Pull Focus

Downtown Vancouver

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In a Nutshell

  • Introduction to documentary filmmaking
  • Six-hour workshop
  • Use professional equipment

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Promotional value expires Jul 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 1-week cancellation notice required. Limit 16 people per class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Documentaries bring awareness to real-life struggles, from the filming of a baby's first vanquished Rubik's cube to witnessing the world record for ketchup packets consumed in one hour. Hone foci on bona fide occurrences with today's Groupon: $79 for a one-day documentary workshop at Pull Focus (a $199 value) in Gastown.

During Pull Focus' six-hour workshops, experienced instructors lead classes of up to 16 people on camera theory, shot framing, narrative development, and mastering the manual focus. Novice celluloid jockeys learn about writing, producing, filming, and editing documentaries geared to portray stories of their communities, objectives of local charities, or real-time beard growth. Hands-on experience with advanced equipment and editing suites allows neophytes to germinate blueprints for longer documentary pieces. Workshop topics discuss visual and screen grammar, creative shot sequences, how to edit out pesky siblings, and necessary gear for continued shooting.

InFocus Film School

Talented filmmakers at this film school teach courses that hinge on hands-on involvement. Single- and multi-session classes cover everything from screenwriting and editing to motion graphics, and venture beyond documentary making with lessons in drama and still photography. While practicing techniques and pole-vaulting on boom mics like the pros do, students use a combination of their own gear and gear they've rented from the school.

Customer Reviews

The workshop was interesting and informative. I just signed up for another workshop. Excellent instruction! High recommend Infocus Film School.
Sarah · November 22, 2016
This was an amazing day, so much information was given along with hands on time with the cameras. Thanks to Pull Focus Film School for everything!
Elizabeth W. · August 28, 2013
Very good workshop! - right balance between theory & hands-on.
Anna C. · June 13, 2013
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    Downtown Vancouver

    8-306 Abbott St.

    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K9


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