The Creative Corner features a selection of guests who are film industry professionals, including screenwriters, directors, sound engineers and special effects designers. Visitors will be able to freely ask questions to the professionals at various booths, as well as attend a number of workshops led by industry experts.
Creative Corner is made possible by a sponsorship from Creative BC
All Workshops will be presented upstairs in the Kin 1 lounge room
From the Kitchen to the Screen – Friday 5:15pm
Three time Gemini award winning, Leo award winning culinary television host, producer and fan favorite Bob Blumer (Glutton for Punishment, Surreal Gourmet) tells the story of his journey of food creative to network celebrity. Join Bob as he provides insights on how to turn your passion into a tv project.
From Concept to Camera – Friday 6:45pm
Leo award winning make-up artist Tina Teoli (Flash, Good Doctor, Freddy vs. Jason) shares the creative process of the canvas in the mirror. Her art has seen screens internationally and she is set to spend time sharing both specific skill insights and what it takes to make it in the industry. Tina’s presentation will also include a demonstration of her talents with a live model.
Making a Scene: The Nuts & Bolts Great Movies – Friday 8:15pm
You can only get to the Stanley Cup finals if you win enough games! Similarly, a great film or TV show only works if enough scenes are able to catch and hold your audience. Using Inglorious Basterds and The Dark Knight as key examples, learn how to build killer scenes from the ground up from screenwriter-producer, graphic novelist, and screenwriting instructor Paul Donnett (Men 4 Rent, Reinventing Leonard, Shaka Zulu).
How To Make a Film The Judges Will Love – Saturday 1:45pm
Are you writing, producing, or closing out production on a film for a major festival or competition and wondering what the heck judges look for when picking the best of the best? Join Paul Donnett, screenwriter and judge for the Leo Awards, BC Student Film Festival and ZoomFest to learn the secrets of how to set your film apart from the rest.
Costumes: Inception to Camera – Saturday 3:30pm
Leo Award winning costume designer Allisa Swanson shares the creative process for a film and tv costume designer citing examples from her time on the hit shows the 100 & Once Upon a Time. Allisa is set to share the business behind the career for those interested in pursuing costume design as a profession.
From Storyboards to Screen: Building the Game of Thrones Loot Train Sequence – Saturday 4:45pm
Join storyboard artist Jeremy Simser (Game of Thrones, Deadpool, Lucifer, Flash) as he takes you through a play by play of an actual sequence he worked on for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Jeremy’s presentation is a panel to panel breakdown of the scene with the storyboards and footage from the episode. This workshop is a do not miss for anyone interested in pursuing a career in this medium.
A Case for Sound: a study of sound in the Doctor’s Case – Sunday 11:00am
Career Sound Designer Jenn Lewis offers an in depth on hands approach to the sound editing process behind the Stephen King feature film “The Doctor’s Case”. Jenn will include exclusive behind the scenes and in the suite information complimented by a look further at the career opportunities in the world of film audio and effects. Using actual footage pre and post edit, learn how to bring your scenes to life with Jenn Lewis (The Doctor’s Case, Need for Speed – videogame, James Bond 007 series – videogame, Warhammer 40,000 – videogame series)
Getting Into The Writers Room – Sunday 2:00pm
Television writer and podcaster Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Alphas, Fatman on Batman) will help walk you through what it takes to get staffed on a TV show and, once you’re there, what to expect. From things like what to write as a sample and ways to get an agent, to interviewing with showrunners and handling yourself in the room — we’ll talk about it all.
Women in Film panel – Saturday 11:00am on the CN Centre mainstage
Moderator Carol Gass leads a timely discussion of the importance of gender parity in film & television with accomplished & award winning ladies with both long & emerging careers in the industry. Panelists featured are:
Allisa Swanson – Leo Awards winning Costume Designer (The 100, Once Upon a Time)
Tina Teoli – Leo Awards winning Make-up artist (The Flash, The Good Doctor)
Gigi Edgley – Actress (Farscape, Jim Henson’s Creature Creations) Producer (Hashtag, Nexus)
Jenn Lewis – Sound Designer (The Doctor’s Case – Movie, Need for Speed – videogame)
Kim Feragen – Director (Final Breath – Short Film), Co-producer (The Doctor’s Case – Movie)
Producers panel – Saturday 4:00pm on the CN Centre mainstage
Moderator will lead a panel discussion on what it takes to make a film or television show from the perspective of a producer. The Producers panel will feature Bob Blumer (producer- World’s Weirdest Restaurants,Glutton for Punishment), Gigi Edgley (producer-Hashtag, Nexus), and James Douglas (producer-The Doctor’s Case – Movie, Wilds to Riches).