Produce a short documentary video to tell a story about your community. Through these courses, gain tips and tricks for capturing a scene, shooting creatively and effectively, capturing audio, interviewing techniques, and editing together your final documentary. Upon completion of the courses in this series, you will also receive your TVSB Field and Editing Certification.
Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend a class, with advance notice, we can apply your registration to an upcoming class or as a donation to support running our media education programs.
Gain a basic understanding of the production process. Learn how to plan to get your idea from concept to reality
Learn how to operate production cameras in the field. We'll cover framing your shots, setting up your gear, recording your video, and shooting to edit.
Learn how to properly identify, choose and set-up microphones for a field production. Explore how to monitor your audio and address any issues.
We'll cover the basics of three point lighting, what lights are available in our field kits, and the use of reflectors and scrims.
Gain an understanding of how to conduct and record effective interviews.
Edit 101: Final Cut Pro X Introduction
Gain an understanding of the interface, how to organize your media, and import your media into your library. Perform some basic edits.
Start to work on more advanced editing techniques for your program which include adding transitions, adjusting your audio mix, and adding basic graphics.
You will finalize your media in your timeline and learn how to export your media for different playback platforms.
Gain assistance and feedback as you complete your documentary.
Invite your friends and enjoy a public screening of your documentary video.