Video Workshops (Summer 2018)

Video 1:

***Participants who attended WMC’s Summer 2017 Video Workshop are exempt from Video 1, as this would be repetitive.***

Learn video production! This workshop introduces students to film concepts, storyboarding, shooting, and editing. While using our HD camcorders and Adobe editing software, participants will develop technical video skills, as well as learn the various stages of video producing by creating new projects each day.

Video 2:

Prerequisite: Video 1, WMC’s Summer 2017 Video Workshop, or Thurston News after-school program.

Produce a TV show or short film! Using acquired video production skills, students will create a short film or TV show from start to finish. Students will work collaboratively through the entire production process, from screenwriting and directing, to shooting and editing with the use of our HD camcorders and Adobe editing software. Students will strengthen their existing video production skills!

Students will also experience Virtual Reality filmmaking! 360 and Virtual Reality is now being frequently used as a video tool in games, at theme parks, and in a variety of entertainment. Students will be introduced to the 360 filmmaking techniques and gain hands-on experience shooting 360 videos. Also included is the opportunity to use the VR headsets with controllers and trackers as they demo examples of VR videos and games.

Member Classes

Please sign up for a membership to take advantage of these free classes.

Contact Maggie to R.S.V.P. to take any of the classes listed below or to schedule another date and time not listed.

Where You Start

Orientation- Learn about the different opportunities at our media center. This class is a prerequisite for all WMC course offerings.

Dates: 4/23/18 at 1:00pm, 4/25/18 at 6:00pm, 5/1/18 at 6:00pm, 5/3/18 at 12:00pm, 5/16/18 at 4:00pm


Studio Production

Studio Elements- Learn how to set up all the necessary elements for in-studio productions. We will dive into how our Broadcast Pix switcher works, how to control our 3 robotic cameras in the studio as well as touch on the basics of our Allen&Heath audio mixer. This class will immerse you in the many layers of the control room. Prerequisite: Orientation

Dates: 5/8/18 at 6:00pm, 5/23/18 at 4:00pm


Studio Switcher- Get behind the controls of the Broadcast Pix Switcher and learn how to technical direct your next show. In this course, we will break down the many facets of the studio switcher. Covering everything from how to cut between cameras, adding and customizing graphics and videos and effectively using the green screen. Prerequisite: Studio Elements

Dates: 5/14/18 at 6:00pm


Studio Lighting- With a brand new lighting grid in the studio this class will cover the most effective way to light the studio. We will dive into the lighting board and the functions of the different lights. Lighting techniques will be demonstrated and then you will get to put them in action! Prerequisite: Studio Elements

Dates: 6/7/18 at 6:00pm


Field Production

HD Camera- This hands-on workshop introduces you to the Sony NXCAM. You will learn the proper way to set up a tripod, dive deep into menu settings to fully understand the camera and explore the audio options this camera has to offer. Prerequisite: Orientation

Dates: 5/10/18 at 6:00pm, 6/6/18 at 5:00pm


Field Lighting- In this course, you will learn all about the 3 different kinds of field lights we have available. We will discuss how to control and set up each individual light and also learn about light theory, color temperature, and the 3-point lighting technique. Prerequisite: HD Camera

Dates: 5/24/18 at 5:00pm


Post Production

Editing on Adobe Premiere- Adobe Premiere is a top of the line editing software. We will cover the basics of how to open and save a project, learn editing terminology and practice cutting together film clips for maximum exposure. Prerequisite: Orientation

Dates: 5/29/18 at 6:00pm