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Music and Film in Motion

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Music and Film in Motion

The Craft of Editing

Instructor: Caroline Christie

Date: Thursday April 28th

Time 7pm -9 pm

All movies have pace, dynamics and an overall feel that is just as much, if not more, the job of the editor as any other person involved in the film. Toiling away behind the scenes and without the glamour, admiration and the fame, editors work their craft into movie magic. If you are a fan of film, or an editor yourself, this is the perfect opportunity to find out what it’s like to edit a film and what it’s like to be an editor on any given film project.

Taking it to the Stage and Screen is free for Music and Film in Motion members and $5.00 for non-members. If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of Music and Film in Motion, please contact us at (705) 674-9954 or e-mail If you are calling from outside of the City of Greater Sudbury please call us toll free at 1-866-674-9954.


She has toiled away behind the scenes of a wide variety of film projects, has had a hand in crafting the crusading message of Michael Moore and has breathed life into homicidal puppets. Caroline Christie, award winning film and TV editor, will speak of her movie magic at Music and Film in Motion’s (MFM) next Taking it to the Stage and Screen (TSS) session, The Craft of Editing, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Born in Montreal, Christie set her career in motion in 1985, editing and packaging programs for The Life Channel. In 1987, she became senior editor for CFMT Television, packaging and editing prime time magazine shows; editing commercials, corporate videos and short features; and producing and editing station promos.

Working alongside her partner, director Peter Lynch, Christie has helped articulate his creative visions, editing all of his signature works. A number of her film projects include: Arrowhead, winner of the 1994 Genie for Best Short Film; the wildly successful Project Grizzly (1996), which rose to become one of the most acclaimed Canadian documentaries of all time; The Herd (1998); Cyberman (2001) and A Whale of a Tale (2004), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2004.

Throughout the years, Christie as been crowned victorious for her work on a diversity of projects. Her work on Michael Moore’s The Awful Truth earned the series nominations for both a Writer’s Guild of America Award and an Emmy, in 2001. At Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival in 2000, her work on Elida Schogt’s acclaimed Zyklon Portrait merited an editing award.

Recently, her eclectic eye has led her to the world of comedy, fine-tuning the Comedy Network’s hit series, Puppets Who Kill. Winner of the Rose d’Or Award at the prestigious Montreux Festival in 2002, this anarchic and hallucinatory sitcom has emerged as one of the highest-rated Canadian TV Series.


Behind the Scenes of Chilly Beach

Instructor: TBA

Date: May 25th, 2005

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm


Get It Up. Get It Heard. ANR Lounge

Instructor: Anna Maria Russo

Date: May 5th, 2005

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

It is every music lover’s backstage pass to the Canadian music industry. The All New Releases (ANR) Lounge database, the first internet-based promotional tool of its kind in the world, has made waves onto the Canadian music front through the Music Industry Network Canada (MINC).

Anna Maria Russo, project manager for MINC, will be your tour guide to the most comprehensive web-resource for Canadian musicians on the internet. On May 5, at 7 p.m., the music connoisseur will make her way to Sudbury to speak at a Taking it to the Stage and Screen (TSS) session, hosted by Music and Film in Motion.

During this session, musicians will learn how to float through MINC’s online services and dig through the virtual pages of the Canadian coast-to-coast music industry database. Through MINC, artists will find services such as the ANR Lounge, Funding Matchmaker, The Music Pages, and the Event Calendar. Step by step, Russo will take the artists through the process of using these innovative online tools for promotional purposes.

Teaching the development of a well designed promotional plan, the Project Manager’s main focus will be the ANR Lounge. Through this free service, recording artists and their representatives are able to create a virtual promotional kit including bio, sound clips and images for distribution to Canadian radio. Russo’s presentation will highlight the procedure for uploading your material to the Lounge which will then be available to radio stations, talent buyers, agents, promoters, record labels and fellow artists.

For any artist wishing to gain knowledge about the exhaustive Canadian music industry contact directory and ways to promote himself, this TSS session will accomplish that and more. In association with the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA), MINC will proudly display its services and create a strong starting point for artists within the music industry. Musicians are also asked to bring their music to the session. Russo will have extra computers available for musicians to upload their music onto the ANR Lounge.

This session, free for members and $5, plus GST, for non-members, will take place at the MFM office, located at 45 Durham St., suite 105, in Sudbury. To register for the session or for more information, please contact MFM at (705) 674-9954, toll-free at 1-866-674-9954 or visit This session is only offered in English.

The Craft of Screenwriting - Screenwriters Assembly

Instructor: Open Forum

Date: April 6th, July 13th and November 9th, 2005

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Through Taking it to the Stage and Screen, Music and Film in Motion is creating a series of regularly scheduled meetings for specifically for screenwriters. The goal behind the introduction of the Screenwriter’s Assembly is to provide an outlet for local screenwriter’s to get together, exchange ideas, share works in progress and build relationships that will foster the development of a stronger screenwriting community in Northern Ontario.

By pre-scheduling three meetings for 2005, screenwriters are able to better prepare themselves, their questions and their works in progress for each session. This will allow them to fully exploit each session, getting as much out of them as possible.

The Craft of Screenwriting – Screenwriter’s Assembly schedule for 2005 is:

April 6, 2005 from 7 – 9 pm
July 13, 2005 from 7 – 9 pm
November 9, 2005 from 7 – 9 pm

Taking it to the Stage and Screen is free for Music and Film in Motion members and $5.00 for non-members. If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of Music and Film in Motion, please contact us at (705) 674-9954 or e-mail If you are calling from outside of the City of Greater Sudbury please call us toll free at 1-866-674-9954.

The Long And The “Short” Of It – Creating Short Films

Instructor: Peter Lynch

Date: April 29, 30 and May 1, 2005

Many people can relate to the stories told by well known directors about their first short film projects they made with their parents video camera. There is a definite joy and playfulness to this style of filmmaking that keeps many short filmmakers creating these small masterpieces today. Short films can be a great starting ground for filmmakers, and film enthusiasts, who are working to further develop their craft. This workshop will give people a better understanding of how to take their love for making short films to the next level.

This workshop will deal with:
· Where are you at now and where should you go next;
· Script development;
· Pre to post production;
· Distribution techniques;
· Marketing and promotion.

This workshop is geared towards those who are interested in making film to those already dabbling in the field so that they may get a better understanding of how to create a short film.


With an interdisciplinary background in the arts, Lynch is responsible for staging many seminal multimedia cultural events in Toronto and around the world, notably Kitchen Sync in 1982. Being a major player in the early video/new media revolution, between 1983 and 1987, the dedicated dreamer co-founded, co-produced and co-directed Video Culture International, a landmark video new media festival.

Responsible for bringing the first music and videos from Madonna, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and introducing Grand Master Flash to mainstream culture on television in Canada, Lynch has proven proficient in the music industry. Holding such positions as consultant and partner at The Sony Corporation International; Vice President for Sony Creative Video; and Vice President for Jasmac International, a multi billion-dollar Japanese development company, he excels in art, science, architecture, design, media and video.

In the early 90s, the talented filmmaker produced and directed music videos, which aired on Much Music and MTV. With several video successes to his name, Lynch would go on to direct several commercials for Carling and Molson Beer. Soon after, his budding film career would take flight.

Frequently compared with that of Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, Lynch’s work has garnered him several awards. In 1994, Arrowhead, his first dramatic short, received a Genie Award and Project Grizzly, his wildly successful documentary, made in 1996, rose to be one of the most acclaimed Canadian documentaries of all time. Theatrically released by the National Film Board, the 72 minute, non-fiction feature film, highlights the story of a researcher who is obsessed with going face-to-face with a deadly grizzly bear.

These two film achievements were followed by The Herd, a worldwide festival hit, a regular fixture on CBC movies; and Cyberman, played to critical acclaim at over 50 international film festivals and listed as one of the top ten feature films of 2002 by Film Comment. His most recent feature documentary, A Whale of a Tale, world premiered at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.

Currently living and working in Toronto, Lynch has a number of dramatic screenplays in development with his company, Aqua Film Inc.

The Process of Making Documentaries

Instructor: Murray Battle

Date: May 13, 14, and 15, 2005

Despite the fact that documentary filmmaking has been around forever, we've recently seen it's popularity increase as more and more filmmakers are dabbling in this style of storytelling. The process of documentary filmmaking is not as easy as a doc newbie may think. From the seed of an idea to post production and everywhere in between, great documentary filmmaking is accomplished with careful planning, attention to detail and by telling a great story. This workshop is designed to teach beginners, and refresh the veterans, about the process of documentary filmmaking.

This workshop will deal with:
· Developing the script, proposal and budget;
· Styles and types of Documentary filmmaking;
· Production and Post Production issues;
· Funding.

This workshop is geared towards beginners, veterans and everyone in between who are interested in creating documentary films.




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