Is film your voice?

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT FILM?

Are you already hooked? Is there just something about film that just makes you want to explore the medium? Have you already made a short movie? Created videos for your church or a local business? Shot a music video for your friends' band on your smartphone? If you are drawn to the medium but recognize that you now need foundational skills in order to develop as a filmmaker, then the Mirror Arts film program may be just the right fit. Get the basics down in your first year and we'll help you focus in the coming years on the part of filmmaking where your skills shine, build relationships in the industry, get hands-on experience and build toward a body of work that you can be proud of.

 

Is this you?

 

You're already doing it

Have you already been trying to create short videos? Have your own YouTube channel? We're looking for people that are already actively trying their hand at filmmaking of various kinds and want to get better, get confident with foundational skills, and at the same time get some perspective on what faith has to do with it. We also expect you to come with your own basic equipment so if you join us you're serious.


You understand that it takes focus

Ha! Focus. No pun intended, but it works. You care enough about learning that you're wiling to work for it. Our Mirror Arts programs are not focused on grades or certificates. We want to launch creatives that have the character they need to push through the challenges that come with making film, and are committed to doing the best work they can with the skills and resources they have available. You want to earn the right to get on sets or be recognized for your own work because of who you are as much as what you can. The industry is looking for people like that. 


You like to learn

One of the most important characteristics of a learner is humility. We have found that the more we learn, the more we realize what we don't know. We're interested in working with people that respect others, are keen to learn, and are also keen to share what they've learned. Because our Mirror Arts programs overlap in some common areas related to faith, media, arts and culture, you'll get the chance to learn with, and from, dancers and musicians. 

 
 

Curriculum

ALL OF THE MIRROR ARTS PROGRAM FOCUS ON DEVELOPING CREATIVE WORK THROUGH A PROGRESSIVE COMBINATION OF FOUNDATIONAL TECHNICAL SKILLS IN EACH TRACK, SPIRITUAL FORMATION, THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AND CRITICAL THINKING

YEAR 1

Basics of lighting, shooting, framing, audio, and editing. First year participants will complete five to six film introductory projects, including but not limited to: a 60 sec short / music video / documentary / commercial / found footage / acting workshop / final first-year project. 

YEAR 2

The second year of the program will develop those foundational skills to advanced levels and include collaboration with artists from the other tracks (music and dance).

YEAR 3

In the third and fourth years, technical training will focus on more specialized areas and participants will be paired with a mentor that can help them focus on developing in the area of filmmaking they want to pursue and prepare them for entry into the industry.

YEAR 4

The fourth year will focus on the creation of a final project.

 
 
 

What's it worth?

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WHAT WILL YOU INVEST IN?

There are many film programs out there. We don't spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to them, but you do because you are about to make an important investment in your future. 

So, you should know that the Mirror Arts film program was born from the conviction that filmmaking takes more than technique, or even connections. It takes character, discipline, delight in hard work, vision, awareness of culture, and a desire to serve others. Input from active professionals in your craft can help you focus on what you really need to know.

Weaving all that together takes time, and we believe that the process should be life-giving, shouldn't cripple you financially and should help you start to develop your own body of work. 

So if Mirror Arts sounds like it could be a fit for you, start the application process by clicking the button below. There is no application fee. Let's start talking.

MINIMUM EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (YOUR OWN COST in addition to fees)

DSLR with full-frame metering / Recent Mac or Windows laptop (no more than one year old) with processor that meets or exceeds current requirements (at the time of applying) for Adobe Creative Suite / Full Adobe Creative suite subscription 

(2017-2018) / $8500 CDN / Sept-May