Video @ StoryLab

Take the stage in the Video Studio!

Equipped with lights, cameras, (and you bring the action) this space can be booked for filming interviews, music videos, short films, or other creative video projects. With the use of a green screen, you can even film movie scenes and edit in backdrops using one of our Creation Stations in the library or when you complete a project at home.  Studio sound equipment is available to use at your booking or you may bring equipment in from home.  Our team will review your project needs and work with you for matching the space, gear and duration of a booking.

Be prepared

  1. Get your project down to a set of needs you can post in our booking request form.  If you are just curious what our space is we have monthly events and tour opportunities, sign up for one of those or email us at for more information
  2. If you want to learn about videomaking check out our collections of suggested books, our recommended videos and our local related partners in digital creativity in and around North Vancouver. 

Getting Started

Steps to Capturing a Visual Story

  1. Write or find your script.
  2. Submit a project proposal.
  3. Arrive up on time for your booking, with your library card, and check in with the Digital Services Assistant.
  4. Create: capture your visual story using our professional camera and other filming equipment.
  5. Edit your story using a Creation Station to fit your vision!
  6. Share: save your project  to a flash drive, store it in the cloud, or even put it out into the world via social media or video platforms like YouTube and Vimeo.Make sure to save your work before your session is over. (large files can take over 30 minutes!)



Available Equipment (Studio only)

Canon T7i DSLR cameras w/ 17-55 f/2.8 lens + Sachtler Ace M tripod
24MP photo and 1080p60 video. Articulating touchscreen for selfie shooting. Versatile zoom lens. Includes 2 batteries, 2 SD cards, and card reader. Height adjustable from 78cm to 170cm.
User GuideCheat Sheet | Tripod Manual

Studio Sound Kit
Includes Sound Devices MixPre-3 mixer, Rode NTG-3 microphone on boom pole stand.
MixPre-3 Mixer Manual | Rode NTG-3 Manual

Studio Lighting Kit
5 FalconEyes LED lights. Warm / cool tunable colour temperature. Mounted on adjustable stands

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x headphones
Closed-back, over-ear professional headphones featuring 40mm drivers. Individually bookable.


Software for Digitizing and Editing Digital Video (Creation Stations and Digitization Station)

Adobe Premiere Pro
Part of the Adobe Creative Suite, allows users to edit video and sound, as well as export in a variety of formats.
User Guide | Tutorials | Training

Adobe After Effects
Motion graphics and visual effects software by Adobe.
User Guide | Tutorials | Training

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio
Software for video recording and live streaming.
User Guide Training

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve
Professional editing software that includes video colour correction, audio and video editing, vfx compositing, and more.
Training | Tutorials

Open-source transcoder.
Quick Start


Learn More

LinkedIn Learning

NVDPL’s online resource LinkedIn Learning has hundreds of useful tutorials and courses for all learning levels. For example, search for “YouTube Tips Weekly