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April 28, 2017

Classes and Workshops

Editing Essentials with Premiere :: Saturday 5/6, 1 PM
Prerequisite: Edit Suite Certification

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;
  • Synchronizing multiple cameras and audio sources, and multiclip editing.

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

 

Basic Camera (XA10) :: Wednesday 5/10, 7 PM

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop you will learn the basic functions of our Canon XA10 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 Canon XA10
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 Canon XA10.

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

 

Basic Camera (AC90) :: Saturday 5/20, 1 PM

Never used a camera (that wasn't also your phone) before? We designed this workshop for you! Learn the essentials, from setting exposure to setting audio levels for external microphones, from the different types of external microphones to the functions and use of a tripod, to the best way to set focus, learn about recording formats, shot composition, and the color of sunlight, in this 90-minute workshop with our HD Panasonic AC90 camcorder!

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

 

Online Video Basics :: Tuesday 5/23, 1 PM

We're going to go over some of the basics of online video platforms like vermontcam.org, YouTube, and Vimeo—things like web codecs, designing thumbnails, setting up your channel, some of the back-end features and options that are not obvious and you may not know about, and creating informative, searchable, beautiful descriptions.

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

 

Studio Production:: Wednesday 5/24, 7 PM

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop you will learn the basic technical procedures for recording a show in the VCAM studio. Taught by production technician Jim Kelty, the workshop is designed to help VCAM members feel more comfortable and confident using the equipment in our studio and control room.

This workshop will teach you how to:

Operate the studio cameras, tripod/dollies, and microphones
Operate the audio mixer and video switcher in the control room
Control the studio lighting, use the intercom system and chroma key, and roll in videos, images, and music from the Internet or other external sources

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

 


Orientation :: Saturdays 5/6, 5/20, 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 :: Saturdays 5/13, 5/27, 11 AM

Certification to use VCAM edit suites, with Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut, color critical monitors, and more.

We'll cover the essentials of media management, media backups, and using the VCAM SAN, plus potential next steps to learn to edit.

Prerequisite: Orientation
Register
here for 5/13 and here for 5/27 or call (802) 651-9692
Instructor: Eric Herz-O'Brien
Size: 1–10 students | Duration: 1 hour


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!


Check out all Upcoming Workshops @ The Media Factory at meetup.com/BTV-Media-Factory-Meetup.