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Making a Creative Keepsake Video starts July 11

Create shareable keepsake videos from your trips, images and memories! Class starts July 11, 2021!



This fun virtual, interactive workshop is PERFECT for the photographer who is heading out on their next photographic outing, or who has imagery from past vacations or photo excursions and wants to showcase it all in video.

I will help you learn the art of making videos that tell a story through a combination of your own photography and videos (including sprinkling in content from your smartphone!).  I will also give you tips on how to capture the right kinds of content for your videos.


By the end of this course, you will have the tools and skills needed to capture and curate your own content for your final video montage.

We will use Camtasia software, which is a wonderful, easy to use platform with which to get started.  It’s not too complicated, yet has a variety of features that will have you creating professional looking videos that stand the test of time.


What you will learn:

  • What types of video clips and images work best to tell a story?
  • How to properly import and export video and photo clips
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes people make when creating storytelling videos
  • How to source the perfect, legal music track for your video
  • How adding the right balance of effects like transitions and animation can enhance your video
  • How to properly use the “lower thirds” portion of your video for text and information
  • How to upload to YouTube or Vimeo when your piece is finished so that you can share it publicly or privately with your friends and fans


Upon completing this course, you will have created a wonderful, exiting and touching video from start to finish!  I cannot wait to help you create your own story with even more emotion, feeling, and impact through the use of video!


Prerequisite Skills or classes:  None


Teaching Approach


Course Materials are delivered via weekly 60-90 minutes of pre-recorded, easy-to-follow, short video tutorials you can watch and replay on your own schedule. Students registered at the Ultimate level can bring questions and needs from each lesson to a live weekly study hall for assistance and lively discussion! Students at the Enhanced level will have access to the recordings of the study hall sessions. If you find that you need the direct interaction with Lisa and your classmates, you can upgrade to the Ultimate level as long as there are spaces still available at that level.


Study Hall dates and times for Ultimate students

  • New course content for the week is released every Monday! 

    Study Hall dates and times for Ultimate students.  

    Sunday July 12, 2021:  2pm ET / 11am PT  - Kickoff and Part 1

    Monday, July 13, 2021 4:00 PM Pacific - Week 1 Course material released

    Monday, July 19, 2021 4:00 PM Pacific - Study Hall  for Week 1 class

    Monday, July 26, 2021 4:00 PM Pacific - Study Hall for Week 2 class

    NO CLASS July 28 - August 8

    Monday, August 9, 2021 4:00 PM Pacific - Study Hall for Week 3 class

    Monday, August 16, 2021 4:00 PM Pacific - Study Hall for Week 4 class
    NO CLASS UNTIL SEPT 13 -- work on  your video!

    Monday, Sept 13, 2021  4pm Pacific:  Study Hall for Week 5 class


ULTIMATE:  $249 for 5 weeks

  • Access to pre-recorded and written instructional materials
  • Exclusive access to attend our Kickoff and live Group Study Hall live sessions
  • View all recordings of all Group Study Hall sessions
  • Read and respond to all posts in class-related forums 
  • Submit assignments for instructor feedback via the Assignment forum
  • Post questions and photos in the Discussion forums


ENHANCED: $149 for 5 weeks

  • Access to pre-recorded and written instructional materials
  • View all recordings of all Kickoff and Group Study Hall sessions
  • Read all posts in class-related forums 
  • Post questions and photos in the Discussion forum
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