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Film & Television Production - Montreal

In the Film and Television Production program students receive hands-on experience on a variety of projects, including short films, web series, television broadcasts, commercials and much more!

They also have the opportunity to use different types of equipment, including various professional video cameras (everything from HD to 4K), sound recording equipment, lighting setups, television broadcast consoles, “green screens”, as well as the latest video post-production and editing software programs.

Trebas Institute’s faculty is made up of passionate professionals with extensive experience and is constantly updating course materials to keep students at the cutting edge of the industry.

Tuition fees

Key facts

Intakes: January, May and September

555 hours

12-month (45 weeks)

3 terms

Full-time

Daytime classes

Diploma program
(Attestation of College Studies)

Program Overview

In the initial term you will learn the creative process related to screenwriting and explore the techniques and tradecrafts used to write film scripts and develop engaging stories. You will also focus on camera and lighting fundamentals (e.g. camera movements, notions of framing and composition, lighting for multiple subjects, etc.); the techniques and thought processes used by the pros through a scene recreation project; as well as the foundations of sound recording and mixing in the context of film and video projects (e.g. the physics of sound, equipment used, the roles of the sound recordist and boom operator, etc.).

  • Scriptwriting- 45h
  • Camera and Lighting- 45h
  • Scene Recreation- 45h
  • Sound Recording and Mixing- 45h

Your second term will be dedicated to digital video editing (e.g. an introduction to industry standard editing software programs, understanding concepts related to mood and transitions, working with dialogue and audio, etc.); how to work in a television control room and the various systems for recording and broadcasting TV picture and sound (e.g. switching, editing, etc.); advanced cinematography concepts (e.g. differentiating video technology, developing a technical and artistic approach in framing and lighting; etc.); as well as the roles and responsibilities of the director of a film/video production.

  • Video Editing- 45h
  • Television Control- 45h
  • Cinematography- 45h
  • Directing and Film Production - 60h

Your final term will look at semiology, by analyzing the role of the framing, editing and sound as a form of communication; the film industry (e.g. it’s key players, the flow of money, contracts, etc.); web series production by producing an entire online show from A to Z (e.g. scriptwriting, budgeting, directing, distribution, etc.); as well as post-production for film by applying the theory and practice learned in previous courses (e.g. assembling, color grading, sound design, titling, etc.) 

  • Semiology- 45h
  • Film and Television Industry- 45h
  • Web Series Production- 45h
  • Post-production for Film- 45h


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Skills and Competencies

By the time you complete the program, you’ll have developed skills in the following areas:

  • Operating various types of camera, lighting, and audio equipment
  • Collaborating in pre-production activities
  • Working on film and television sets
  • Shooting for film and video
  • Scriptwriting
  • Performing various post-production activities (video editing, color correction, film-title design, etc.)
  • Producing web series
  • Carrying out television broadcast activities
  • Understanding film semiotics (the role of the framing, editing and sound forms of communication)
  • Providing support for directing video production
  • Performing sound editing of movies and videos
  • Effectively navigating the film and television industries
  • Understanding and implement career development activities

 

Career Outlook

Our graduates pursue successful careers in the following roles:

 

  • Camera operator (cameraman)
  • Casting director
  • Director
  • Director of photography (cinematographer)
  • Film or television producer
  • Gaffer (lighting and electricity)
  • Grip (lighting and rigging)
  • Production assistant
  • Production manager or coordinator
  • Screenwriter
  • Video editor or assistant editor
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