a photo of SPNN's camera class. In the forefront is a guy in green with headphones and an AX2000 in the background is a guy in a blue shirt with a stocking hat on.

SPNN Training and Classes

Technical Training
We have regular monthly classes on editing with Adobe Premiere and SPNN field gear-cameras, lights, and microphones. We also hold quarterly classes on learning the SPNN studio. To find out about the classes email classes@spnn.org.  

Get started with the Intro to SPNN class which is the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM. This class is via Zoom. This is the first step and must be taken before any other classes at SPNN. In this class you will learn how you can utilize SPNN resources to create program you then share with the community via our channels. Register Here for our May 5th class

Our Field Camera class is the second Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30. This class is via Zoom, but you will need to stop into SPNN on the Tuesday before between 3-7 to pick up a camera. To register for this class email Michael and Jackie. This class is limited to four people. 

To use SPNN edit resources you will need to take the Editing Class or test out of the class. The class done remotely by appointment. The SPNN Program team will work with you to figure out what editing software is best for you, then help you first install the software, then learn it. To schedule an editing class email Michael and Jackie. 


Storytelling Training
We hold bimonthly classes on story construction, storytelling through editing, pre-production, interview skills, and other skills needed to create engaging media.


Custom Training for Groups
SPNN's Program team will collaborate with your local non-profit for specialized trainings for your members, constituents, or staff. We will customize training to fit your needs, it could be one workshop, a day long session, or a five part series.

In conjunction with the River Valley Girl Scouts we created a day long PSA training for their troops, are working with Shift MN to create five part workshop series on podcasting, and worked with the St. Paul libraries to hold several workshops in different libraries on storytelling and mobile video.