COURSES

DOCUMENTARY

 

Powerful documentaries incorporate elements of drama and journalism and use a wide range of innovative styles to tell stories about the"real world". Developed by award winning documentary producers, this course teaches you how to make "true stories" entertaining and engaging. Learn about interview and research techniques, paper edit decision lists, sound, lighting and non-linear editing. This course can also introduce you to secret stories of the Gulf Islands.

Adult students may choose to continue their education in Documentary production after completing the one week Media Intensive Program by enrolling in the two week Producer's Intensive Program, taught by some of Canada's most successful documentarians.

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

 
VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION

This course focuses on NEW MEDIA while teaching you the technical skills required to pursue various types of animation, and enhance video with digital effects. Students use computer graphics software, such as Adobe PhotoShop, AfterEffects, Flash and Premiere, as part of the media making process. Throughout the week, you will learn the process of making an animated video by engaging in workshops in media literacy, visual storytelling, storyboarding, elements of motion, compositing, rendering, and editing.

It will be revealed that the elements of motion - tempo, timing, acting, and anticipation - allow you to understand the methods of communication within time-based media. These basic communication skills are vital to any style of animation, whether it is clay, sand, 3D computer, drawings, cutout puppets, pixelation or web-based. We are consolidating these classic styles of animation into a completely new course. Drawing and computer skills will help you, but are definitely not required.

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

 
DIRECTORS

Our 2-week advanced program puts you in the driver's seat. Experience the thrills of producing your own short from script to screening, while gaining valuable techinical experience giving and getting direction from your fellow students.

Prerequisite: GIFTS MIP or equivalent.

TUITION $999.00

ROOM AND BOARD $599.00

TAX $29.95

TOTAL: $1627.95

 

Acting on Camera provides an overview of the actor's place in film, video and television production. We cover everything from the audition process to role preparation, character development, the technical aspects of acting on camera, and of course, actual performance on camera. 

This course runs during our 6 day sessions where actors will appear in the Dramatic Film Producion Student films. At the end of the week, each actor will leave with a molouge, digital head shots and roles in a number of productions. 

ACTING ON CAMERA

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

 
ADVANCED ACTING ON CAMERA

Advanced Acting on Camera provides an overview of the actor's place in film, video and television production. We cover everything from the audition process to role preparation, character development, the technical aspects of acting on camera, and of course, actual performance on camera. 

This course runs during our 13 day sessions where actors will appear in the Dramatic Film Producions and or The 13 day more experienced Directors  Student films. At the end of the 2 weeks, each actor will leave with a molouge, digital head shots and roles in a larger number of productions which can be used in thier demo reels.  

TUITION $999.00

ROOM AND BOARD $599.00

TAX $29.95

TOTAL: $1627.95

 
GAME DESIGN

You will learn how to create a game environment within UDK, Unreal Development kit. Use in game engine tools to bring your environment to life. You will play different types of games, determine what makes these games fun and then you will design your own video game level. You will work with a group but the level be your own. This program is designed to teach the basics and give you a head start before moving on to Post Secondary facilities. 

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

 

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

YOUTUBE PRODUCTION

This course focuses on social media and gives you the tools to set up and maintain your own YouTube channel. Students will use software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects as well as becoming an expert with the programs they have at home.

During 5 intense days of instruction, you will learn the process of setting up and customizing your YouTube Channel, writing and planning for weekly & daily videos, how to vlog like a professional, the art of the meme, editing and software techniques and how to promote your videos once they've been uploaded.

You will leave GIFTS with several 1-4 minute high quality films to upload over time on your youtube channel. So, if you want to be the next Julian Smith, RayWilliamJohnson, LisaNova or sxephil, this is the course for you!

 

We offer an intensive introduction to Maya 3D: a professional 3D animation program, which lets you create digital models that can be manipulated to your heart's content, putting you in control of the lights, camera and action! G.I.F.T.S. students spend two days learning the program through a series of tutorials, as well as learning networking and image capturing skills. 

Next comes a round table brainstorming session, in which students and instructors discuss story ideas before deciding upon the final project. Our students then storyboard their ideas, breaking them down into scenes that are distributed among the group. Over the next day and a half, they create the characters and backgrounds of the scenes. Finally, the scenes are animated and edited together into the completed project.

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

3D COMPUTER ANIMATION
 

Every Hollywood production has a stills photographer that comes onto the set and takes pictures. In this intensive course, you will do what the professionals do plus more: learn photography software, set up your own photo shoots, and take head shots for actors.

You will be assigned to a working student film production set and take stills that the producers can use for publicity. You will then make a movie poster for the film. You will also take behind the scene photos around the camp.

Finally, you will put together a digital portfolio and a slide show to be shown at our screening at the end of the week.

 

FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

 
SOUNDTRACK FOR FILM AND TELEVISION

Movies and Television shows need music, sound effects and voiceovers. All these things are just as important as the film itself. This course combines the three elements into one. You will learn great software and learn how to record. Throughout the week, you will be asked by multiple student production teams to produce the sound for their films. Produce music for yourself as well. The sound studio will be all yours.Movies and Television shows need music, sound effects and voiceovers. All these things are just as important as the film itself. This course combines the three elements into one. You will learn great software and learn how to record. Throughout the week, you will be asked by multiple student production teams to produce the sound for their films. Produce music for yourself as well. The sound studio will be all yours.

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

 
LETS MAKE A FEATURE

Register for our 5 week feature film course. There is no other course like this in the world. You are the crew, you are the investors, you are the actors. Once a year we will produce a feature film together. Not only will you gain valuble experience to land you work in the film industry,  You will also be a part of a major motion picture.  If the picture goes on to theaters, television, Netflix etc. Each student will recieved points off the back end in return for thier work and investments in the film through their tuition.  Percentage will be split by number of students registered out of 50% off any money earned. A trailer and EPK will be screened at the end of the course and will return for the cast and crew screening at a later date. 

This years film will be The Toy Maker - Writen by Evan Allen 

A ruthless business man terrorized a small community in order to develope a new downtown core by any means nesseacry. A Toy Maker and his new Apprentice fight back by taking the law into thier own hands. It may get a little messy as they start turning people into human marionettes. 

SEP 03 - OCT 06 - 2018

THIS COURSE IS FOR POST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS         TUITION $10,000.00 ROOM AND BOARD INCLUDED 

 
FIRST NATIONS

Every October we come together to hear the stories from the best story tellers on earth. The good, the bad, a hidden past.  An incredible culture now being told on film. Families, Tribes travel to Galiano to share their tales in our Dramatic Film Production and Documentaries courses. 

Open to First Nations ages 10 and up. 

                        

BOOK YOUR BAND NOW FOR ANY WEEK.
MINIMUM 10 STUDENTS                         

                                                                 

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

 
 
Women in Film

An all Female Short  Film Production Course

A group of 3-4 women work together to produce a film in 6 days from the initial writing to the finished product ready to be screened for all to see. 

August 20-25th 2018

Ages 13 to Adult.

TUITION $599.00

ROOM AND BOARD $299.00

TAX $14.95

TOTAL: $912.95

Course Costs

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