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Video Club’s Winter-Spring 2020 Class Schedule Offers 10 Classes (5 Are New!)

The Video Club has issued its updated Winter-Spring 2018 Class Schedule Rev1 listing 12 classes on topics ranging from animation, video editing for Mac and PC, producing videos, video performance techniques, making and editing videos on smartphones, using YouTube, and screenwriting. Three new classes are included in the line-up. No pre-registration is required. Click here to view and/or download the updated schedule.

New Classes

Dr. Tom Nash’s 3-session class, “The Role of the Producer,”  will be held on Saturdays, March 3, 10, and 17, detailing the behind-the-scenes management that “makes videos happen.” Originally scheduled last year, the new class had to be canceled twice, first due to illness and then due to a scheduling conflict, Hopefully, three’s a charm.

A new 1-session class on Saturday, March 24, designed and taught by Wolfgang Kutter, “How to Start A Video Editing Project,” will prepare students for Dr. Tom Nash’s essential 3-session class, “Introduction to PC Video Editing with Corel VideoStudio,” which will start Saturday, March 31. Wolfgang’s class will familiarize students with the steps necessary to begin a video editing project and is also recommended for review by those already using Corel VideoStudio.

A new 3-session class in “Screenwriting for Fun and Profit, of Which There Is None” will have students reading and commenting on each other’s work under the guidance of retired TV comedy writer Phil Doran, starting Wednesday, June 13. Additional sessions may be added, depending on the response.

Classes are open to Video Club members. Non-members are invited to join the club at the first class meeting or in the Video Lab, open Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm. Membership in the Video Club costs $15 a year for one person, $20 for two at the same address. In addition to classes, members can earn certificates in the use of Video Studio equipment (cameras, audio, and switcher) and/or schedule individual coaching sessions on specific video topics.

For more information, contact Dr. Tom Nash, Vice President and Learning Opportunities Director, tom@tomnash.net, 714-381-0781.


Learn (or Review) PC Video Editing with Two Essential Classes

See below for a special NEW class from Wolfgang Kutter.

Tom Nash 1-17-15Starting Saturday, March 31, Dr. Tom Nash (left)will again offer his three-session class, “Introduction to PC Video Editing with Corel VideoStudio.” This class is the foundation for video-making — if you’re a PC user who wants to get those video clips off your memory cards and onto a big screen TV or YouTube where family and friends can enjoy your creative work. It’s also the foundation for building real videos out of 35mm slides, photos, old movies, and videotapes. Click here for flier.

Take this class if you want to make videos using your PC computer! Take it for review if you want to improve your skills.

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Sessions will be held March 31, April 7, 14, from 10 am to noon in the Video Lab. No pre-registration required. $15 for members, $30 for non-members (includes 2018 club membership). Individual sessions $5. We expect to have three new computers up and operating and to have all Lab computers equipped with the latest VideoStudio X10 software – both purchased through our 2017 grant from the Golden Rain Foundation.Use a Lab computer or bring your own laptop, equipped with Corel VideoStudio X7 or later. For more information, contact Tom at tom@tomnash.net , 714 381-0781.

Tom will offer a follow-up one-session class, “Multi-Track Video Editing with Corel VideoStudio,” on Saturday, April 21, for those interested in undertaking more advanced projects.ng Kutter (below) hascreated a new class to help those who plan to take Tom Nash’s video editing class (above) or who already use VideoStudio. Click here for flier.

Learn to Make Movies Fast with Apple Clips, Class Starts April 2

Stephanie Brasher 11-16-sm“It’s fun, it’s easy, and it can be learned in a few hours! Think of it as a way to send video greeting cards.” That’s how Stephanie Brasher (left) describes Apple Clips, the iPad and iPhone app to be covered in her upcoming three-session class, “Movie-Making for Beginners with Apple Clips,” Monday, April 2, 9, and 16, 10 am-noon in the Video Lab. Stephanie’s first Clips class (below), offered last fall, has been rescheduled by popular demand with a third session added so students can more readily finish and share their videos. Click here for flier.

“Send someone a personalized birthday message, tell them you’re thinking of them, show off your adorable pet, or announce the birth of a new grandchild,” suggests Stephanie. “With your iPhone or iPad, you can stitch together photos and videos, add music and animated titles, and even give your videos and photos a ‘comic book’ effect!”

Clips Comic Book EffectIntroduced just a year ago, Apple’s “Clips” app is an all-new video and editing tool, designed to create expressive videos easily. Unlike iMovie, “Clips” is not designed for making larger video projects. It produces video in a square format much like Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook Stories. Your movie can be created and shared in 1080 HD. “Clips” can be downloaded on devices running iOS 10.3 or later (iPhones 5S or newer, iPad Mini 2 or later). PLEASE DOWNLOAD APP BEFORE ATTENDING CLASS. Pre-registration not required.

$15 for members, $30 for non-members (includes 2018 club membership). For more information, contact Stephanie at sjgardiner1@gmail.com or 949-583-1231.

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Could you use a little coaching in some aspect of video production or editing? As a benefit to club members, we have experienced coaches who are ready and able to help with specific issues. Send an email to lagunawoodsvideoclub@gmail.com describing the kind of help you need. We will match you up with a coach. $10-an-hour suggested donation to the Video Club.

For help editing in iMovie on the Mac, contact Steve Carman, steve.carman@mac.com, 424-254-6583, or Al Koch at amkoch@comline.com, 949-825-8107.

For help editing in Corel VideoStudio on the PC, contact Wolfgang Kutter at  wkrkutter@comline.com,  949-457-1259, or Ralph Vanderlinds at RalphVanderlinde@yahoo.com, 949-677-5076.

For help editing in Pinnacle 15 and 19 on the PC, contact Chuck Hale at classic2@comline.com, 949-770-4589.

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You can strengthen your shooting skills through our Videography Certification Program. In one-on-one or small-group sessions, we will take you through the steps with the advanced prosumer equipment in our Video Studio (see Videography Certification Program check sheet). We’ll show you how, then let you do it. When you’ve gotten all the items signed off, we will issue a certificate attesting to your competence and add you to our list of Certified Videographers.

Through certification, you will be qualified to use equipment in the Video Studio. Videography Certification is for members only. For more information, contact Vice President Dr. Tom Nash, head of our Learning Opportunities Commitee,  tom@tomnash.net, 714 381-0781.

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