scheduled workshop

Concept Development From Idea to Production

Thu 7 March 2019   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Part II: Tue 12 March 2019   6:00pm - 9:00pm

A 2-day workshop that explores the notion of how to take an idea and get it ready for production. Topics covered will be: brainstorming your idea and how to open up your creativity; outlining and script writing; imagining shots and creating a shot list; storyboarding on your own without an expensive artist (even if you can’t draw); the proper language to describe your shots to a cinematographer; how to think of angles and composition even if you’re not a photographer; how to pitch your idea in 3 minutes or less; and how to organize your shoot day so that you know how to manage yourself, your crew and your actors/subjects. Participants must bring at least 1 idea that they wish to workshop on the day.  This workshop will be held at our new HQ at the Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar.



  • maximum capacity: 10
  • 6 hours of instruction

Instructor: Annette Mangaard

Annette Mangaard is an independent filmmaker whose work includes many long form documentaries as well as feature fiction films, experimental work and installation art. Her films and media art works have been shown all over the world including Australia, Berlin, Argentina and France. Mangaard spent eight years as the Associate Visual and Media Arts Officer, Chalmers Arts Awards office and Premiers Arts Awards Officer at the Ontario Arts Council giving her extensive experience into the adjudication and granting process. She has served as an advisor and participated on many juries including at the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, OMDC, and various other funding bodies.
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Office Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 17:00
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9 Canada
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