All Film/Video Classes and Workshops

Boulder Digital Arts has a proven track record of providing high-impact, low-cost training for creative professionals since 2004. We encourage you to learn more about our training and read comments from our customers.

This page lists all of our training programs in the Film/Video discipline. You can also view our upcoming (currently scheduled) programs only.

BDA also has an OnDemand Video program that provides instant access to many of our most popular workshops! Learn more about this program or view all the available programs.

Lecture-Style Workshops From $59

Our most affordable training programs, designed to introduce a subject quickly and efficiently. Students can take notes from the instructor's projected computer screen, and/or bring their own computer to follow along.

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Hands-On Intensives From $239

These in-depth one or two-day classes are designed for students to follow along with the instructor on BDA-provided Macintosh computers, or depending on the class, video production or digital photography equipment.

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Certificate Programs From $999

BDA's Transitions certificate programs emphasize practical knowledge and skills with project-based learning combining engaging lectures with hands-on practice in either a one-week intensive or multiple week format. Learn more.

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After Effects Hands-On Intensive

After Effects Hands-On Intensive

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Description: If you're looking to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space then this is the tool for you. (more...)

FREE Women In Film Panel Discussion

FREE Women In Film Panel Discussion

Online-only program, not offered in-person. See details.

Instructor: Multiple Instructors

Description: This recorded Digital Salon from September of 2012, featuring a lively panel discussion from a bevy of talented women filmmakers Women in Filmmaking - Making engaging, quality films, regardless of your gender! (more...)

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On Intensive

Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On Intensive

Instructor: Sharon Levy Freed

Description: Video. The world seems to be all about video these days. (more...)

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

Creating Impact With Camera Movement

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Description: One of the best ways to add production value to your videos is to utilize controlled camera movement. (more...)

Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers

Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers

Instructor: Abigail Wright

Description: How to save your film, your sanity, and - quite possibly - your home. (more...)

Video Camera Basics

Video Camera Basics

Instructor: Ethan Benninger

Description: This exciting workshop will help you get the most out of your video camera. (more...)

Introduction to DSLR Video

Introduction to DSLR Video

Instructor: Brian Brown

Description: Shooting video with a DSLR camera is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to create high-quality video. (more...)

Intermediate DSLR Video Hands-On

Intermediate DSLR Video Hands-On

Instructor: Brian Brown

Description: Unless you've been under the proverbial rock for the last few years, you've heard that video-capable DSLRs are creating a firestorm in the film and broadcasting communities for their ability to shoot footage similar to that of 35mm motion-picture film. (more...)

GoPro HD Camera & Workflow Hands-On Intensive

GoPro HD Camera & Workflow Hands-On Intensive

Instructor: Tim Meehan

Description: Your GoPro camera is perfect for capturing all-season adventures, so come learn how to get the most from yours. (more...)

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

Instructor: Bruce Borowsky

Description: If you'd like to know some cool tips on how to get the most out of your video camera, along with learning some cool lighting tricks, it's time to set yourself apart from the amateurs with professional audio, lighting, and production techniques! (more...)

Greenscreen Video Techniques

Greenscreen Video Techniques

Instructor: Antony Cooper

Description: The art of lighting and shooting a subject against a greenscreen can be tricky to master, but essential if you want to use any background! (more...)

The Power of Video Storytelling for Non-Profits

The Power of Video Storytelling for Non-Profits

Instructor: Dana Romanoff

Description: Nonprofits must communicate some of the most important stories of our time, and video is one of the most powerful tools available. (more...)

Producing the Documentary

Producing the Documentary

Also available as an online video for immediate viewing/download. See details.

Instructor: Abigail Wright

Description: If the challenge and reward of documentary filmmaking excites you, but you don't know where to start, this workshop will give you a guide to the whole process! (more...)

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

Description: Whether you are new to video or have some experience, this class introduces you to professional post-production with Final Cut Pro X. (more...)

Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

Instructor: Michael Scalisi

Description: Motion graphics and special effects can bring your video projects to the next level. (more...)

Aesthetics of Editing

Aesthetics of Editing

Instructor: Ethan Benninger

Description: If you're wondering what footage to leave in and what to cut, think beyond the keyboard shortcut and explore the artistic side of video editing! (more...)

Sound Editing 101

Sound Editing 101

Instructor: Alex Bullen

Description: Impress your director by creating top-notch audio mixes. (more...)

The Art of Video Compression

The Art of Video Compression

Instructor: To Be Determined

Description: With all the terms and technicalities of video compression, it's easy to get lost in the bits. (more...)

Final Cut Pro X Hands-On Intensive

Final Cut Pro X Hands-On Intensive

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

Description: It’s time to stop dabbling and to start using Final Cut Pro X like a professional. (more...)

Video Lighting 101

Video Lighting 101

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Description: Good lighting is the key to professional-looking videos. (more...)

Video Lighting 202

Video Lighting 202

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Description: This class picks up where Video Lighting 101 leaves off. (more...)

Video Production Transitions Certificate Program

Video Production Transitions Certificate Program

Instructor: Lowel Pierce

Description: In this one-week certificate program you will learn how to produce professional quality video using state-of-the-art equipment including cameras, audio and lighting gear. (more...)

Video Post-Production Transitions Certificate Program

Video Post-Production Transitions Certificate Program

Instructor: Brendan Boykin

Description: In this one week certificate program you will learn storytelling techniques, how to edit video in Final Cut Pro, how to create exciting motion graphics, and master your productions to tape, DVD and the web. (more...)