Digital Cinematography Students Experience Life on Set

By Canadore College Modified on December 03, 2019

Canadore's Digital Cinematography students get first-hand experience on the Cold Strings set.

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Canadore College's Digital Cinematography students on the set of Cold Strings, shot in North Bay, Ontario.

Recently, 16 Digital Cinematography students from the Applied Filming I class had the opportunity to visit the set of Cold Strings. This Northern Ontario feature film is directed by Derek Diorio and produced by Ryan Keller, while the film is crewed largely by recent graduates.

Led by professor Dave Clement, the students had the opportunity to get involved in "rigging cameras, pulling focus, fetching lenses, slating, running video village, setting up lights, grip work, set dressing, location work and ADing," says Clement. "There were also nearly 30 extras, a visit by the mayor, [the] city's economic development [department] and more! There was a significant presence of Acting for Stage and Screen graduates, including thee of the lead roles and numerous supporting roles."

Clement went on to say "the learning opportunity was significant. Our students got to see the way filmmakers need to adapt in the field, the way one can tweak a scene, how important paper blocking of actors is, how to manage background action and the speed and pacing of set ups that are needed to get such a big day."

This is just one of many experiential learning opportunities that Canadore students are given. To learn more about exciting projects and programs like these, visit our website.

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