Filmmaking for Outdoor Explorers - Postponed

This introductory course will help outdoor enthusiasts enter the world of digital video content creation.


April 08 - 10, 2022


Raincoast Education Society


Stefania Gorgopa


500 Matterson Drive
Ucluelet, BC


This weekend course, based out of Ucluelet, BC, is designed to introduce the average outdoor enthusiast to digital video content creation. The focus will be on understanding video cameras and techniques, story development, and adding narration and music.  Learn to share your outdoor adventures using the equipment you have readily available; all you need is a smartphone and a computer! Participants will gain hands-on experience writing stories for video, setting up a shot, and building a scene. Learn tips and tricks for awesome-looking videos, no professional equipment required. Start editing, publishing, and sharing your own content.

Course Schedule

Friday April 8, (7pm – 8:30pm)

  • Introductory presentation on the basics of storytelling and developing a video concept
  • Time to plan student video projects

Saturday April 9, (9:00 am – 8:30 pm, with breaks)

  • Get hands on with technical skills for creating quality shots
  •  Go into the field to do some shooting
  • Video editing tutorial and time to work on student projects
  • Evening feature film screening

Sunday April 10, (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

  • Video project completion
  • Open screening of student projects, course wrap-up


Stefania Gorgopa is a science communicator, Marine Biologist and former Communications Director with Raincoast Education Society. Her formal film education began with the inaugural Scientific Filmmaking course offered at the Bamfield Marine Science Center in 2009. Since then she has made several short films about scientific research, winning second place at the University of Victoria’s Research Reels competition in 2017. She has trained extensively in the areas of science communication and journalism while pursuing her Masters of Science in Environmental Studies. She currently works for Malahat Nation Environment Department building up their marine stewardship programs and creating videos about their work.


No prerequisites are required.

Course fee:

$250 per person, includes lunch Sat & Sun.

How to register:

Click the link Register Now button below.