CLASSES

Learn video production skills – and lots more – at PADNET

PADNET offers classes in everything you need to know to create your own videos. Free access to our video equipment, filming studios, and editing suites comes with completing certain courses (detailed below) plus a current PADNET membership.

Producing at PADNET 1 is our free orientation class, and a pre-requisite for every other class we offer. So, take that one first before you dive into a specific topic.

If you have a group of four or more individuals, we’re happy to coordinate a special day and time for a group training. Contact us or call 562-216-4640 for information.

    Class Policies

  • You must register at least 48 hours in advance. No walk-ins.
  • We require a minimum of three students to hold a class. If we get fewer than three, we may cancel.
  • If your class is canceled, we’ll contact you to reschedule or issue a refund.

Producing

CERTIFICATION CLASS

Get an introduction to the media resources available at PADNET! Learn how to gain free access to equipment, studios, and edit suites through our media training classes. We’ll also cover policies and procedures.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Get an introduction to the media resources available at PADNET! Learn how to gain free access to equipment, studios, and edit suites through our media training classes. We’ll also cover policies and procedures.

See Syllabus

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Ready to create your own show? Take this class to learn the basics of producing videos in both the field and studio. Topics include show development for content creation, filming techniques, and planning your production from start to finish.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Ready to create your own show? Take this class to learn the basics of producing videos in both the field and studio. Topics include show development for content creation, filming techniques, and planning your production from start to finish.

See Syllabus

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Create a short, simple video for broadcast in this 3-hour workshop. We’ll plan a production, film your ideas, and edit the finished product. Each class will focus on a different genre, style, or show format such as short films, public service announcements (PSAs), how-to videos, talk shows, music videos, game shows, and more! Check our Instagram and Twitter feeds or Facebook Page to find the latest theme of the class.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Create a short, simple video for broadcast in this 3-hour workshop. We’ll plan a production, film your ideas, and edit the finished product. Each class will focus on a different genre, style, or show format such as short films, public service announcements (PSAs), how-to videos, talk shows, music videos, game shows, and more! Check our Instagram and Twitter feeds or Facebook Page to find the latest theme of the class. See Syllabus

Field Production

CERTIFICATION CLASS

We’ll cover everything you need to know to set up a field production. Learn how to operate one of our Canon 5D mark iii cameras as well as shooting techniques, recording audio, equipment setup and breakdown, and how to check out equipment from PADNET.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

We’ll cover everything you need to know to set up a field production. Learn how to operate one of our Canon 5D mark iii cameras as well as shooting techniques, recording audio, equipment setup and breakdown, and how to check out equipment from PADNET.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Take it outside! Learn how to set up a production in the field. This class offers hands on training with the JVC 150/200 camcorder: camera operation, shooting techniques, recording audio, and proper setup and breakdown. We’ll also cover how to check out PADNET equipment.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Take it outside! Learn how to set up a production in the field. This class offers hands on training with the JVC 150/200 camcorder: camera operation, shooting techniques, recording audio, and proper setup and breakdown. We’ll also cover how to check out PADNET equipment.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Shoot better video with your phone by using stabilizers. This class offers hands‐on training with the DJI Osmo Mobile and Steadicam Smoothee. You’ll also learn shooting techniques, composition, and how to check out PADNET equipment.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Shoot better video with your phone by using stabilizers. This class offers hands‐on training with the DJI Osmo Mobile and Steadicam Smoothee. You’ll also learn shooting techniques, composition, and how to check out PADNET equipment.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Don’t know how to set up lights in the field? Take this class to find out. We’ll get our hands on the Lowel light kit, gels, umbrellas, reflectors, and on camera lights. You’ll also learn how to setup and breakdown the equipment, and how to check it out for your next project.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Don’t know how to set up lights in the field? Take this class to find out. We’ll get our hands on the Lowel light kit, gels, umbrellas, reflectors, and on camera lights. You’ll also learn how to setup and breakdown the equipment, and how to check it out for your next project.

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Studio Production

CERTIFICATION CLASS

This class covers how to prepare and plan your studio production. We’ll discuss show formats, scheduling, and seeking crew. You’ll get to create graphics using Inscriber, operate the teleprompter, adjust the studio lights, and operate the dimmer board.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

This class covers how to prepare and plan your studio production. We’ll discuss show formats, scheduling, and seeking crew. You’ll get to create graphics using Inscriber, operate the teleprompter, adjust the studio lights, and operate the dimmer board.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Learn how to operate the studio cameras and pedestals, and how to connect microphones and monitor audio levels using the audio mixer. We’ll also discuss composition, safety protocol, and how the floor manager acts as a liaison between the studio floor and the control room.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Learn how to operate the studio cameras and pedestals, and how to connect microphones and monitor audio levels using the audio mixer. We’ll also discuss composition, safety protocol, and how the floor manager acts as a liaison between the studio floor and the control room.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

How do you manage a production crew? We’ll cover the proper directing techniques in this class, as well as operating a video switcher for editing live‐to‐tape. You’ll also get in‐depth training on Broadcast Pix software to add video clips, photos, titles, and virtual sets to a production using the green screen.

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

How do you manage a production crew? We’ll cover the proper directing techniques in this class, as well as operating a video switcher for editing live‐to‐tape. You’ll also get in‐depth training on Broadcast Pix software to add video clips, photos, titles, and virtual sets to a production using the green screen.

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Green Screen Lighting

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Learn how to operate The Hub’s Multi-Cam Studio in a green screen environment. This advanced class offers hands-on training with The Hub’s studio lights, green screen wall, and setting up Virtual Sets in Broadcast Pix.

We don’t require prerequisites for this class, but we do highly recommend taking the Studio 1, Studio 2, and Studio 3 classes first to gain full knowledge of, and free access to, the Multi-Cam Studio.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Learn how to operate The Hub’s Multi-Cam Studio in a green screen environment. This advanced class offers hands-on training with The Hub’s studio lights, green screen wall, and setting up Virtual Sets in Broadcast Pix.

We don’t require prerequisites for this class, but we do highly recommend taking the Studio 1, Studio 2, and Studio 3 classes first to gain full knowledge of, and free access to, the Multi-Cam Studio.

See Syllabus

Editing

CERTIFICATION CLASS

Take this class to learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing. You’ll create sequences using video clips, audio files, transitions, effects, and titles. Then we’ll cover export your files and upload them for broadcast on PADNET TV.

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*Editing exams are available for $25 to bypass the Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X editing classes.

CERTIFICATION CLASS

Take this class to learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing. You’ll create sequences using video clips, audio files, transitions, effects, and titles. Then we’ll cover export your files and upload them for broadcast on PADNET TV.

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*Editing exams are available for $25 to bypass the Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X editing classes.

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

You’ve taken the Beginner class. Now you’re ready to learn Premiere Pro’s more advanced post-production techniques: color correction, chroma key, key frames, and masking.

Prerequisites: Editing: Premiere Pro 1 or pass the Premiere Pro 1 editing exam

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

You’ve taken the Beginner class. Now you’re ready to learn Final Cut Pro X’s more advanced post-production techniques: color correction, chroma key, key frames, and multi-cam editing.

Prerequisites: Editing: Final Cut Pro X (Beginner) or pass the Final Cut Pro X editing exam

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CERTIFICATION CLASS

Learn how to edit video using Final Cut Pro X. Create sequences using video clips, audio files, transitions, effects, and titles. Export files and upload for broadcast on PADNET TV.

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*Editing exams are available for $25 to bypass the Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X editing classes.

CERTIFICATION CLASS

Learn how to edit video using Final Cut Pro X. Create sequences using video clips, audio files, transitions, effects, and titles. Export files and upload for broadcast on PADNET TV.

See syllabus

 

*Editing exams are available for $25 to bypass the Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X editing classes.

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

You’ve taken the Beginner class. Now you’re ready to learn Final Cut Pro X’s more advanced post-production techniques: color correction, chroma key, key frames, and multi-cam editing.

Prerequisites: Editing: Final Cut Pro X (Beginner) or pass the Final Cut Pro X editing exam

See Syllabus

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

You’ve taken the Beginner class. Now you’re ready to learn Final Cut Pro X’s more advanced post-production techniques: color correction, chroma key, key frames, and multi-cam editing.

Prerequisites: Editing: Final Cut Pro X (Beginner) or pass the Final Cut Pro X editing exam

See Syllabus

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Using Adobe After Effects, you can animate and create motion graphics for visual effects in your videos. This class provides an overview of the software tools, compositing, manipulating shapes, and how to use keyframes.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Using Adobe After Effects, you can animate and create motion graphics for visual effects in your videos. This class provides an overview of the software tools, compositing, manipulating shapes, and how to use keyframes.

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Screenwriting and Performance

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Get more comfortable and creative on stage or in front of the camera! Improvisation is a form of live theater where characters and plot are made up in the moment. Developing improv skills can help you get better at hosting, debating, public speaking, and any kind of performance. It can also be a lot of fun.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Get more comfortable and creative on stage or in front of the camera! Improvisation is a form of live theater where characters and plot are made up in the moment. Developing improv skills can help you get better at hosting, debating, public speaking, and any kind of performance. It can also be a lot of fun.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

New to screenwriting? Learn the basic principles in this class. We’ll focus on the importance of characters, but we’ll also discuss the three-act structure, conflict, dialogue, and standard screenwriting format. We’ll review movie clips and corresponding scripts to illustrate various ideas.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

New to screenwriting? Learn the basic principles in this class. We’ll focus on the importance of characters, but we’ll also discuss the three-act structure, conflict, dialogue, and standard screenwriting format. We’ll review movie clips and corresponding scripts to illustrate various ideas.

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Photo Editing and Graphic Design

EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Learn how to edit, modify, and retouch photos using Adobe Photoshop. In this class, you’ll use the tools to adjust size, color, lighting, and add filter effects. We’ll also prepare and export finished images for print, web, and video projects.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Learn how to edit, modify, and retouch photos using Adobe Photoshop. In this class, you’ll use the tools to adjust size, color, lighting, and add filter effects. We’ll also prepare and export finished images for print, web, and video projects.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

In the second class of this series, you’ll continue to do everything you did in the first class—getting better and gaining confidence. We’ll edit, modify, add text, and retouch photos and use the tools to adjust size, color, transform, lighting, and add filter effects. When you’re done, you’ll prepare and export your images to use in print, web, and video projects.

Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop: Intro to Photo Editing 1

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

In the second class of this series, you’ll continue to do everything you did in the first class—getting better and gaining confidence. We’ll edit, modify, add text, and retouch photos and use the tools to adjust size, color, transform, lighting, and add filter effects. When you’re done, you’ll prepare and export your images to use in print, web, and video projects.

Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop: Intro to Photo Editing 1

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Learn how to design, edit, and modify graphics using Adobe Photoshop. We’ll create projects and use the tools to adjust size, color, transform, and add filter effects. You’ll also learn how to prepare and export images for postcards, flyers, social media posts, and video projects.

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EXPERT CONTENT CLASS

Learn how to design, edit, and modify graphics using Adobe Photoshop. We’ll create projects and use the tools to adjust size, color, transform, and add filter effects. You’ll also learn how to prepare and export images for postcards, flyers, social media posts, and video projects.

See Syllabus