Videomaker Workshop: Light it! Shoot it! Edit it! Show it!

Another Videomaker workshop is under way this weekend and this small group will get lots of one-on-one training. This weekends offerings are the Basic Production Workshop and the Intensive Lighting Workshop.[image:blog_post:12830]

Attendees often come from all over the world come to beautiful Chico, California for fun and extensive training for 3 days at the Videomaker Headquarters. (What we like to call VMHQ for fun) The Basics of Video Production workshop attendees spend the entire 3 days shooting a short film from start to finish, taking the beginning videographer into several areas of production including pre-planning, audio delivery, shooting, post production and lighting with hands on instruction from the Videomaker staff and certified instructors.[image:blog_post:12831]

Workshop attendees use our equipment and team up with others in the class, sharing roles from Director, Shooter, Lighting Gaffer, etc. This weekends workshop attendees will be working with Canon XL2s and 1D Mark IV, Sonys NEX VG-20, Adobe CS5 editing suite on HP EliteBook 8760w workstations , and lights, mics and accessories from Videssence, LitePanels, iKan, Manfrotto, Marshall Electronics, Sennheiser, Azden, and much much more.[image:blog_post:12832]

The Intensive Lighting class will learn the basic 3-point lighting setup, of course, but also more intense specialty lighting techniques like lighting for greenscreen, lighting products, day-for-night tricks, using reflectors, gels and DIY setups, working with Magic Hour and specialty lighting for people.[image:blog_post:12833][image:blog_post:12834] We started doing a Show-n-Tell session a while back and its been a great hit. We have all this gear that many of our attendees read about but often never get a chance to see in person. Unless you live in a major metropolitan area with brick-and-mortar production gear stores like B&H Photo, you cant find most of our specialized equipment at your average electronic store. Attendees get to see products we've reviewed and take notes and pictures and get a hands-on feel of some specialty gear they'd like to find more about like under-water housing, suction-cup car mounts, and all sorts of lights, mics and stabilizers.

[image:blog_post:12835] If you want to learn more about Video Production, you definitely need to check out the Videomaker Workshops! We have another workshop coming up in a few weeks in June, and, as always, space is limited. [image:blog_post:12836] This workshop also covers the Basic of Production and offers and Intensive Editing workshop running concurrently. [meaning you cant take both at the same time.][image:blog_post:12837] If you take the June class or are considering the September class, come early for our popular Thursday Night Market event in Downtown Chico is a weekly fun spring-to-fall event thats like an outdoor Farmers Market combined with a Small Town Main Street feel that includes music, food, craft fair and kiddie activities. Mainstreet America doesnt get better than this! Below is the schedule for the rest of 2012 – Hope to see you soon!
June 1-3, 2012 The Basics of Video Production Intensive Editing
September 14-16, 2012 The Basics of Video Production Intensive Lighting
October 12-14, 2012 The Basics of Video Production Advanced Shooting
December 7-9, 2012 The Basics of Video Production Intensive Editing

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Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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