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Video Shorts Workshop

June 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Instructor: Erich Archer
Friday – Sunday 9am – 4pm | June 10 – 12 

95% of the most popular digital videos of 2015 were under 5 minutes long.

It is estimated that video will be 80% of global internet traffic by 2018.

Video Shorts is a practical video production course for anyone interested in harnessing the power of video. We will examine the various types of short-form videos – commercials, viral videos, documentaries, and narrative shorts. We will analyze the elements that go into successful shorts, learn basic technical production techniques, each student will shoot and edit their own short video, and we will finish with a screening/group critique. Students may come with an idea for a short video or be assigned one.


Prerequisite: No experience required. Students must bring their own video camera. If you don’t have one, contact the instructor to make arrangements for a rental.

About Erich: Erich Archer is a television and video  producer with 13 years of professional experience in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston. He has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from Connecticut College and attended the New York Film Academy’s Directing Program.

Erich has produced videos and television for many major networks including MTV, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and A&E and advertising agencies like 72andsunny. He has shot commercials for the Boston Red Sox, Yahoo!, and many other businesses large and small. He is an EMMY-nominated camera operator and the recipient of 5 Telly awards, a national Alliance for Community Media award, and a W3 award. His work can be seen on permanent display at the Cape Ann Museum.


Erich is currently the Executive Director at Cape Ann Television and is on the Board of Directors of Mass Access as well as the Northeast Region Alliance for Community Media.



– $795 full tuition
– $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
– $715 alumni, seniors & educators
– $975 for 1.5 credits*

Rolling Admission- just $250 deposit due at time of registration.

$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
– $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


All external students, including external, credit-seeking students, please use the link below:

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Internal, full-time Montserrat students, please register via campus cafe.

For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu

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June 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am
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