Life In Motion

with Amy Cyphers & Kim Bear


$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along

Learn everything you need to create video from start to finish!

Join Kim and Amy for a five week journey to learn how to capture life in motion! Whether you want to preserve your own family memories or create a unique, soul-stirring experience for your clients, this five week course takes you from ideas to finished products. Whatever your genre there are opportunities to add motion to your work that can make you stand out as an artist in your area. In the course of the workshop you will create three amazing videos to add to your portfolio and by the end of the workshop you will have the confidence to create beautiful videos on your own!


Students should have basic knowledge of exposure and be able to shoot in manual for this class. If you are new to video and want a quick introduction, we suggest the Breakout Photography In Motion to get you more acquainted with video (although this is not required). Students should have a DSLR or mirrorless camera with the ability to capture video, a tripod for stabilization, and video editing software (we will edit using Adobe Premiere and iMovie)

what you’ll get

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4 Printable Lesson Downloads with Assignments (outlined in syllabus) plus a Pre Workshop “Getting Started PDF”.

An interactive PDF.

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Behind the scenes videos of Amy and Kim creating their videos

Editing video’s.


Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.

Instructor assignment and Q&A video


Exclusive workshop Facebook group to mix and mingle with your new friends.

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Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.


Welcome & Pre Workshop Info

Lesson One


Understanding basic video stability.

Creative shooting through details.

Purposeful motion.


Capture and edit an Impromptu video of your everyday life.

Lesson Two


Storyboarding the Planned video.

In this lesson you learn to connect music and thoughtful motions to an emotion.


Create a storyboard based on your “Big Word.” This week you will select a song and detail your video plan.

Lesson Two Continued: Independent Work Week

Lesson Three


This week we shoot our Planned video and go into depth with editing creatively and emotionally.


Shoot and edit your Planned video.

Lesson Four


How to shoot video for others (friends or clients).

We will share the value of adding video to your business and how you can do both video and stills at your session.


Create a blog post with video and stills from a client or friend session.

as seen on instagram


"This class was amazing! I learned so much about creating video with my DSLR as well as editing with Premiere Pro. "

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about your instructor

The Wild Child Photography is owned and operated by Amy Cyphers and Kim Bear. The Wild Child captures children and families– their goal is to capture authentic expressions in natural settings. They incorporate video and stills into their sessions giving clients a unique experience.

Amy and Kim both have busy homes and balance life and work together with a lot of laughter and fun. They teach local photography and video workshops as well as nationally at Click Away. They have also written a beginning video breakout called Photography in Motion and love connecting with photographers from everywhere.

how it works


download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

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chat online

Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

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study & ask questions

Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.


Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.


Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.



  1. Krystil McDowall September 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Video is something I have wanted to learn and experiment with for awhile and I’m so glad I took this workshop. Amy and Kim are candid, responsive and incredibly knowledgeable and there’s nobody better to take this course with. One of the vids I created of my son actually brought me to tears – video has so much power and in a very different way than stills. I cannot recommend this course enough.

  2. Trina January 29, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I am currently undertaking this class and it has been amazing. Amy and Kim are both so generous with their time, are attentive, present in the forums and facebook pages ready to answer any questions you may have. I have already made some improvements in my knowledge in the first week. Most of all it’s encouraging me to get out there and film as Kim and Amy’s enthusiasm is infectious. Highly recommend !

  3. Kim Peterson June 16, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Thank you Kim and Amy for this workshop. It was perfect for me, and I am so glad I took it full participation because the structure of it really motivated me to do the assignments and to learn so much more than I would have as a study along. I am a great fan of study along, but in this case, I know that full participation was exactly what I needed. The materials were fantastic and the assignments were perfect for making us jump into the deep end and get swimming. I can’t believe I actually shot a client session with both video and stills, but I actually did it and feel very accomplished. The videos created by all the participants are a great testimony to your efforts and to the effectiveness of the materials. Thank you!!! 

    • Sarah Slater June 15, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      not a review – but a request….. when will this workshop run again?? I am very interested! My husband and I are photographers and he wants to break into videography…this would be perfect for us! Thanks!

      • Kim Bear July 6, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

        We are opening registration on July 9th for an late August run!! We hope you join us.

  4. Maria Figueroa June 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    This class was amazing! I learned so much about creating video with my DSLR as well as editing with Premiere Pro. Kim and Amy went above and beyond all my expectations. I recommend this class for everyone who is interested in creating video, no matter the skill level.

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