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.
Workshops are typically single-session programs—usually 90 minutes—that teach specific skills such as using a camera, getting good audio, lighting your subject, and editing. (Please note: You need to complete our Camera 101: Basic Camera Operation workshop to borrow RETN cameras and other equipment.)
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.
Editing 101: Working With iMovie
This 120-minute workshop is designed to help you learn basic editing skills while becoming familiar with Apple's iMovie editing software.
*All workshops are offered on a sliding scale based upon your ability to pay.
During three 90-minute workshops, professional filmmakers will help students participating in the Freedom & Unity film contest brainstorm ideas, develop production skills and review rough cuts of their films. [learn more]
Making iPad Videos that Tell Your Story — (8 hours)
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.
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: $850 for professional development | $1,195 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