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 television and the web. 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.
Workshops are FREE to Eagle County residents and nonprofits. Once you've completed a workshop and become a member (there is a nominal fee for nonprofits and residents who live outside Vail and Avon to become members), you'll have free access to the equipment you've learned about. Find out more about the opportunities afforded to HFAM members.
All workshops are offered once a month. Check out the schedule at right for dates, times and registration.
Orientation is offered at the beginning of the Intro to Field Production Workshop. You’ll get a tour of our facility, discover the story of community access television, learn about our Policies and Procedures and fill out paperwork to become a HFAM 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, mount cameras on a tripod to get a stable image, and set up lights when natural light is lacking. You’ll also get hands-on practice shooting footage that you’ll use to piece together a tutorial or short video in the Final Cut X Basics workshop.
Want to learn the basics of computer video editing? This workshop is for you. We’ll show you how to navigate Final Cut X, learn to piece together video clips with effective cuts, spice up your project with b-roll, lay down an audio track under your footage, create simple but effective graphics and export a final video for the web, social media or broadcast.