Upcoming Classes

  • CreaTV San José

    Orientation

    Want to know more about CreaTV? Learn about the resources available to help you tell your story. Find out why you should become a member!

    When: July 13 | 5:30-6:30 pm

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  • DSLR Camera Basics

    Combined Camera Basics

    This class is designed to teach you the basics of using a JVC 500 video camera and Sony A7lll camera. We'll cover essential topics such as how to adjust settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, as well as how to compose and capture well-exposed videos and images.

    If you're looking to become more comfortable with these cameras, this is the class for you!

    When: July 27 | 5:30-7:30 pm

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    Copaganda Clapback

    Are you a journalist, media maker, community member, or organizer based in the Bay Area interested in fighting back against copaganda and misinformation/disinformation?

    Join us and MediaJustice to build knowledge on copaganda and the impacts of misinformation/disinformation in our communities.

    When: TBD

  • Roses to Reels

    Roses to Reels

    Join SVBC and CreaTV for a FREE, family-friendly ride to CreaTV's HQ in Downtown San Jose for a free screening of "Bicycle Thieves"! This short and slow guided ride will begin at the beautiful Municipal Rose Garden (whose roses should be in full swing in May!) before meandering along San Jose's Better Bikeways West to East routes to enjoy some coffee/snacks from San Jose's very own Nirvana Soul.

    After our quick pick-me-up, we will finish our ride with the short jaunt (.5 mile) to CreaTV's HQ Open San José, where we will be watching a screening of the cult classic Italian screenplay from 1948, "Bicycle Thieves". After the movie, we will lead a guided ride back to the Rose Garden.

    When: TBD

  • Camera

    Intermediate Camera

    This intermediate-level class is designed for individuals who have some experience with video cameras and want to take their skills to the next level. We'll cover advanced techniques such as manual focus, white balance, exposure control, and audio capture, as well as exploring different shooting styles and angles to create more dynamic and visually interesting videos.

    Additionally, we'll discuss how to select the appropriate codec for your specific project, ensuring the highest quality output. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and confidence to create professional-quality videos and take your video production to the next level.

    When: TBD

  • Editing

    Intro to Premiere Pro

    This hour and a half introductory course in Premiere Pro is perfect for those who have already completed our basic course in Premiere Rush, have some basic video editing experience, as well as individuals who are comfortable navigating new digital interfaces.

    In this class, you'll learn how to use Premiere Pro to create engaging and professional-looking videos, from importing and organizing footage to adding transitions, effects, and audio. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and confidence to start editing your own videos in Premiere Pro.

    When: TBD

  • Editing

    Editing Basics

    Are you looking to edit videos? Come learn a crash course in video editing through Adobe's Premiere Rush. In this two hour course, you will learn all the essential lessons of non-linear editing through a simple interface.

    When: TBD
     

  • Microphone and Headphones

    Podcast Basics

    Podcast Basics covers everything you need to know to plan, record, publish, and promote your very original podcast.

    When: TBD
     

  • Camera

    Camera Basics

    In this beginner course, you will learn basic camera operation skills that are transferrable across different camera models.

    When: TBD
     

     

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    Preproduction and the Project Lifecycle

    Have a video project you want to complete but not sure where to start? This class will teach you how to plan and take the steps needed to make an idea become a finished product!

    When: TBD
     

  • Iphones

    Vertical Cinematography

    A 2-hour course where students will learn the ins and outs of shooting content for a vertical format. Whether you are looking to shoot on your mobile device to post on social media sites like TikTok or Instagram, or on a more robust camera system like a Sony or Canon for commercial purposes, students will leave this class with a better understanding of all things vertical cinema.

    While this class is majority focused on the production and shooting of vertical content, techniques for handling vertical footage during planning/pre-production and editing/post-production will also be touched on. Students will leave this class with newfound confidence in camerawork and will be eager to try out some of the new abilities and tricks they have picked up.

    When: TBD
     

  • Light

    DIY Lighting

    When it comes to creative projects, it's easy to get overwhelmed. It can feel like you need special training and expensive equipment to get superior lighting in your photos and videos. We're here to tell you that's not true!

    DIY Lighting offers a crash course in lighting to give you the basic skills to elevate your projects. This class is modeled to use everyday objects to their fullest potential in your studio, wherever that happens to be!

    Join us for an afternoon of learning, collaboration, and hands-on experience. No need to bring anything but your phone, your creativity, and your lovely self!

    When: TBD
     

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    Editing Photos in Lightroom

    In this 2-hour course, students will learn the basics of photo editing through Adobe’s premiere editing software, Lightroom. Topics covered include basic editing skills like exposure manipulation and composition theory to advanced techniques like optics control and color theory.

    Although not recommended for first time editors, students are also encouraged to bring in a maximum of 1 example they wish to edit and would be able to follow along and edit their creation in real time.

    By the end of the class, students leave the space with profound techniques and tricks that will not only make editing photos in the future more enjoyable and fun, but also elevate their own photos for social media, content creation, or any other avenue of work that requires photo editing.

    When: TBD
     

  • Orientation

    Orientation

    Want to know more about CreaTV? Learn about the resources available to help you tell your story. Find out why you should become a member!

    When: TBD