NEW: Social MultiMedia Workshops for Pro-Quality Smartphone and Tablet Video Production

Social MultiMedia Workshop:
North SF Bay Area (Cotati, CA)

JULY 15, 2015 - Cotati, CA
My next half-day Social MultiMedia workshop is set for July 15, 2015 in Cotati, CA. Training location and co-host is the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District.
View the registration page and promo video here!

"I truly can't explain how much I loved the class and all of the creative website and video tools you used." -Maxine G. 
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It's always exciting when even non-techie communicators realize they can gain new skills and create professional-looking videos using their smartphones or tablets! I'm currently scheduling workshops for more cities. If your organization or agency would like to co-host a workshop, CLICK HERE for information!

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Canon XA25

Canon XA25

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Free Resources

Are you a techno-geek too, or just want to find out about some great gear that can help your communications program reach the public more effectively? Check out my Pinterest page! Go to page

Visit my Valuable Resources page to download PDF's of video shooting techniques and equipment examples. Go to page

Want to know more about the use of social media in emergencies from a responder perspective?
Visit my Social Media in Emergencies page to view videos and notes from recent presentations. View more resources here.


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