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How to Watch a Film and DIY Memoirs Workshop Descriptions


SAT. MARCH 9 &  SAT. MARCH 16, 2013, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Why, often, do the films we like so much get such bad reviews from critics? What makes a good movie? Learn how to choose and watch films with a more discerning eye. See the difference between a film that is purely entertainment or one that is something more. Understand what the filmmakers are conveying underneath the story and how the visual language of film helps tell the story. Whether you want to see films more clearly, write a review for your own satisfaction, or want to become a professional film reviewer, this two day workshop will give you new insight into the world of filmmaking and film viewing.
The goal of this workshop is to take participant beyond the role of a passive spectator at the movies, and to explore how films are made and
critically received from a cultural, ideological, and theoretical standpoint. Rather than viewing a film as entertainment or art, participants are encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills for the appreciation of film form and how it relates to culture and ideology, and to demonstrate an ability to discuss and write about these topics.  No prior experience required.

Instructor: Jean-Paul Ouellette

Fee $75.00

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DIY Memoirs

SAT. March 30- SUN. MARCH 31, 2013, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This two day workshop will teach participants how to tell their personal story.  Would you like to preserve your old videos, family photos and special stories for posterity?  Using simple, low-budget equipment, you can convert the shoe-boxes of pictures and film into a meaningful storytelling video to share with friends and family.  This two-day workshop will provide you with the steps to create a simple and effective video memoir, complete with graphics, artwork, music, narration and video. No prior video experience necessary.

Instructor: Jean-Paul Ouellette

Fee: $75

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