Hands-on Workshops

Hands-on Workshops are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from September 27, 2016 through June 22, 2017.
Film in a Day

Period
Each
Grades
Full Day
$17
4-12

A favourite with educators and students of all ages, this workshop encourages students to experience the art of filmmaking first-hand. Working collaboratively, they will write, pitch and shoot a short film. Each class' film will be available for secure download within one week of the workshop's completion. "Film in a Day” can be facilitated in French or English.

Runs from from 10am - 2pm. For groups of 15–24 students.

Curriculum Connections Media Literacy, the Arts, Language/English/French, Character Education, Technology

Doc in a Day

Period
Each
Grades
Full Day
$17
7-12

Students plan, pitch and shoot a short documentary that speaks to their own experience or an issue important to them. Each class’ film will be available for secure download within one week of the workshop’s completion. “Doc in a Day” can be facilitated in French or English.

Runs from from 10am - 2pm. For groups of 15–24 students.

Curriculum Connections Media Literacy, the Arts, Language/English/French, Character Education, Technology

Sound for Film

Period
Each
Grades
Full Day
$14
1-12

In this full-day workshop, students experiment with everyday objects and tablet technology to generate music and Foley effects for a given film clip. Each class’ work will be available for secure download within one week of the workshop’s completion. This workshop can be facilitated in French or English.

Runs from 10am - 2pm. For groups of 12–35 students.

Curriculum Connections Media Literacy, Music, Science and Technology, Language

Pixilation

Period
Each
Grades
1/2 Day
$10
K-12

Students will be inspired by short-film examples and work in small groups to explore pixilation.

Teachers receive one copy of each pixilation within two weeks of the workshop’s completion.

For groups of 12–35 students.

Gr. K-3 Focus on animation through form and pattern.

Gr. 4-12 Learn about the techniques, compositions and technology used in pixilation. Students will capture the stories behind everyday movements we take for granted.

Curriculum Connections Visual Arts, Media Literacy, Drama/Dance, Math (Primary), Language (Junior/Intermediate, High School)

Makeup for Film

Period
Each
Grades
1/2 Day
$10
4-12

Using tools and techniques adapted for each grade, students experiment with creating makeup effects from a given script. In advance of the workshop, teachers may choose between the sci-fi/fantasy or action/horror themes on behalf of their students.

For groups of 12–35 students.

Curriculum Connections Visual Arts, Drama/Dance, Language, Media Literacy, Careers

digiPlaySpace

Period
Each
Grades
$9
1-8

digiPlaySpace is an award-winning interactive exhibition where students engage with new-media technologies, learning-centric games and hands-on activities. Featuring new works from internationally acclaimed children’s artists, digiPlaySpace supports diverse learning styles, and boosts new media literacy skills in support of the science, social studies, math, and language arts curricula.

We are now accepting bookings for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from February 22 through April 6, 2017.
School tours are one hour in length during the TIFF Kids International Film Festival but can be booked for two hours during February and March.

*$9 per person for one-hour tour
$15 per person for two-hour visit or digiPlaySpace and film combo. See what's screening in our Spring Forward Film Programme!

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