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Los Angeles Workshops

4-Day HD Video Crash Course  

May 2-5   $790 More Info  

2-Day Camera & Lighting Bootcamp 

May 2-3   $345  More Info

2-Day Final Cut Pro X Class 

May 4-5    $445 More Info


4-Day HD Video Crash Course

July 25-28 $790 More Info

2-Day Camera & Lighting Bootcamp         

July 25-26  $345  More Info

2-Day Final Cut Pro X Class                           

July 27-28   $445 More Info




















             Hands-on Video Workshop

             4-Day Video Crash Course


Learn Camera and lighting gear.

Get a grip on Audio

Edit with Final Cut Pro X. 

Learn How to tell stories.

Make effective Business Communication.

No experience needed.  Computer and Cameras supplied during class.

$790 for all 4-Days

$345 for 2-Day Camera and Lighting only

$445 for 2-Day Final Cut Pro X only








Instructor Aron Ranen is an Award Winning  Filmmaker.  His documentaries have over 2 Million Views on Youtube.

Ranen spent Three years as Clint Eastwood's Documentary Cameraman on Jazz projects.

He is currently a Video Journalist for Reuters News Agency in Los Angeles, and a Corporate Video Producer and Director.

He has been Teaching workshops for over 20 years.

Aron has provided Private on-site training for: The US NAVY Combat Camera Group, Google, CBS TV, Kaiser Permanente, The International Association of Business Communicators and others.

4-Day Course   10am-7pm

Students will learn:

The first two days cover professional lighting, sound, and the Camera Person as a storyteller. Exact Details Below

  • Basic Camera operation -Understand the Buttons on your Camera
  • DSLR Settings for Standard shooting and Magic Bullet
  • Hands-on Overview of Color Grading DSLR Footage using Magic Bullet Looks
  • Understanding Exposure and Color Temperature
  • Professional Lighting. Gels. Warming up shots, color correction
  • Using  C-Stands, Dimmers & Flagging Lights
  • Understanding Chimera/Soft box Use and Egg crates
  • How to Light the Perfect Interview
  • Dealing with Windows and  Mixed  lighting
  • Getting the right Coverage
  • Understanding Audio
  • Selecting the correct mics
  • Documentary pre-production and scripting
  • Interview techniques for News, Documentary, Corporate Communications, Web Testimonials
  • The Cameraperson as Storyteller
  • Corporate Video, Training Video, Documentary, Marketing Video, and Web Video Approaches
  • The "Five Elements of Production"
  • Hands-on HD Camera use and tips
  • How to shoot an Interview
  • How to Script the Easy way...Write to the Bite
  • How to Log your clips and create an outline

    The Third and Fourth day are devoted to editing process with Final Cut Pro X

    • Understanding the New Interface
    • The Art of Video Storytelling with FCPX
    • Best Keyboard Short-Cuts
    • Editing techniques and styles
    • Split edits
    • Multicam editing
    • The two ways to Condense an  interview
    • Montage
    • Story -Telling Editing Exercise
    • Audio Controls and Mixing
    • Creating Compound Clips
    • Using the Range Tool
    • Creating Multiple mages on the screen at the same time
    • Using key Frames to ramp up Effects
    • Using Key frames for Audio and video controls
    • Pan and zoom Still Photos
    • Using the Inspector
    • Creating a Music Mix
    • Understanding how to "break-up" Interviews with Live Action Footage
    • Exporting out of Final Cut Pro
    • Basic Color Correction
    • Creating Web-Ready Video files inside FCP X

4-Day Crash course is made up of our Camera Bootcamp and our Final Cut Pro X course.  You may choose to attend all four days, or select just the Camera Bootcamp or FCP X Class.

First Two Days are dedicated to Location Video production. We begin each day with over two hours of hands-on professional Lighting exercises. The second day includes an afternoon of shooting in the beach area of Los Angeles or the Streets of New York City.

The Second Two days are devoted to the latest version of Final Cut Pro X. Hands-on, everyone is provided with a computer during class time.

Call us at               (415) 810-5934        email

Please Click here to visit our Registration page..50% deposit holds your place.  Class size is limited.


Student Testimonials

I attended your course awhile back and enjoyed it immensely. After your class got me rolling, I directed, shot and edited my first short film and I won the Best New Director award at the St Tropez Film Festival. I' m now about to wrap my first feature film after a year of filming as cast, crew and $$ were available. I am co-producer, co-director, DP, and..........I owe it all to you, your enthusiasm and knowledge!

Tim Delaney, Los Angeles


A tremendous experience with more knowledge imparted than I thought humanly possible. Thanks Aron. You are a superstar!

Norm Robinson Fargo, North Dakota


Aron is an awesome teacher... Walked out feeling capable and confident that I could tackle my project, finish it, and create a great story!!!

MJ Perkins Los Angeles

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