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MetroEast Orientation - -

An introduction to MetroEast Community Media and a prerequisite for all classes. Students will learn the history and goals of community media, tour the MetroEast facility, and learn about workshops and policy. Please call to pre-register for this free workshop.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Basic Editing: Final Cut Pro X - -

Learn how to use Apple's sophisticated Final Cut X program to edit your movies together. Import, arrange and cut footage to tell a story. Learn how to optimize audio and drop in music. Use effects, transitions and titles to enhance your film and story.

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Basic Studio: Camera - -

Learn to operate the cameras in Studio A. Students in this one-part class will learn to use the cameras controls, as well as camera technique through instruction and hands-on practice. This class certifies the student to operate Studio A cameras ONLY.
To become fully certified to operate audio, graphics, or video switching equipment, or produce programs, please take the "Basic Studio - Control Room" workshop, offered each month.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Basic Studio: Control Room - -

Learn multi-camera production in our 3-camera studio. 2 part class. This class is required to produce your own studio show, or to volunteer as crew on productions. Students will learn basic operation of Studio A and B video switcher, audio mixer, and character generator.
For more advanced training, MetroEast offers several classes on a once-per-quarter basis: Studio Switcher, Studio Audio, Character Generator, and Studio Directing. These classes are not required for certification. Please complete the Basic Studio class before registering for advanced studio classes.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
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Field Camcorder: AC160 - -

Learn the basic skills of single camera field production in this 2 part workshop. Participants will practice Panasonic AC160 Camera operation.
Part 1: Camera operation and shooting.Part 2: Lighting, audio, and program planning.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
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Master Class: Feature Film Directing with Darin Scott

Whether you're a writer, producer, actor, or anyone else with a burning desire to tell stories in the cinematic medium, Darin Scott can show you the real life, no nonsense techniques that go into making a successful film— whether your budget is $5 thousand or $50 million. Darin has made movies and TV shows in all genres, and he wants to share that knowledge and experience with you. You'll learn the practical real-world secrets to how to walk on any set and be an effective professional. This is knowledge that you can't get in film school.

In addition to writing screenplays and producing movies for major studios like Disney, Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount, and Lionsgate, Darin is also a seasoned director. He is currently in post prodution on the highly anticipated sequel Deep Blue Sea which will be released in cinemas next year.

If you want to stop dreaming about being a filmmaker, and take the step up to the next level, sign-up for the most important workshop you will ever take. Give Darin two days and he'll make you the best filmmaker you can be.

This class usually costs $499 for the weekend, but MetroEast is offering a major discount:

  • $149 for the full weekend
  • $99 for registered full time students with valid ID, please contact us for the discount code


Darin Scott Bio

Darin Scott studied chemical engineering at USC before launching a successful career as a feature film producer-writer-director.

Scott's various Producer credits include: "From A Whisper To A Scream", which he also wrote; "Stepfather II"; "To Sleep with Anger", starring Danny Glover; Directors Allen and Albert Hughes' classic "Menace II Society"; the comic hit "Fear of a Black Hat"; "Love and a .45", starring Renee Zellweger; "Tales from the Hood", which Scott also wrote; "Sprung", from yet another Scott script; and the hit Screen Gems release, "The Brothers".

Scott has written scripts for Disney, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, New Line, Paramount, Universal, ABC, Interscope, BET, and Lionsgate.

Scott is directing two movies that are in post production, one of which is the highly anticipated sequel to Deep Blue Sea which will be released in 2018.


Lunch provided both days. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. We will try to accomodate dietary restrictions as best as possible. 

We are just 3 blocks from the Gresham Central Transit Station.


Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
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Using Virtual Sets - -

Learn how to create effective "Green Screen" effects, and apply the "Virtual Sets" available on the Tricaster switchers used in Studio A, Studio B, and the Mini-Mobile.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
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