Smartphone Video-Making Class Starts June 1

“Making Amazing Movies with Your Smartphone,” is the topic of a four-session class to be taught by Village resident and professional videographer Scott Marvel, starting Friday, June 1. The class will be held from 9:30 am-noon, in the Video Lab. Cost is $20 for members, $35 for non-members (includes 2018 club membership). Scott taught a similar, successful class last January — which resulted in one student, Debra Waller, making a video chosen as a finalist in the club’s Annual Short Video Contest in February. Debra used techniques she learned in Scott’s class to create her contest entry, “An Amazing Story.” She is shown second-from-left in photo below taken during class.


See a video about the January class — shot and edited by a student using an Android smartphone and the Kinemaster video editing app.

Scott Marvel mugshot 2013 banquetSays Scott: “I want to help everyone in the Village who has a smartphone learn how to tell the story in the camera. That’s the goal of this class. I’m going to give you the mindset to help you get good at making short videos that are not boring. You’ll produce your own video in class. You’ll learn to work quickly, making every shot count. When you’re done shooting, I’ll teach you how to edit on your smartphone: bring your clips into the editing program, review them and make a rough-cut of your movie, then re-arrange your clips for maximum impact and eliminate unwanted footage. Finally, add titles, music, and narration. Quickly create and share a short, interesting video.” For more information about the class, contact Scott at, 626-826-8818. Click here for flier.

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