BPL and BRIC

BRICBrooklyn Public Library (BPL) is proud to have BRIC as its lead media education partner.

BRIC offers free classes in media production and social networking out of the following BPL locations:

Guarantee Your Seat. Register for classes!

You can register for BRIC media education classes through Eventbrite. Unless stated otherwise, all events are free. Click the "Register" link on any of the event listings below to reserve your seat. 

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with Gimp, a free, versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. We’ll teach you how to use Gimp, its editing and effects tools, talk about photo-editing best practices and how to export for print and video formats. By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll have the skills to make every shot you take a perfect one.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:00PM
    Coney Island Library

    Wanna be an animator in two hours? It’s possible! In DIY animation, students will learn how to use free software to create their own animated movies. Using Stop-Motion Light, students will spend course time working on a short animated video with the potential to exhibit online or via BRIC’s Brooklyn Public Network.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:45PM
    Coney Island Library

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free PC editing software program VideoPad that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class. In order to successfully complete this class, participants must be able to comfortably navigate a laptop computer and navigate a computer’s interface.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:45AM
    Kings Highway Library

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with Gimp, a free, versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. We’ll teach you how to use Gimp, its editing and effects tools, talk about photo-editing best practices and how to export for print and video formats. By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll have the skills to make every shot you take a perfect one.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Most digital cameras are packed with advanced features that allow novice photographers to shoot like a pro. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn how to use your camera’s features and simple tricks to create beautiful digital images. We’ll cover digital photography basics like camera settings, resolution and exposure levels, and how to properly white balance to make your pictures pop. Composition theory will be discussed, as will shot types and picture formats that work best in video projects. Please bring your own digital camera fully charged, with plenty of battery power and available memory, to the class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Taking pictures and recording audio on mobile devices is easy. Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story--- and share it with a wide audience. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips and interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using Video Pad, a software program that allows you to create powerful and entertaining media. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:00PM
    New Lots Library

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with Gimp, a free, versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. We’ll teach you how to use Gimp, its editing and effects tools, talk about photo-editing best practices and how to export for print and video formats. By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll have the skills to make every shot you take a perfect one.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:45PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Want the world to see your video? Put it on the web! Learn how to make a web page that showcases videos you have created. We will show you how to set up a blog, upload your footage, and reveal other benefits to having your video on the Internet.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:45PM
    New Lots Library

    Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free Mac editing software program iMovie that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Taking pictures is easy. What do you do after you’ve collected the images? In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about best practices for archiving physical and digital photos. Using your images, we’ll create brief oral history projects, allowing you to narrate a personal reflection of within the story found in your pictures. Students will use Videopad to create an exciting video presentation of their oral history.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00AM
    New Lots Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class runs in a series of 3 mandatory sessions on 4/19, 4/26 and 5/03 from 10:00 AM- 2:30PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Taking pictures and recording audio on mobile devices is easy. Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story--- and share it with a wide audience. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips and interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using Garageband, a software program that allows you to create powerful and entertaining media. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:00PM
    Coney Island Library

    Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:45PM
    Coney Island Library

    In this class you will learn the basics of Facebook. First, we’ll show you how to create a Facebook profile and page, and then we’ll explain the different privacy and security settings available. You’ll also learn how to navigate Facebook, post updates to your timeline, connect with other users, and the steps to sharing photos and videos.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Taking pictures is easy. What do you do after you’ve collected the images? In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about best practices for archiving physical and digital photos. Using your images, we’ll create brief oral history projects, allowing you to narrate a personal reflection of within the story found in your pictures. Students will use Videopad/iMovie to create an exciting video presentation of their oral history.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class is the first class in a series of 3 mandatory sessions that runs on Wednesdays 3/19, 3/26, and 4/2 from 3-7:30 PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:00PM
    New Lots Library

    Taking pictures and recording audio on mobile devices is easy. Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story--- and share it with a wide audience. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips and interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using Video Pad, a software program that allows you to create powerful and entertaining media. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:45PM
    New Lots Library

    Want the world to see your video? Put it on the web! Learn how to make a web page that showcases videos you have created. We will show you how to set up a blog, upload your footage, and reveal other benefits to having your video on the Internet.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 1, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    As the lead media education provider for Brooklyn Public Library, BRIC offers free classes in digital storytelling, editing and photography. BRIC is also the community media access television organization for Brooklyn, offering residents free access to media production facilities and equipment, low cost media education, and an opportunity to create their own program on Brooklyn Free Speech Television. BRIC offers periodic orientations at the library so that you can become familiar with community access television, their services available, as well as the wide range of in-depth production classes offered at the center. After taking orientation, you will be able to register for their certification classes, and be on your way to producing your own TV show!

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Saturday, May 3, 2014 10:00AM
    New Lots Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class runs in a series of 3 mandatory sessions on 4/19, 4/26 and 5/03 from 10:00 AM- 2:30PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Monday, May 5, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    This 3-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. It takes place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 PM starting 5/5 until 5/21. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card, as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free Mac editing software program iMovie that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:00PM
    Coney Island Library

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with Gimp, a free, versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. We’ll teach you how to use Gimp, its editing and effects tools, talk about photo-editing best practices and how to export for print and video formats. By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll have the skills to make every shot you take a perfect one.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3:45PM
    Coney Island Library

    Want the world to see your video? Put it on the web! Learn how to make a web page that showcases videos you have created. We will show you how to set up a blog, upload your footage, and reveal other benefits to having your video on the Internet.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    This 3-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. It takes place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 PM starting 5/5 until 5/21. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card, as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class is the first class in a series of 3 mandatory sessions that runs on Wednesdays 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21 from 3-7:30 PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:00PM
    New Lots Library

    Taking pictures is easy. What do you do after you’ve collected the images? In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about best practices for archiving physical and digital photos. Using your images, we’ll create brief oral history projects, allowing you to narrate a personal reflection of within the story found in your pictures. Students will use Videopad to create an exciting video presentation of their oral history.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:45PM
    New Lots Library

    In this class you will learn the basics of Twitter. We’ll walk you through the steps of creating a Twitter profile (personal or professional), show you how to post your own tweets and teach you common shortcuts so you can connect with other users.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    In this class you will learn the basics of Facebook. First, we’ll show you how to create a Facebook profile and page, and then we’ll explain the different privacy and security settings available. You’ll also learn how to navigate Facebook, post updates to your timeline, connect with other users, and the steps to sharing photos and videos.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class, you’ll get hands-on experience with Gimp, a free, versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world. We’ll teach you how to use Gimp, its editing and effects tools, talk about photo-editing best practices and how to export for print and video formats. By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll have the skills to make every shot you take a perfect one.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Monday, May 12, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    This 3-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. It takes place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 PM starting 5/5 until 5/21. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card, as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free PC editing software program VideoPad that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class. In order to successfully complete this class, participants must be able to comfortably navigate a laptop computer and navigate a computer’s interface.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:00PM
    Coney Island Library

    Taking pictures and recording audio on mobile devices is easy. Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story--- and share it with a wide audience. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips and interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using Video Pad, a software program that allows you to create powerful and entertaining media. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:45PM
    Coney Island Library

    Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    This 3-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. It takes place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 PM starting 5/5 until 5/21. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card, as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class is the first class in a series of 3 mandatory sessions that runs on Wednesdays 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21 from 3-7:30 PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:00PM
    New Lots Library

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free PC editing software program VideoPad that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class. In order to successfully complete this class, participants must be able to comfortably navigate a laptop computer and navigate a computer’s interface.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:45PM
    New Lots Library

    Most digital cameras are packed with advanced features that allow novice photographers to shoot like a pro. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn how to use your camera’s features and simple tricks to create beautiful digital images. We’ll cover digital photography basics like camera settings, resolution and exposure levels, and how to properly white balance to make your pictures pop. Composition theory will be discussed, as will shot types and picture formats that work best in video projects. Please bring your own digital camera fully charged, with plenty of battery power and available memory, to the class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Want the world to see your video? Put it on the web! Learn how to make a web page that showcases videos you have created. We will show you how to set up a blog, upload your footage, and reveal other benefits to having your video on the Internet.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free Mac editing software program iMovie that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:00AM
    New Lots Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class runs in a series of 3 mandatory sessions on 5/17, 5/31, and 6/07 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Monday, May 19, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    This 3-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. It takes place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 PM starting 5/5 until 5/21. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card, as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Want the world to see your video? Put it on the web! Learn how to make a web page that showcases videos you have created. We will show you how to set up a blog, upload your footage, and reveal other benefits to having your video on the Internet

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:00PM
    Coney Island Library

    Taking pictures is easy. What do you do after you’ve collected the images? In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about best practices for archiving physical and digital photos. Using your images, we’ll create brief oral history projects, allowing you to narrate a personal reflection of within the story found in your pictures. Students will use Videopad to create an exciting video presentation of their oral history.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:45PM
    Coney Island Library

    In this class you will learn the basics of Twitter. We’ll walk you through the steps of creating a Twitter profile (personal or professional), show you how to post your own tweets and teach you common shortcuts so you can connect with other users.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons, Meeting Room 4

    This 3-week course covers the basics of non-linear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 6. It takes place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 PM starting 5/5 until 5/21. Students will learn how to navigate Premiere’s interface and import footage from a SDHC card, as well as how to work with B-roll, audio, still images, titles, basic effects and transitions. By the end of the course, students will have the chance to edit a short video segment. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our editing facilities to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV show.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class is the first class in a series of 3 mandatory sessions that runs on Wednesdays 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21 from 3-7:30 PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free PC editing software program VideoPad that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class. In order to successfully complete this class, participants must be able to comfortably navigate a laptop computer and navigate a computer’s interface.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:00AM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    In this class you will learn the basics of Twitter. We’ll walk you through the steps of creating a Twitter profile (personal or professional), show you how to post your own tweets and teach you common shortcuts so you can connect with other users.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:00PM
    Coney Island Library

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more. We’ll start you off with scriptwriting and storyboarding best practices, discuss frame composition, and then cover how to get the best audio and lighting when recording your footage. You’ll also explore the free PC editing software program VideoPad that can assemble it all into your final short masterpiece. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class. In order to successfully complete this class, participants must be able to comfortably navigate a laptop computer and navigate a computer’s interface.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:45PM
    Coney Island Library

    Wanna be an animator in two hours? It’s possible! In DIY animation, students will learn how to use free software to create their own animated movies. Using Stop-Motion Light, students will spend course time working on a short animated video with the potential to exhibit online or via BRIC’s Brooklyn Public Network.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:00PM
    Kings Highway Library

    In this class you will learn the basics of Twitter. We’ll walk you through the steps of creating a Twitter profile (personal or professional), show you how to post your own tweets and teach you common shortcuts so you can connect with other users.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:45PM
    Kings Highway Library

    Taking pictures is easy. What do you do after you’ve collected the images? In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about best practices for archiving physical and digital photos. Using your images, we’ll create brief oral history projects, allowing you to narrate a personal reflection of within the story found in your pictures. Students will use Videopad/iMovie to create an exciting video presentation of their oral history.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:00PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Taking pictures is easy. What do you do after you’ve collected the images? In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about best practices for archiving physical and digital photos. Using your images, we’ll create brief oral history projects, allowing you to narrate a personal reflection of within the story found in your pictures. Students will use Videopad to create an exciting video presentation of their oral history.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.
    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:30PM
    Central Library, Information Commons Lab

    Taking pictures and recording audio on mobile devices is easy. Learn simple steps to turn your still images and sound clips into a compelling digital video story--- and share it with a wide audience. In this two-hour session, you’ll learn about various types of digital story formats, narrative tips and interviewing techniques, and how to combine your pictures and audio recordings into a video using Garageband, a software program that allows you to create powerful and entertaining media. Please bring your own pair of headphones or earbuds for this class.

    bklynpubliclibrary.org/infocommons
    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:00AM
    New Lots Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class runs in a series of 3 mandatory sessions on 5/17, 5/31, and 6/07 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.

  • Saturday, June 7, 2014 10:00AM
    New Lots Library

    Learn how to use a professional-grade digital video camera, as well as sound equipment, tripods and portable light kits in the field. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer, which gives you free access to use our video equipment to produce your Brooklyn Free Speech TV Show. Students must provide their own headphones for this class. In order to successfully complete this course, students must be comfortable using a computer. This class runs in a series of 3 mandatory sessions on 5/17, 5/31, and 6/07 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

    Presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, BPL's lead media education partner.