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Effective March 13, High Five Access Media is suspending open studio hours, equipment checkout, and workshops in response to the spread of coronavirus. We hope to resume our operations, in a modified manner, in the near future.

High Five Access Media is dedicated to offering Eagle County residents, students and nonprofits the opportunity to learn about media production so you can express your ideas and advocate for a cause on local cable television and the internet. Our workshops offer you the chance to pursue a career, continue learning, chase a hobby, and get the word out about your nonprofit. You create the idea, we provide the equipment and know how.

The first step is to take an orientation. Then become a member, which is $50 for three nonprofit representatives, $40 for a family of four or $25 for residents who live outside Vail and Avon. Find out more about the opportunities afforded to HFAM members. Basic workshops are FREE for Eagle County residents and nonprofits. Once you've completed a workshop, you'll have free access to the equipment you've learned about. 

Orientation and basic workshops are offered once a month. Check out the schedule at right for dates, times and registration.



  • summer youth camp

    Each July, High Five Access Media offers youth ages 14 to 18 the opportunity to learn the basics of video production and create a project of their own during an intensive, week-long summer camp. Email for details or to register.

  • Orientation is offered each month before Camera Basics. You’ll get a tour of our facility, discover the story of community access television, learn about our meager rules and fill out paperwork to become a member.

  • This workshop gives you the skills to get out there and start creating video. Learn how to compose and expose an image, get familiar with basic operations of our Canon cameras, select the right microphone to capture clear audio and mount cameras on a tripod to get a stable image. You’ll also get hands-on practice shooting footage that you’ll use to piece together a tutorial or short video in Editing Basics.

  • Want to learn the basics of computer video editing? This workshop is for you. We’ll show you how to navigate Final Cut X, piece together video clips with effective cuts, spice up your project with b-roll, lay down an audio track, create simple graphics, and export a final video for the web, social media or broadcast.