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Home Movies Workshops

Workshop Instructor Judy Singh

If you own your own video camera and want to capture those precious moments with your family & friends it makes sense to have an idea of what you're doing! The National Gallery has good news for those of you who need a little bit of guidance in making your story truly memorable. The Gallery is hosting two workshops on Saturday 17th January, teaching the basics of capturing your video and advanced video practises.

Judy Singh of Apex Video Solutions brings over 10 years of film & television production experience to you with simple language and personalized attention. Ms. Singh says, "There are many simple ways to make your home movies not only easier to film, but interesting to watch."

In the fun and informative workshop Video Basics beginning at 9:00am through noon, individuals will learn how to use a camera effectively by learning the basics of video production including:

  • Camera Care
  • Holding Your Camera
  • Camera Movements
  • Composition
  • Focus
  • Lighting
  • Settings & Situations
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Audio
  • Tips & Tricks

In the Advanced Video Skills workshop which begins at 1:00pm through to 4:00pm on the same day, the material is geared for the seasoned amateur or eager beginner. The three hour session will take an intensive look at how to use a camera to create specific types of productions including:

  • Creative Shooting Techniques
  • Pre-production & Planning
  • Basic Scripting
  • Narrative & Storytelling
  • Directing Subjects
  • Shooting-for-Edit
  • Advanced Composition
  • Advanced Audio
  • Advanced Lighting
  • Production Teamwork

Both sessions are CI$150.00 and last three hours. Participants are asked to bring their own camera, lots of questions and a creative mind. Interested persons can sign-up for both sessions and save CI$50. Gallery members receive 10% off the workshop price.

To register one or both workshops, contact the Gallery Education Coordinator, Kaitlyn Elphinstone by emailing or call 945-8111.