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What is the Hart House Film Board?
The Film Board is a Hart House club that helps its members make movies through teaching filmmaking in workshops, lending out advanced, professional film & video gear and more! Buy a membership for $25 at the Hub on the main floor and borrow video cameras, lighting and mics, as well as get discounts on workshops and much, much more! More information to become a member and other important details are available at the membership FAQ page.
How do I become a member?
Just drop by the Hub on the first floor of Hart House anytime and buy a membership. Sign up for our email newsletter on the right side of this page and you’ll stay in touch about the great things happening around the Film Board.
How do I borrow gear?
Request equipment through the Equipment Request Form. Our advanced (read: better) gear is marked with a dagger and requires a Safety Tutorial. Wait for us to respond to your request, then drop by and pick up the gear.
THE SAFETY TUTORIAL IS MANDATORY BEFORE YOU CAN USE ADVANCED VIDEO, LIGHTING, AND AUDIO PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT.
What about the edit suites?
Drop by during office hours for an overview of how to use the edit suite and ask us to make an account for you. Then sign up on the front door of the Film Board office for a time to use a particular computer. At the time and date of your booking, go to the Hub and trade your membership card for a key that will let you into the edit suite. The Edit Suite is available most of the time the House is open. You are not to leave the building with the key.
How about the Super 8?
Super 8 is an old gauge of film primarily used by amateurs (but should not be thought of as an amateur format) and the Film Board maintains a small collection of cameras. Speak to the Curators about the advantages of shooting super 8 film.
How do I get involved?
The Film Board is a volunteer-run organization so we’re always looking for volunteers. Email the Technical Coordinator through our contact page with your interests and we’ll get back to for an informal interview about your skills and how they could best be used at the Film Board. Certain volunteer tasks qualify for reduced-rate or free equipment rentals.
Other than gear, training and a community, what else do you offer?
The Film Board sponsors screenings of student made films, small grants, the New Filmmaker’s Project and the Farm Project. The New Filmmaker’s Project and the Farm Project are collaborative projects made by our members of all skill levels which are shown at our screenings.