UPDATE: The Aug. 11-12 video workshop is sold out. Please check back here for upcoming dates. Thanks!

Do you want to learn how to film and edit a video? We can teach you! Claudia Escobar and I are teaching a two-day video workshop on Aug. 11-12, 2012, and we’d love to have you join us.

Ramona Wheelwright and Kevin Lee editing their video on bicycles in the Mission.

The weekend workshop will cover the basics of shooting and editing video. We’ll explain how to use the camera gear and how to set up and conduct video interviews, then send you out into the Mission to shoot. Afterward, we’ll teach you how to put it all together in a short video.

In May we taught a group of 10 students how to shoot on a DSLR camera and how to edit using Final Cut Pro. Here’s your chance to learn too. Get your ticket here!

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Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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  1. Anyone who is curious as to how to wield a DSLR to shoot videos or how to maneuver in the Final Cut Pro galaxy, this Mission Local course is essential.

    Hélène and Claudia (who taught the previous class) are fantastic teachers – knowledgeable, personable and patient. They shared their experiences from the frontlines of hyperlocal, multimedia journalism. Our class had a mix of working photographers, curious hobbyists and myself, a visually challenged print reporter looking to pick up some tips in a different medium.

    By the end of the class, I actually could explain what aperture and white balance were, and how those concepts applied to my video shooting. I learned some basic techniques on videography and editing, and I picked up some new insights on interviewing as well. For someone who came in with a modicum of experience shooting videos or photos, I’m a better photographer, videographer and journalist for taking this class. Highly recommended.

    1. We’re happy you liked the class so much Kevin. It was great to have you! Helene