This is our introductory class. It is a prerequisite to Main Course. Video Kitchen provides a creative place to explore and express your ideas visually. Ingredients you’ll mix together include: screenwriting, budgeting, scheduling, casting, camera technique, shot lists, storyboards, lighting, sound and editing. You’ll have lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty as you cook up your own 4-6 minute short film. Dramatic, documentary, or experimental projects are encouraged. All the necessary FAVA gear rentals are included in the class price – you couldn’t rent the gear to make your movie for less than the price of the whole class!
Please note that shooting and editing your film will take place outside of class time.
Video Kitchen Fall is moving (mostly) Online!
Due to the recent upswing in local Covid cases, we have restructured our class to bring most of the course content online. However, as hands-on learning is such a crucial element of the class, we will be providing intermittent in-person workshops structured to conform to Orange Hub safety requirements, and meet current recommendations from Alberta Health.
Here’s how it will work:
The class will primarily be held on Zoom, and will run for two hours a week instead of the originally scheduled four.
In-person, hands-on learning will happen on three dates: October 3rd, October 31st, and November 21st. These lessons will cover the basics of camera operation, lighting, and on-location sound.
Physical distancing and safety measures for in-person learning:
Class will be divided into cohorts of three to four individuals that will come to the studio at separate times.
Each participant will get their own equipment to work on, which will be sanitized between groups.
Instruction will take place in our largest studio and work spaces will be at least 2 metres apart.
Participants will be required to wear masks at all times both in the studio, and in public areas of the building.
Hand sanitizer will be provided.
Participants will have to pass a symptom questionnaire to enter the building.
Class Payment and Cancellation Policy
Your enrollment in any class is not guaranteed until payment is received. Classes must be paid for at least one week before the first class. You may cancel your enrollment in a class one week before the first class without charge. Cancellations made less than a week before the first class will be refunded the full amount less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after the first class will be refunded the tuition less a $50 cancellation fee and the appropriate portion of the total tuition for the one class you attended. You must cancel before the date of the second class to receive a refund. All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registered participants. We will notify you regarding cancellation at least one week before the first class. If we cancel the class, you are entitled to a full refund or you may transfer to another scheduled class, space permitting.
The FAVA Free For All is an ongoing series of one-off workshops that are FREE for our membership. Workshops are topical and range from beginner to professional levels. They could introduce you to new gear, best practices, aesthetics and techniques, or just about anything. Make sure to contact FAVA Programming and register for a FAVA Free For All, spaces are limited for each workshop.
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2020 Summer Workshops: Producing
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FAVA TV Fourfold: A Thematic Curatorial
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Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Looking to learn how to use a specific piece of equipment or brush up your your skills in a certain area? If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at firstname.lastname@example.org, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
Shoot some film! We dare you! Included in the cost of your registration you’ll get: a three-hour workshop on shooting super8; one roll of super8 film (one only! It’s a challenge!); a weekend rental of a super8 camera (or use your own if you have one); FAVA pays for shipping to the lab, film development, and transfer of all the films to a digital file. See your masterpiece for the very first time alongside the other challenge participants at FAVA’s summer BBQ. Crank up your nerve and come have some fun shooting film.
FAVA supports local, national, and international artists in the creation of new work, providing facilities, materials and financial support for an artist in residence. The Artist in Residence is then responsible for some of the following residency components:
The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.
Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)
Increase in Donations (2012-2013)
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
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