Learn to Make High-Quality Educational Videos
Our workshops and courses will help you use powerful new cameras—including smart phones and tablets—to produce content that's creative and significant.
(Please note: You must complete our Camera 101: Basic Camera Operation workshop to borrow RETN cameras.)
Camera 101: Basic Camera Operation
This 90-minute workshop is designed to help you feel comfortable using our cameras. You will learn to properly adjust focus, audio, color and exposure.
Camera 102: Basic Skills for Making Good Videos
This 90-minute workshop is designed to help you feel comfortable with creating asthetically pleasing videos with solid audio. You will learn to properly frame your shot, light your subject, and smoothly zoom and pan.
This two-hour workshop is designed to help you learn basic editing skills while becoming familiar with Apple's iMovie editing software.
*A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Contact us at email@example.com or (802) 654-7980, ext. 24 for more information.
Workshops are pre-planned programs with plenty of hands-on time. There are typically two instructors making it easier to provide one-to-one instructional opportunities.
Making iPad Videos that Tell Your Story — (10 hours)
[WORKSHOP FEE: $265*]
Turn your iPad into a powerful video-production studio. Learn to create simple video projects in your workplace and classroom. During this workshop you will practice making how-to videos and promotional videos, and you will discover tips for more effective digital storytelling.
*10% discount available for Small Dog, VBSR, Vermont NEA and CommonGood VT members. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Do Ink Green Screen & Animation | Delving into Do Ink: Adding iPad Animations to Green Screen Videos — (2 hours)
[WORKSHOP FEE: $35]
Discover the basics of green screen when you learn to use Do Ink Green Screen and Do Ink Drawing & Animation apps to tell compelling visual stories with whimsy, creativity, and flair.
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 free time to experiment with equipment or practice learned skills.
iMovie for Mobile Devices — (2 hours)
[LAB FEE: $25]
Review 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 802-654-7980, ext. 24, for more information.
Audio for Mobile Devices — (2 hours)
[LAB FEE: $25]
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 email@example.com, or call 802-654-7980, ext. 24, for more information.
Courses are single or multi-day, intensive training programs that cover a broad range of video production techniques including interviewing, storyboarding, making shot lists, framing, troubleshooting, and editing.
SUMMER VIDEO COURSE FOR TEACHERS
From Idea to Impact: Harnessing the power of video in your classroom
[FEE: $1,050 for professional development | $1,495 for three graduate credits]
Looking for ways to inspire your students? This five-day course is designed to provide hands-on training in basic video production techniques including storyboarding, making shot lists, framing, troubleshooting and editing. Learn to integrate video into your classroom and connect it with the Common Core while building a network of support for the work produced by you and your students. (This course may be taken for graduate credit or as professional development.) LEARN MORE