
Increase in Donations (2012-2013)
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
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