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STAR PRODUCER PROGRAM

Virtual production
and funders

This production-focused module offered members the opportunity to gain a significant understanding of new virtual production technology and techniques.

Webinar


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Producing for virtual productions

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Recorded on July 21, 2021, designed by Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) and presented in association with the Canadian Film Centre, this webinar provided producers with a working knowledge of virtual production and the contributing technologies, an understanding of the hardware and crew implications of virtual production; and how this approach to production shifts resources from post-production to pre-production.

Virtual Production Workshop


Held on September 21-22, 2021, the virtual production workshop aimed to give participants skills and knowledge to identify when and where virtual production can be used as an effective production tool. During the two-day program, participants learned how to plan for, schedule, and execute in-camera visual effects (ICVFX) production shoots

Networking


Summer Fund Fair

The CMPA’s STAR Producer Program hosted a virtual Summer Fund Fair on August 24, 2021 where producers had the opportunity to hear directly from national and provincial funds and network in roundtable discussions. The Summer Fund Fair occurred over three rounds of meetings, each lasting 25 minutes. Producers met in small groups, with the funders of their choice. Representatives from the funding organizations presented an overview on their fund, and set aside a significant portion of time for questions and discussion with participants. There was also an open networking session at the end of the program, which allowed members the opportunity to informally meet with funders and producers alike.

Resources


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Crowdfunding to Build Independence
The Crowdfunding to Build Independence is a course that teaches you the essentials for engaging your audience at every stage of your project, and how to leverage that for distribution and your next project. The class has been taught at hundreds of film festivals, organizations and schools for a reason: class attendees have a 90% success rate funding on Seed&Spark.
Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct
The Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct is dedicated to preventing and reducing harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence within Canada’s creative industries. On November 23, 2017, a coalition of Canadian creative industry stakeholders released a statement committing to zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and established working groups to explore the development of a Code of Conduct, safer reporting measures and industry-wide education and training. This Code of Conduct is only the first step in achieving these goals.
Producer’s Workbook
The Producer’s Workbook 5 (PW5) is an invaluable roadmap for independent producers bravely making their way through the ever-changing complexities involved with bringing a project from script to screen.
Funding sources
Guide to Canada’s public and private funding sources for financial assistance for production projects.
Industry research database
Ontario Creates’ online research library that includes industry research and reports.
Insurance and other tips
Front Row articles on production insurance, budgeting, and more.
Production budget template in Excel
Telefilm’s standard budget template available for download, as well as other details about Telefilm’s production program.
Sustainable film production resources and tools (Reel Green)
Sustainable production efforts in British Columbia were formalized 10 years ago through the Reel Green initiative, a resource centre with a collection of best practices to help productions reduce their environmental impacts and improve their overall environmental footprint.
Tax Credit Estimator
Estimate the tax incentive savings for your production. Use the U.S. or Canada estimators to help find the best incentive jurisdictions for you, then contact tax incentives experts for unmatched insights and expertise to make your vision a reality.
Virtual Production Field Guide
The Virtual Production Field Guide is for anyone interested in or already producing projects using virtual production (VP) techniques. The guide provides details about how virtual production works, which projects have already used it, and how it can significantly enhance both the visual quality of a project and the level of collaboration and agency filmmakers have during production. You’ll also find in-depth descriptions of different kinds of VP, and hear directly from the artists leveraging these techniques.
What is Virtual Production? The Mandalorian’s VFX Explained
The first video from Reality Redfined in a series about in-camera/LED wall virtual production, the new filmmaking technology popularised through its use on ‘The Mandalorian’.