Film Production Program Information

Delta Film Topper

“The Studio”
Delta Manor Education Centre
4750 57th Street
Delta BC   V4K 3C9
Phone; 604 952-5374

Delta Film Production Academy Goals

  • To explore and experience the creative and technical aspects of film-making.
  • To learn the technical operation of a camera and begin to appreciate the artistic capability of this technology.
  • To gain an understanding of the comprehensive nature of film making while taking a film through the pre-production, production and post-production stages of film making,
  • To edit films using industry standard software.
  • To appreciate and practice film industry etiquette.
  • To gain appreciation for the local and international film industry.
  • To recognize the value of and effectively use social networking as a means to distribute their films

Facts about the Program

  • Designed for male and female students in Grades 8 – 12
  • Students participate in two blocks of Film Production every other afternoon
  • Designed to accommodate students from all Delta secondary schools on a part-time basis
  • Industry related field trips and guest speakers
  • Students receive 8 credits per year
  • Families are responsible for getting their children to and from the Academy programs. The Delta School District is unable to provide transportation.


Film Production Areas of Study

Technical – Garnet Campbell

  • Basic camera operation
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Cinematic techniques
  • Editing (Adobe Creative Suite)

Production – Sandra Almond

  • Finances
  • Budget
  • Location
  • Legalities
  • Scheduling

Creative – Richard Cox

  • Script writing and structure
  • Script Pitching

The Business – Jennifer McKee

  • Introduce students to the film and TV industry at large
  • Field trips, guest speakers
  • Provide students the opportunity to make connections in the film industry

Delta Film Academy uses the following software packages:

Adobe Creative Cloud
Celtx –  Screenplay software
Shotlister – Scheduling and Shotlists
Set Hero – Callsheets and Scheduling

Regular Bell Schedule (M/T/TH/F) Semester 2  February 2022

Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 2022  is the first day of classes

Friday, June 24th , 2022 is the official last day of classes

Warning Bell:             8:25

Block A:                       8:30 – 9:40

Flex Time:                   9:45 – 10:27

Block B:                       10:32 – 11:42

Lunch:                         11:42 – 12:27

Warning Bell:             12:22

Collaboration and Early Wednesday Bell Schedule 

Collab/Prep Time:    8:30 9:32

Warning Bell:             9:25

Block A:                       9:30-10:30

Block B:                       10:30-11:30

Collaboration and Early Wednesday Bell Schedule 

For the sake of consistency and travel, we are going to keep the end time the same every day. Academies have always had to be flexible because of transportation issues.  Since there is no need for kids to travel between their first block and second block we actually gain 10 minutes of instruction time every day and of course we have flex time. With this in mind, if your child ever needs to stop working on their class work/ and take time on another subject during flex time, we have no problem with that.  We want this course to work for students!

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