Peak Arts Prize Video Workshops

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Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and Pikes Peak Library District at PPLD -Library 21c, Colorado Springs CO

Jan 20
Feb 07
Peak Arts Prize Video Workshops

Free video workshops specifically designed for applicants to the Peak Arts Prize!

During the Peak Arts Prize application period from January 15-February 15, the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) will offer a 2-hour long video workshop specially designed for Peak Arts Prize applicants, taught by the expert multimedia educators of PPLD. It will be offered twice during the application period. The tone will be fun and practical, just enough to unlock your creativity and build confidence. (A session is also being planned at Sand Creek Library in southeast Colorado Springs – details coming soon!) Please RSVP to

This is a beginner workshop, intended as professional development to support arts organization or artist applicants who are inexperienced in making a video and uploading it to YouTube. It will also provide an overview of the equipment, software, and staff support services offered as free benefits to library card holders – those who attend will be permitted to borrow video equipment with their library card, based on availability. Feel free to bring the video camera or smart phone you plan to use to shoot your application video.

Basic outline of the course:

  • Getting comfortable in a studio environment and outside of your comfort zone (Basically, a pep talk, “You CAN do it!  Keep it simple!”)
  • Getting the ideas or concept organized from you brain and onto paper
  • Planning your location and what to be aware of when choosing your location to avoid sound issues, lighting issues, blocking and/or framing issues
  • Basics of a video camera in auto or manual mode (This will be very basic material to help the novice feel comfortable with PPLD’s cameras or their own)
  • Basics of framing up your shot whether looking directly at the camera or interview style
  • Discussion of the importance of lighting and audio
  • Resources for video editing through PPLD, on-line tutorials, etc.

Peak Arts Prize’s coordinator, Angela Seals of the Cultural Office, will also be present to answer applicants’ questions specifically about the Prize program. To learn more about eligibility, rules, and how to apply, visit

This workshop is not an advanced course and won’t entertain advanced technical questions that might overwhelm beginners – for advanced technical support, please reach out to the Pikes Peak Library multimedia staff directly for information about other courses, resources, and tutorials available.


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1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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