Film Camp

Whether you are a weekend enthusiast or an experienced director looking to be more comfortable in the camera department, we've got a film camp for you. We encourage filmmakers (and Moonlighters!) of all experience levels and backgrounds to participate and reach out to us with any questions you have about the topics we will cover. For more details, please read below. 
We hope to see you at camp! 



Do you have a DSLR and want to learn how to utilize the video functions better? Are you a seasoned director who wants to improve your "camera speak" with the camera department? Or do you just want to try shooting on a RED camera in a low pressure situation? Camera camp can help. There are no dumb questions here. In this camp we teach all the things about cameras that we wished we had learned sooner :) 

 Date: November 10-11, 2018

 Location: Vancouver, BC

 COST: $250

DAY 1: 

-camera orientation & basic camera handling

-basic recording settings: frame rate, shutter speed, shutter angle, ISO, white balance

-lens choice: how lenses can achieve different looks

-hands on orientation to several common camera types including Sony DSLRs, Canon C100s, and RED cameras. 

DAY 2: 

-how to achieve a certain "look & feel" with your camera and lens choices

-lighting "dos & don'ts" 

-understanding filters and why/when to use them

-basic audio set up when recording with microphones in-camera

-more hands on play time with our range of cameras

** If you have your own camera and want to learn how to use it more effectively, please bring it! 



Editing is often the point where many beautiful films get abandoned -- but it doesn't have to be that way! It can be the most fun part of the entire filmmaking process. We want to save you some time and hassle to make it fun and rewarding from the onset by learning a handful of key skills. Got a project you want to edit or you're in the middle of editing? Bring it! If you don't, don't sweat it. we have plenty of footage to share :) 

Date: November 24-25, 2018

Location: Vancouver, BC

COST: $250

DAY 1:

-file organization and importing data into Premiere Pro

-basic editing workflow

-timeline and sequence settings

-basic editing techniques, keyboard shortcuts, and time-saving tricks

DAY 2: 

-editing techniques to evoke emotion

-pacing in editing

-basic colour correction

-export settings and using Adobe Media Encoder to improve your workflow





Stories aren't all about words (although they can be, if you want). In storytelling camp, we focus on visual theory and the cinematic tools you can use to shape your stories and evoke emotion. 

Date: December 8/9

Location: Vancouver, BC

COST: $250

DAY 1: 

-an introduction to visual theory

-how to use colour, depth, shape, contrast, angle, & other techniques to tell your story 

-how to evoke deeper emotion using visual techniques

DAY 2: 

-story structure and emotional arcs

-group and instructor workshopping of participant story ideas -- practical advice of how to best bring your story into the world! 


Sign up for all 3 camps and get a $100 discount!