Going viral: Video creators find new space at Spokane Valley Library

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Amber Williams

Want to make an amazing video or TV commercial? How about edit it so it goes viral? Now you can at The Studio.

We’re pleased to announce the opening of The Studio at the Spokane Valley Library. What makes this space so exciting is what it offers: video, photo, and audio recording and software for editing it all.

Just in time for summer, we’re offering classes to jump into the fun at The Studio. Polish up your artistic vision with what you learn in our basic video editing class, using Adobe Premiere Pro. If you want to know the difference between B lights and ambient lighting, we’re offering a studio lighting class as well.

For teens and tweens, we have two 3-day Film Boot Camps in July (teens) and August (tweens). Students will learn how to script, plan, shoot, edit, and upload their video online.

We are currently taking applications, through May 26, for Teen Studio Interns to help out at our Film Boot Camps. You can find more information and the application online at our Current Openings webpage.

We encourage everyone who creates or edits video at The Studio to submit it to the District for possible inclusion on Community Minded Television’s public broadcast on channel 14!

Found on the second floor of the Spokane Valley Library, The Studio is made possible by our partnership with Community Minded Enterprises. With funding from the City of Spokane Valley, CME has provided equipment for the space: two 4K video cameras, multiple LED lights, multiple spotlights, white and green backdrops, lapel microphones, and two iMac computers. In addition, the District has provided a third PC computer and editing software on all three computers

Stop on by The Studio during drop-in hours (listed below). To record at the Studio, you’ll need to use the Book-a-Librarian service ahead of time to schedule a block of time (three-hour limit).

We look forward to seeing what you create at The Studio!

Drop-in Hours
May 1–Aug 31, 2017
Tuesdays, 6–8pm
Saturdays, 2–5pm


The Studio Tour
Tuesday, Jun 6, & Aug 1, 6–8pm

Video Editing: Adobe Premier Basics
Wednesday, May 24, 7–8pm
Thursday, Jul 27, 7–8pm

Video & Photo Studio Lighting
Wednesday, Jun 7, 7–8pm
Thursday, Aug 10, 7–8pm

Film Boot Camp: 3-Day Workshop
Learn the basics of scripting, planning, shooting, editing, and uploading your own video.
Registration required

Teens: Grades 9–12
Thursday & Friday, Jul 13 & 14, 12–3pm and Saturday, Jul 15, 10am–2pm

Tweens: Grades 4+
Thursday & Friday, Aug 10 & 11, 12–3pm and Saturday, Aug 12, 10am–2pm

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  • Jim ‘Rhino’ Reincke

    Any plans to have a film boot camp or adults?

    • Jim, thanks for your question. We’ve considered an adult boot camp, but the general feedback we’ve received is that adults don’t have the flexibility in their schedule to commit to that many hours for an ongoing program. But all is not lost! Anyone who has an interest in learning any or all of skills that are part of the Film Boot Camp can set up a one-on-one appointment with our knowledgeable staff who can meet with you at a time that will fit into your schedule. You can use our Book a Librarian service to set up at that appointment. Here’s the link: https://www.scld.org/connect/book-a-librarian/

      • Jim ‘Rhino’ Reincke

        Thanks! I am very interested and look forward to the opportunity.

    • Terri

      Same here. I phoned in and they said to use Book a Librarian and ask for a studio person who can teach the skills from the film boot camp. That’s my plan.

  • Liliana Barton

    For the Studio Tour, is it by reservation only? Or is it open to the general public?

    • The Studio Tour is open to the public, so stop on by! If you can’t make it on those nights, you can also come by during our Drop-in Hours to check the space out.