Training For Public

‘Ōlelo Community Media’s state-of-the-art production facilities and services are designed to empower, equip, and engage island residents to tell the stories that matter most to you and your neighbors.  Our 6 neighborhood-based Media Service Centers offer year-round professional training to get your stories out there.  From production basics to advanced workshops on new technologies, our media trainers focus on your learning and the strategies to turn your story ideas into reality.  Whether you’re keiki or kūpuna, our Training Program helps you cover what you want, when you want, wherever you are or need to be.


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Intensive Media Classes – Week-long classes to get you going – $200

Designed to provide a solid foundation as you embark on the journey of sharing your voice, the 5-day training is an overview of basic production concepts of single-camera media production. From creation to delivery of your program, this class has just what you need to get started.

September 26 – September 30 • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
November 14 – November 18 • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

November 28 – December 2 • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Like our Basic Media Production training, the Basic Multi Camera training is designed to get you up and running. The 5-day training covers basic media production concepts using multiple cameras. Based on our Mini Studio equipment, this knowledge can be applied in our mini studio or in the field.

December 12 – December 16 • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

September 19 to 23 • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MAIN STUDIO (9 hours)
Advanced media production training using multiple cameras in Studio 1122 at Māpunapuna. 

Workshops – Short classes to hone your skills – Free

An opportunity for members to network and recruit supporters/volunteers for upcoming projects as well as receive feedback from staff.

July 7 • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
September 8 • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM



Media Production Classes

Short classes to expand your knowledge – $75 (3 hours)
Please reach out to the Training Department to be put on the waiting list for the following classes. After a minimum is met, the class will be scheduled for the next month.

Learn how the basic animation process works and fits along with media production.

Motion Path & Color Key
If animation isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our Motion Path and Color Key class. Using Final Cut Pro X, we will go through the basic concepts in key framing and applying a color key.

Know Your (Copy)Rights!
Are you done creating a masterpiece? Want to protect your creation? Or are you Trying to use someone else’s material? This class looks at the basics of both protecting your material and being able to use other protected materials.

DaVinci Resolve
Like our FCP X class, this editing class focuses on the use of DaVinci Resolve as the non-liner editing program. Walk through the basics of editing workflow and tools in Resolve to get your programs on air.

Learn how to get your project seen by a larger audience. This class will inspire you to the next level of communication.

Be a Producer
Want to increase the quality of your program? Pre-Production, Pre-Production, Pre-Production! Producer class is a step by step walk through the basics of producing a television program. Beginning with project proposals this class focuses on the elements that complete your “production binder”. We will take a closer look at all the various paperwork and share organizational tools and processes that will make producing easy as eating cake.

Lights, Camera, Action!
Enjoy operating the camera? Camera class is a W.A.F.F.L.E. walk-through of ‘Ōlelo’s camera equipment specifically, the Sony NX5R, compared with our cinema style camera the Canon C100 and we will also look into various styles of camera operation. Of course, camera would not be complete without its partner, Tripod. Unfortunately, their friends Audio and Lighting missed this bus, not to worry, we’ll include some camera accessories to introduce to you.

Editing with FCP X
Final Cut Pro X is one of many Non-Liner Editing systems available. This class focuses on editing using FCPX, specifically focusing on basic editing tools and workflows.

Audio Tech
Our Audio class is a technical look at microphone types and polar patterns, audio mixers vs audio recorders and last but not least audio accessories.

Show Me the Light!
Types of lighting instruments, additional safety and power, basic equipment based on single subject three-point lighting.


Questions about training? Please email