Workshops and Courses

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Learn to Make High-Quality Educational Videos

Our workshops and courses will help you use the latest mediamaking technology—including smartphones and tablets—to produce content that's creative and impactful.
 

VIDEO-PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS

Camera 101: Basic Camera Operation
(Requirement for equipment checkout)

Get an introduction to RETN video cameras, and obtain the skills needed for checking out cameras for your own projects. You will learn how to adjust focus, audio, color and exposure in this short session.
90 minutes - [FREE]

 
Camera 102: Basic Skills for Making Good Videos 

Our follow-up to Camera 101, this workshop is designed to help you create aesthetically pleasing videos with solid audio. You will learn how to frame your shot, light your subject, and smoothly zoom and pan.
90 minutes - [FEE: $20*]

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iMovie for Computers

You’ve recorded great video, now what? Our intro to editing workshop explores basic editing skills while becoming familiar with Apple's iMovie editing software.
2 hours - [FEE: $35*]

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WeVideo for Schools

You’ve recorded great video at school, now what? Our intro to WeVideo workshop explores basic editing skills using a completely web-based editing software.
(Available for teachers and students only.)

2 hours - [FEE: $35*]

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*A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Contact us at learn@retn.org or (802) 654-7980, ext. 24 for more information. 

 


 

IPAD WORKSHOPS

Our iPad workshops combine solid curricula with plenty of hands-on time, two experienced instructors, and creative projects ideas to help you tell your unique story.

Making iPad Videos that Tell Your Story

Turn your iPad into a powerful video-production studio.
Learn to create short, compelling video projects in your workplace and classroom. Simple assignments help you explore the iPad’s flexible tools while creating media, which you will edit into your own short video in iMovie. Build a toolkit of skills and ideas you can take back to your organization, so you can share your learning and storymaking.

12 hours, in two 5-hour days - [FEE: $265*]
*Discounts and partial scholarships are available.

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Delving into Do Ink: Adding iPad Animations to Green Screen Videos

Discover the basics of green screen.
Learn to use Do Ink Green Screen and Do Ink Drawing & Animation apps to tell compelling visual stories with whimsy, creativity, and flair. Practice recording in front of a green screen and learn to create simple animations.
2.5 hours - [FEE: $35*]
*Discounts and partial scholarships are available.

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IPAD LABS

Labs are informal work sessions where the agenda is set by participants. A portion of each session is instructional and the remainder is left for you to experiment with equipment or practice learned skills.

Advanced iMovie for iPad

Review advanced features and practice editing using iMovie on your iPad.
RETN staff will answer your questions and guide you through editing exercises based on group interests and skill level.  Prerequisite: Completion of RETN’s two-day iPad workshop or a working knowledge of iMovie for iPad is recommended.
Contact learn@retn.org, or call 802-654-7980, ext. 24, for more information.
 1.5 hours - [LAB FEE: $25]

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Lighting Your Green Screen

Learn basic lighting techniques during this hands-on lab.
RETN staff will answer your questions and guide you through setting up a variety of light kits.  Prerequisite: Previous experience using green-screen apps on an iPad. Please purchase and install the Do Ink Green Screen app before arriving.
Contact learn@retn.org, or call 802-654-7980, ext. 24, for more information.
 1.5 hours - [LAB FEE: $25]

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Audio for Mobile Devices

Discover how to get great audio on your mobile device.
RETN staff will answer your questions and guide you through setup and recording using a variety of professional-quality microphones based on group interests and skill level.
Contact learn@retn.org, or call 802-654-7980, ext. 24, for more information.
2 hours - [LAB FEE: $25]

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ONE-TO-ONE TRAINING

Work privately with one of our instructors to learn iMovie 10 and Final Cut Pro X fundamentals.
This personalized service is designed for beginner to intermediate users and is available on a limited, first-come-first-served basis.

$50/hr (1 hour minimum)

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