BMC Classes

First Mondays: Orientation to Community Media | December 2016

So you want to host your own TV show? Want to document community events? Would you like to make media on issues that affect you and your community? Are you interested in volunteering on a program already in production? Or do you just want to find out more about BMC?

Then register to come to a First Monday Orientation and learn how you can become a BMC member, take classes, use our equipment & facilities, find out about policies, and learn the many ways you can be involved at BMC and how your involvement can benefit you, your organization, your school, and your community. Attending an Orientation to BMC is a requirement for anyone wishing to join the Belmont Media Center.  This seminar is free.

Monday, 12/5/16
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Editing I

Want to know the "ins" and "outs" of editing? Learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to cut a basic video together. This Introductory course will cover how to create new projects, import footage, organize & navigate the edit space, and the basics of editing. Students will learn how to create a timeline, add transitions to their video, add music to their project, and will have the opportunity to practice the skills learned in BMC's editing suites. This course is suggested for members with little to no editing experience. 

Time: Saturday, December 10th, 1-5pm
Instructor: Dan Dunbar

About the instructor: Dan Dunbar is an award-winning video editor with over 30 years experience in editing network and syndicated television programs. He was an editor at WBZ-TV on the Evening Magazine program, and then moved to New York City and founded Mirage Media, providing Avid non-linear editing services. He trained editors at MTV, and worked at NBC Nightly News and Dateline. In 2007 he joined the staff at the United Nations, editing documentaries and news stories. 

Dan recently moved back to Boston and now is working as a freelance video editor on Adobe Premiere, Avid, and Final Cut Pro


Prerequisite: Orientation to Community Media

Saturday, 12/10/16
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Model Making Workshops

Belmont World Film's Family Festival presents two model making workshops with the creative director of Aardman Animation 
Saturday, January 14, at the Belmont Media Center

Shaun the Sheep Model Making: 10:00-11:30 AM
Gromit Model Making: 2:00-3:30 PM


Workshop I (Shaun the Sheep) tickets: CLICK HERE 

Workshop II (Gromit) tickets: CLICK HERE

Have you or your child ever wanted to understand how clay animation works? Well now's your chance! We’ve teamed up with Aardman, the creative people behind such groundbreaking clay animation films as Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, and the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit series to offer a unique opportunity for you or your child to learn directly from Aardman Creative Director Merlin Crossingham, who is coming all the way from the UK!

These sessions provide a creative and hands-on activity where you will make your own Shaun the Sheep (Workshop I from 10:00-11:30 AM) or Gromit (Workshop II from 2-3:30 PM) clay model. Besides hearing from a master about Aardman's creative process, Merlin will teach participants how to animate their character using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software and an iPad (bring your own iPad or an iPhone).


Learn more about this workshop HERE

Register for Class I
Register for Class II

Saturday, 1/14/17
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM