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Learn how to shoot and edit your own outdoor films.

Who should take this outdoor filmmaking course? Anyone interested in filmmaking, including beginners and intermediates.  You will need a GoPro or other digital camera capable of shooting digital video (.mp4 or .mov files).  See “What to Bring” for other suggested gear.

Skills You Will Learn:


•    Outdoor filming techniques

•    Do-it-yourself camera mounts

•    Do-it-yourself zip lines, dollies, and gimbals

•    Drone demonstration and information on different models/pricing

•    Recording sound in the field


•    Digital editing using the latest version of iMovie

•    How to tell a coherent story with sound and pictures

•    Adding voice-overs, sound effects and music to your film

•    Accessing royalty-free music and sound effects

•    Publishing your films to the Web



  • $100 – Saturday only
  • $100 – Sunday only
  • $175 – Saturday and Sunday


Participants will be hiking for short distances on trails during Saturday, so must be physically mobile and in reasonable shape. Total distance hiked on Saturday may be up to 3 kilometres. Terrain is moderate. Sunday will focus on film editing (indoors), so no physical exertion required!


Saturday, April 23

We’ll spend most of the day outside, capturing footage among the mountains and rivers around Hope. A mountain biker and kayaker will provide you with moving subjects to film.

9:00 AM – Meet at Hope Secondary School

10:00 AM – Depart for outdoor filming around Hope

Noon – Lunch in Hope (bring your own or grab take-out)

1:00 PM – Continue filming in the outdoors

4:00 PM – Finish for the day

Sunday, April 24

We’ll spend Sunday in a computer lab, editing footage, adding sound, and accessing Web-based resources. All students will have access to their own Mac computer running the latest version of iMovie.

8:00 AM – Meet at Hope Secondary School

Noon – Lunch in Hope (bring your own or grab take-out)

4:00 PM – Finish for the day

Map to Hope Secondary School


Hope Secondary School 444 Stuart Street Hope, BC V0X 1L0

Map to Hope Secondary School


Participants must arrange their own transportation. Participants will need their own vehicles to get to Hope and to access various locations near town. All locations are accessible to 2-wheel-drive vehicles and carpooling is encouraged.


•  Digital camera and/or GoPro

•  Flash drives

•  Tripod/GorillaPod

•  Helmet mounts (optional)

•  Clothes for changing winter weather

•  Sturdy footwear for hiking

•  Water, snacks

•  Lunch (bring your own or purchase in town)

•  Knapsack to carry food, gear

You are welcome to bring existing footage you may have already shot in order to practice editing on Sunday. Otherwise, we’ll gather lots of footage in the field on Saturday.


Liability Release Form

Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions.

Informed Consent Form

Everyone age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.


If a registration is cancelled 7 days or more before a program starts, HMCOL will refund the program fee and equipment rental fees (as applicable) minus an administrative cost of $20 per person. Program and equipment rental fees will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 7 days before the start of a program. A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of program and equipment fees.


Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program. Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants. While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.