Spring 2023 Workshops
Become a Community Producer
Spring is in the air, and so is our new workshop schedule! If you are an aspiring filmmaker who wants to learn how to create high-quality videos for television, social media, and online platforms, you’ll want to sign up for these workshops.
High Five believe that everyone deserves access to digital media, and works towards democratizing media through these free and low-cost workshops. Beyond the workshops, High Five provides free training, mentorship, and equipment resources that help Community Producers achieve their goals.
The video production workshop series is suitable for all levels of experience, from beginner to novice to advanced. Community Producers have checked out our equipment for free to create serialized interview shows, feature-length travel documentaries and more.
High Five Media has also recently added a Volunteer Practice Night at the studio for any participants from this series of workshops to come in and practice their skills in a two-camera studio shoot. This workshop is offered at a time that’s most convenient for participants following the Camera Basics and Editing Basics workshops.
Newcomers should start by becoming a member and attending a virtual member orientation session. Membership is free to residents of Vail and Avon, $25 for other Eagle County residents, $40 for a family of four and $50 for local nonprofits. During Orientation, members will learn more about what’s possible with membership.
Virtual Orientation - FREE
Mobile Video Workshop - FREE
Tuesday, April 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Register
Learn how to use your smart device and maximize its capabilities to express your artistry through video. We’ll show you the basics of composing and exposing an image, as well as editing on the same device. This workshop is a great introduction to video production and High Five Access Media, and a springboard to other opportunities to hone your video production and media-making skills.
Please bring your Android or Apple device to the workshop.
Camera Basics - FREE
Tuesday, May 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m. - Register
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.
Editing Basics - FREE
Tuesday, May 30, 5:30 to 8 p.m. - Register
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.
Advanced Camera Workshop - $40
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Register
Take your camera skills to the next level. Learn advanced techniques to create amazing images using our DSLR video camera and accessories.
High Five Access Media is a nonprofit, noncommercial, grassroots community access media center that is available on Comcast Channel 5 and anywhere, online. HFAM provides coverage of local government meetings, and offers free media education workshops each month to valley residents and nonprofits so they can learn about video production, check out video equipment for free, and express their ideas and advocate for a cause on cable television and online. To learn more about the opportunities to get involved, visit www.highfivemedia.org.