Welcome to the Multimedia Special Interest Group!
The Multimedia Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed to share knowledge and ideas that encourage and assist in the creation of interesting, informative and enjoyable multimedia presentations. Our members have experience at all levels from beginners to professional videographers still working in the industry.
No matter what your level of expertise, we invite you to come learn and share with us! There are no “minimum requirements” to participate! You will always find a warm welcome and readiness to help you with your latest project.
Still interested? Have a more detailed look at what we do in the Multimedia SIG here.
How can the Multimedia SIG help you?
The members of the Multimedia SIG form a substantial knowledge base within the Camera Club on the ins and outs of producing your very own video. We can help you make your video better. However, the purpose of the Multimedia SIG is not to teach individuals the specifics of any particular software. We can advise you as to the best software for your needs and point you toward the best avenue for learning that software. If you settle on a particular software package, it is very likely (if you’ve elected to go with a mainstream product) that someone in the SIG already uses that software and can help you out with specific questions. The Camera Club has some training classes on a couple of the video editing products used by SIG members. But all of us — without exception! — are embarked on a continuing voyage of discovery and learning. Come join us along the way!
We meet every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Ansel Adams Room. Click on the Calendar link to see what we’ve been up to, and what the upcoming topics will be. We’re currently in the process of developing our topics list for the 2019 season and will be posting a more detailed calendar for that season soon. Want to get an idea what we’ve been up to in the past? Check out the Weekly Meeting Notes Archive.
How do you actually make a multimedia presentation? We combine photos, video, text, music, and sometimes a narration to produce a video. Some of the software we use is listed on the Multimedia Resources page. Some of it is free, some of it “almost” free, and some of it can be on the pricey side. Click here to start finding out about this.
Where can you find music to put in your videos? Good question!! And one that is endlessly debated and misunderstood. If you want to know more about this, click here.
The Multimedia SIG lists quality sources of information found on the internet in this section. (Click Here!) (More will be added in the future, so check back periodically for updates.)