Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, “The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second,” making slow-motion sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get one-day Introduction to Filmmaking: Breaking Into the Film Industry course with Eliot Grove at Raindance Toronto (a $349 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.<p>
Raindance Toronto’s practical filmmaking and writing workshops break the daunting cinema-creation process into digestible lectures as industry professionals lead talks to elevate the aptitude of independent filmmakers and artists. An ideal entry point for upstart auteurs, Raindance founder Elliot Grove’s comprehensive Intro to Filmmaking course delves into the essentials of screenplay writing, production, directing, and distribution options. A practical course package replete with script-format guides, sample CVs, and storyboard templates accompanies the prolific producer’s various lectures. Students learn how to build a budget, choose a camera, and promote themselves without having to change their names to Spike Spielberg. The action-packed day concludes with a networking session at a local bar where participants can trade business cards to further their cinematic pursuits.
Though Raindance Toronto sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Raindance began as a thought experiment: can you make a movie with no money or experience, and without going to film school? 22 years, later Raindance now has 12 film networking and training hubs worldwide, and runs the largest indie film festival in Europe, the Raindance Film Festival. They provide hands on training, networking events, financing opportunities, and an innovative Membership program to help new and emerging filmmakers get their projects made.
Raindance's practical filmmaking and writing workshops break the daunting cinema-creation process into digestible workshops as industry professionals help to elevate the aptitude of independent filmmakers. Students can select courses that teach film industry basics including how to build a budget, choose a camera, and promote themselves. As a non-profit training and networking organization that works to promote and support filmmaking throughout the world, many classes conclude with networking sessions at local bars where participants can trade business cards to further their cinematic pursuits.