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Producing videos encompasses consideration of many aspects of communication. Some are the selection of subject to be presented, the capabilities of available equipment and, in the current market, non-linear video editing (computer software) skills. Making commercial-quality movies and video programs requires even further knowledge of these creative possibilities. As technology advances and prices fall into more affordable ranges, video presentations are becoming more popular in many professions. Some include: teaching, government, traditional photography, real estate, marketing, medicine, and the ministry. Even if you’re only taking home videos, this program can help enhance your skills.

Videography Certificate   

Prince George’s Community College now offers a Continuing Education Certificate in Videography to students who successfully complete a three-course program.  Get professional hands-on training in digital videography from our experienced filmmaking instructors and gain the skills needed for your own film project.  Beginners and experienced filmmakers alike are welcome.   

As technology advances and prices fall into more affordable ranges, video presentations are becoming more popular in many professions. Some include teaching, government, traditional photography, real estate, marketing, medicine, and the ministry. Even if you’re only taking home videos, this program can help enhance your skills.   

 Requirements for the continuing education certificate include successful completion of the following courses:

• VID-308 Videography: Part 1

• VID-329 Videography: Part 2

• Any Final Cut Pro, Motion 5 or Adobe Premiere Pro .

Once a student has completed all of these requirements, he/she should call 301-322-0873 or e-mail for verification and to request a certificate.

NOTE: For additional courses relating to videography, see Apple-Based Technologies. This section includes training for Final Cut Pro, one of the most popular video editing applications used in professional settings and Adobe Premier Pro. 

  VID-308 Videography: Part 1     2.1 CEUs   

 This course, the first of a two part series offers hands-on camera, lighting and audio training. The student will also receive entry-level training in and examination of the many tools available for non-linear video editing using the Apple Final Cut Pro software program. Take this course before investing in your own equipment or bring your own camera to use during class to improve your skills.

7 sessions, $255* (includes a $55 lab fee)   

86079   M     1/26-3/16         6-9 p.m.        CAT-137

 VID-329 Videography: Part 2           2.1 CEUs     


In this class, the second of a two part series, the student will produce and edit a three minute video using pre-and post-production techniques learned in Part 1.  The student will be shown how to digitize footage and make a rough cut of a film. Time permitting, the instructor will show students how to upload their films to You-Tube and/or a personal Wiki. Prerequisite: VID-308: Videography: Part 1.

7 sessions, $255*(includes a $55 lab fee) 74186               

87474                 M               4/6-5/18                  6-9 p.m.                  CAT-137

VID-332 Video Production Techniques 2.8 CEUs

In this hands-on class, students learn the fundamentals of documentary video production from the initial concept to production to final product. The course covers best practices in interviewing, audio, light setups and effective sequencing of shots for documentaries.  Students will be shown how to prepare photos for productions, use a green screen and chroma-key in Final Cut Pro. Learn how to present multimedia content on the Web and methods currently used by industry for presentation and distribution. Prerequisite:  Familiar with Apple computers recommended but not required. Text: The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide, 2nd Edition, by Anthony Artis.  ISBN:  978-240824154. 

7 sessions, $255* (includes a $55 lab fee)

87475      W        4/9-5/20           6-9   p.m.  CAT-137  

VID-336 Digital Storytelling    1.8 CEUs                 NEW  


This course provides hands-on training in basic skills for producing digital stories using photos, video, graphics, music and narration. Participants will explore innovative web tools and multimedia applications to create short three to five-minute
digital stories for personal, organizational or educational use. The course includes an introduction to script writing, selecting and preparing images, audio and video recording, and using editing software to integrate images and audio. This course is ideal for
individuals interested in creating a digital story about their life or family; organizations interested in producing a compelling story about their cause or mission; and for educators interested in creating academic content for teaching and learning. Participants
will write their own script, record their narration, and utilize still images, video and music to produce their own digital stories. Through the use of guided computer tutorials and instructor support, participants will be enabled to edit their own stories on Mac computers. Participants will be emailed materials prior to the workshop to assist them in preparation, including suggestions about scripts, image selection and use of video clips. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge, Mac preferred, (including internet use),
ability to navigate computer files and folders and ability to use basic word processing programs. 3 sessions, $240* (includes a $80 lab fee)

87473  Sunday       4/12-4/26        9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.                 CAT-137

   APP-352 Final Cut Pro X        3.6 CEUs     

 Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and experienced users to produceprofessional quality videos. This hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar withthe user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features.Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used  daily in editing projects. This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course.  Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation. Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended.   Includes price of book

12 sessions, $605*(includes a $150 lab fee)  

86089      TTH      1/27-3/5     6:30-9:30 p.m.     CAT-137

DPR-722 Adobe Premiere Pro 3.0 CEUs 

Producing and editing video for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing and outputting of video using a desktop digital workstation.  Premiere Pro is a powerful editing tool used by videographers and is capable of producing broadcast-quality and high-definition video.  In the class you will learn the following:

  • Import video, audio and graphics in a wide variety of formats.
  • Edit, manipulate and arrange these elements in a visual timeline.
  • Add effects, filters, titles, etc.
  • Export your edited video in a variety of formats, including video tape recordings, DV, DVD, and common Internet video formats

 12 sessions, $605* (includes a $150 lab fee)  

 90114    S       3/7-5/9/14        9 - 1:30   p.m.     CAT 137

APP-406 Introduction to Motion 5                              3.0    CEUs

Create brilliant titles, transitions, effects, and more with Motion 5, the motion graphics companion to Final Cut Pro X. This hands-on course starts with motion graphics fundamentals and movesinto compositing, animation, and the world of 3D. Explore new intelligent templates to quickly and flexibly create high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators as well as create rigs to adjust related parameters with a single control. Topics include creating Smart Motion Templates and publishing them to Final Cut Pro X, creating parameter rigs to quickly adjust related parameters with a single control, understanding behavior-based animation, creating content with generators, shapes and paint strokes, stabilizing and tracking media, animating cameras, and using advanced 3D features. 

12 sessions, $550* (includes a $150 lab fee)

87370   TTH    3/17-4/30       6:30 - 9:30 CAT 137