Launch your media adventures all over the island with GAC’s video equipment and some incredible courses.
Borrow GAC’s video, photo and audio equipment for your own project
How it works: Everyone must take the Orientation Course which is free of charge, but if you are an experienced user, you can challenge the course with Jules Molloy, GAC Media Creative Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre can also be booked as a studio where equipment from the portal will allow a user to capture an interview, a short, a scene, a photoshoot, or other creative endeavour.
Free Orientation Class – to familiarize potential users with all of the equipment. 5 hours of training (in two 2.5hr sessions) will give the participants a good understanding of everything from the Canon digital cameras down to the tripods and more. This class is for videographers and photographers too.
Beginner Intensive Course – this takes the beginner through the entire process of creating a video. From planning, to shooting, to editing at a high level. This 16 hour intensive course will give anyone a great foundation to begin their adventures in videography.
Intermediate Intensive Course – this takes the beginner to the next level or the hobbyist out of their comfort zone and onto the edge of professional videography. Whether you want to make your own promotional videos, a short film or you want a leg up getting into the industry, this course is for you.
Advanced Instruction – booked by the hour for those who have completed each course or have the commensurate skills to focus on areas where they want to improve ie: editing. Sessions are booked in one hour increments at $60/hr and limited times available. More details coming soon.
Summer Video Camps for Kids and Adults
Summer Kids Camp Age 8-12 Let’s make videos! This is a high energy four day camp for kids age 8-12. Taking place at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre, kids will gather at 10am and work with Jules until 4pm each day.
Summer Teen Camp Age 13-17 Tik Tok has taken the world by storm and everyone is a videographer. Now it is time to take those rudimentary skills and turn them into some serious action. Teens will be guided through the nuts and bolts of the film industry and shown how they can take their videography skills to the next level.
Adult Video Camp Are you curious about making a short film? Would you love to be a director? Or maybe you’re all about the editing. This is the camp for you, no matter your skill level, but you do have to have the Orientation Course under your belt.