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Video Production & Editing Level 1 (August 9-13) 1PM-2PM

DAY 2: AUGUST 10, 2021

I was so excited to hear about everyone's film ideas! Everyone is 100% on the right track. I know they'll continue to produce some really awesome content this week.

What we learned:

  • Introduction to lighting techniques
  • The importance of scene continuity
  • Set design
  • Creating a storyboard

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from today to our course Google Drive folder for reference. I've also made each student their own folder within the Drive to submit their work moving forward!

You can access the Google Drive with the following link:


For Tomorrow:

  • Complete storyboard (photos or drawings)
  • A blank storyboard template can be downloaded on my website:
  • A few of the kids haven't finished their those should be finished for tomorrow

I'm excited to see everyone's work! I'm so proud and impressed with everything they've been contributing to the class.

See you tomorrow!




DAY 1: AUGUST 9, 2021

We had a great class today! I'm excited to see the work your kids produce. They're all really enthusiastic and ask wonderful questions.

What we learned:

  • Three stages of video production
  • Shot sizes
  • Camera angles
  • Introduction to film project

In this project, each student will select a process to film. This can be anything from...walking the dog, making cupcakes or getting ready for bed. Something in daily life that requires multiple steps to complete. Each step in the process will become a shot in their final film.

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from today along with a video sample of my own "process" film to our course Google Drive folder for reference.

You can access the folder with the following link:


For Tomorrow:

  • Finalize process and film tone
  • Write down the 9-12 steps involved in completing that process
  • What shot size/angle would best showcase that step?
  • Write a short script (6-9) sentences that tells the overarching story of that process

I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with!

See you tomorrow!





Hi everyone

Zoom Meeting ID:

My name is Hayley Butler and I’ll be teaching the Video Production & Editing 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 the three main stages of video production at a professional level. They’ll gain a foundational knowledge of storyboarding, script development, shot structure, lighting, camera angles, editing techniques and much more!  

By the end of this week, they will have each developed, shot and edited a short film that follows the principles of professional filmmaking in the industry. We’re going to have a lot of fun! 

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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