Create Quick Video for the Web

Shoot, edit, and encode online video

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  • Discussions Mondays 8-9pm ET, 4 sessions full schedule

Learn how to write a video script and light, shoot, and edit your footage. We'll also show you how to broadcast your brand content or creative project on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

We'll explore examples of engaging online video, discuss the cameras and microphones you'll need, and teach you the basics of shooting, editing, and distributing your content.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Integrate video into your content plan
  • Draft and edit video scripts
  • Light, record, and shoot video for the web
  • Select the software programs you need to know
  • Post and tag your entries on YouTube and Vimeo to attract new viewers

By the end of class, you will have:

A video posted to YouTube or Vimeo and the skills to complete new projects going forward.

Karen Nourse teaches in the graduate MFA program at Parsons: The New School for Design. She received great praise and four awards for her entry into the 48 Hour Film Festival in NYC in June 2009, where she won Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Musical Composition, and Best Supporting Actor for her film The Gift. She and her partner Zachary won the WNYC Radio Soundcheck Music Video contest for the video she produced for The Fiery Furnaces song The End is Near. Additionally, she heads the video department at Guideposts magazine and owns a growing content development company, To see links to all of her work, visit

  • "Karen had tons of experience. The class was a focused group wanting to further their understanding of Final Cut and how it could help their careers. Thanks, Karen!"

    Kathleen Drew

  • "Karen is a hands-on, caring, knowledgeable instructor. She's always ready with advice -- from equipment to buy to edits to make. By the end of the class I felt much more confident using this complicated program than I would ever have thought walking in."

    Carolyn Crapo