Video Studio

Take to the stage in the Video Studio!

A librarian shooting a video on the StoryLab greenscreen.

Equipped with lights, cameras, and you bring the action! Make your video projects come to life in this 14’ x 15’ sound-treated space for free. Are you a beginner learning how to work with video? Or perhaps a camera connoisseur wanting to work on a story idea? We welcome you to come to the StoryLab to learn, create, and share.

What can I make in the studio?

  • Short Films
  • Interviews
  • Music Videos
  • Self-tapes
  • Photography
  • Podcasting
  • Much, much more!

Booking the Video Studio

  1. Request a booking: First, review the booking guidelines and request a time on our calendar. You can book up to 2 hours a day, but requests must be submitted 48 hours in advance. On the booking form, tell us about your project, your experience level, and any special equipment you'll need. We'll send a confirmation email when your booking is approved!
  2. Plan ahead: You'll need to sign a StoryLab waiver and compete a brief certification at the start of your first booking. Remember to bring something to save your work onto (e.g. USB stick, hard drive). If you forget, USB sticks can be purchased at the Circulation Desk before your booking. Be sure to let us know in advance if you're running late or need to reschedule.
  3. Have fun creating: Arrive on time and check in with the Digital Services Assistant at the StoryLab desk, then get started on your project! StoryLab is a self-directed space but the Digital Services Assistants can help with your certification and offer tips along the way - just ask!

Available Equipment in the Studio

  • Green screen curtains, black curtains and white background.
  • Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter
    Product Video
  • Canon XA11 Camcorder + Sachtler Ace M tripod
    Records 1080p (HD) footage at 24p to 60p frame rates. Articulating touchscreen for selfie shooting. Versatile zoom lens. Height adjustable from 78cm to 170cm.
    User Guide | Tripod Manual
  • Studio Sound Kit
    Rode NTG-3 microphone on boom pole stand.
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M30x headphones
    Closed-back, over-ear professional headphones featuring 40mm drivers. Individually bookable.

Available Equipment by Request

  • Lilliput A7S 4k Monitor
    7-inch adjustable HDMI monitor
  • Canon T7i DSLR camera w/ 17-55 f/2.8 lens
    24 megapixel sensor and full HD video. Articulating touchscreen for selfie shooting. Versatile zoom lens. Includes 2 batteries, 2 SD cards, and card reader.
    User Guide | Cheat Sheet
  • Cell Phone Tripod Mount


Refer to our Creation Station page for more information on audio editing options at StoryLab.

Video Making Resources

LinkedIn Learning

Patrons of NVDPL who live in the District of North Vancouver have free access to hundreds of useful tutorials and courses for all expertise levels through LinkedIn Learning. Visit our LinkedIn Learning pageto get started. Below are some examples of courses offered:

Helpful Youtube Videos