Courses

Courses

View the course list of both our full-time and part-time Digital Film Certificates below.

Courses

Gain understanding of the complex nature of drama production both technically and creatively. Receive a detailed analysis of all stages of the process from script to post-production including: script breakdown, pre-production planning, choice of format, budget considerations, shooting schedules, use of locations, art department, casting, crewing, rehearsals, the shoot and post-production.

Informed by current industry practices and models from research, this course introduces producing for film and television. Follow the complete process of producing a film including presentation of an idea, as well as examining rights and clearances, insurance, budgeting, financing, marketing and distribution ideas. Includes guest speakers.

Most new filmmakers begin with making a short film. In this course through in-class screenings, discussions and analysis students will develop and write a short film and take it through to production using industry formatting. Students will have some one to one meetings with the instructor.

This course covers the use of digital cameras and includes camera functions and composition.

The history of Canadian Film is rich and varied. You will explore some landmark film and deliver a critique on a director of your choice

This is a course outlining the role of the director in dramatic films. Concentrating on visual storytelling, it covers issues ranging from script break-down, interpretation and realization to working with creative collaborators, casting, working with actors, shot design, blocking and set etiquette. Technical aspects such as camera and editing techniques and set and sound design are considered in relation to the director's role. Students will be able to develop their films throughout the course.

This course covers the use of the latest digital video editing software both at beginner and advanced levels. Students will learn editing techniques as they cut their assignments throughout the course

This is course details the stages of post-production. Divided into technical and aesthetic topics, you will learn about the role of the lab, film, video and non-linear editing, sound editing and mixing, the role of the editor, post production personnel, history of directing/editing, and editing principles.

Topics covered include: How the DOP interacts with the director, script breakdown, gels and filters, camera formats and shooting for tape to film transfer. Learn basic lighting techniques, correct exposure and practical on set location lighting. Explore lighting styles of different genres and compositional concerns and analysis of work from past and present masters.

This practical is designed to give students experience lighting large sets with camera moves using tracks and dollies.

This course introduces students to film language and shooting a small film in defined crew roles.

This course gives you an overview of how the film industry, independent sector and new media operate. Learn about the job market, what skills you will need, who to speak to, which unions to join, where to go for training and how to write your resume and cover letter.

This course covers the functions of a films Art Dept and the Role the Art Director plays. Through examples on screen, demonstrations, practical tools and exercises, learn how to breakdown a script, address budget issues, use of props and set dress, skills and understand the use of storyboarding.

This course outlines the jobs functions. Working as a liaison between the producer, director and edit, the script supervisor keeps track of the many details that comprise the making of a film. Students will learn the principles of continuity, job responsibility during pre-production and post- production.

Open lab to develop editing skills and software knowledge.

This course guides you through the planning process of producing a short documentary film from idea through, research and resources,interview techniques, writing the proposal and creating the shooting plan.

Students gain hands-on experience in documentary shooting techniques. The course is divided into shooting numerous exercises capturing live footage and learning interview techniques in order to prepare the groundwork for students to shoot a short film from a set brief.

This covers the craft of the assistant director on set. Working with the crew and set protocol .

An overview of commercials production.

Students learn both the practical and creative aspects necessary to produce and direct a music video. Beginning with the technical requirements of production the different styles employed as well as developing a storyline and breakdown into a production scenario. Followed by a shoot and review of the edited piece.

Meetings to coordinate film locations, performers, equipment requests etc

Students shoot and edit their graduation projects

The Directing instructor reviews students graduation films.

These are one to one meetings with the production instructor to help you with your future goals.

Developed by film professionals, this course is an overview of BCs expanding film industry; it is also a requirement before becoming a member of most labour unions. Course topics include the structure of the BC film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, and communication skills. Notes: Held at main campus. You may take this course if you are 18 years of age and have completed High school. Certificates are issued by ActSafe, not Langara College and will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks of completion of the course. Please ensure your name is registered correctly and provide an accurate mailing address.

Courses

This course is an introduction to the role of the producer in the development and creation of your films for the web/new media, for broadcast, or for film festivals. From pitching an idea and writing that film proposal to securing story rights and clearances, explore funding resources, marketing materials, and distribution tips.Note: Includes guest speaker/screening when possible.This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email akennet@langara.ca for details.

With growing access to powerful digital technology we will help you master DSLR camera techniques through classroom instruction and hands-on practice, gain knowledge of camera functions, lenses, and composition. Bring your own camera.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email akennet@langara.ca for details.

Through in-class lectures and hands-on practice, learn the artistic techniques needed to be a Director of Photography. The course covers camera functions, exposure, lamp types, composition, visual interpretation, and script breakdown. The last two sessions cover lighting set-ups using a variety of lights.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70126 7 eve Th Sep 14, 2017 1830-2130 Thomas Fillingham $485 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve We Oct 11, 2017 1830-2130    

Everything you need to know about the complex nature of drama production, both technically and creatively, is detailed in this course. Covering all stages of the process you will gain invaluable practical knowledge from script to post-production, including script breakdown, pre-production planning, format choice, budgeting, shooting schedules, use of locations, art department, casting, crewing, rehearsals, the shoot, and post-production.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email akennet@langara.ca for details.

This course introduces students to the technical and creative side of making videos using digital technology, beginning with camera formats, lighting/sound, framing and composition, shooting techniques, and shot language. Students learn production methods, work on group projects, and learn editing using Final Cut Pro, and come away with a finished project.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70119 10 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Bojan Bodruzic $395 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

This intensive screenwriting course is a great opportunity for beginning screenwriters to gain knowledge in how full-length feature film screenplays are written and structured. You are guided through the process and learn about three-act structure, character development, theme, subplots, genre, and much more.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email akennet@langara.ca for details.

This intermediate course continues where Writing for Feature Film Script left off. You are guided through dialogue, visual storytelling, subtext, archetypal endings and much more. Through lectures, assignments and extensive in-class feedback, you will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of writing for movies, thereby elevating your skills as a screenwriter to the next level.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70122 7 eve Mo Oct 16, 2017 1900-2200 Paul Jensen $355 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Most filmmakers begin by writing, producing, directing and marketing their own short films. Through in-class screenings, writing workshops, information on funding opportunities, budgets and markets, learn to effectively develop and package your script/story ideas.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70121 6 eve Tu Oct 31, 2017 1900-2200 Paul Jensen $210 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Developed by film professionals, this course is an overview of BCs expanding film industry; it is also a requirement before becoming a member of most labour unions. Course topics include the structure of the BC film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, and communication skills. Notes: Held at main campus. You may take this course if you are 18 years of age and have completed High school. Certificates are issued by ActSafe, not Langara College and will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks of completion of the course. Please ensure your name is registered correctly and provide an accurate mailing address.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70115 1 wknd Sa/Su Sep 16, 2017 1000-1700 Julia Courtenay $175 Main Campus (Map)
70116 1 wknd Sa/Su Nov 04, 2017 1000-1700 Julia Courtenay $175 Main Campus (Map)

This practical course is designed to address sound issues during your shoot. Learn about microphone choices and radio mics, how the boom operator affects the sound, documentary sound versus sound for drama, elements in post-production recording, and ambient and wild tracks. Learn the importance of correct audio levels and how to put a sound package together for your project.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70120 1 wknd Sa/Su Sep 30, 2017 1000-1600 Bojan Bodruzic $248 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Learn the latest version of Final Cut FCPX. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to import media from a variety of sources into events, organize your media with keywords and filters, and edit them using the FCPXs new tools and magnetic timeline. Basic Effects, Transitions, and Animated Titles will also be covered, along with exporting for web, DVD, and Blu-ray using Apples Compressor program. Maximum 11 students.Note: Students must bring headphones.This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70114 4 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Carlos Canizares $320 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)
CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email akennet@langara.ca for details.

In this workshop, the focus is on Apples Motion, the title effects, and compositing engine of FCPX. You will learn how to import clips from FCPX into Motion to create animated title compositions for opening title sequences and promos. Basic keyframing, behaviours, masking, and motion tracking will be covered to give you a survey of what Motion can do to enhance your FCP edits.Note: Students must bring headphones.This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email akennet@langara.ca for details.

Gain hands-on experience in the unique art of documentary shooting in this practical introductory course. The first weekend is spent shooting numerous exercises, capturing live footage, and learning interview techniques in preparation for the following weekend where students shoot a short film from a set brief and edit the film using Final Cut Pro.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70113 2 wknd Sa/Su Oct 21, 2017 1000-1600 Bojan Bodruzic $370 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Do you have an idea that would make a great documentary but you're not sure where to begin or what your responsibilities are as a filmmaker? This course explores the documentary genre through contemporary research and storytelling approaches. Screenings and class discussion will familiarize you with local, national, and international resources available to today's aspiring independent documentary filmmaker.Note: Includes guest speaker when possible.This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70118 6 eve Mo Nov 06, 2017 1900-2200 Cindy Leaney $255 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

This course outlines the role of the director in dramatic films. Through classroom instruction and practical exercises concentrating on visual storytelling, we cover issues ranging from script breakdown, interpretation, and realization, to working with creative collaborators, casting, shot design, blocking, and set etiquette. Technical aspects like camera techniques and set design are considered in relation to the directors role.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70124 6 eve Tu Nov 01, 2017 1830-2130 Jonathan Tammuz $295 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

This course introduces students to the enormous video-capture potential of the latest DSLR cameras. It covers camera functions, as well as lighting and continuity. Students must have their own camera capable of HD video capture.Prerequisites: Basic Digital Photography.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email akennet@langara.ca for details.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Students learn methods of enhancing and working with high-resolution images for various media outputs, and are given the confidence to tackle complex photo-illustrations.Prerequisites: Mac or PC experience.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70293 12 day Sa Sep 09, 2017 1000-1300 Kevin Lanthier,
Pablo Mercado Margain
$545 Main Campus (Map)
70290 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier,
Pablo Mercado Margain
$545 Main Campus (Map)