Learn how to make a project “go!” in this wide-ranging intensive class, led by industry experts.
Sign up for the whole class or take individual modules that peak your interest.
Module 1 | Introduction to Producing | Sep 12 | $75+GST So what does a producer really do?
Module 2 | Creative | Sep 19 & 26 | $150+GST Anatomy of the pitch, script and project development, working with the writer, developing story
Module 3 | Cast and Crew | Oct 3 & 10 | $150+GST Working with key creative, working with guilds and unions, role of the production manager
Module 4 | Financing | Oct 17, 24, and Nov 7 (no class Oct 31) | $225+GST Where to look for money and how to ask for it, public and private financing, broadcasters
Module 5 | Post Production Workflow | Nov 14 | $75+GST You’ve finished shooting – now what?
Module 6 | Budgeting and Bookkeeping | Nov 21 & 28 | $150+GST How to plan and track finances
Module 7 | Insurance and Legal | Dec 5 | $75+GST Liability, errors & omissions insurance, rights clearances, contracts
Module 8 | Festivals, Launch and Distribution | Dec 12 | $75+GST
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.
Instructor: Ava Karvonen
Start Date: September 12, 2017
Duration: 13 weeks (Sept 12 to Dec 12)
Schedule: Tuesdays from 6pm – 9pm
Cost: Early Bird $790+GST (paid by July 31,2016) | Regular $870+GST
Individual Modules – prices listed in class description
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 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
Filmmaker Speed Dating
November 10, 2020
Crew Call: The 2020 Gotta Minute Film Festival Awards
September 22, 2020
Annual General Meeting 2020
August 27, 2020
2020 Fall Workshop: Producing
August 25, 2020
FAVA TV Fourfold: A Thematic Curatorial Part II
August 20, 2020
The Hill an Edmonton Folk Music Festival Documentary
August 4, 2020
Online Filmmaking Camp for Youth
July 16, 2020
2020 Summer Workshops: Producing
June 16, 2020
FAVA TV Fourfold: A Thematic Curatorial
April 27, 2020
Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 30, 2020
Writer/Director Speed Dating
February 26, 2020
A Guide to Character Animation: Lip Sync
January 9, 2020
Mastering the Festival Launch with Sean Farnel
October 16, 2019
FAVA Orientation Night
September 18, 2019
IndigeVision: ᓃᐲᕀ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐢᑮᕀ ll nîpîy êkwa askîy ll water and land
September 4, 2019
Canadian Video Art, Identity & Social Justice
September 4, 2019
FAVA FEST Volunteers Needed
August 12, 2019
June 5, 2019
Intro to Adobe After Effects
December 18, 2018
Producing Lecture Series: Copyrights, Trademarks, and Entertainment Law
October 24, 2018
Producing Documentary: A Conversation with Niobe Thompson
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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