Courses

All classes at The Peoples Channel are 100% on-demand and 100% personalized to fit your needs. 

To schedule your class, just give us a call (919-960-0088), send us an email (zander@thepeopleschannel.org), or drop by the station. We'll find a time that works for you.

Our course catalogue covers all the key elements of video production. Start with our Panasonic AC90 Camera Certification. Then, enhance your skillset with the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera and the GoPro Hero3+. Finally, hone your editing skills with tutorials on Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and DVD Studio Pro, along with our free monthly workshop on iMovie.

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Panasonic AC90 Camera Certification | 2 hours | $50

prerequisites: none

Completing this course entitles you to free checkouts of the AC90 camera - as well as tripods, microphones, and other accessories -- for the duration of your membership.   

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Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera | 1 hour | $35

prerequisites: Panasonic AC90 Camera Certification 

This is a special camera. It's a DSLR camera engineered specifically for your cinematic video productions. Our Black Magic kit includes a top-notch Panasonic Lumix 12mm-35mm lens. 

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GoPro Hero3+ | 1 hour | $25

prerequisites: none 

Tiny, versatile, and powerful. We'll cover what you can do with the GoPro (from strapping it to your head and taking a bike ride to mounting it to your dashboard for your evening commute). Bring your smartphone so you can take advance of the awesome GoPro app!

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Light Kit Certification | 1 hour | $25

prerequisites: Panasonic AC90 Camera Certification 

Our light kits are manufactured by Lowell and come with three lights each, as well as stands, umbrellas, a softbox, and gels. This class will teach you how to light for an interview, for a narrative movie, or for whatever you might create! We'll also address lighting safety. 

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Final Cut Pro Tutorial | $30/hour

prerequisites: none 

Final Cut Pro is our go-to editing program. We'll teach you the tricks and tools you'll need to edit beautifully. Learn how to import footage, splice it, superimpose it, color-correct it, add titles and images, create transitions, manipulate sound, export for the web or DVD, and more! 

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Adobe Premiere Tutorial | $30/hour

prerequisites: none 

Adobe Premiere is another powerful editing program. It's compatible with both Macs and PCs, and does everything Final Cut Pro does -- just differently!   

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial | $30/hour

prerequisites: none 

Whether you want to create unique titles or graphics for your video or enhance your digital photographs, Photoshop is the way to go. You'll leave this tutorial with a knowledge of Photoshop's foundations, as well as whatever specialized techniques you're interested in.   

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 Adobe After Effects Advanced Tutorial | $30/hour

prerequisites: Proficiency w/ Photoshop and Premiere/Final Cut Pro 

 If you're interested in taking your titles and motion graphics to the next level, After Effects is the application for you. Learn the ins and outs of integrating sophisticated motion graphics, titling, and compositing into your video production.   

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DVD Studio Pro Advanced Tutorial | $30/hour

prerequisites: Proficiency w/ Photoshop and Premiere/Final Cut Pro 

Learn to create a customized look for your DVD. We'll combine Photoshop with this powerful DVD-authoring application to build a one-of-a-kind menu for your video production.  

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