Brian Lye (b. 1980, Vancouver, BC) 

Teaching, Community Arts and Media Arts Employment  

The Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, Canada

Artist Facilitator for Windermere Secondary School’s Grade 8 Boys Group.  Working together with a school counselor, I facilitated a 6 month long video project in collaboration with twelve Grade 8 students. January to June, 2018.

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Teaching Assistant for VISA 110 Foundation course in digital media. In my role as a Teaching Assistant I plan and hold weekly labs.  In the labs I facilitate group discussions, give presentations on course materials, lead critiques, and teach technical demos in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. January 2016 - April 2018

 The Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, Canada

Dazzle Camouflage Summer Art Intensive for Youth, Instructor. Working with 12 high school aged students I planned and taught video, animation, and digital photography. July 2015+ July 2016

 The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Co-­‐mentor for The City In Motion project, guiding a group of 10 emerging artists in the planning, filming, and editing of a video installation for the Telus building foyer, 2014 to 2015.

Videographer and editor for exhibiting artist interviews, 2012 to 2016.

 Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Instructor for Collaborative Creative Workshops for Older Adults Program, 2015.  As part of the Vancouver Park Board’s Healthy Aging Through The Arts Programme I facilitated

a four-month workshop that culminated in a painting and storytelling performance.                      

Embody, In My Body, Dancing the Parenting, Vancouver, Canada

Documentary filmmaker for intergenerational dance project lead by Julie Lebel, involving parents and toddlers, 2014 to 2015.

 Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Canada

Production coordinator and instructor for Settlement Stories, a series of digital stories made in collaboration with newcomers to Canada, 2014.

 Adbusters Media Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

In house filmmaker and producer for web and campaign video content, as well as contributing editor to Adbusters magazine, 2013 – 2014.

 Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver, Canada

Songs for Reconciliation, Artists in Communities Residency, Documentarian, 2014

Are There Trout in Trout Lake, Artists in Communities Residency, Social Engagement, 2012

Vancouver Stories 125, Artists in Communities Residency, Part of a filmmaking team that created 100 digital stories in collaboration with city residents, 2010

 The Anvil Centre, New Westminister, Canada

Leader of two community arts engagement events, 2014

Commissioned to make Drawing River, a stop-­‐motion animation, 2014

 The Vancouver Draw Down, Vancouver, Canada

Facilitator of community drawing event at Trout Lake Community Centre 2013-­‐2016

 North Vancouver Museum and Archives, North Vancouver, Canada

Filmmaking instructor and facilitator in the production of student video projects focused on local history. 2012 to 2015

 Thunderbird Community Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Filmmaking instructor for youth made music video class, 2012

Filmmaker for Thunderbird Then and Now, a digital storytelling project that produced 20 videos about neighbourhood history in collaboration with local residents, 2011

 Australian Broadcast Corporation, Sydney, Australia, 2009

Electronic Press Kit Director and Videographer for My Place, a children’s drama

 Higashisonogi-­‐Cho, Board of Education, Higashisonogi, Japan, 2003-­‐2004

English teacher in rural Japan on the Japanese government sponsored Jet Programme


 The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- Master of Fine Arts, Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, 2015-2018

The National Film and Television Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
- Guest student of Writing and Directing, by invitation from the institution, 2009 - 2010

Sydney Film School, Sydney, Australia
- Diploma of Screen in Film Production, 2008

Konan University, Kobe, Japan
-1 year exchange for Japanese Language and Cultural Studies, 2000 - 2001

University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
-Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies and Japanese Studies, 1998 - 2002