Workshops, Seminars, and Events
We host several workshops, seminars, and events all focused on different equipment and production topics. Some sessions are developed and mounted in cooperation with other organizations, while some are solely a Whites’ initiative. We value the support and collaborations received from the Canadian film industry.
Our instructors are industry professionals who possess a wide variety of expertise, knowledge, and practical experiences. Combined with our equipment resources and industry contacts, we believe our initiatives will leave behind a malleable positive impression on any participant.
Please, see below for a list of what we offer.
William F. White – Toronto opens its doors to post-secondary students, faculty, emerging and independent filmmakers for our annual Student & Filmmaker Open House. This exciting and FREE 1-day event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit our Toronto facilities, see our equipment in action, explore and operate the equipment, and ask questions of our professional technicians. Special seminars and workshops take place in our Learning Lab throughout the day and, prizes are raffled off every hour!
October 19, 2013 – Toronto
9:00am to 5:00pm
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEVIN MORONEY
Inventor of GreenScreenz, will talk about this new, innovative, affordable, and biodegradable product.
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM | ROY ELLWOOD
ESA Senior Electrical Inspector will talk about on-set electrical safety and best practices.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | MIKE FLY
Director/Producer for Web-based and Television content and instructore for Raindance Canada, will be discussing the role, process, and challenges of a Producer
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | BEN SAINSBURY
President and Founder of Cinemasuite will demonstrate his new pre- visualization software technology, discuss its importance to the pre-production process and describe its development and on-set practices
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | MAGALI SIMARD
The TIFF Films Programs Manager will discuss what makes a good festival submission package.
An informative, in-depth two-day seminar about entertainment industry generators and associated electrical safety practices. Topics include engine alternators, grounding, bonding, operations, temporary power sources, electrical distribution systems, transformer theory and more. Our seminar is recognized by both IATSE 873 and NABET 700 as a reliable training source for their professional technicians. A wallet card acknowledging the acquired knowledge is given to every participant upon completion of both days.
November 16 and 17, 2013 – Toronto
8:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $165.00 (tax included)
A one-day interactive and engaging workshop focused on leadership development for the film/television industry, instructed by Bruce Dale, Manager of Education & Training. It’s ideal for anyone who may take on a leadership role in any stage of production, i.e. Producers, Writers, Directors, Technicians, Cinematographers, etc. Topics include leadership philosophy, team and trust building, communication, goal setting, and methods for conflict resolution. The workshop is discussion and activity based which allows participants to share ideas and learn from each other in a safe and supportive environment.
January 2014 (1 day) – Toronto
9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $45.00 (tax included)
An exciting two-day, hands-on workshop that teaches important on-set electric and grip safety practices while working with WFW’s vast inventory of lighting and grip equipment. Day 1 focuses on grip where participants learn about different load forces, temporary installations, knot tying, and more. Day 2 focuses on lighting and teaches some fundamentals of cable and distribution systems to working with different lighting fixtures and much more. Our new web-based app, Whites Toolbelt is used as a teaching aid throughout the workshop!
February 2014 (2 days) – Toronto
8:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $130.00 (tax included)
An informative and practical one-day workshop that teaches fundamental concepts associated with dimming and control systems. Learn about everything from DMX protocol, to Image 85 control set up, to interactions with HMI lights and more. Our new web-based app, Whites Toolbelt is used as a teaching aid throughout the workshop!
March 2014 (1 day) – Toronto
8:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $65.00 (tax included)
This three-day course is designed for the crewmember looking to grow their skill set into live lighting and video operation, or looking for more hands on time with the latest lighting and video equipment. With over 30 years of professional experience in lighting and production design, instructors Eric Bartnes and Mike Nolan from Bartnes & Associates will cover moving light consoles, media servers, projections and digital lighting. It is an intensive study of the industry, the equipment, and best practices. Equipment provided by Christie Lites, Bartnes & Associates, and William F. White International.
Day 1: Lighting and Production Design
Day 2: Media Servers / Video / LED’s
Day 3: Programming and Operation
RESCHEDULED TO 2014. DATES TO BE DETERMINED
10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $500.00 (tax included)
William F. White International supports and helps sponsor education and training initiatives in cooperation with other organizations:
EESCO Electrical Training Modules
WIFT Production Manager Mentorship
Canadian Society of Cinematographers Lighting Workshops
IATSE 873 Training Initiatives
NABET 700 Training Initiatives
We’re in development on several new workshops, seminars, and events. Stay tuned as things develop!