Commercial Filmmaking: From Production to Post
Location: Rooster Post Production | 40 Spadina Ave, Suite 301, Toronto, ON
Commercial filmmakers are tasked with finding the most impactful way to tell a story in a concise medium where every frame counts. This workshop will encompass both the technical and creative aspects of the commercial process, from the director’s treatment through to post-production. This journey will be guided by an industry-leading group of storytellers including Oscar nominated director Hubert Davis, whose most recent film Black Ice won the People’s Choice Documentary Award at TIFF.
Speakers and panelists
Hubert Davis Facilitator
Hubert Davis is one of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary directors in the documentary film scene. Davis’ directorial debut Hardwood was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary in 2005. Hubert’s latest feature documentary Black Ice won the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at TIFF. Hubert was recently featured as one of the top 100 Visionary Directors in the world on the 2022 ADWEEK Creative 100 List.
Michelle Czukar Facilitator
Michelle Czukar began her career editing music videos where she honed her talent for telling emotional, human stories and established the artistic voice that would be the hallmark of her award-winning commercial work.
Colin Murdock Facilitator
Colin Murdock has been a Commercial Editor at Rooster since 2018. An aspiring Jeopardy contestant with a background in film theory, he brings a creative flair and a critical eye for detail to all his projects.
Sochima Nwakaeze Facilitator
Sochima Nwakaeze, who usually goes by Soch, moved to Canada from Nigeria in 2013. As an Assistant Editor at Rooster, Soch’s passion for filmmaking and strong cultural roots drives his desire to learn and excel.