Video Club offering exciting classes this fall, winter

In the largest lineup of classes yet (14 total), the Video Club kicks off fall with introductory video editing for both PC and Mac users. Download the course fliers -- Corel VideoStudio for PC and iMovie for Mac. Both classes start in September, so don't delay in enrolling today! Other classes cover a wide range – from learning to use YouTube and smartphone video-making to multi-camera studio production. Check out the class schedule here!

The club is hosting a new class aimed at helping members craft their entries in the Annual Short Video Contest, which culminates with winners announced at the “Academy” Awards Banquet in February. Led by Dr. Tom Nash, “Making Award-Winning Short Videos” is a 3-session class that takes place from 10 a.m. to noon starting Saturday, October 7 in the Video Lab and Studio. Cost is $15.
Other new classes focus on multi-track PC video editing in Corel VideoStudio; performing at your best for the camera; using Apple's easy and clever new Clips app to make videos on your iPhone/iPad; the role of the producer in videomaking; making travel videos people will love; and introductory animation techniques.
Tom Nash, who taught video production for many years at Biola University, is the club's VP and Learning Opportunities Director. He set up the new schedule of classes with assistance from Lucy Parker and Betsy Martin.
All classes are for members only. No pre-registration is required. Cost averages $5 per session. In addition to formal classes, club members can also earn certificates and schedule individual tutoring sessions on specific video topics. For more information, contact or 714-381-0781.

Other Club News:

At the club's next Project Day on Monday, September 11, Video Club Secretary Stephanie Brasher will show her clever videos made with Apple's new Clips app for iPhone and iPad. The session is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Video Lab and is free to all residents and their guests. If you're an iPhone or iPad user, don't miss the chance to see what this appealing app can do. You can also learn more about Stephanie's class regarding making easy and fun videos with Clips that starts November 8 (see class schedule). Stephanie will also show entertaining short videos and trailers made with iMovie.

Lisa Aoki, John Kelly and Betsy Martin of Video One will also present the video they recently made for the Garden Centers Club along with Video One Co-Facilitator Lucy Parker showing two 30-second “get-out-the-vote” videos made for use this fall on Village Television to boost interest in United and Third Mutual elections. One video is a husband-and-wife “breakfast drama” starring Phil Doran and Ellen Van Houten that was shot by John Kelly in Tom Nash's dining room. The other is an animation by Lucy Parker involving voice-overs by five different voice actors. Held quarterly, Project Day is when club members share recent work or work-in-progress for discussion and feedback. For more information or to become a presenter, contact Betsy Martin at or 707-540-1955.

In other exciting news, be sure to mark your calendar for the September 21 general meeting focused on “Making Travel Videos” presented by Wolfgang Kutter. The meeting is free to members and residents. Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m. in the Video Lab. Click here for flier.

Wolfgang's many European trips with wife Karin have resulted in tons of travel video clips to edit.

“I'll explain various editing steps which can be applied to improve your travel videos,” he said. “I'll show a 22-minute travel video taken during one of our trips to Southern France to demonstrate how these steps were used. I use the Corel VideoStudio editing program, but other editing software has very similar capabilities.” 

Wolfgang has helped many members improve their editing skills through the Corel Forum. He will field questions after the presentation. 


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