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Upcoming Classes

We are very sorry to say that we are cancelling all classes and events at this time. Brookline Public Schools have announced that they will be closed from March 13 through March 27 as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As BIG is in a school building, we will also close our facility to the public during this time. We are actively monitoring the Covid-19/Coronavirus spread, related public policies, and community impact as the situation evolves daily. 

BIG is committed to continue bringing you local news, information, and community-based content you can trust, while keeping our staff, interns, volunteers, members, and community safe. Our team is stepping up to cover special informational sessions and extra meetings in the Town of Brookline related to this topic, and will continue to cover regular and emergency town selectboard and school committee meetings.

Given the rapidly changing nature of this outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and will share updates as they become available. More information about our ongoing and emergency coverage can be found on our website and cable channels. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this very challenging time.

VR Academy Classes:

BIG and the Public VR Lab are pleased to offer several classes in virtual reality​

Intro to Virtual Reality

Explore virtual reality in this introductory class. We will discuss the different types of VR devices & headsets, the software and example VR applications to get a firm understanding of VR technology. All participants will get an opportunity to experience a variety of VR experiences. All ages welcome, but children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. EVERY WEDNESDAY, 6-8pm

360 Filmmaking

Instead of only capturing what’s in front of you, in just one frame, new cameras allow for a full 360 degree view of the world you are documenting. In this class, you will gain a basic understanding of shooting with a 360 camera, editing footage in Premiere, and uploading content to YouTube.

Prerequisite knowledge –
Basic Computer Skills
What you will learn –
In four hours, you will gain a basic understanding of shooting and recording with a 360 camera, stitching content with software, and editing footage in Premiere, & uploading to YouTube.

BIG Video Production Classes:

BIG is pleased to offer several classes in traditional media

Intro to Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a powerful, creative and exciting animation tool in today’s media culture. This workshop will introduce you to the basic functions and concepts of animating in today's most popular motion graphics program. Join BIG for this workshop where you will create an animated logo.
Prerequisite knowledge –
Basic Computer Skills
What you will learn –
Basic editing skills, project management, importing and cutting video, adding b-roll, adjusting audio, creating graphics, and exporting video for uploading to YouTube.

Intro to DSLR

This crash course provides participants with a basic understanding of using DSLR cameras to create cinematically beautiful video. Learn about aspect ratio versus resolution, composition, types of camera movements, angles, and exposure theory. You will also learn the basics of operating DSLR cameras, plus lighting and audio, including tips and tricks to optimize a variety of settings and circumstances to film high-quality footage. Bring your own DSLR camera, or use one of ours! Either is fine with us. If you would like to bring your camera, please let me know the make and model so we can be sure to be prepared to assist you with it.
Prerequisite knowledge –
None
What you will learn –
Aspect ratio versus resolution, composition, types of camera movements, angles, and exposure theory. You will also learn the basics of operating DSLR cameras, plus lighting and audio, including tips and tricks to optimize a variety of settings and circumstances to film high-quality footage.

Adobe Premiere

Learn how to edit, produce, and master your film on an industry-standard platform! Description: Premiere is an industry-leading software used throughout the film industry for editing video. In this two-session workshop you will edit and create your own short video after learning the basic concepts of editing, including cutting video, adding and manipulating audio, and creating an opening and ending graphics.
Prerequisite knowledge –Basic Computer Skills
What you will learn –Basic editing skills, project management, importing and cutting video, adding b-roll, adjusting audio, creating graphics, and exporting video for uploading to YouTube.

BIG Audio Production Classes:

BIG is pleased to offer several classes in audio production

Podcasting 101

Ever listened to a podcast and thought, “I can do that!” now’s your chance! Description: Join us for a course that gives you all the tools you need to start your own podcast. In this one-day class, you will learn about podcasts, the ins and outs of our sound booth, how to best use microphones, and the professional software you need to make your podcast.
Prerequisite knowledge –Basic Computer Skills
What you will learn –How to plan and prepare your podcast, how to record and basic editing techniques.