Affinity Credit Union 2016 wrap-up


Film Campers 2016

Special thanks again to everyone who contributed to the success of last week’s Affinity Credit Union Film Camp 2016. Thanks to the Affinity Credit Union, SaskTel, City of Regina and SaskCulture (Creative Kids). Also, thanks to our community partners the University of Regina Department of Film, Scott Collegiate and the RPL Film Theatre.

Also, a huge thanks to the camp’s two leading instructors Mitch Doll and Andrew Parry, as well as Kristine Dowler and Logan Vanghel. All 14 campers had an incredible week of filmmaking – learning about storytelling, camera and sound recording, editing and meeting new friends!


See more photos from the week on our Facebook page.









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Registration now OPEN for the August 5th Equipment Workshop

Register here!

The date and time have been set for this summer’s new equipment workshop: Friday, August 5th at 6:00pm
Registration is free for full members. Basic and subscriber members will have to pay $5 at the door.
Participants should expect about 45 minutes of instruction, followed by a chance to try the equipment among themselves.

As a reminder, the equipment being workshopped will be:

DJI Ronin


The Ronin is a 3-axis gimbal stabilization system. It uses 3 brushless motors moving on three axes and a 32-bit processor to to calculate movements within milliseconds, mitigating almost all camera movement to create silky smooth, stable and sweeping camera movements.



Kessler Cineslider

The Kessler CineSlider is a portable, durable slider made for capturing smooth, subtle camera motion. With the Parallax attachment you can be sure focus on a centered subject, or broad sweeping pans will be smooth throughout. And with the vertical mount, the slider can be used for pedestal moves as well.


Rotolite NEO LED Light Kit

Rotolite NEOThe Rotolite NEO LED is a portable, versatile light with adjustable colour temperature and a wide range of in light effects features. The light can act as a key or fill, and has the brightness equivalent of a 700 watt tungsten light.





Zoom F8 Field Recorder

Zoom F8The Zoom F8 is an attempt to bring professional audio recording devices to filmmakers and creators everywhere. The F8 is an 8-input/10-track recorder, and features an extremely low noise floor & high gain. It can record at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and features state of the art timecode.


Register here!

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Super 8mm workshop with Gerald Saul

The Filmpool is excited to partner with Gerald Saul for a Super 8 filmmaking and processing workshop this July 16th! Cameras, black and white film stock, and processing chemistries are all supplied. Weather permitting, an outdoor screening will be held in the evening.

Registration is limited for this no-cost workshop. If you are interested, please apply and confirm registration with Gerald at [email protected]
When: 11-6pm Saturday July 16, 2016
Where: The YAAG – Yellow Argyle Art Garage



You can enjoy the work of Gerald Saul at the Art Gallery of Regina’s current exhibition, “Anecdotal Evidence: The Work of Gerald Saul” from July 7 – August 27, 2016.

Opening Reception: July 13, 7 – 9pm
Artist talk: July 13, 7:30pm

This exhibition will showcase the work of Regina artist/filmmaker Gerald Saul. Anecdotal Evidence: The Work of Gerald Saul examines Saul’s development as an artist and filmmaker over the past three decades, and showcases many of his significant works as they focus on the key themes of storytelling, memory and forgetting, and the ephemerality of personal identity as it drifts between fact and fiction, conviction and loss. The exhibition is part of the larger project Meet in the Middle: Stations of Migration and Memory Between Art and Film occurring at various sites in Regina.

Curated by Christine Ramsay and Strandline Curatorial Collective





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Announcing the Affinity Credit Union Film Camp!

affinity-union-film-camp-2The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is pleased to announce that Affinity Credit Union is the new naming sponsor for the Filmpool’s annual summer filmmaking camp for youth.

The Filmpool would also like to recognize our other corporate sponsor SaskTel and our community partners the Department of Film – University of Regina, Scott Collegiate and the RPL Film Theatre. Thanks to all – it’s going to be a great camp!

Find out more about registration and the Affinity Credit Union Film Camp.








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Filmpool EQ Workshop 2016 Scheduling Survey – August TBD

EQ 2016

The Filmpool has gotten its crop of new equipment, and I’m hard at working perfecting the art of using it, so that I can help you do the same! The question I have for right now is a question of when. When would the membership as a whole prefer this workshop to take place? To that end, I’ve set up this scheduler to figure out what would work best for most people.

EQ Workshop 2016 Scheduler:

The potential dates are August 5th through 8th, with various times in the morning, afternoon, and evening. The scheduler does hide a couple of the options initially, so be sure to click to expand all the options. Please note that this is only to gauge interest and availability at this time and none of these times or dates are officially locked in. I’ll be sure to announce those times when they’ve been decided based on the response to this poll.

Registration will be necessary for the workshop, which will be free for full members or $5 for basic members. It should be noted that the DJI Ronin will only be available to Full members who have taken this workshop and been given express permission to rent it.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me: [email protected] and I look forward to passing on more info about the workshop when it’s ready! And stay tuned to the website in the coming weeks for featurettes on each of the pieces of equipment in anticipation of the workshop as well!


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Call for Submissions: The Cinema of Dr. Caligari

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative has quite the unique screening planned for Fall 2016 and we want your German Expressionist-inspired films for the event!
The Cinema of Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism Screening call for submissions is now open!
We are looking films under 10 minutes that are influenced or inspired by German Expressionism cinema.


To help you get inspired, we are offering the Light & Shadows Workshop and even an equipment deferral opportunity for members. Members who submit their deferral application before June 17th will save an additional $10.00 on the Light and Shadows Workshop. The maximum deferral request is $650.00.

The Cinema of Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism Screening submission deadline is September 1, 2016
Saskatchewan filmmakers: please contact us for discounted submission rates before submitting your film.

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Summer & Fall Programming 2016











Here’s a look at our upcoming 2016 Summer-Fall programming:


One Take Super 8 Event

7pm Thursday, June 9th | The RPL Film Theatre
Presented in Partnership with OneTakeSuper8
Shot on super 8, the films in these events have never been seen before, not even by the filmmakers! Edited in-camera, the works are shown as they were shot. No Cuts! No Splices!


Light and Shadow Workshop

Saturday, June 18th & 19th | The Sound Stage
Presented in Partnership with Creative Saskatchewan
A two-day lighting workshop with Regina cinematographer Layton Burton. Principles of effective lighting will be covered, including a focus on the practises and styles of German Expressionism.


Affinity Credit Union Film Camp

Monday, July 11th – 15th | Filmpool
This week long camp takes participants through the production process of creating a short film. Classes focus on visual storytelling and creativity. Students of all experience and skill levels welcome.


Production Workshop

TBD (July)
Training on the new gear acquired for rental including the DJI Ronin 3-axis gimbal, Kessler Cineslider, Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder and Rotolight Neo 3 Kit.



Tuesday, September 20th | Filmpool
Weekly filmmaking classes for students ages 13-17. Students collaborate on screen based art projects.


The Cinema of Dr. Caligari

Thursday, October 20th | Mackenzie Art Gallery
Screening of selected local and international German Expressionist short films. Presented as part of the Caligari Salon: An Evening of Angst, Art, Cinema and Sideshow.


Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards

Thursday, November 24th | Artesian
The Third Annual SIFAs will showcase and celebrate the best independent films made this past year.


The Land of Rock and Gold Screening

Friday, November 25th
Saskatchewan premiere screening of Daniel Redenbach and Janine Windolph’s dramatic feature film shot in and around La Ronge, SK.


Open Aperture

Thursday, December 8th | The Club at the Exchange
Presented in partnership with the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange
An open mic format for film, art and culture.



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One Take Super 8 Screening 2016

The wait is nearly over; the Saskatchewan One Take Super 8 Event is this week!

Premiering over 50 new super 8 films made by Saskatchewan filmmakers, 25 Saskatoon films will screen at the historic Roxy Theatre on Wednesday June 8, followed 25 Regina-made films at the Regina Public Library Film Theatre on Thursday, June 9.

Shot on super 8, the films in these events have never been seen before, not even by the filmmakers! Edited in-camera, the works are shown as they were shot. No Cuts! No Splices!

The Saskatoon and Regina events are the 57th and 58th screenings in this history of the event. Started in Regina in 2000, The One Take Super 8 Event has spread across North America generating over 1000 new films.

Saskatoon Event:
7pm June 8 at the Roxy Theatre

Regina Event:
7pm June 9 at the RPL Film Theatre


Free event! Filmmakers in attendance. Seating is limited so make sure to get there ahead of time.


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