Commercial Filmmaking: Production to Post
Location: Ada Slaight Hall | 585 Dundas St. E., 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 artists and storytellers.
Speakers and panelists
LeSean Harris Moderator
LeSean Harris is a Toronto-based director/photographer with a keen focus on narrative storytelling through music, sports, and lifestyle brands. Creating visuals for prominent artists like Usher, Miguel, Ella Mai and DVSN and hallmark brands such as Disney, Nike, Adidas, Budweiser, Lego and The MLB, LeSean has quickly become a director to watch. His work has taken home awards at the Clios, The AICP Awards, The One Show and the AD&D Awards.
Michelle Czukar Panelist
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 Panelist
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 Panelist
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.