Workshop Series on Using Video and Social Media

Central Northeast Neighbors and Portland Community Media:

Reach more people! Learn how to tell your stories with video! You can make community media, too!

SmartAccess™ Center at Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition (CNN) Opens October 27th!

What: FREE Orientation to the new SmartAccess™ Center: overview and goals of SmartAccess™ workshops, the history and mission of Portland Community Media, the role that community media plays in civic life and community engagement through civic media, advocacy and storytelling. It’s also a celebration of this new and exciting partnership!

When: Tuesday, October 27th 6:30-8:30 pm. This orientation is required and a prerequisite to participate in any of the workshops below offered at CNN.

Where: Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) 4415 NE 87th, just north of Sandy Blvd. (the location for all workshops)

How to register for the Orientation, Workshops, and Language Interpretation: Please email Cece Hughley Noel, SmartAccess™ Administrator at Portland Community Media, 503-288-1515 x121

SmartAccess™ Center Fall Workshops at CNN

DIY Video: Using Your Camcorder to Produce and Share Videos
DIY Video covers how to effectively use your camcorder or Flip video camera to produce the best possible results. Selected topics covered will include affordable lighting options, consumer grade cameras, inexpensive microphones, and low-cost or free editing software! [Participants need to bring their own camcorder/camera to this interactive workshop.]
Tues., Nov. 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm or Thurs., Nov. 5 6:30 – 8:30 pm Capacity: 8 participants, 1 session – $10

Social Networking: Using Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn
This workshop is an introduction to using the internet and new media tools to effectively communicate on the web. Participants will be able to set up an online social networking account, using tools such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn to share information about their group, cause or organization. [Participants need to have basic keyboard skills and an email address to sign on to services.]
Tues., Nov. 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm or Thurs., Nov. 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Capacity: 8 participants, 1 session – $10

Social Media: Getting Your Videos on the Web
This introductory workshop will help you learn how to upload videos from your camera or other source onto web sites, such as YouTube™ or Participants will learn tips and tricks for shooting, editing, compressing and uploading to the web and how to effectively use the net to increase views and networking opportunities. [Participants should bring a QuickTime clip less than five minutes long that they would like to upload or a sample video can be provided.]
Tues., Nov. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm or November 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Capacity: 8 participants, 1 session – $10

*Register for the series and pay only $25 for all three classes!

Are you curious about community media? Take a look at this project from a recent workshop. To see an example of what you can do Click Here!

More information will be posted on the CNN web site