Workshops


Aspiring and experienced media producers can find classes to increase their skills at the Media Center. Hardware, software, and production values are covered by experienced instructors in a relaxed environment. We highly recommend that you start with our free hour-long Meet the Media Center & TV Studio Tour .

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SOUND OFF: A Sound Design Workshop for Film & TV

Sunday, January 30th, 2PM – 4PM

For the health and safety of our community, this event has gone virtual. Students will be able to attend through a ZOOM webinar and ask questions using the chat feature. The instructor will be sharing their screen, so we recommend attending on a computer or iPad!

Sound is an essential element of video production – it’s a powerful storytelling tool that can do everything from heightening fearful tension to punctuating slapstick comedy. Media-makers with all levels of experience are constantly faced with tough decisions about how best to design the sound of their video and audio projects. So how do we capture sound in a way that will keep our audience engaged as opposed to creating a distraction?

This lecture-based workshop will give you insight on the creative techniques used by sound design professionals. Through video examples and a meticulous analysis of film history, we will seek to understand how sound adds emotional layers to a video, and how we can apply this understanding to projects of our own.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

This workshop is the first in a multi-part lecture series that aims to educate and empower the media-making creatives of our local community. Our hope is that this lesson will provide you with the tools you need to confidently create media that reflects the unique stories and experiences of the Bay Area’s Midpeninsula communities. All proceeds and donations collected from this event will benefit similar programs hosted through Midpen Media.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Ray Raffa has been creating films and documentaries for 15 years. His most recent project is  a documentary titled “Living in Mexico on Social Security” and he has produced many other short films. He is the founder of community based visual arts group, Video Arts Academy, which  has empowered over 400 amateur media-makers throughout the Bay Area.

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Sunday, Jan 30, 2022
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