AOC's workshops provide a great opportunity for community members to expand their knowledge and education of media production skills and equipment. Members, volunteers and the general public are welcome to take any or all of our workshops. Prices will be adjusted according to your membership status.
All registrations must be made at least TWO DAYS before the workshop.
At this orientation, discover the benefits of joining AOC, all that can be done at AOC, as well as how to successfully reserve use of AOC’s resources. A brief rundown of the studios, editing lab and portable equipment available is included in the orientation.
This free workshop is a pre-requisite to reserving any of AOC’s portable equipment or facilities. Pre-registration is highly encouraged.
Learn the basic elements of studio production in AOC's most basic studio including managing audio, live switching, creating graphics and more. This workshop certifies members to use AOC's TV Studio.
Learn how to record video and audio in the field. In this workshop, we cover basic camera and audio recording operation and beginner techniques. This workshop certifies members to use the following AOC gear: Green Kit, Yellow Kit, GoPro and Zoom H4N recorder.
This is a beginner’s workshop introduces users to Final Cut Pro X, the most popular editing program used at AOC. Students will learn the main functions of Final Cut Pro X including trimming clips, adding text and audio, and exporting and submitting content for air. This workshop certifies members to use AOC's Computer Post Edit Lab computers.
This workshop covers how to produce an audio podcast from start to finish. We will discuss how to properly use audio recording software and equipment to produce mp3 files. We will also show you how to publish content online to your favorite podcast service. This workshop certifies members to use AOC's Radio Station/Podcast Studio.
In this workshop, users will learn the basics of recording audio using simple studio tools and a computer-recording interface. We will discuss two types of recording software, microphones, headphones and mixing. This class certifies members to use AOC's Audio Booth.
Learn how to write, produce, edit and share your media creations using one of AOC's Backpack Production Kits. These kits are an entire production house you can carry around in a backpack. Use it to create films, animations, podcasts, and more! This workshop certifies members to use AOC's Backpack Kit.
This workshop explains the fundamentals of animation and how these are used in Animate. Participants will learn the basic concepts of frame rates, key frames, sequences, and onion skinning.
Learn your way around Adobe's Illustrator by getting a basic overview of tools and functions. During this interactive workshop, students will create a basic illustration that will encourage them to create more!
Want to learn how to properly edit photos or even animate? Register for this workshop where we will help you master the tools used in digital photo editing and GIF creation.
In this workshop students will learn how to manage, import, edit and export a basic timeline in this video editing software. Tab navigation, Hotkeys and basic effects will also be covered in the workshop.
This workshop covers advanced field production techniques and equipment. We'll teach you how to use our best gear and how to adequately plan for a safe field shoot. This workshop certifies members to use AOC's Blue Kit, Light Kit, Field Audio Kit, and Wireless Mic Kit.
Learn to use a full television studio including cameras, intercom systems, a green screen set, an eight-channel audio board and an advanced control room. We'll also teach you techniques for communicating as a crew and how to live stream your show on AOC's website. This workshop certifies members to use AOC's largest studio, the Multi-Purpose Room.
Learn advanced editing techniques using Apple's Final Cut Pro X Software. We strongly recommend you take our Basic Editing workshop before attending this class. This class is not for certification.
A series of engaging workshops offered to AOC members (and non-members) that teach and develop media skills through hands-on instruction, interactive demonstrations, and lots of creative discussion. Sessions are led by local industry professionals in the areas of arts, media, and technology
Our voice is arguably one of the most powerful, expressive, and emotional instruments that we possess. In this workshop, New York Writer/Poet and Theater educator Robin Small-McCarthy will share her expertise on the techniques of dynamic and convincing voice performance. Participants will practice and critique their voice control through a series of effective and constructive vocal exercises.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Local Lafayette fashion photographer, visual artist, and co founder of Acadiana Fashion Week Mike Smith will share his expertise on some essential skills you should know in conducting a professional photography shoot! Get prepped on all the fundamental concepts, from lighting, composition and camera settings to subject posing, makeup, and wardrobe.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 - 7:00pm
Actors, reporters, presenters, TV hosts, and YouTube stars - what do they all have in common? On-air personality! An on-air personality can be crucial for connecting with your audience, gaining social influence, and increasing your overall success in the media industry. In this workshop, Performing Actor and Theater instructor Bruce Coen will share powerful techniques on how to communicate your authentic self on stage, on film, or on the radio. Participants will we be guided through some performance exercises that are sure to help you engage an audience during your next on-air appearance or audition.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
What if I can't attend and want a refund?
Please contact Education Coordinator Christy Tracie by phone (337) 232-443 x113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 business days in advance of your scheduled workshop in order to receive a full refund. Otherwise, no payment will be refunded.
Other cancellations and schedule changes:
We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop due to low enrollment, presenter illness, or other circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, participants will be notified of their option to reschedule or receive a full refund if applicable.
How can I host a workshop with AOC?
AOC's Lagniappe Workshop Series offers members (and non-members) the opportunity to connect with industry professionals within our own community! Instructors who wish to host an engaging workshop with us may submit a workshop proposal HERE .