Throughout the day Youth will have the chance audition with our Casting Call. Sign up early with Youth Day Coordinator, as spots are limited.
Casting Director – Rene Haynes, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rene is a two-time Emmy Nominee for the TNT/DreamWorks mini-series “Into the West” and the HBO feature “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”, for which she also received the Artios Award for excellence in casting. She is recognized in the entertainment industry as one of the foremost experts in Native American and First Nations casting and consults on many projects, both domestic and foreign.
Casting Director – Rhonda Fisekci, Calgary, AB
Rhonda is known for her work on Rat Race (2001), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) and Blackstone (2009).
360 Degree Video
Ryan Jackson, Founder of Full Circle Visuals will provide a workshop for youth blending technology and storytelling presenting 360 filmmaking and new formats including VT and dome projection.
There are few individuals in Canada with experience in 360 degree video comparable to Ryan Jackson. In 2011, at a world breaking dodgeball game, Jackson developed his own 360 camera rig to create an immersive visual experience that captured the event like no one else could. After completing this project, he posted the first beginning-to-end online tutorial on creating 360 video on his blog, cementing his reputation as a global leader in the medium. Since then he has been committed to staying at the leading edge of 360 video technology and focusing merging this innovative video medium with exceptional story telling.
3D Imaging & Animation
Joe Raffa, Managing Director of Plastic Thought began in 1994 developing 3D stock images and animations for artists and creative professionals. They quickly expanded to create 3D tools and Plugins for software packages and current browsers. Today Plastic Thought Studios is a one-stop shop specializing in computer graphics, motion graphics, animation, 3D and service. With our experiences Plastic Thought found a new vision diving into the television market creating show opens, graphic explainers, animated maps, and 3D animation for broadcast television.
Lunch Hour Career Fair
Youth with interact with various companies that serve the arts and culture sectors. Meet the real people who create and support you in our community and a chance for door prizes!
A special Youth Day screening from the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival.
Awards & Talent Night
In the evening, we will showcase Indigenous Youth Talent from the community and bring the evening to a close announcing the two awards for the Youth Day ‘Emerging Filmmaker’. Participants will have their names put in for a draw for a prize.