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. We offer year-round professional training, with in-person and online attendance options, to get your stories out there.  From production basics to advanced training 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.



Annual Media Training Calendar


Intensive Media Classes – Core classes to get you going – $200

This course introduces you to the foundations of digital storytelling and media communication, addressing topics such as: How do elements of framing and composition function to communicate effectively with your audience? What types and styles of media content should I utilize to get my message across? How do I develop an idea from script to the screen? In addition, we’ll do hands-on activities to practice key elements of production, camera, and audio.

4 days (12 hours)
Monday -Thursday (Night and Day classes alternate), Every Month

No matter if you want to host your own talk show, live-stream your next board meeting, record a stage performance, or cover a local sports event, this course provides you with the basics in multi-camera production and broadcasting. With the help of hands-on training on the latest Blackmagic and Tricaster technologies, you will learn how to produce multi-camera productions in a studio setting and out in the field.

4 days (12 hours)
Monday -Thursday (Night and Day classes alternate), Every Other Month

This course introduces you to basic techniques in digital editing. Instruction focuses on Final Cut Pro X, which is currently the standard software at all ‘Ōlelo Media Centers and Media Hubs. However, the concepts and activities you learn can be applied to other apps and programs (e.g., Adobe Premiere, Adobe Rush, DaVinci Resolve, iMovie), and students are welcome to use their own laptops and software during the course.

3 days (9 hours)
Monday -Wednesday (Night and Day classes alternate), Every Month


Advanced Courses – Next level classes to raise the bar – $200

Prerequisite: Multi-Camera/Mini Studio class
Interested in running a show in our Main Studio at 1122 Māpunapuna? Or are you looking for a studio setting to film your next film project? This course provides you with pre-production guidelines, and hands-on training with the equipment required to have a successful studio production. 

3 days a week (9 hours)
Dates/times TBD, Twice a year

This course is for students who are already experienced users of FCPX (or an equivalent professional non-linear editing software) and are now looking for further training in its more sophisticated workflows, including the effective use of color correction tools, green screen application, advanced audio components, motion paths, and key framing techniques.

3 days a week, (9 hours)
Dates/times TBD, waitlist-based, please contact

Are you looking for more in-depth knowledge in how to frame, record, and light your subject under a variety of conditions? Would you like to know how to set-up an interview or shoot for sufficient scene coverage? This course provides more in-depth training in how to use different types of cameras and accessories, microphones, and lighting set-ups to make your videos, films, or television programs a success.

3 days a week, (9 hours)
Dates/times TBD, waitlist-based, please contact

Our director’s course teaches you how to develop and communicate your creative vision in a variety of settings, from traditional single-camera shoots to multi-camera studio broadcasts. Topics cover a variety of aspects, from pre-production to on-set operations, from developing your own unique artistic vision while directing the camera to engaging effectively with your talent, cast, and crew.

3 days a week, (9 hours)
Dates/times TBD, waitlist-based, please contact

No matter if you are planning to produce a regular talk show series, a documentary film, a PSA, or a piece of narrative fiction, this course guides you through the fundamental steps of the film and TV production process from script to screen. Organized around the key tool of a Production Binder, we’ll discuss topics such as: How to develop effective marketing strategies, how to pitch or crowdfund a project in word and writing, how to conduct casting calls, how to navigate the landscape of permits, copyright, and release forms, and how to create a safe and responsible work environment and creative experience for talent or cast, crew, and audience.

3 days a week, (9 hours)
Dates/times TBD, waitlist-based, please contact


Mentoring and Workshops – Short classes to hone your skills – Free


2 hour one-on-one or small group session with Staff on specific topics or areas that you need help with on your Projects. From pre-production to post, this service is provided to encourage all currently certified members to continue to build knowledge and improve your work.

By Appointment Only, available at all Media Centers and Engagement Hubs
Please contact (808) 237-2140 to make an appointment.

For all info and inquiries, please contact