Tatiana Choulova

was born in Saint Petersburg and grew up in Moscow, Russia.

She got her first 35 mm camera when she was 7, as a birthday gift from her father and since since then he has been honing her craft. She came to Canada more than 20 years ago and since then she has been gaining Canadian experience, and working with children. In 2010 she became a Film Instructor at Filmberries Productions. Later she graduated to become an Independent Film Artist, Producer and Educator, working in partnership with many Children's Educational Facilities: public schools, camps and daycares. She developed Filmmaking program for children 6 and up, transforming the kids from passive viewers to actual filmmakers allowing them to identify themselves as actors, film crew members or directors of their own films, and to make these new skills and knowledge acquired a new beginning in the development of their unique personalities. The

main focus of her Program lies on providing the students with a learning opportunity to explore and create, and instils confidence in children so that they can tell their stories with expression and flare. The learners are being guided through the process of filmmaking from paper to screen. First, they learn basics of photography and its purpose in film. Then they

create their own animated films and become directors, scriptwriters, animators, and camera operators, all in one. And finally, shoot a live-action short film freely expressing themselves with respect to others, using multicultural approach, creative visualization, and positive thinking.

Her goal is to transform the children from passive viewers to actual filmmakers allowing them to identify themselves as actors, film crew members or directors of their own films, and to make these new skills and knowledge acquired a new beginning in the development of their unique personalities. The main focus of her Program lies on providing the students with a learning opportunity to explore and create, and instils confidence in children so that they can tell their stories with expression and flare. The learners are being guided through the process of filmmaking from paper to screen. First, they learn basics of photography and its purpose in film. Then they

create their own animated films and become directors, scriptwriters, animators, and camera operators, all in one. And finally, shoot a live-action short film freely expressing themselves

with respect to others, using multicultural approach, creative visualization, and positive

thinking.

In 2015 she became a co-founder of "FOCUS School of Theatre, Arts and Filmmaking",

Tatiana and her students have created a number of short animated and live-action films, many of which got recognized and awarded at various Film Festivals including Toronto International Film Festival TIFF Kids Jump Cuts during past several years.

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