WHY CHOOSE OUR SHSM WORKSHOPS?
OUR WORKSHOPS ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO ALIGN WITH THE ARTS & CULTURE AND INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) PROGRAMS.
We focus on essential skills and industry-specific knowledge to empower students in their chosen career paths. We're dedicated to providing dynamic and educational experiences in the world of filmmaking. Our not-for-profit organization is committed to empowering both students and educators through experiential workshops designed to unleash creativity and inspire future filmmakers.
WHO WE ARE.
We are a team of industry professionals and educators passionate about sharing our knowledge and fostering the next generation of filmmakers and actors. Our mission is to create a supportive and inclusive environment where students can explore their talents and discover their passion for the art and craft of filmmaking and acting.
One of the unique aspects of our workshops is that they are led by industry professionals who have a wealth of experience in filmmaking. These seasoned experts are not just instructors; they are mentors who are dedicated to nurturing the talents of young filmmakers.
Our industry professionals share their real-world insights, anecdotes, and best practices with students. They provide valuable guidance on everything from acting techniques and storytelling to camera operation and sound recording. This mentorship goes beyond the workshop, as our professionals are committed to helping students develop their skills and grow as aspiring filmmakers. It's not just about learning the technical aspects; it's also about understanding the nuances of the industry and gaining the confidence to pursue a career in film.
Read our Short Film Bootcamp Final Report to see some of the mentors we had this past year, participating in our programs.
WHAT WE DO.
HOW IT'S DONE.
Our workshops are designed to be hands-on and immersive, allowing students to dive deep into the world of filmmaking. We believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and that's why we emphasize practical experiences that replicate real-world film industry scenarios.
During our workshops, students don't just sit in a classroom listening to lectures. They actively engage in activities that mirror what it's like to work on a real film set. They pick up cameras, learn to set up lighting, handle sound equipment, and even step in front of the camera to act. These hands-on experiences not only enhance their technical skills but also give them a taste of the excitement and challenges that come with working in the film industry.
SAFE SPACE FOR CREATIVITY
We believe that creativity thrives in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our workshops are structured to create a safe and welcoming space where students can freely express themselves creatively.
Whether a student is an experienced performer or stepping into the world of film for the first time, our workshops are designed to accommodate all skill levels. We encourage students to take risks, explore their creativity, and collaborate with their peers. There are no wrong answers in the creative process, and every idea is respected and valued.
In this inclusive environment, students can shed their inhibitions and discover their unique artistic voices. It's a place where they can experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them, all while receiving constructive feedback and support from our instructors and fellow participants.
POTENTIAL CAREER PATH EXPLORATION
Our workshops give students a behind-the-scenes look at the different roles and responsibilities in filmmaking. Whether they aspire to be actors, directors, cinematographers, or even pursue careers in related fields like sound design, editing, or visual effects, our workshops provide valuable exposure to these roles.
Furthermore, we offer guidance on educational and professional steps students can take to turn their passion for filmmaking into a viable career. We introduce them to industry certifications, film schools, and networking opportunities that can open doors to exciting job prospects in the film industry.
In essence, our workshops not only ignite the creative spark in students but also equip them with the knowledge and resources to pursue their dreams and build successful careers in the film and entertainment industry.
"ARTS & CULTURE"
DISCOVER THE BOUNDLESS WORLD OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION THROUGH OUR ARTS & CULTURE SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR (SHSM) WORKSHOPS.
Discover the boundless world of artistic expression through our Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) workshops. We invite you to immerse yourself in the captivating realms of acting, storytelling, and comedy. At Jarico Films for Youth, we're passionate about nurturing your students' creative spirit, unlocking their potential, and guiding them on an inspiring journey through the arts. Whether they dream of gracing the screen, crafting compelling narratives, or igniting laughter with comedic wit, our workshops provide the perfect canvas for your students to explore, learn, and thrive.
Riley Goyette-Smith talks about their character Kip in the short film NERDMAN produced in collaboration with Welland Centennial High School
ACTING FOR THE SCREEN
Through practical exercises and scene work, students gain valuable experience in interpreting scripts, delivering authentic performances, and adapting to the demands of various genres, from drama to comedy. This workshop not only hones their acting skills but also boosts their self-confidence in front of the camera.
Our Storytelling workshop is a creative journey where students explore the fascinating process of turning their imaginative ideas into captivating screenplays. This workshop emphasizes the critical role of storytelling in filmmaking. This workshop is not only valuable for aspiring screenwriters but also for actors, directors, and anyone involved in the creative process of filmmaking.
In our "Improv" workshop, students dive into the world of spontaneous creativity. Improvisation is a powerful tool in the filmmaker's toolkit, enhancing not only acting but also boosting spontaneity, teamwork, and creative problem-solving skills. These skills go beyond the stage and screen; they are invaluable in real-life situations, from job interviews to team projects. Our "Improv" workshop equips students with the confidence and creativity to tackle any challenge that comes their way.
"I.C.T." SHSM STUDENTS
OUR ICT SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR (SHSM) WORKSHOPS EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS TO MASTER THE TECHNICAL INTRICACIES OF FILMMAKING AND DEVELOP CRUCIAL SKILLS IN THE DIGITAL REALM.
Whether you aspire to be a visionary director behind the camera or a sound maestro recording the perfect take, our workshops are designed to ignite your passion, enhance your skills, and set you on a path to success in the exciting world of ICT. Join us, and let your digital expertise take center stage.
Watch one of our Scene Study Sessions from the Summer of 2023
DIRECTING FOR THE SCREEN
students step into the director's chair, where they learn to orchestrate the creative vision behind the camera. This workshop is a deep dive into the art of storytelling through visual and cinematic language. Students explore the role of a director in shaping the narrative, guiding actors, and making critical decisions that impact the overall look and feel of a film. They discover the importance of shot selection, framing, camera movement, and the use of visual elements to convey emotion and meaning. This workshop not only nurtures their directorial skills but also enhances their ability to communicate their vision effectively to the entire filmmaking team.
The essential foundation for anyone aspiring to work behind the camera. Through practical exercises, students master the art of composition, understanding how the placement of subjects and objects within the frame can evoke specific emotions and convey messages. Moreover, they explore the interplay of light and shadow, discovering how lighting techniques can transform ordinary scenes into cinematic masterpieces. This workshop empowers students with the technical expertise needed to bring their creative visions to life on screen.
AUDIO FOR ON-SET RECORDING
Students dive into the often-overlooked but crucial world of sound to discover that clear and impactful audio is just as vital as stunning visuals in filmmaking. Students learn the fundamentals of sound recording, from selecting the right microphones to capturing clean and high-quality audio on set. They explore the art of location sound, understanding how to mitigate unwanted noise and capture dialogue and ambient sounds effectively. By the end of the workshop, students have the skills and knowledge to ensure that every word spoken, every rustle, and every sound effect contributes to a seamless and immersive cinematic experience.
The workshops outlined on this website are provided as examples of our offerings. We understand that every group of students is unique, and their learning needs may vary. As a result, our workshops are fully customizable to suit the specific requirements and preferences of your group.
We tailor the content, duration, and format of our workshops to accommodate the size and skill level of the participants, ensuring an optimal learning experience. We take pride in our ability to adapt our programs to meet the diverse needs of our clients, whether you're a school, an educational institution, or an organization.
For detailed information about how we can design a workshop that perfectly aligns with your objectives and the unique characteristics of your group, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to discussing your specific requirements and crafting a workshop that exceeds your expectations.