Most perceived barriers to professional-quality video production don't really exist. You can produce high-quality work even with limited financial resources. In the Field Production Workshop, we focus on ease, affordability and resourcefulness in professional-quality video production. The Field Production Workshop takes students into the process of cinematography, lighting and audio. With a focus on the manual controls available through larger 3-chip DV cameras, such as the Sony PD170, this class is intended for individuals who either already have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of video production or who have never even touched a camera before! Learn how to use manual shutter speed, iris, focus, and audio like a pro to get the highest quality video possible. Upon completion of this class DOM members will be certified to use the advanced digital video cameras (Canon XL-1, Sony PD170, Sony Z1U), lighting and audio equipment available through DOM free of charge to make their own shows and films for our channels.
We offer a quarterly free livestream of the first 2 hours of our Field Production Workshop to allow community members access to the the information about filming your own media projects. To tune in to the livestream, please go to http://www.denveropenmedia.org/livestream_57 during the first two hours of any Field Production Workshop listed on the class schedule. Once you have participated in the livestream, participants who are interested in getting certified to use Denver Open Media's field gear can do so by attending the second part of the Field workshop at Denver Open Media; if you are interested in more information, please contact email@example.com
Livestream of the class is available during the January, April, July and October dates of the Field Production class. Please see the class schedule for exact dates.
Make your own TV show! The Intro to Studio Production Workshop will cover basic use of all studio equipment, including camera operations, lighting theory, color, and audio mixing, as well as control-room equipment, such as the studio switcher, audio mixer, and camera controls. Participants will be required to volunteer on one real-world studio shoot before receiving certification, after which DOM members will be certified to use both DOM studios.
The Final Cut Pro 7 Workshop will cover basic editing skills and Final Cut Pro 7 systems available at Denver Open Media. With a maximum of 2 students to every instructor and system, students will receive intimate hands-on training. Focus will be on learning the interface, basic tools, file management and editing tips. Basic computer literacy skills are a prerequisite. Upon completion of the class, students will be certified to use DOM's Final Cut Pro edit suites. Students who opt to become DOM members will be certified to reserve and use DOM's edit suites free of charge for a year. Included with your class is a free 4-hour editing session on DOM's systems for you to practice the editing skills you've learned in the workshop.
The Open Media Foundation is now offering One-on-One Video Editing Sessions for individuals who need more customized help with their personal projects. Students will be paired with a highly-skilled editor to have all of their questions answered and be shown techniques, which make their videos look more professional (using Final Cut Pro). Interested individuals should contact Lynne Sprague at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and/or to schedule a session. Cost for this service is $50 per hour for DOM members and $65 per hour for non-members.
Have you been wanting to add some pizazz to your video projects? Would you like to learn how to incorporate professional-looking title sequences and motion graphics into your work? Well if so, we have the class for you! This hands-on course will familiarize students with Motion 5, Apple's revolutionary software for motion graphics design. Designed for individuals new to the world of motion graphics, this class will teach students how to manipulate 2-D elements, including text, in 3-D space. Boost the quality of your video, wow your audiences and take your production skills to a whole new level...Simple tools to create surprisingly advanced results. Basic computer literacy is a requirement of this course. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create their own titles, graphics and transitions.
During the 2-on-2 Workshop, we take two students and pair them with two professionals to complete a real-world project. With 32 hours of 1-on-1 training, students learn every aspect of production and complete the class with a real-world project that is shown on both Denver Open Media and hosted on our website. Cost is $750 per student, and includes certification in both Final Cut Pro Editing and Field or Studio Production at Denver Open Media. Education is provided by the Open Media Foundation and takes place at Denver Open Media studios at 700 Kalamath Street. Schedules may vary, but usually include two full weekend days and four 4-hr evening edit sessions spread across 4 weeks. Workshop themes usually differ and students are encouraged to offer their own ideas of what they would like to accomplish. For more information on our 2-on-2 Workshops, please email Tony Shawcross at email@example.com.
The Pre-Production Basics class takes students through the process of formatting a studio show, and how to create a pre-production checklist for location AND studio shoots. The class will also introduce students to DOM, DOM resources, and additional pre-production tools at their disposal. Students do not need production experience to attend the class. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to plan and organize their productions, and create their own pre-production checklists.
Tired of using plain ole’ PowerPoint to speak about your organization? Want your presentations to really pop? Impress your clients and donors by creating your next presentation using the zooming, online presentation tool, Prezi.
Prezi is a low-cost option for making your presentations a lot more fun and engaging. While there are some great online tutorials for this program, this class will cover taking an idea and making it a presentation. We will focus on best practices, work flow and staying organized. This class is aimed at beginners and is perfect for those working in the nonprofit industry, who want to add more pizzazz to their work. Prezi can be used to replace traditional PowerPoint presentations, or it can be easily added to a website for some interactive fun.
The Narrative Scriptwriting class walks students through the process of scriptwriting. Students are taught basic story-telling and dramatic principles, writing a treatment, scene structure, different avenues and genres, and writing a script. The Narrative Scriptwriting class also introduces students to Celtx, a free program that can be used for scriptwriting, storyboarding, shotlists, and production budgets. Students are not required to have production or scriptwriting experience to take this class. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to create a narrative script for any video production, as well as use Celtx for scriptwriting on their own.
Curious about how shooting with a steadicam could add pizazz to your video project? Maybe you already know you'd like to use one but don't know how? Steadicams have been around since the 70's and allows for smooth camera movement even when the camera operator is moving quickly or over uneven surfaces.
The Intro to the Steadicam workshop will cover the basics of the steadicam equipment: all essential parts and components, proper balancing and operation with and without the vest, as well as some essential tips for effective use of the steadicam. With a maximum of 4 students, this class size will allow each student ample hands-on time to practice setup of the steadicam and the vest.
Students who are DOM members will receive one free rental of the steadicam after completion of this course.
Intro to Google Docs class will cover the basics of using Google's free, web-based software and storage service. Google Docs is a comprehensive suite of applications for business or personal needs, including spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, forms, and even drawing. Woven into each application is the powerful search functionality that is Google; this lecture-based class details what makes Google Docs so useful, what applications are available, security concerns, and includes hands-on instruction using various Google Docs. We'll explore the different ways to take advantage of the best of what Google Docs has to offer! Students are required to have a gmail (Google Mail) account before registering for this class, but no experience using Google.docs is expected. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create, edit, and share their own Google Docs, as well as learn useful short-cuts and formatting considerations.
Have a new Mac and having a hard time getting the hang of it? Weather its your first computer or your a pc convert, Intro to the Mac will get you acquainted with OSX and all the power at your finger tips. Intro to Mac will cover everything from start up, customization of your experience to included suites and how to navigate the world of OSX. Sign up today and skip the delay in learning a new operating system alone.
DVD Studio Pro (DVDSP) is an easy-to-use tool for creating your DVD projects. You can use this program to produce and author professional quality DVDs with interactive menus, submenus, slideshows, and clip collages. DVDSP is a great way to transform any movie or slideshow project into a legitimate and easily distributable DVD. DVDs created with DVD Studio Pro differ from data DVDs in that they can be played in a DVD player. Basic computer literacy is required for this course; it is recommend that students have their own video project (in Quicktime) ready for exporting. Upon completion of this course, students will be able create and finalize your own DVD at a professional level.
The Art of Radio Storytelling introduces students to the world of creating and enhancing audio projects using two of the most accessible audio programs available--GarageBand and Adobe Audition. In this workshop, students will learn how to tell stories using voices, natural sounds and music beds to make an audio story come alive. Upon completion of this course, students will have created a complete audio storytelling project that includes recording the audio, improving the sound quality, and enhancing the project by adding music and sound effects. You'll learn to make audio stories that you can share with loved ones, post on social networking sites, use as part of a larger video project, and much more!
This class is designed to guide students through a critical studies approach to independent media. Through a combination of lecture, discussion and screenings, we will examine the history, cultural impacts and industries, of both American independent film and television. Independent and commercial media history are discussed, with the main focus on the areas of documentary and public access television. There are no requirements for students to take this class. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze film and television productions, and understand the history of the independent industry and its cultural impact.
Making a great movie from home video is easier than you think! Chances are, you have a camcorder, a digital camera, or an iPhone - and maybe all three. That means one thing: You have a ton of great video. iMovie comes pre-loaded on your Mac and is a simple solution for editing your video. This class covers the basics of editing video and audio in iMovie, including enhancing your footage, adding a soundtrack, correcting audio, and editing your video so it has the look and sound that you want! Upon completion of this course, students will be able to edit their own videos, slideshows and audio.
In this class, students are introduced to shooting video with DSLR Cameras. Students will learn the basics of shooting video, capturing audio, designing shots with editing in mind, specific camera settings and features, lighting consideration, and advantages to shooting video with a DSLR. This course will be a mix of lecture and hands-on instruction regarding practical operation and creative possibilities of shooting video with a DSLR Camera. Students are required to bring their own DSLR, a tripod or monopod, and any additional lenses they may have. Please also charge your DSLR Camera and bring a memory card to class. Students do not need any production or video-shooting experience to take this class. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to shoot their own videos, and maximize creative and professional capabilities using a DSLR Camera.
Ever wonder, why does my audio sound so garbled? or how do I get rid of that back-ground noise in my footage? In the Audio for Film and Video class, students will learn basic noise reduction, compression, limiting and level adjustments. A basic level of understanding of FCP is required for this course. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create video clips including dialogue, backing music, sound effects and ambient sounds.
Making Music with GarageBand introduces students to the world of making music and podcasts. The software is very accessible, and students can quickly be recording and enhancing audio tracks, edit and playback tracks, and even offers music lessons through the lesson store. GarageBand comes free with most Apple computers, and can be cheaply downloaded on PC's. Students are required to have basic computer literacy in order to take this class. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create audio for your film or videos, edit existing audio tracks, or record podcasts.
Whether you’re creating audio for a web video or a feature-length film, Soundtrack Pro 3 provides the perfect bridge to Final Cut Pro. The application is loaded with powerful tools that let you make precision edits, polish dialogue quickly, restore audio, create stunning sound effects, and mix in surround. And you can do it all in a single, streamlined interface that’s designed to help you fly through audio post production.
Final Cut Pro X is here! This workshop will cover basic editing skills and get students familiar with the newest version of Final Cut. Low student to teacher ratios will ensure that students receive the support they need to acquire solid editing skills. The focus will be on learning the interface, basic tools, file management and editing tips. Basic computer literacy skills are a prerequisite. Rebuilt from the ground up to meet the needs of today's creative editors, Final Cut Pro X features a new, dynamic editing interface with increased speed and efficiency. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough introduction to this newest version as well as hands-on experience with basic editing best practices.
Making a truly professional looking video cannot be done simply with an editing program alone. To get the look you desire, often that means taking advantage of the other programs in the Adobe Production Suite such as Photoshop, After Effects and the others. By taking the Adobe CS5.5 course you will get a survey look at how to mix and enhance all of your video assets and bring them into one powerful production suite and develop it for distribution. The course is designed to show each program (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Audition, On Location, Flash, Encore) and how they interact with each other. By the end of this class you will have created a 30 second demo promo for your own video work.* Put it on your facebook page, website, use it to get your next gig, or just share it with your friends, but get in and use the tools that designers and commercial pros are using everyday.
*Personal demo is incumbent upon having source footage to work with.
Are your video projects just missing something? Are you looking to create and add lower thirds, animated logos or dynamic introductions or credits to you masterpiece? Adobe After Effects is the industry leading solution for creating sophisticated motion graphics and effects by blurring the line between 2-D and 3-D interfaces. This introductory class is designed for students new to the program with an interest in learning the basics of the interface and capabilities of the program in just a few short hours by creating something you can take with you and add to any project! Basic mac computer literacy is a requirement and some photoshop experience recommended.
In this class we will be animating a logo and some assets will be provided. However, please feel free to bring in you own logo, separated into layers, and any other background images or textures to animate.
This workshop will cover basic editing skills and get students familiar with the newest version Adobe's editing software, Premiere Pro. Low student to teacher ratios will ensure that students receive the support they need to acquire solid editing skills. The focus will be on learning the interface, basic tools, file management and editing tips. Basic computer literacy skills are a prerequisite. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough introduction to this newest version as well as hands-on experience with basic editing best practices.
Want to make your video stand out ? Looking to design your own logo? This introduction to Adobe Photoshop is exactly what you’re looking for. In three hours we will teach you the basics needed to create your own lower third or logo for your video production. Come join us and learn a little of the worlds most popular graphic design program.
The Intro to 3D Animation class exposes students to Animation Theory and the basic uses of Blender, a free 3D Animation software. Students will learn about the key areas of 3D Animation, including modeling, animating, texturing, lighting and rendering. This hands-on class will include both lecture and demos from the instructors, accompanied by students working on their own computer stations, creating their own animations. Intro to 3D Animation is intended for beginning users, but students must have basic Mac skills/experience. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own 3D animations, and continue using Blender on their own.
According to a 2005 study conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life project, more than half of all American teens—and 57 percent of teens who use the Internet—could be considered media creators.
UZEKE is a youth media literacy project. It specializes in media making, transmedia storytelling, P2P training, community involvement and personal coaching. It is a proud partner of the Open Media Foundation in putting the power of media in the hands of youth, enabling them to effectively create a future that’s genuine to their own vision. One that they really care about.
BEVLOGGER IS A ONE YEAR MEDIA LITERACY CURRICULUM (TEENS 13-19). It examines imagination, social media and personal performance in a way in which the participant powerfully produces his/her transmedia story, transposing results to everyday life and the future.
It kicks off with a NEW TALENT TV PRODUCTION WORKDAY, TV STUDIO, FIELD PRODUCTION AND EDITING CERTIFIED CLASSES.
Followed by a series of 10 "PRODUCTION SESSIONS" in our TV studios for Xfinity (Comcast, Denver) and other distribution channels which are scheduled through out the year, every month and on weekend days, one on one "COACHING CALLS", "MEDIA LAB HOURS" and "INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTION SESSIONS" all programed to fit the teen's schedule and not interfere with their school and other activities.
The teens will enhance their skills and be able to
- Access imagination and play
- Be confident
- Produce and broadcast their own vlog series/TV show
- Expand their network
- Engage powerfully with social media
- Have access to studios, lab and equipment for one year
- Receive ongoing training and coaching in a specific area/media project
- Have the opportunity to participate in additional workshops at discounted prices
- Demonstrate strong leadership, community access and awareness.
During BeVlogger; the parents are invited to attend the Social Media Parent Workshop; where they will have the opportunity to learn and support their teens with critical social media elements such as: identity, conversations, sharing, and more...