PNA Calendar of Events

Calkins Media Video Training Program - Level Three, Advanced Level

  • Date: Feb 17, 2016 - Feb 17, 2016
  • Address: PNA Headquarters - 3899 N. Front Street
  • Contact: Kathleen Landis
  • Email:
  • Phone: 717-703-3012

For experienced videographers who want to enhance their skills.  This is part of a series of video training modules to be offered through the Calkins Media Video Certification Program, featuring award-winning presenter Drew Berry.

Level Three includes advanced editing, shooting and lighting techniques, story pacing and structures, quality storytelling, on-camera performance techniques, shortcuts to efficiencies and quality and Final Cut Pro X editing.  Most effective for those who have higher end equipment such as professional cameras and editing software.  Designed for those with advanced-level video storytelling skills.

PLEASE NOTE that this advanced workshop includes two parts with specific requirements:
Part 1: Shooting and Editing.  Participants MUST have their own laptops with Final Cut Pro X already installed.  Video can be shot on any device with which the participant is comfortable and already knows how to use.  Participant must know how to transfer video onto a hard drive in order to get it into Final Cut Pro for editing.

Part 2: Storytelling Structures, Techniques and On-Camera Performance.  Participants must submit a package they’ve already created in advance of the Feb. 17 session.  Please submit to Drew Berry at:  Packages will be analyzed.  Additional hands on exercises and instruction will complete the day, including the opportunity to work with a makeup artist to help with on-camera presence.

When registering please indicate what specific techniques (i.e., special effects, color corrections, sound enhancement, etc.) you’d like to focus on during the workshop.  This will help the presenter customize the workshop to more fully meet your needs.

For interested participants who do not use or have Final Cut Pro, we are working to offer an additional advanced session this winter featuring  Adobe Premiere.  Date TBD.  In the meantime, if you are still interested in attending Feb. 17, please be aware that part of the day will be focused on Final Cut Pro only.

In order to receive certification, participants must complete the full day of training on February 17, as well as finish follow up homework with the presenter.  Completion of the follow up requirements must occur within two weeks of the training at a “Satisfactory” competence level to receive a certificate.

VideoTraining 3Please note: Additional modules will continue to be offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  Students are not required to complete a lower level in order to advance to higher levels and they may begin at any level.  Each satisfactory completion of a level will be recognized with certification. 

$49 for PNA members.  $99 for non-members.  10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch included. Please indicate, when registering, if you have any special dietary needs. 

Space in this hands-on class is limited to the first 12 registrants.  To register, email Kathleen Landis or phone her at 717-703-3012, by February 12.  A confirmation will be emailed to pre-registered participants prior to the training with specific requirements and directions for participation.

Presenter: Drew Berry
Drew Berry is the Emmy Award-winning President and CEO of Drew Berry & Associates, LLC. He is a former television station Vice President & General Manager, Executive Producer for the ABC-TV owned and operated station in New York City, Director of News for the CBS-TV station in Philadelphia and manager or producer at stations in New Orleans, Baltimore, San Antonio and Austin, Texas.  He was a

VideoTraining4 producer for CNN in its infancy before being lured to the number one-ranked  ABC television station in Philadelphia.  He earned his two Emmy's in his management role at the CBS-TV station in Philadelphia.

Berry serves as an advisor to journalists and aspiring journalists across the country. He is frequently guest faculty leading discussions on management and leadership at universities.  He also has been guest faculty teaching leadership at the Poynter Institute. Currently, he is a Visiting Professional in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University, Hampton, VA, where he is teaching media management.

Berry is an influential leader in the media industry.  He recently accepted an invitation by Comcast/NBC Universal to be a member of a prestigious advisory council. He has been a trustee of the Scripps Howard Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the E.W. Scripps Company which owns multiple television stations, newspapers and online media operations.  He has been chosen as screening judge for the prestigious duPoint Awards and a Commentary Judge for the National Journalism Awards.  He exhibited his crisis management and strategic planning skills most recently with the National Association of Black Journalists, Inc. which resulted in a collaborative effort yielding positive  results in the area of finance, programming and national office operations.

Among his many awards are a Congressional Achievement Award in recognition of business achievement, a Maryland Governor's Citation for business achievement,  Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club,  Man of the Year A.M.E. Church, YMCA  Adult Achiever of the Year, just to name a few.

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