Yolo County Library announces Yolo Shorts GoPro workshops and festival

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Starting in September the Yolo County Library is hosting a series of technology workshops at three of its branches. Attendees will learn how to use GoPro Hero 6 cameras, how to edit recordings and add sound tracks to create a short movie. GoPro cameras will be available to Yolo County Library cardholders in good standing for limited borrowing between workshop dates. Participating libraries will have computers available to edit recordings on site.

Library cardholders will also have the opportunity to submit an entry into the Yolo Shorts Festival in December. Entries must be no longer than three minutes and only one entry per person. Shorts may be submitted in one of three categories: Animation (stop-motion), Adventure (living local, sports, action), or Art/Drama (music, book/movie re-enactments). Entry forms and guidelines are available at any Yolo County Library branch. Entries will be judged by library staff and the winners will receive a Best Buy gift card.
Workshops at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento:
  • Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Workshops at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Workshops at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis:
  • Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yolo Shorts Festival:
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library
  • Friday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. Winters Community Library
  • Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. Arthur F. Turner Community Library
Staff at the local media & technology non-profit Davis Media Access trained library staff in the use of the cameras and software and assisted in the development of the workshops and festival. The workshops and Yolo Shorts Festival were made possible through grant funding from the California Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which is administered by the California Library Services Board. All programs are sponsored and supported by Yolo County’s Friends of the Library groups.
No reservations are required and all programs are free to attend. For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit our website at: www.yolocountylibrary.org or connect with us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.  For more information about Davis Media Access, visit their website at davismedia.org or connect with them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/DavisMediaAccess.

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