Are you looking to edit footage for your YouTube channel, small business, indie film, school project, or just for fun, but don’t know where to start?

Are you not quite ready to spend those big bucks on video editing software, or want to switch to a more affordable option?

Do major video editors bring your old computer to a crawl?

Is that cool video editor you wish you could try not available for your operating system?

Then this workshop is for you!

In this FREE, virtual, self-paced course, you will learn the technical fundamentals of editing audiovisual footage:

  • selecting and cutting footage,
  • adding effects,
  • adding titles,
  • basic colour correction,
  • adding overlays,
  • adding captions,
  • and more!

You will learn how to use Kdenlive, a fantastic non-linear video editor that is an open-source, cross-platform, and free alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve! You’ll also learn where to find and how to use free online resources to bring your projects to the next level.

You’ll be provided with footage to practice with from import to export, but feel free to bring your own work.

Who is this course for?

This course is for everyone! Any and all experience levels are welcome! Although the workshop is geared more towards beginners, I'm positive that those who've dabbled in editing before will learn something new as well.

What you'll need for the course

You will need:

Here are some nice-to-haves:

  • A computer mouse
  • A decent pair of headphones or speakers

What we'll be making

Using the assets provided in the Course Kit, we'll work on creating the following video, with some other fun exercises along the way:


That said, you are free to just watch the tutorials, or work with a different set of footage.

About me, and why I made this workshop

Hey! 👋🏿 My name is Candide, and I’m a digital media producer who is passionate about independent and accessible digital media production. My dream is to lower the barrier to entry for media production and design, especially for those who cannot access or afford formal education.

My passion for video production began when I was quite young. I always loved watching TV, editing videos, and designing content, but was limited to the free software that came bundled with my computer. Back then, this meant using Windows Movie Maker and Paint. 😬

Since then, a wide range of free & open-source software (FOSS) have entered the market, and their capabilities are always improving. Unfortunately, many of the tutorials, templates, support, and resources available online for media production are for expensive proprietary programs and suites.

As a freelancer and "prosumer," I’ve been using free & open-source software to complete video and design projects for several years and want to share my tips with the wider public. My goal is to empower people who don't often see themselves in the media to tell their own stories using free and/or open-source software.

Why donate?

The Course Kit + Access Pack is available on a sliding scale so that it's accessible to everyone. That said, this means that I rely on donations to keep the project alive. If you have the means to pay for the kit, whether it's $1 or even $1,000, it would mean a lot!

This course was only made possible thanks to a grant by OPIRG-Carleton. With your support, I can develop more content like this! 😊

Ready to get started?

☞ Click here to get the kit and access the course!

Click on the button above to receive a PDF in your mailbox which will contain everything you need: direct access to the course and links to the assets to download. You will also be notified of any updates to the course.



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