Five New Classes Offered in Winter-Spring 2020 Class Schedule

Click here to download Winter-Spring 2020 Class Schedule


An instructor with YouTube experience is needed to teach “Introduction to YouTube” for the Video Club. After teaching this class for us for many years, veteran instructor Chuck Hale has decided to devote more time to travel. Thanks for your great work, Chuck!

An instructor with Android smartphone video-making experience is needed either to assist Scott Marvel in his four-session smartphone video-making class which begins April 3 – or to teach a separate Android-centered class in making smartphone videos.

If you can help, please contact Dr. Tom Nash,, 714 381-0781, club Vice President and director of the Learning Opportunities Committee.


Your Learning Opportunities Committee has produced a list of 33 entry-level video-related classes offered online by Unfortunately, the Orange County Public Library System no longer provides as a free learning resource. Luckily, the City of Los Angeles Public Library, which extends library cards to any resident of California, does offer free to library card holders.

Click here to download a copy of the online class list with updated information on how to access for free.

The Video Club’s Winter-Spring 2020 Class Schedule is now available – and five of its ten classes are new, thanks to some innovative planning by the Learning Opportunities Committee. Class costs and other details are listed in the schedule. No pre-registration required.

FYI, Video Club members’ computer preferences in 2019 were 82% PC and 38% Mac. The Video Lab is equipped with both kinds of computers and with three iPads recently added for instructional use.

windows 10 video editor

Want to learn the easiest approach to PC video editing?

  • Starting Saturday, February 15, Dr. Tom Nash will teach “Easy Windows 10 Video Editing for Beginners.” Two sessions, 10 am-noon in the Video Lab. In this class, you’ll learn to use the easy and powerful video editing software built into Windows 10. (Tom will also teach this class for the PC Club.)

Want to improve sound on the videos you edit?

  • More experienced video editors will enjoy Tom’s new two-session class on “Fixing Audio Problems with Audacity,” starting Wednesday, April 22, 10 am-noon in the Video Lab. Audacity is free to download for both PC and Mac – and it’s very effective. Come to this class and try it out!
Capture Center old-media-transfers-to-digital

Want to preserve your family memories?

Village residents who want to convert their old VHS tapes, 35mm slides, and other vintage media to modern digital formats are in luck this year! Three of the Video Club’s five new classes are designed to help them preserve and share their memories.

  • “Capture Your Memories: How to Use the Capture Center,” starts Monday, February 17, taught by Betsy Martin, showing participants how to use Capture Center equipment. Two sessions, 1-3 pm in the Video Lab.

Capture Center users often ask: “Now that I have my old photos on my computer, what can I do with them?” Two new classes provide a great answer.

  • “Making Videos from Still Photos for PC,” two-sessions taught by Dr. Tom Nash, starting Saturday, May 6, 10 am-noon in the Video Lab.
  • “Making Videos from Still Photos for Mac,” two-sessions taught by Stephanie Brasher, starting Monday, June 15, 1-3 pm in the Video Lab.

Other classes on the schedule and their start dates are:

  • “Getting Better Video with Your iPad and iPhone” (March 2)
  • “Hands-on Introduction to PC Video Editing” using Corel VideoStudio (March 7)
  • “Making Amazing Movies with Your Smartphone,” emphasis is on iPhones, but Android users are welcome (April 3)
  • “Easy Movie-Making with Apple Clips” (April 6)
  • “iMovie Video Editing on Your iPhone or iPad” (May 11)

The new Class Schedule also includes the club’s free “Short Film Showcase” as a learning opportunity. This popular series, held quarterly, combines an afternoon of carefully-selected short dramas, comedies, documentaries, and animations, with a discussion of each film led by Dr. Tom Nash – plus free popcorn! Who could ask for more? “Short Film Showcases” are scheduled for Monday, February 1, and Monday, May 4, 1-3 pm in the Video Lab.

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