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Video Lab

October 3, 6:00 PM - December 12, 8:00 PM


Are you ready to get your short film into production?

Video Lab is our intermediate-level course which follows Intro to Digital Filmmaking (or equivalent experience). Students enter this 10-week course with a script (does not have to be a fully polished script), and an idea for a digitally-shot film. Participants will learn everything that goes into cinematography, directing, and making a digital short film from start to finish. Topics covered will include: screenwriting, budgeting, scheduling, casting, camera technique, shot lists, storyboards, lighting, sound, and editing. Over the course of the 10 weeks students will receive hands-on mentorship from industry professionals and will complete the course with a 4-6 minute digital short- at no extra cost to the class!!

Registrants will receive:

  • all presentation slides in PDF format
  • accreditation on the Arri Alex plus camera package (assessment required)
  • individualized feedback throughout their project
  • a fully granted equipment package to make their short film ($2500 value)
  • online resources to further their education

Dates: Tuesdays, weekly from October 3rd – December 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (No class Oct 17th)
Registration Deadline:
September 26th, 2023
Drop Deadline: September 26th, 2023
Open to: FAVA Members ONLY
Cost: $799+GST
Location: Room 149, The Orange Hub
Instructor: Katie Cutting

Katie Cutting is a self-taught filmmaker, photographer, and educator. She’s a chronically ill disabled trans woman with a knack for saying yes to amazing projects. She’s done documentary and promotional work with organizations such as Nextfest, RaricaNOW, Edmonton Poetry Festival, Pride Centre of Edmonton, Edmonton Fringe, Queer & Trans Health Collective, The Debutantes, and Sorry, Not Sorry Productions.
Katie has lived in Edmonton since 2007, and says she went to school for everything EXCEPT filmmaking, which seems to have given her a unique outlook on how films can and should be made. She lives in Delton with her fiancee and feline fur baby, and is currently in pre-production on a film about her time growing up as within an evangelical church community. Katie is also in post-production on her first feature scripted film, Spirit Of The Season, which was shown as a pre-release screening in Dec 2022.

Note: Intro to Digital Filmmaking provides great foundational information for Video Lab, but if you have equivalent experience, you can take Video Lab without taking Intro to Digital Filmmaking. 


Register below or email [email protected] for more information.


To begin the registration process, please fill out and submit the form below.


    Interested in becoming a FAVA Member? click here for more information or contact [email protected]  – 780-429-1671 ex. 1001


    October 3, 6:00 PM
    December 12, 8:00 PM
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    FAVA at The Orange Hub
    #149 - 10045 156 St NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5P 2P7 Canada
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    780-429-1671 ext. 102