The Canton Palace Theatre International Film Festival

October 7-10, 2010

(Archival Site)

FREE Workshops

Documentary Screenwriting 12:00 - 2:00 PM

This workshop will explore a structural paradigm for building a documentary script. This model is popular among screenwriters, but rarely described in its entirety. The Documentary Model is a small but crucial element in the writing and film-making process.

Harry Noden is the author of the current best-selling book Image Grammar from Heinemann. In his 30-year career as an English teacher, Harry has taught every grade from seventh through college. In 1996 he was selected by OCTELA as Ohio's Outstanding English / Language Arts Teacher. In addition, Harry has contributed articles to Frets Magazine, The Reading Teacher and the English Journal, which honored him with the Paul and Kate Farmer Award for the best English Journal article of 1997. Recently, he completed the rough draft of a sci-fi mystery novel entitled The Immortal Game and is working on an historical novel/documentary entitled Soapy Smith, A Con Man You Can Trust.


DSLR Camera Demonstration 2:00 - 3:30 PM

This is a hands on demonstration with DSLR cameras and includes technical information on operating techniques.

Steve Felix is the Co- Executive Director of Akron Film and is one of the main forces behind the Akron Film Festival. He is the former owner of Pro Duck Productions and has shot hundred of hours of footage as a videographer. As a graphic desinger and filmmaker he works in partnership with The Akron Museum of Art to bring film eduction and programming to North East Ohio.

Steve Felix

Acting 1:00 - 2:30 PM

The obvious difference between acting for film and acting for stage is simply one of degree. On film the acting is done under a microscope -the camera- whereas on stage it s done under a spotlight -the proscenium. Regardless however. in both mediums the actor’s Body, Voice, Mind and Soul in its unified combinations comprise the instrument through which both character and story are brought to a believable life. The workshop will focus on various exercises to touch, loosen and bring together these basic elements of our own unique and individual beings.

Kedric Wolfe
For close to 30 years Kedric lived in Los Angles where he worked in the mediums of T.V., Film and Theater, which saw him win various awards and grants for his writing of and performing of his many solo works in the Theater/Performance Art genres. In T.V. the bulk of his work & livelihood derived from a long string of Commercials, from pizza to razor blades (though you see little evidence of that now) which was interspersed with various cameos on serial shows like E.R., Chips, and Columbo. His film work includes such classics as Roger Corman’s Eat My Dust, Smokey Bites the Dust, Up From the Depths and who can forget the micro-blip Dr. Heckle and Mr. Hype, a demanding role which required the French kissing of Oliver Reed!

Jeff St.Clair studied theater with James Slowiak at the University of Akron and through various workshops in Northeast Ohio. Jeff has worked with several community theaters in the region and Kent State’s Porthouse Theater. He appeared in the feature-length independent film CL.ONE by Jason Tomaric, and in several TV commercials, industrial videos, and voiceovers. Jeff has written and produced 5 plays with Hard Trash Theater Company and is acting coach for the New World Children’s Theater in Kent. Jeff hosted classical & folk music, and is currently a reporter and morning news host for NPR affiliate WKSU.

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Production Sound     3:45 - 5:00 PM

This workshop is an oveview of professional production sound in feature and documentary filmmaking and will include:
  *a demonstration of basic equipment --
  microphones, recorders, mixers;
  *analog vs. digital recording;
  *mic placement;
  *difference between documentary and feature
  production sound mixing.

Dale Galgozy is a music documentary filmmaker, musician and a professional sound recordist for award winning short films, features and documentaries. He is certified by the State of Ohio.

Dale and mic

All workshops are free and take place at The Stark County Library
next door to The Canton Palace Theatre.

Sign-ups for all workshops may be done any day of the festival --or--
you may call ahead and reserve a space.

Seating is limited and is "first come first serve"
For reservations call: (562) 397-7300

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