VIDEO SCHOOLHOUSE is running for the 6th year, it’s a 12-week course designed to provide hands-on instruction and experience at each stage of making a video, from pre- to post-production. Participants will be guided by experienced filmmakers as they work in small groups to complete short video projects from start to finish.  Topics covered include: treatment, scriptwriting, storyboarding, budgeting, location scouting, managing your shoot, technical training on camera, lighting, and sound equipment, cinematography, aesthetics of editing, and instruction on digital editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.  You will be provided with a Video Schoolhouse Certificate marking the completion of the program.

12 Consecutive Wednesday Evenings

March 8 -  May 24

Time:  6PM-10PM

Locations: SAW Video, C-Suite, Club SAW  

Early Bird Registration Deadline: EXTENDED TO MONDAY FEBRUARY 13

$475 / Members

$500 / Non-Members*

Regular Registration DeadlineMarch 1

$525 / Members

$550 / Non-members*

*The non-member rate includes a basic membership with SAW Video.  



Lesley Marshall is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of the University of Ottawa with a major in communication with specialization in media. Media art curator for the Available Light Screening Collective, Arboretum Arts Festival; promoter, booker, filmmaker, musician, and all around artist she is currently the Operations Manager at MEGAPHONO & Kelp Music and editor-in-chief of local arts zine, Small Talk.

Sabastien Callender studied Business at the University of Ottawa and is also a graduate of the Sound Engineering program at Raven Street Studio. He currently toils with audio and video experiments in his laBORatory whenever opportunity allows. In addition to being continually involved in audio and visual design, He's worked with local non-profit organizations, providing video documentation and on-line content development services, as well as local film and television productions providing visual design services. Sabastien has served on the Board of Directors of SAW Video Media Art Centre for many years, holding various executive positions includign Treasurer and Vice chair. He has also served on various film and video juries including the new SAW Video Spotlight Award, which has been presented over the last two years at Digi60, Ottawa’s Digital Filmmakers Festival, As well as Mirror Mountain and Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festivals


Class Payment and Cancellation Policy:  Your enrollment in this course is not guaranteed until payment is received.  The course must be paid in full by the deadline date.  You may cancel your enrollment in the course 5 business days before the first class without charge.  Cancellations made less than 5 business days before the first class will be refunded the full amount of the course, less a $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellations made after the first class will be refunded the tuition less a $50 cancellation fee and the half of the total tuition.  There will be no reimbursements after the third class.  The course is subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registered participants.   If we cancel the class, you are entitled to a full refund or you may keep credits on your account towards other workshops or equipment rentals.

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