This workshop by Canadian filmmaker Lulu Keating will be a practical demonstration of how to make short films with little or no money. After assessing the experience level and needs of the Participants, she will describe how to make simple yet successful short films. We’ll look at the various devices that are readily available: ipad, cell phone, super 8mm, pro-sumer HD cameras. We will shoot a few clips, followed by a rudimentary demonstration of editing. Also distribution to festivals will be discussed.
Interspersed throughout the workshop will be several of her short films that have reached a wide audience through festivals and broadcasters.
Lulu Keating has over 30 years of professional experience as a writer, director and producer. She has made approximately a film a year, for screens big and small: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. In 1985 she incorporated Red Snapper Films to produce her first documentary, about Canadian singing legend Rita MacNeil, in Japan. In 1989 she made her first feature, The Midday Sun, shot entirely in Zimbabwe. The Moody Brood is an animated documentary that won numerous awards and wide acclaim. Lucille’s Ball (2013) is Keating’s second feature.
Keating has served on national boards, and received numerous honours and awards. Originally from Nova Scotia, she now lives in Dawson City, Yukon, where she is completing an animated short, developing a feature documentary and adapting a screenplay into a novel.