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November 26, 2016

Classes and Workshops

Editing Essentials w/Premiere :: Tuesday 12/6, 6 PM

What are the most essential tools you'll want to be ready with when you begin editing? Not just for first-time editors, this class is about getting you the heck away from the razor blade tool.

Subjects include:

Fundamental keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Premiere Pro;
Navigating the interface;
Subclips, markers, in and out points, bins—putting metadata and organization to use;
When and how to use multiple layers;
Making titles and using graphics;
Basics of audio editing;
Ripple and roll, slip and slide, J cuts and L cuts—fine-tuning your edits.

Prerequisite: Orientation
Register here or call (802) 651-9692
Instructor: Eric Herz-O'Brien
Size: 1–10 students | Duration: 1.5 hours


Basic Camera :: Wednesday 12/7, 7 PM

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop you will learn the basic functions of our Panasonic AC90 HD camcorder: focus, exposure, color balance and audio. Taught by production technician Jim Kelty, the workshop is designed to help VCAM members feel more comfortable with our gear and to encourage them to use our cameras to tell their stories.

This workshop will teach you:

How to set up and operate a tripod
How to navigate the camera menu and control the basic functions of the Panasonic AC90
How to use different microphones and monitor audio through the camera
We will provide all of the equipment used during the workshop. Students will also receive a reference guide detailing the procedures for operating the Panasonic AC90.

Prerequisite: Orientation
Register here or call (802) 651-9692
Instructor: Jim Kelty
Size: 1–6 students | Duration: 1.5 hours


Fundamentals of Digital Cinematography :: CANCELLED

We hope to reschedule for some Saturday in January!




Orientation :: Saturdays 12/3, 12/17, or 12/31, 11 AM

This is step one! This free class will certify you to borrow most VCAM gear, use the studio, start a show, and to take all our other workshops! (And to be clear, all our workshops are free; all our everything we do (gear rentals, events, training, time slots on the channel) are free.)

Orientation takes about half an hour to an hour, we'll tell you about our policies and some of the things you can do at VCAM, we'll take a tour of the Media Factory, and fill out some paperwork. —That's it! Then you're certified!

Please bring a photo ID and make sure you live or work in our service area.

Walk-ins Welcome
Instructor: Eric Herz-O'Brien
Size: 1–10 students | Duration: 1/2–1 hour


Edit Suite Certification :: CANCELLED

Call (802) 651-9692 to schedule a one-on-one appointment for certification, please. :)

Don't see the workshop you're interested in? Can't make the times listed above?

Almost all of our workshops are available by appointment any day (or evening) of the week by calling (802) 651-9692!