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DAY 5: JULY 23, 2021

Today the kids shared their final films with the class! I couldn't be more impressed with their work this week! I hope they all continue to produce their own content moving forward. I can't wait to see where their videos end up! 

What we learned: 

  • Integrating audio into a video edit 
  • The power of music in film 
  • Recording sound effects 
  • The importance of constructive feedback 

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

Gavin: Awesome work this week, Gavin. Your film is so impressive and entertaining. You're a great actor! I really enjoyed it. I hope you continue filming and editing your own video work in the future. Please share it with me if you do! 

Matthew: You ask some great questions, Matthew! Thank you so much for all your hard work this week. Your film looks outstanding-  You have an eye for capturing great shots. I can't wait to see what you produce in the future.

As a reminder- there is a Level 2 for this course that is running this summer! I hope to see you all there :) 

Have a great summer! 

Best Wishes, 




DAY 4: JULY 22, 2021

I am SO impressed with the work everyone has been doing. The films they've been working on sound absolutely incredible! I can't wait to see their rough cuts tomorrow. 

What we learned: 

  • The basics if iMovie 
  • Cutting together a scene to tell a story 
  • Editing workflow 
  • Adding transitions & titles
  • Working with basic colour correction 

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: 

 For Tomorrow: 

  • Complete the rough cut of the film 
  • Add some music that fits your tone 
  • Add your voiceover narration

Tomorrow we'll be watching the rough cuts as a class, then the kids can make some revisions before submitting their final films!  

Have fun editing!! 




DAY 3: JULY 21, 2021

Another great class today! I can't wait to see the videos they film tonight. They all have such awesome ideas. 

What we learned: 

  • Some of the film "rules" (ie. lead room, head room & the 180 degree rule)
  • Production techniques for smooth camera movement 
  • How to film on a phone or tablet with no equipment
  • The importance of wardrobe in film  

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: 

For Tomorrow: 

  • Film your footage! 
  • Download the files to your computer/phone/tablet- wherever you'll be editing 
  • Download iMovie onto your Apple device (computer/phone/tablet)... it's completely free :) 

Tomorrow we'll get started editing! Can't wait to see all your video footage! 

Have fun filming! 




DAY 2: JULY 20, 2020

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: JULY 6, 2020

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!

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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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