PNC Offers Non-Credit Video Editing Bootcamps

The Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and Department of Communication will offer two Video Editing Bootcamps, non-credit lifelong learning programs at the PNC Westville campus.

The programs will run from May 12 through May 15, with a choice of two available class times – from 3 to 5 p.m. each day or 6 to 8 p.m. each day. The deadline to register is May 8 at 4 p.m CST.

Participants will learn basic shooting and editing skills, as well as other techniques necessary to create short videos that can be shared with a variety of audiences through various mediums, such as Facebook and YouTube. In the words of PNC Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Jeff Shires, who will be leading the program, “We will be talking about how to shoot and edit using a full editing package that incorporates transitions and simple effects. In four short sessions you will learn how to produce your own short stories.” ”

The registration fee is $150 per person. Special rates are available for PNC students, alumni and employees. PNC will provide the video equipment and software needed to engage in this hands-on program.  However Shires recommends that participants also bring the devices they intend use to capture video footage after the program ends so that he can teach them how to maximize their capabilities. This video equipment might include camcorders, smartphones, camera phones, flip cameras and more.

For more information or to register, visit or contact the PNC Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at (219) 785-5343. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5748.