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Advanced Filmmaking – Digital Content Creation

Take your filmmaking skills to the next level by learning contemporary digital content and interactive storytelling techniques to create productions for a range of audiences. Through integrated crew work, you will develop advanced skills in the pre-production, production, and post-production phases of content creation. Have freelancer or entrepreneurial aspirations? Want to work in the entertainment industry or with a media agency? Our faculty’s breadth of expertise will prepare you for success as you embark on your filmmaking journey and secure a four-week placement of your choosing.
  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Start Date

    September entry

  • Location
    • Belleville Campus

Find Your Career

In 2017 Statistics Canada estimated the digital economy was worth $109.7 billion (or about 5.5 percent of the entire economy) and that 886,114 people work in Canada's digital economy, a figure that grew by 40.2 percent between 2010 and 2017.  Canada's digital economy is growing at a rapid pace, much faster than the rest of the economy, and is already a bigger staple than industries such as mining, forestry and oil and gas.  

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to find employment in the motion picture and video industry:

  • Film camera operator
  • Motion picture camera operator
  • Studio camera operator
  • Sound effects operator
  • Gaffer
  • Director
  • Assistant director
  • Production manager
  • Production department head
  • Business operator

Is it for you?

You may enjoy filmmaking and digital content creation if you are the kind of person who:

  • Enjoys working on short-term projects
  • Likes to travel and work in a variety of locations
  • Keeps up-to-date with current industry equipment and new technologies
  • Recognizes the importance of marketing, networking, relationship building, interacting and collaborating with other industry professionals
  • Is a self-starter who enjoys being in control of their own earning potential

Experiential learning

Explore the basic aspects of interactive storytelling to create video productions for a range of audiences and effectively analyze issues and emerging trends affecting the evolution of film and digital content.

This hands-on, industry-driven program explores every aspect of filmmaking and digital content creation:

  • Advanced camera equipment operation used in digital video and high-definition television (HDTV) production.
  • Audio recording and post-production techniques for film, video and digital content creation projects in accordance with professional standards.
  • Development and evaluation of scriptwriting for film and digital content creation to meet project requirements.
  • Creative leadership for feature films and digital content creation projects to meet client needs.
  • In-depth knowledge and familiarity in working with Adobe Creative Cloud products.
  • Professional editing skills, digital file management and organizational skills.
  • Develop co-productions in accordance with domestic and international treaties.
  • Identify and create grant and fundraising proposals for Canadian and international film and television industry.
  • Distribute completed projects via Canadian and international film, video and web-based distribution systems.
  • Plan, schedule, budget and manage location sites for various types of film and digital content projects in accordance with safety, legal and professional standards.

Finish your studies with a four-week field placement:

  • Placement possibilities include, but are not limited to, CBC, Bell TV, Rogers Sportsnet, TSN, Citytv, Canwest Global, CTV, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, Hughes Integration, Shaw Media, Evertz Microsystems, Ross Video, and many more.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Learn from a diverse, skilled and accessible faculty team with experience at Canada’s major broadcasters, production companies and international sporting events including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, NASCAR and the X Games.
  • Professors’ wide-ranging roles in the industry include: reporter; director; producer; camera person; graphics and motion graphics designer; director of photography; radio anchor; TV producer; documentary producer; production executive; broadcaster; writer; videographer; features producer; ENG editor; floor director; studio camera operator; and lighting director/designer.
  • Consultation with an advisory committee of national industry leaders ensures the program stays up-to-date with changes in this ever-evolving industry.

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