Video Production & Editing Level 2 (Sundays 10:30-11:30)

DAY 5: NOVEMBER 22, 2020

I couldn't be more impressed with Abby's work in this course! She is an incredibly fast learner, and a natural talent for editing. I hope she continues to produce her own content moving forward. I can't wait to see where her videos and future films end up! 

What we learned: 

  • Premiere Pro animation tutorial 
  • Adding masks 
  • Animating keyframes
  • Working in layers

I've uploaded a copy of the class Powerpoint to the Google Drive for them to keep for future reference:

Thank you again for your hard work. I had the most incredible time teaching you and watching your editing! 


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Until next time!! 




DAY 4: NOVEMBER 15, 2020

I am incredibly impressed with the work Abby has been doing. We're learning a very challenging piece of software, and she's picking it up fantastically! We spent the full hour today working hands-on with Premiere learning colour correction and basic animation. We'll continue working with it hands-on next week. 

What we learned: 

  • Tutorial: Premiere Pro Timeline 

As always, I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from our class to the Google Drive folder for everyone to review now or in the future. 

You can access the Google Drive with the following link:

Next week we'll continue editing in Premiere. 

Have fun!!  




DAY 3: NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Another great class today! I can't wait to see the video Abby will be editing. She has such awesome ideas and is really grasping the complicated editing program we discussed today.  

What we learned: 

  • History of editing
  • Types of cuts 
  • Basics of Premiere Pro for beginners 

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from our class to the Google Drive folder for everyone to review now or in the future. They will find it especially helpful to follow while navigating Premiere Pro tonight. 

You can access the Google Drive with the following link:


For next week: 

  • Complete rough cut of film in Premiere Pro
  • Focus on getting the clips lined up in an order that makes sense & play around with some of the editing styles we discussed in class 

Next week we'll continue working with Premiere during class. So please ensure Abby has access to a computer so we can work together.

If Abby has any difficulties with Premiere, please let me know & we can jump on a Zoom call together. I'm always happy to help out :) 

Have fun editing! 




DAY 2: NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Abby has been doing such amazing work! She is engaged and so enthusiastic about what she learns! 

What we learned: 

  • Producing vs. Directing 
  • What does a director do? 
  • Working with actors  
  • Intro to acting techniques  

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from today to our course Google Drive folder for reference.

You can access the Google Drive with the following link:


For next Sunday: 

  • Complete screenplay 
  • Start filming! 
  • Please upload screenplay to Google Drive! 

I'm excited to see Abby's work! I'm so proud and impressed with everything she has been contributing to the class. 

See you next week! 




DAY 1: OCTOBER 25, 2020

We had a great class today! I'm excited to see the work Abby produces. She's very enthusiastic and asks wonderful questions.  

What we learned: 

  • Quick Re-Cap of Level 1  
  • Film plot development analysis 
  • The 6 stages of every story 
  • How to write a screenplay 
  • Intro of our short film project 

In this project, each student will be writing their own short screenplay. The screenplay doesn't have to deal with all 6 stages of a story...but it will still feature a character facing obstacles to achieve their goal (ie. Sally's party guests are about the arrive, but the power goes out! How does she resolve this problem?) 

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from today with a few sample film concepts. If the kids don't feel comfortable coming up with their own idea, they can choose from one of mine :) 

You can access the folder with the following link: 


For next Sunday: 

  • Finalize the hero in your film... you may also choose to include another character to either help the hero accomplish the goal OR get in the way of the hero accomplishing the goal
  • What is the hero's goal? What is getting in their way of accomplishing that goal? How do they overcome that?
  • Write a short 2 page screenplay depicting your film (if you choose to write a longer screenplay, that is fine- but it will take longer to film & edit) 

I'm excited to see what Abby comes up with! I have no doubts she will have an incredible screenplay to work with this week. 

See you next Sunday! 





Hi everyone

Zoom Meeting Link:

My name is Hayley Butler and I’ll be teaching the Video Production & Editing Level 2 course! We’ve got a ton of exciting work ahead of us this week!

To begin with some background information about myself… I’m a professional video producer, editor & director at Sailfin Productions in Toronto, Ontario! I started this production company in 2016. I’ve also worked at Global News, I was a professional film/commercial actress in Canada & I’m an award-winning documentary producer.  

In this course, your kids will be learning about video production on a more advanced level. We'll be discussing story structure, script writing, character development, directing techniques and how to edit on Adobe Premiere Pro (the professional industry standard editing program)! 

There is a 7-Day Free Trial available for Premiere Pro! This can be downloaded directly from the Adobe website. 

I will be updating the course blog every day after class with a recap of what we learned. I will also provide a Google Drive link where you/your kids can find a copy of the Powerpoint and a breakdown of what the kids need to do for next class. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions :) 

Best Wishes, 


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