Create Quick Video for the Web

Learn how to shoot, edit, and encode online video

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  • Saturday 10am-4pm ET, 1 session full schedule

Learn how to write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit it, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. We'll explore excellent examples of online video, discuss the cameras and microphones you'll need, and teach you to shoot, edit, and encode.

Equipment will be provided. Students do not need to own cameras.

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In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Improve content with video
  • Understand which programs you need to know
  • Tag your entries to attract new viewers
  • Know which formulas you can count on to work for this medium
  • Develop a style that keeps viewers coming back for more

By the end of class, you will have:

The skills to shoot, edit and encode video for the web. You will get hands-on experience with a Canon HDV camera, a walkthrough of Final Cut, and skills in shooting and editing.

Karen Nourse and Zachary Bennett have over 15 years of experience in digital video and media. Karen teaches digital video at Parsons: The New School for Design in the Design and Technology graduate program and Zachary has helped setup digital studios for NBC, IVillage and Additionally, he edited the acclaimed series Spain on the Road Again for PBS with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow. They have both been instrumental in creating and enhancing video blogs, web series, and specials for clients including The New Yorker, Vogue, IVillage, OnNetworks, MSN, Guideposts, Weight Watchers, Barefoot Books, and

  • "This course and the instructors were great! It was at the same time accessible and a stretch. They gave very practical lessons and tips, including gear and technique. They offered personalized feedback and kept our class moving so that every hour of live discussion was chock-full of learning. They were also very responsive offline and used the technology to post helpful information, links, recordings, etc."

    Didi Yunginger

  • "I have rarely had teachers with this combination of warmth, personality, and knowledge. Karen and Zachary know how to share and inspire."

    Rick Rodgers

  • "Karen and Zachary are approachable, knowledgeable, and have great insight. They shared so many crucial details about videography I didn't know before this class."

    Ebony Clark

  • "This course will give you everything you need to know to make the right decisions and financial investment to get started in digital media. You'll also learn costly mistakes to avoid."

    Victoria Wurdinger

  • "Karen and Zachary are very willing to share their hard-earned experience to help students produce compelling videos for the web. This was an action-packed course with a great deal of practical information."

    Kathleen McGrath

  • "This class was terrific. Karen and Zachary are excellent teachers and I highly recommend their class. You will walk away with new skills and the confidence to proceed!"

    Meryl Zegarek

  • "This course has inspired me. My mind is bubbling with ideas that I can't wait to try out."

    Jocelyn Sambira

  • "There was so much synergy between Karen and Zachary. They were truly inspirational and shared so much. I highly recommend this course and the instructors!"

    Lisandra Vazquez

  • "Karen and Zachary have a wide range of information that is informative and practical. Their style made it pleasant to learn in a small class enviornment."

    Christine Frisbee

  • "I recommend Karen and Zach to anyone interested in videomedia/multimedia. They are great teachers and provide details on all levels for how to create a good video."

    Anh Stack

  • "Karen and Zach are highly skilled video creators and have that rare gift of being able to communicate information in a manner where one can learn and also enjoy the process. This is a 5 star class."

    Barbara Taff

  • "Karen and Zach offer high quality content and exceptional instruction in a hands-on class that results in greater knowledge and a completed, professional-style video in ONE DAY. What an excellent way to jump start new skills or polish existing ones."

    Kathleen Melee