Blocking for Film
Join director Matt Watterworth for an informative day on blocking for film production. Beginning with blocking theory and history, participants will be exposed to the work of master directors throughout film history in order to explore and learn from some of the most impactful and fundamental strategies for staging scenes as well as the impact of the camera in blocking scenarios. Armed with that knowledge, Matt will guide the participants through the creation of floor plans for their own example scenes, followed by a hands-on opportunity to block actual scenes with camera and performers and an opportunity to analyze the experience.
This workshop is perfect for filmmakers of beginner and intermediate skill levels.
REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE HERE - Deadline to register is March 19, 2018
Matt Watterworth is a graduate of The Victoria School of the Arts where he first encountered filmmaking and decided he wanted to produce and direct films. Matt attended SAIT Polytechnic’s Film & Video Production Program where he met Scott Westby. Together, they founded Full Swing Productions, creating short films and web series. Simultaneously, Matt worked for Canada’s 7th largest production company, SEVEN24 Films, working on movies and series like Heartland. In 2014, Matt and Scott were accepted into the prestigious National Screen Institute’s Features First program, and in 2015 he was honoured with SAIT’s Outstanding Young Alumnus award. In 2016, Matt directed and Scott produced their first feature film, In Plainview set for release in 2018.