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That’s a Wrap!

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Making a film is not just about your vision, but all the hard work your team puts towards making it a reality. One of the reasons why this is a bit surreal for us is that the screenplay for All Things Beautiful was written back in 2008, and although we were very keen on filming, we needed the team and resources to fully flesh out the idea. 

That said, we’re very happy to see that our supporters continue to grow and we couldn’t have done this without you. 

Canted Pictures Featured in Kitchener The Record

Film Production Company, Ava Torres, Helmann Wilhelm, Canted Pictures, Toronto, Canadian Filmmaker, independent, film, award winner, nominee, Waterloo Region, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, video services, make it kitchener
Film Production Company, Ava Torres, Helmann Wilhelm, Canted Pictures, Toronto, Canadian Filmmaker, independent, film, award winner, nominee, Waterloo Region, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, video services, make it kitchener

We had a blast teaching the workshop at the Kitchener Public Library, and were incredibly honoured that the event was featured in The Record, The Kitchener Post, Make it Kitchener, and SPOKE magazine. Our goal has always been to encourage emerging filmmakers to work within their means – especially with a micro-budget – but we place an equal amount of importance on community engage, and so we couldn’t be more excited at the attendance and level of interest for more films in the region.

Thank you to everyone who came out, and thanks again to all the writers for taking the time to cover the event. Please check out the links below for more details 🙂

Kitchener Post:
http://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/6883142-it-s-in-the-can/

The Record: 
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6883142-it-s-in-the-can/

Make it Kitchener:
http://www.makeitkitchener.ca/makers/details/~25-Filmmakers-produce-with-pennies

Spoke Magazine:
http://spokeonline.com/2016/10/the-art-of-micro-budget-filmmaking/

Official Selection:
Grand River Film Festival

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We’re thrilled to announce that Through Rose-Colored Glasses is an official selection for the 10th annual Grand River Film Festival, which is sponsored by Scotiabank. Not only do we have the honor of screening before one of their selected features, but the short film is also in the running for Best Canadian Short Film at the newly built Apollo Cinema in Kitchener. For those interested in attending the awards presentation, tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

After the awards are handed out, audience members can catch a screening of The Tiger Hunter (Lena Khan 2016), and if you’re so inclined, a post-screening reception at the Grand Trunk Saloon where the director will be a guest speaker.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Micro-Budget Filmmaking Workshop

Micro-Budget Filmmaking Workshop, City of Kitchener, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Ava Torres, Helmann Wilhelm, Film, Kitchener Public Library, KPL
Micro-Budget Filmmaking Workshop, City of Kitchener, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Ava Torres, Helmann Wilhelm, Film, Kitchener Public Library, KPL

We are very excited to announce that with the support of the city of Kitchener and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, we will be teaching a workshop on micro-budget filmmaking on Thursday, September 22nd from 4-7PM (EDT). The event will be held in the newly renovated Theatre Room at the Kitchener Public Library.

About the Workshop:

Whether you are a recent film graduate or an established filmmaker, one of the biggest obstacles in making a film is acquiring the finance to make it. A micro-budget short film, for example, can cost up to $20,000. With that in mind, film can easily be one of the most expensive mediums in the arts, and with the economical state that we are currently in, it is all the more important to be resourceful. Nevertheless, there are other ways to overcome such an obstacle while not compromising the quality of your film. Topics that we will cover in this workshop include: the importance research, hiring crew members and casting actors, working within your means and with your environment, crowd funding, social media, pre-production and post-production.

 Topics Include:

  • Substance Over Style
  • Camera Tips (HD vs. 4K)
  • Employing a Skeleton Crew
  • Working with Natural/Available Light
  • Film Festival Secrets

Refreshments and treats will be provided 🙂 For those interested in attending the event, please use the link below to sign-up!

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