WELCOME TO CANADORE'S
TELEVISION AND VIDEO PRODUCTION PROGRAM
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In the Canadore TV and Video Production program we strongly believe in teaching, not only the technical side of production but also the basics. What it takes to produce programming for a television network, production facility, a documentary, music video or a corporate video for a client. With hands on learning occurring within the first week of school, students really embrace the program and its mission.
" Canadore's Tv and Video production program not only taught me excellent technical and practical skills related to the field, but also something i never expected, the interpersonal and communicative skills that go along with the it."
Andy Repa - 2012 TV Graduate
"I am confident that this is all the school i'll ever need because the course is so dynamic that anything I want to do is now possible."
Mason Pridham - 2012 TV Graduate
Full on, but in a very good way is the way I would describe the program thus far. I am pleased not only with my decision to take this course at Canadore, but also with my timing!. The new course, specific facilities recently built are amazing. The professors and fellow students alike have been a pleasure to work with . I really like the team atmosphere at Canadore. In every department, there is always an answer waiting
Shannon Lucas - 2nd year TV student
The Reel Scoop!
3D Bootcamp a Success
Under the watchful eye of 3D specialist Jake Seal, TV and Digital Cinema students finish intense 8 day workshop on 3D production. Learning how to build and shoot with a 3D rig, use Nuke and Speedgrade software. See pictures section for more photos.
Reach For The Top
1st Year TV students record Reach For The Top. It has been over 20 years since the last Reach For The Top has been produced at Canadore College. Students were very excited to work on this project. Mar.25/13
2nd Year Tv Students ready to embark on work placement
2nd year TV students are preparing to go out on work placement at the end of March. Victoria, Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa are just some of the locations students will spend 4 weeks being mentored by professional
in the industry. It will also allow the students to show their abilities and grow contacts in the TV and Video Production industry. Mar.20/13
Get 2 Diplomas in 4 years. Save 1 year
Graduates from the 2nd year TV Program can jump into the 2nd year of the Digital Cinematography Program.
Digital Cinematography students will be allowed to jump into the last year of the TV program . Dec.30/12
Canadore TV students rock at Lions/CTV Telethon
1st and 2nd year TV students produced 9 hours of a live national Telethon, broadcasted on CTV and Bell. Viewers say it was the best ever with over $40,000.00 raised for the needed. Dec. 3/12
Canadore TV graduate gets Sports Emmy nomination
Canadore unveils new Media Hub (Studio 2)
After a period of renovations and equipment upgrades, Canadore now has one of
the most advanced digital production studios in Ontario. The Integrated Media Centre features leading-edge equipment and technology giving students a real-world experience like no other.
Housed within the new 2,000 sq-ft media hub is the camera of filmmakers’ dreams - the ultra high resolution RED Epic digital camera.
The camera, used in movies like Pirates of the Caribbean 4, The Hobbit, and the Amazing Spiderman, gives current media students and prospective students for the new Digital Cinematography
program the opportunity for unique and coveted hands-on experience.
“I am so impressed to see a college with a RED camera,” said Jeff Chen, Film Director for Colony Pictures. “Canadore’s set up is very cutting-edge, with computers and technology to create industry-standard visual effects.”
The Hub, as the IMC is referred to at the College, provides students with open access to new equipment and emerging multimedia technology. Investments were made by Northern Heritage Fund and Fednor in the amount of $1 million each.
“It is a great investment in the future of television and film
production in the North. It gives us a new platform to educate film and
television students and even outside content producers,” said Yura Monestime, Professor of Television and Video Production and Digital Cinematography. “The Hub provides a high tech area to visually create and tell their stories. It is a wonderful complement to our existing television area and our new Digital Cinematography program which is starting this Fall,”
The Hub’s other new features include a 850 HD Tricaster switcher with Panasonic HD cameras, Sony F3 Cinema cameras, a steadicam and field audio equipment, LED studio lights, private edit suites and a master Red edit suite with a built in Red Rocket card, a 15x12 corner less green screen, an HD Carbonite switcher, HD Extreme graphics and the Ross Softmetal server .
Recent Television graduate, Chantal Garcia said her class loved the opportunity to train on this advanced equipment.
“Canadore gave me the best experience. I got all the training I needed
and time on equipment that other schools won’t have for years,” she
The Centre’s advanced digital platform will benefit
a number of existing programs at the College - including Advertising, Radio, Television and Video Production, Digital Cinematography,
Graphic Design, Mobile App Development and Theatre Arts - and will
be a technology base for new program development.
“The idea behind the Media Centre is to provide a space where students across programs can work and learn from each other,” said David Himmelman, Dean of Media, Design and Dramatic Arts. “By creating this type of collaborative learning environment, students will learn different disciplines that will prepare them for careers across the globe.”
It's all about the light!
D.O.P. cameraman Michel Bisson held a lighting seminar in Studio 2 today. His subject was food and how to light it. About 25 students came out to see Michel work his magic and make food look really good. Michel a proud member of the CSC “Canadian Society of Cinematographers”, C.I.C.A. “Canadian Independent Camera Association” and I.A.T.S.E #667.
Michel is a second-generation D.O.P. cameraman. His late father Jean Bisson started him off shooting at the young age of sixteen. Michel has been in the business ever since the age of nineteen, Michel landed a contract with CBC Sports in Montreal. This was the stepping-stone for his future success.Being bilingual in French and English, Michel was able to move to Toronto and land a contract with CBC French. After being in Toronto for a few years, Michel decided to go totally freelance. This enabled him to travel the world shooting everything from Beluga whales to rock climbing in the Alps. His son Dom is also studying Digital Cinematography and Applied Film Making at Canadore. Jan.28/13
Studio One comes On-Line
Our old studio has been completely reworked into a State of the Art HD studio. At the heart of the new refit is a Carbonite 2 switcher, Xpression graphics and Black Storm servers.
Out in the studio we have 2 Panasonic studio cameras with a third mounted on a 12 foot remote jib. Both Studio One and Two are connected via fiber links. Jan.10/12
Canadore TV program graduates win National Awards
Three Canadore College students from the Television and Video Production program took home national awards at the annual BEAC conference.
See the video here: http://vimeo.com/40088908
BEAC (Broadcast Educators Association of Canada) is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in Media Education. Students Jake Young, Mason Pridham and Andy Repa won for Best Corporate Video and the prestigious President’s Award, which is the Best in Show award.
“Canadore students are trained to excel in real world scenarios and use the knowledge they are taught in video production and the transferable skills from other courses in the program. They did a great job with this video,” said Yura Monestime, Professor/Co-ordinator for the Broadcasting – Television and Video Production program.
The competition included videos from colleges and universities from all over Canada. The students wrote the script, produced, shot and edited the video, which will be used as a promotional piece, for the client. The satisfied client was Essential Helicopters, a North Bay company that offers helicopter services in and around northern Ontario.