Video Production

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Program Duration

12 Wednesday evenings

Next Start Dates

May 22, 2019 September 18, 2019

Equipment Requirements:
Camera or device capable of shooting digital video

Prerequisites: none

What You'll Learn

Course Info

Have you always wanted to make a film? Does your digital camera or cellphone take video? Already making online videos and want to push them to the next level? Over 12 weeks Aerlan Barrett will take you through the entire process of filmmaking. With lectures, exercises, discussions and hands-on experience, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of movie making. Working with various DSLR cameras, lenses, sound and lighting equipment. Production exercises to learn how to work with a crew, direct actors and prepare for any shoot. Hands on experience editing software, practicing sound design, colour correction and working with footage. With the goal that by the end of the course you will apply all these skills to create your own five-minute film in any style. Documentary, experimental or narrative.

Schedule: Wednesday evenings 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Course Fee: $995 CDN

Program Duration: 12 weeks

Check out the final project from the most recent class here!

Terms & Conditions

Please note: This program does not require approval under the Private Training Act (PTA). Students may not file a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) regarding this program.

Terms & Conditions


  • Tuition is due in full at the time of registration.
  • Tuition is not protected by PTIB’s Student Tuition Protection Fund. For more information visit:


  • In the event that VanArts cancels a part-time program, all registrants for that program will receive a full refund.
  • VanArts may cancel a part-time program if enrolments do not reach our minimum capacities.

Refund Policy

  • There is a non-refundable cancellation fee of 20% of the part-time program tuition.
  • Written notice of withdrawal to is required.
  • Non-attendance without written notice does not constitute eligibility for a refund.
  • Refunds of the full program tuition, less the 20% cancellation fee, will be granted up to seven calendar days before the start date of the part-time program.
  • No refunds will be granted less than seven days before the start date of the part-time program.

About the Instructor

Aerlan Barrett


Aerlan Barrett


Aerlan Barrett is a graduate from the Simon Fraser School for Contemporary Arts and an award winning Playwright, Screenwriter Cinematographer, Director and Editor. Known for his Praxis and Whistler screenwriting award, director of short films that have premiered internationally and for his work on numerous independent projects that have brought him to China, Belgium and all around Canada. As an educator he’s worked with The Cinematheque’s film-making program, at Simon Fraser University as both a teaching and research assistant and in VanArts’ acting program. He brings his energy and passion to every class room and project he works on, hoping to inspire and encourage a new wave of artistic voices.



$995.00 CAD


$995.00 CAD

Additional Information

International Students

Please note that letters of acceptance are not issued for part-time courses, that the course may be cancelled if student enrolment is low, and that we advise any international students signing up for part-time courses to only do so if they are currently residing in Vancouver or if this course is not their sole purpose for visiting.

Interested in Video Production?

Registration is Open