Workshops

1. Web Series 101: 
Creating a web series people will watch.

From concept to first draft, this course is perfect for someone who is eager to make their first web series but doesn’t know where to start. We will cover case studies of successful web series and autopsies of those that failed.  In the class each student will develop a season outline of their own project, as well as write and workshop a pilot for their web series.

Where: This is a Spoon Studios LTD
#120 - 1037 Auckland Street
New Westminster BC - V3M 1K9

Price: 175 dollars - 4 classes

When: Tuesdays – June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

2. Just Do it!
An indie as f**k guide to making your own projects.

The film industry is a tough industry to break into. Stop waiting for the cavalry to arrive and start making films now. This four-part class is aimed at aspiring filmmakers, and actors who want to start creating their own projects with the resources you have.  The course will be a crash course on developing, writing, filming, post-production, marketing projects, festivals, and more.

Where: This is a Spoon Studios LTD
#120 - 1037 Auckland Street
New Westminster BC - V3M 1K9

Price: 175 dollars - 4 classes

When: Thursdays June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

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About the Teacher - Joel Ashton McCarthy

Joel is an award winning writer/director who has now completed and sold two feature feature films, as well as multiple short films and two web-series seasons.  At ten years old Joel decided that he wanted to be a filmmaker and at the age of 25 he still continues to follow the same dream. Joel's first feature film 'Taking My Parents to Burning Man' (made for $10,000) won Audience awards at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, and the Maui Film Festival.  The film has had over ten sold out screenings, and it's popularity continues to grow.  Joel’s first narrative feature film ‘Shooting the Musical’ (which he wrote, directed & edited) premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in 2014 and won the best Indie Film Award, Best New Voice in Canadian Film award,  at the Canadian Film Festival; as well as a few Best of Fest awards at festivals across the USA. Joel’s short films "Why Does God Hate Me?" and "Goodbye" have been screened at festivals around the world, and have won multiple awards including a 2011 Best Director Award from the New York City International Film Festival. In his working life, Joel works with his two business partners at ‘This is a Spoon Studios’ shooting commercials, corporate videos and has recently directed short travel documentaries for Vitamin Water and Expedia.  Joel just recently finished directing the 1st season of a “Inconceivable”,  which won the grand prize grant for the Telus Storyhive Web-Series grant contest.  Currently Joel is developing ‘Inconceivable’ into a half hour episodic show.