the base camp
the base camp
the supervising director
on location in Fontaine Notre-Dame, France filming Le Cheval oublié
for Heritage Canada, Bell Media Canal D and K-Films Amérique. © 2018 Shootfilms
the line producer
Concordia University's Cinécole summer intensive is a pre-professional practicum for senior high school and college students looking for a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental aspects of media production.
From the producer's pitch to the director’s cut, students learn all aspects of cinematic art and craft by making their own documentary short-subject while mentored by industry professionals.
Films premiere at a special symposium presentation in the evening of August 23rd to an audience of family, friends and VIP guests from Concordia's Faculty of Fine Arts.
Louise is a cinéma vérité filmmaker who writes, shoots, directs and edits all her own films. To practice her craft Louise founded Studio Morin Heights, a script-to-screen production house offering a complete 4K workflow including broadcast and digital cinema packaging. A product of The National Film Board of Canada's Studio B, Louise's list of film credits is a who’s who of documentary filmmakers in Canada and abroad. As a director, Louise has delivered over 25 hours of prime-time broadcast and theatrically distributed content. The recipient of multiple awards, Louise was named one of Canada's foremost filmmakers by Telefilm Canada in 2017. Louise is a member of SARTEC, ARRQ and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Testing camera and sound equipment for Cinécole 2016 at Studio Morin Heights. © 2016 Shootfilms
F. C. Smith Building, Loyola Campus, Concordia University
Concordia University is home to one of Canada’s top film schools. Many of its graduates have gone on to successful careers all over the world. Cinecole’s base camp is at Concordia’s Loyola Campus. Shuttle bus service offers a free and convenient link to downtown Montréal. Breakfast and lunch are available at The Market next to the Tim Horton’s. Snacks and drinks are available on set.
the back story
Karen Shamy-Smith, Morgan Gage, Amber Goodwyn & Beverly Brown
Rick worked his way through university crewing for theatre, stage and film. He has worked on $50,000,000 blockbusters and no-budget indies. The films he has produced are critically acclaimed, rating leaders and multiple award winners. He has worked with hundreds of artists and technicians from all over the world and learned from each and every one. Rick is a past member of Nabet 700, IATSE 56 and APFTQ and currently a member of SARTEC, AQTIS and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He is a MEQ licensed English Language Arts & Media specialist and has a BEd, MA and PhD from McGill University. rickblackburn.com