Have you ever wanted to learn how to produce your own TV show, documentary or movie? At Walpole Media, we’ll teach how you how. We offer a variety of classes for beginners, advanced users and those in between. Whether your interest is in learning post-production special effects or advanced features of shooting with our cameras, we have workshops to meet your needs.
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Join this workshop exploring Photoshop and learn how to optimize your photos, create your own logo, learn how to draw shapes, use text effects and more!
Adobe Premiere I
You’ve shot some video but now what? Learn the basics of editing using Adobe Premiere, a user-friendly, digital video-editing program designed to help you create professional looking videos. In this hands-on class, you will learn media management, how to import and capture footage, edit in a timeline and add video and audio effects. Whether you want to learn how to edit footage of our child’s sporting event, dance recital or create a blockbuster movie, editing in Adobe Premiere will give you the tools to create videos that you’ll be proud of.
Music Video Production
Learn how to produce your own music video! In this four-week course, you will learn what it takes to choreograph, direct tape and edit your own music video using Walpole Media’s state of the art chroma-key (green screen) studio and field equipment.
All About Accessibility Features on Your Computer, Device and Web Browser
Do you have trouble seeing the small text on the screen of your computer, phone or electronic device? Wish you could access certain applications without all the frustration? In this class, we will delve into several of the available accessibility features on your computer, electronic device or internet browser to help you navigate your way around the computer and the web with ease.
Intro to Digital Field Production
This class introduces you to all the elements of field production, including video, audio and lighting. Learn to operate WMC’s video cameras and microphones. Gain an understanding of shot composition, working with lighting, and how to create an edit plan. Students will make a short video for certification. WMC staff will train people individually or as a small group.
Intro to DSLR Filmmaking
If you acquired a new DSLR camera or already have one and want to learn some new options, we’ll help you! Bring your DSLR camera and learn how to choose video settings, determine depth of field, adjust lighting, audio recording and more.
Want to sit in the driver’s seat? This workshop will take you through the role of the director. Learn the art behind directing a live (or live-to-tape shoot) production, including communicating with your crew effectively, switching between camera shots seamlessly, chroma key and calling up graphics that enhance your final production. If you’ve ever volunteered for a live or studio shoot and wondered how the director commands the production, this is the class for you! After taking this class, students will be certified to run WMC’s state-or-the-art switcher.
Community Event Coverage
This one session class will teach non-profit organizations how to video record their events for web and cablecast. Learn to use WMC’s cameras and microphones to record presentations, meetings, street events and interviews. Learn how to deal with challenging lighting and audio situations and how to shoot for efficient post-production editing.
Storytelling is poetry-in-motion, our common cultural currency and a framework for self-identity. In this four-session class, you will write a 150-300-word story and use video, scanned images and narration to create simple, yet deeply connective multimedia stories of your own. Sessions will include development of writing skills for your projects, feedback during story circles, and cultivating basic audio, photography and video production techniques to complete a short, two-minute video that you will be able to share online, via social media with family, friends and colleagues.
iPhone and Android Photography and Filmmaking
Smartphones have become the most prominent recording devices today, allowing us easily to capture and share moments of everyday life and the world around us from our unique perspective. In this introductory class, we will explore techniques and concepts that enhance the quality of the content captured on a Smartphone camera. Learn about lighting, how to optimize your Smartphone camera settings and using tools to create high-quality photographs and videos directly from your phone.
This workshop is an interactive demonstration of the role of lighting in film and TV production, and basic lighting concepts and techniques. Learn how to alter the way your subject looks, change the mood of your scene and more!
Learn how to balance the keys to a great interview…research, curiosity, silence and set-up.
Learn How to Use Your Smartphone for Beginners
If you are new to a smartphone or just want to learn new ways to use your phone, this class is designed to meet the needs and interests of each participant. People with varying levels of experience are welcome t attend. Learn how to send and check for email, surf the web and more. If you acquired a new device or have one but want to learn some new options, we’ll help you get the most out of your phone.
Contact [email protected] or call 508-668-7795 with any questions, or to inquire about volunteering. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, upon receipt of payment. Walpole Media reserves the right to cancel workshops if minimum enrollment is not met.
All classes are held at the Walpole Media studio, 275 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081, Door #9. Our facility is handicap accessible. For detailed directions, please call 508-668-7795.
Workshop registration fees are due at the time of registration. We accept personal checks made payable to Walpole Media Corporation.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AND CONFIRMATIONS
Workshop schedules are subject to change with notice. WMC reserves the right to cancel any class, change instructors and reschedule classes as needed. Your registration will be confirmed by phone or email.
Full refunds will be made if a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Student cancellations must be received five days prior to the workshop’s start date and a cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund. No registration fees will be refunded after the first day of class.
Students are responsible for their own supplies, unless otherwise stated in the course description. A supply list will be emailed or mailed to students prior to the first class.