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.
FAVA Free For All Workshops are free of charge to current FAVA members in good standing with the co-op. Space is limited for each workshop so registration is required. Registration is made with FAVA Programming.
Next Free For All
FREE-FOR-ALL MASTER CLASS: ARRI ALEXA XT PLUS
CLASS IS FULL – WILL HOLD ANOTHER CLASS IN SEPTEMBER
Sep 7 & 8th The Arri Alexa is the industry gold-standard digital motion picture camera. This two day hands-on class covers everything you need to know to work with the Arri Alexa XT camera. This class will cover workflow, operation, handling, file formats, menus, I/O, accessories and basic colour science. On the first day, you will be taken on a guided tour of everything that the camera has to offer. On the second day you will have the opportunity to build and work with the Alexa in a practical setting so you are comfortable using the camera on your next project. 12 spots max!
Note: This is a technical class on the operation of the Alexa – a basic knowledge of cameras and exposure is expected. Only members who have completed this training and taken a short certification test will be allowed to rent/operate this camera! As space is limited, we ask that only members seriously considering renting the Alexa sign up.
FREE-FOR-ALL WORKSHOP: CAMERA TBD
Free for all FAVA members! 8 spots max! Get your hands on our AC-160 video cameras: these are the popular, everyday workhorse cameras at FAVA. Learn proper care and handling of video equipment, ready-to-shoot set ups, camera functions, composition and framing, shot types, sequence shooting, slating, colour temperatures and balance, and more basics of camera.
FREE-FOR-ALL WORKSHOP: LIGHTING TBD
Free for all FAVA members! 8 spots max! This hands-on lighting workshop will let beginners explore how to shape and control lighting. Learn proper care and handling of lighting equipment, types of lighting fixtures, colour temperatures and balance, 3 point lighting, Grips and Electrics, and more basics and functions of lighting. What people need to bring: Multitool (if you have one), cloth based gloves (no frill fabric) and leather gloves. Wear clothes that can get dirty.
FREE-FOR-ALL WORKSHOP: LOCATION SOUND
Free for all FAVA members! 8 spots max! Bad sound is the hallmark of amateur film. Learn how to rise above this common pitfall with a free, three-hour workshop. Learn how to work a mixer, point a boom, and most important, what to listen for.
FREE-FOR-ALL WORKSHOP: EDITING
August 25 | 1-5PM, Editing Suite, RM 101
Free for all FAVA members! 8 spots max! Learn the basics of editing on FAVA’s Premiere Pro system. Learn how to organize your workflow, import/capture media, assemble a timeline, and export your work.
Free For All Calendar
Upcoming Free For All
The Programs Calendar is a combination of pretty much all the FAVA related activities from events to education. Including:
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 2016
Annual Report 2015
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