Storyboard - Videography Course
Learn how to film, edit, and publish engaging and professional videos.
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1) Course Overview
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2) Meet Your Instructors
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4) All the Details
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Course Overview
Create video projects and learn how to tell stories worth sharing.
You'll work on new digital media projects and shoot and edit videos with our support. You don't have to come with an idea or background experience — we'll train you on the ins and outs of storytelling and videography. Learn every step from pre-production to post-production!

The early stages of any project can be ambiguous and scary. We'll teach you everything from interviewing skills to how to use a DSLR to post-production through our weekly workshops. You'll get one-on-one feedback for every story. And you'll gain clarity into what you want to continue learning, way faster than you ever could in school.
Master digital editing software.
Learn how to utilize Adobe's most popular digital media editing programs including Premiere Pro. You'll also learn the basics of photo editing, graphic design, and sound mixing so you can create everything you need for a complete digital media project from start to finish. Think standout thumbnails and cover photos, professional lower thirds, social promos, and more.
Skills You'll Learn
When the view of an image is influenced by the lights.
Visual communication takes place through pictures, graphs and charts.
The view of images in the critical perspective.
Meet Your Instructor
Sarah Dodge, Forge Alumna
Sarah's a Forge alumna who took Storyboard herself back in 2014 in the early days of Forge.

She's been a freelance photographer/videographer for 10+ years, produced a short film for the Virginia Film Festival, shot March Madness and MLS games, and served as a production assistant for Sony Pictures and the Walking Dead.

Sarah is also one of our highest-rated and experienced instructors, having taught over 100 students in the last three years alone. She currently serves as Head of Content for where she leads their content marketing team. She'll be your guide in learning videography and digital storytelling this spring.
of Storyboard graduates would recommend the course to a friend
UVA students graduated Storyboard since Forge's founding
Joining the Forge Community
At Forge, we give our people the skills they need to realize their big ideas and a community they can call home. Our courses are a great place to get to know our community, make new friends, and prepare for your future. All of our students get access to exclusive perks and opportunities beyond whatever course they're taking:
Free access to all of our Crash Courses
Exclusive community events and jobs
Opportunities for (sometimes paid!) projects to practice your new skills
Priority applications for Launch summer internship program
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Dates, Deadlines, and Tuition
Workshop Schedule
Storyboard has one section that meets online on Wednesdays from 5-7pm.

This course starts the week of February 14 and continue for 10 weeks.
Time Commitment
Courses expect a 4-6 hour/week commitment. Outside of the 2 hours in your online workshop meeting time, you can expect to meet with your instructor weekly for labs (at flexible times) and to spend some time working with your classmates on projects.
Application Process and Deadlines
Applications for Spring 2021 are currently closed.
$200 Course Fee
$125 for college students
Only $95 for UVA students
For UVA students, each of our courses is just $200 $95 — that's less than a weekly lunch out for the semester. We're proud to partner with these two UVA schools to make this reduced cost possible.
Do you offer financial aid?
We are committed to making our courses accessible to all. We reduce or eliminate the program fee to all students who need it, no questions asked. Our aim is to enable everyone who wants to learn and join the Forge community. This is made possible by $20,000 in generous donations from our alumni network each year.

15% of students receive financial aid from Forge. 54% of aid goes to first-generation college students, and 80% of aid goes to people of color.
What's your refund policy?
We think you'll love Forge, but if you decide you need to drop, you may request a refund within 10 days of your course's first workshop meeting time. You'll receive a full refund, less a $20 operations fee. Beyond this date, no refunds will be given.
What are your online courses like?
We know how to do online teaching right. Our Skills Courses will be all-online for the foreseeable future to protect the health of our students and instructors. Teaching online is not new for us - we know how to make online courses fun, engaging, and interactive. We know you can't just film a traditional lecture and hope for the best!

Since we've moved our courses online, our student satisfaction ratings haven't changed -- 95% of students would still recommend their course to a friend.
Do I need to have any background experience to apply?
No, you don't! This course is designed for people with little-to-no background experience.
What's your climate impact?
We donate 1% of all course tuition to carbon removal initiatives around the world. We also power our clubhouse with 100% clean wind and solar power. Learn more.
I have a question that wasn't answered here.
No problem! Reach out to, and/or come to our online Open House to talk to our team and learn more.
"It's electric being at Forge. Surrounded by my people and given all the tools I need for success, I feel like I can do absolutely anything. The relentless creative energy of our students is what makes Forge unlike anything I've ever been a part of.

There is something so fundamentally special about our members that just working and learning beside them has helped me grow enormously as a leader and a learner."

- Rachel, Forge alumna
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