Shannon Litt is a Toronto-based filmmaker, and graduate of Ryerson University's RTA School of Media with a specialization in Digital Media. With a background as a storyboard artist, Shannon has written/directed over 10 short films to date and is currently directing 5 webisodes/week for the YouTube channel Coral. She hopes to improve her storytelling skills and bring one of her feature-length scripts to the big screen soon.
Directing is my passion. I love trying to evoke the best performances out of both actors and hosts alike to give the best footage possible to the editor.
Videography lets me work directly with clients to bring projects to life. I cover camerawork, audio, lighting, and editing to give you the complete package.
As a screenwriter, I like to explore all genres and formats. From feature films to television series, I’m constantly expanding my screenwriting skills.
As an editor, I love the challenge of bringing a story to the screen. I edit a variety of formats – from short films to webisodes for YouTube.
Skills // Adobe After Effects, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Aperture etc.
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“Cradle Song” is a feature-length script. It focuses on 15-year-old twins Levon & Madison Givens who have been raised in northern Ontario. The two find themselves on a search to discover the truth behind their mother’s murder 5 years ago. You can read the full script here.
About this Blog // Music was my first love. I like many music genres, but my favourites are classic rock, alternative and electronic music.
Finding places to shoot can be extremely tedious. As an independent filmmaker, unfortunately being unable to afford hiring a location manager, the task ultimately falls to me. That being said, if your budget allows, hiring a good location scout is definitely a good investment. They have resources and contacts that fall beyond the standard director or producer’s realm of expertise. However, in my last project, Thorns, the crew was able to come up with a wide number of locations simply by being Torontonians. If you know your city well enough or know someone who does, I would suggest using your own or their gut instincts for location scouting assistance.
The first thing I do when considering locations is to re-read the scene in which the setting is needed. How does the setting contribute to the action or dialogue? What kind of tone am I trying to convey? What style and size would be best? You’re not going to get ideal locations by being picky about posters on the walls and desk design. Keep the overall mood and picture in mind. Stay objective.
The second thing I do is consider my resources. Do I already know of locations around my city, school and work that would fit? Do I feel the emotions I need for the scene in that location? I find that many of my locations can be found simply by asking family members or best friends. You don’t need a huge network of people to run around scrambling for the perfect location… just think about how many places each of those close to you frequents on a regular basis. That is plenty of opportunity there alone.