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Upcoming Events

Environmental Practices for Film

Tuesday, August 4
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

The goal of the workshop is to develop awareness, knowledge and some basic skills that can be used to make informed decisions and take constructive actions to reduce the film industries negative impacts on the environment.

Safe Film Set Practices During COVID

Thursday, August 6
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

This workshop will cover safe practices to keep yourself safe on film sets as productions reopen and Toronto moves towards Stage 3 after the major COVID-19 outbreak.

Intro to Ableton Live: How to edit your podcast

Saturday, August 8
2:00 PM— 4:00 PM

August Speaker Social

Saturday, August 8
5:00 PM— 7:00 PM

DMG’s monthly social – sans snacks as we stay physically distant but socially cozy!

Grant Writing Essentials - Covid Focus

Monday, August 10
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

This introductory workshop will demystify the grant writing process for Media Artists seeking funding to support for their projects in film, video, audio, digital and/or new media. During this two-hour session, the instructor will provide a general overview of the funding programs available for media artists, break down the main components of a grant proposal, and cover tips and best practices for writing a successful grant application in the current climate of COVID-19. The instructor will also reveal the single most important thing applicants should consider when writing their first or second grant application!

Introduction to After Effects Pt 1

Tuesday, August 11
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

A survey workshop on After Effects, covering video and animation sequences, composition, timelines, keyframes, wireframes, masking, titling and applying effects. Participants would benefit by having some knowledge of video editing and graphics applications. There will also be contemporary video art shared to examine application of technique with content. Previous experience not required.

Introduction to After Effects Pt 2

Wednesday, August 12
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

A survey workshop on After Effects, covering video and animation sequences, composition, timelines, keyframes, wireframes, masking, titling and applying effects. Participants would benefit by having some knowledge of video editing and graphics applications. There will also be contemporary video art shared to examine application of technique with content. Previous experience not required.

Grant Writing Lab August 2020

Thursday, August 13
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

This interactive workshop will provide Media Artists with the tools and resources to prepare a clear and concise grant application for their individual projects. During the two-hour session, the instructor will review the process of planning, writing and submitting a grant proposal. The instructor will also provide step-by-step instruction on how to complete a project description, budget, work plan and review how to prepare effective support material. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their grant proposal with the instructor and group, who will provide feedback on their works in progress.

Intro to Colour Theory for Film and Video

Tuesday, August 18
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

Using examples from film and video, this workshop will explore the effects of colour on the viewer, and how treatments and manipulation are used in the industry. Beginning with an analysis of additive colour (light emitting sources), participants will be exposed to the psychological effects of individual colours, saturation, colour “casts” and colour grading, as well as some popular techniques used in the industry. The latter including triadic, complementary and analogous colour schemes, as well as colour/luminance manipulations such as bleach bypass.

Scripwriting Fundamentals

Wednesday, August 19
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

Screenwriting Fundamentals will introduce participants to the essentials of narrative screenwriting, as it pertains to both short and feature formats, through the consideration of character, structure and image. Using these tools and through class discussion and screenings, participants will begin the process of turning their ideas into well-formulated and dynamic scripts.

This DMG Has Ghosts In It - Haunted Discord RPG Game

Saturday, August 22
2:00 PM— 5:00 PM

Join us in the DMG members’ Discord to play a voice and text based RPG, “This Discord Has Ghosts In It”!

Past Events

June Speaker Social
June 13, 2020

Civic hacknight #235
March 31, 2020

Civic hacknight #234
March 24, 2020

Friends Play Games
March 23, 2020

Debrief Circle
March 18, 2020

Civic hacknight #233
March 17, 2020

Civic hacknight #232
March 10, 2020

Friends Play Games
March 9, 2020

Field Recordings
March 4, 2020

360 Degree Video Primer
February 29, 2020

Friends Play Games
February 24, 2020

CFMDC AGM 2020
February 19, 2020

VRARA Meetup
February 19, 2020

Tribute to Barbara Hammer
February 18, 2020

Public Speaking 101
February 18, 2020

Directing Dramatic Film
February 15, 2020

Friends Play Games
February 10, 2020

GMing Club 05: Ryuutama
February 10, 2020

February Speaker Social
February 8, 2020

Crowdfunding for Film
February 1, 2020

Grant Writing Lab
January 30, 2020

Unarmed Verses
January 29, 2020

Friends Play Games
January 27, 2020

VRARA Meetup
January 22, 2020

Open RPG Gaming Night
January 17, 2020

Inaabandam Symposium
January 17, 2020

Friends Play Games
January 13, 2020

QGCarnival
January 12, 2020

January Speaker Social
January 11, 2020

Transformation Stories
December 18, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
December 12, 2019

Directing Documentary
November 28, 2019

Friends Play Games
November 18, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
November 15, 2019

November Speaker Social
November 9, 2019

Writing Satire
November 6, 2019

Friends Play Games
November 4, 2019

Involution
October 30, 2019

VR Installation
October 28, 2019

Directing Actors Pt. 2
October 23, 2019

Friends Play Games
October 21, 2019

How to Write a Pitch
October 17, 2019

Haunted Homecoming
October 16, 2019

Directing Actors Pt. 1
October 16, 2019

Assistant Editing Pt. 2
October 15, 2019

October Social
October 12, 2019

Making Mad Artist Panel
October 12, 2019

Friends Play Games
October 7, 2019

Mystique Afrique 2019
September 26, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
September 25, 2019

Friends Play Games
September 23, 2019

RE: Infrastructures
September 20, 2019

Friends Play Games
September 9, 2019

Breakfast Game Audio Club
September 5, 2019

Lighting on a Budget
August 29, 2019

Shooting on a Budget
August 21, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
August 15, 2019

Pin + Patch Show
July 27, 2019

Home Made Visible
July 5, 2019

Armchair Politics
July 4, 2019

A Piece Of Me
June 22, 2019

Fluid
June 10, 2019

VRTO 2019
June 1, 2019

Pleasure Dome AGM
May 30, 2019

All or None
May 24, 2019

Our Blood
May 20, 2019

April Speaker Social
April 13, 2019

Untitled
April 5, 2019

Intro to Arduino
April 3, 2019

DMG GDC Offsite 2019
March 23, 2019

Adventure Jam
March 1, 2019

CFMDC AGM
February 25, 2019

Friends Play Games #120
February 25, 2019

Spellbound
February 21, 2019

Budgeting for Indie Games
February 16, 2019

Friends Play Games #119
February 11, 2019

Friends Play Games #119
January 28, 2019

SFPC Family Dinner
January 24, 2019

Friends Play Games #118
January 14, 2019

GMing Club 03
January 9, 2019

The Art of the Interview
December 13, 2018

Open RPG Gaming Night
December 10, 2018

Friends Play Games #117
December 10, 2018

We++ Workshop
December 8, 2018

A Feast of Man
December 5, 2018

Storygathering 2
December 4, 2018

VR/360 Weekend Workout!
November 30, 2018

It's Sew Easy
November 29, 2018

Intro to Unity
November 28, 2018

Friends Play Games #116
November 26, 2018

Intro to Adobe Premiere
November 24, 2018

Tour of Dressing Toronto
November 23, 2018

Dames Playing Games #7
November 20, 2018

Friends Make Stuff
November 19, 2018

Directing Dramatic Film
November 18, 2018

Make Change Conference
November 18, 2018

Design Jam: Data Edition
November 14, 2018

Storygathering
November 13, 2018

Friends Play Games #115
November 12, 2018

GMing Club 02
October 30, 2018

Friends Play Games #114
October 29, 2018

Creepin' It Real 2018
October 27, 2018

ChangeUp Exhibition
October 25, 2018

Directing Actors
October 25, 2018

Intro to Zbrush Pt. 2
October 23, 2018

Indie Film Budgeting
October 23, 2018

The Writers Circle
October 22, 2018

Game Night: Juggernaut
October 17, 2018

Intro to Zbrush Pt. 1
October 16, 2018

VVV Jam
October 12, 2018

aluCine Closing Fiesta
October 6, 2018

October Speaker Social
October 6, 2018

Shorts for Shorties
October 6, 2018

Intro to Red Dragon Camera
September 27, 2018

Microscope Game Night
September 25, 2018

Party Party Party Jam!
September 21, 2018

Art + Tech Jam
September 21, 2018

where now? Artist Talkback
September 19, 2018

TOJam Arcade
September 15, 2018

Ruby
September 14, 2018

Toronto Game UX Meetup
September 13, 2018

Damage Camp Opening Party
September 7, 2018

Community Open House
September 5, 2018

Intro to Sony FS7
August 30, 2018

August Speaker Social
August 25, 2018

Tabletop Game Night
August 23, 2018

Ectoplasms Opening
August 10, 2018

Gamemasters Club
August 9, 2018

July Speaker Social
July 28, 2018

The Indie Mixer
July 26, 2018

Bit Bazaar
July 14, 2018

VR Studio Night
July 11, 2018

VR Studio Night
June 20, 2018

No Tokens
May 19, 2018

Screening Space
May 11, 2018

VR Studio Night
May 9, 2018