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Once you have some raw footage, the next step is editing it into a finished product.  There are a variety of ways to do this, including the old-fashioned double-VCR method.  What we're going to show you today is how easy it can be to quickly edit and publish digital video using Windows Movie Maker, which comes free with Windows and should be available on most PCs.  As a side note, if you have access to a Mac, many people prefer using iMovie, so that's something to look into as well.
 
Once you have some raw footage, the next step is editing it into a finished product.  There are a variety of ways to do this, including the old-fashioned double-VCR method.  What we're going to show you today is how easy it can be to quickly edit and publish digital video using Windows Movie Maker, which comes free with Windows and should be available on most PCs.  As a side note, if you have access to a Mac, many people prefer using iMovie, so that's something to look into as well.
  
Finally, we're going to show you what to do once you have a finished video.  Perhaps the easiest way to make your video available to a wide audience is to publish it online, and perhaps the easiest website to use (both for the publisher and the viewer) is [http://www.youtube.com YouTube].  YouTube does require that you join before posting, but all that requires is an email account.  We're going to demonstrate the process for you now, and hopefully by the end of the workshop you'll all have chance to record, edit and upload a video to YouTube yourselves.
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Finally, we're going to show you what to do once you have a finished video.  Perhaps the easiest way to make your video available to a wide audience is to publish it online, and perhaps the easiest website to use (both for the publisher and the viewer) is [http://www.youtube.com YouTube].  YouTube does require that you join before posting, but all that requires is an email account.  Also, if you're part of a 501(c)(3) organization, you can apparently sign up for a special "nonprofit" membership; they're also talking about giving away cameras, so you may want to look into that.
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We're going to demonstrate the process for you now, and hopefully by the end of the workshop you'll all have chance to record, edit and upload a video to YouTube yourselves.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:58, 12 October 2007

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Rondo Workshop Schedule -- A schedule of Monday night workshops at Rondo Library presented by St. Paul E-Democracy.

This is a draft outline of our workshop for Monday, October 15 at Rondo Library.

Please make suggestions, and feel free to edit this page.

For this workshop, it seems reasonable to ask that all participants be age 13 or older. (This is fine with the library. We've talked to them about this before.)

What is it?

Video can be a powerful medium, and with new internet tools it is easier than ever to produce and publish your own video clips.

What can you do with it?

Examples

How?

The basic steps in this process are:

  • Record
  • Edit
  • Publish

The biggest challenge may be getting access to a camera. If you don't have one (or a friend with one), you may be able to borrow one from the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (For more info, watch this video). SPNN requires that you become a member (fees range from $20 for limited income to $110 for a non-Minnesota resident) and that you take a certification class before checking out equipment (fees range from $10 - $40). They also have some restrictions on what you can film. SPNN does have a lot of nice equipment, however, and they offer a lot of classes and support, so membership may be something to look into even if you do have a camcorder at home.

Once you have some raw footage, the next step is editing it into a finished product. There are a variety of ways to do this, including the old-fashioned double-VCR method. What we're going to show you today is how easy it can be to quickly edit and publish digital video using Windows Movie Maker, which comes free with Windows and should be available on most PCs. As a side note, if you have access to a Mac, many people prefer using iMovie, so that's something to look into as well.

Finally, we're going to show you what to do once you have a finished video. Perhaps the easiest way to make your video available to a wide audience is to publish it online, and perhaps the easiest website to use (both for the publisher and the viewer) is YouTube. YouTube does require that you join before posting, but all that requires is an email account. Also, if you're part of a 501(c)(3) organization, you can apparently sign up for a special "nonprofit" membership; they're also talking about giving away cameras, so you may want to look into that.

We're going to demonstrate the process for you now, and hopefully by the end of the workshop you'll all have chance to record, edit and upload a video to YouTube yourselves.

Demonstration

Go through the process of uploading a video.

Participation

  • Possible questions:
    • What's your favorite thing about St. Paul?
    • <other ideas?>
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