Have great stories you want to show the world but don't know where to start? The good news is you don’t need expensive studio equipment to get going: you can make a movie using your tablet. This hands-on workshop introduces you to the basics of filmmaking, from pre-production and story development to cinematography and post-production editing. You’ll also explore sequential storytelling techniques that can be applied through the lens of a camera. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a short film with titles, sound effects, music and voiceovers—using just a tablet!

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain and effectively navigate all three production stages of filmmaking
  • Use essential elements of digital storytelling to create your own stories
  • Use tablets to shoot video footage
  • Organize footage into a coherent sequence using film editing software
  • Perform basic film editing using editing software


Module 1: Introduction to filmmaking - Equipment, process, cinematography and practice movie

Module 2: Pre-Production - Story and script development

Module 3: Production - Shooting on location

Module 4: Production/post-production - Shooting on location, editing

Module 5: Post-production - Editing, voice overs, music, titles and sound effects

Evaluation Method


Required Materials

  • Learners must bring a tablet with a video recording function and the iMovie app installed.

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CapU Lonsdale
250-125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V7L 0G5
604 984 4901


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