I teach Video within the Art Department at St. Francis Xavier University to students who are minoring in Art or who choose to take the course as an elective.
Additionally, I teach filmmaking workshops to individuals from organizations and businesses who wish to learn the basics of filmmaking— storytelling, camera, sound, editing, and film history—so they can create their own films for professional or personal purposes, using mobile devices or consumer cameras.
My students comment that “The workshop was very practical and useful for a variety of film projects—there were great tips for lighting and sound. Thank you very much, Antoinette, for such a wonderful and inspiring afternoon of learning!” and “I appreciated Antoinette showing real-life examples of her filmmaking to illustrate how to make documentaries. I learned about various aspects of filmmaking: different documentary styles, units of filmmaking, composition, rule of thirds, tech settings, storytelling, etc.”
I also direct and write—and sometimes do camera work, sound recording, and editing—for commissioned videos. My clients include start-ups, news agencies, and art galleries.
After completing my university studies in film, I worked as an independent filmmaker for many years. My short film THE BROKEN HEARTED premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won multiple awards at international film festivals. It played on television channels and had a theatrical release. I created an experimental behind-the-scenes documentary, FUNF KAPITEL VOM DREH, exploring the creative work on the set of German director Andreas Dresen’s film ALS WIR TRAUMTEN. FUNF KAPITEL VOM DREH was released on the DVD of ALS WIR TRAUMTEN, which was distributed by Pandora Films.
View my films here: www.antoinettekaruna.com