Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to produce your own TV show, documentary or movie? At CCTV, we’ll show you how. We offer a variety of training workshops for beginners, advanced users and those in between. Whether your interest is in learning post production special effects or advanced features of shooting with our cameras, we have workshops to meet your needs.

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Music Video Production, $50.00

Learn how to produce your own Music Video! In this 4-week course you will learn what it takes to choreograph, direct, tape and edit your own Music Video using CCTV’s State of the art chroma-key (Green Screen!) studio and field equipment.  Maximum: 4 students.

4 sessions

February 28, March 7, 14 and 21, 3:30-5pm
Music Video Production Class, $50.00

Produce your own Music Video! In this 4-week course you will learn what it takes to choreograph, direct, tape and edit your own Music Video using CCTV’s State of the art chroma-key (Green Screen!) studio and field equipment.  Minimum: 4 students.

April 23, 30, May 7 and 14, 3:30-5pm
Lighting 101, $25.00 

This workshop is an interactive demonstration of the role of lighting in film and TV production, and basic lighting concepts and techniques.  Learn how to alter the way your subject looks, change the mood of your scene and more! Minimum: 4 students. 

April 3, 10-11:30am
Interviewing techniques, $25.00 

Learn how to balance the keys to a great interview…research, curiosity, silence and set-up.  Minimum: 4 students. 

April 25, 5-6:30pm 
Learn how to use your smartphone for beginners, $25.00 

For those over 50, who want to learn how to use their smartphone.  This program is designed to meet the needs and interests of each participant. People with varying levels of experience are welcome to attend.  Learn how to send and check for email, surf the web and more.  If you acquired a new device, or have one but want to learn some new options we’ll help you get the most out of your phone, tablet or laptop.  Minimum: 4 students.

May 15, 10-11:30am
All About Accessibility Features on Your Computer, Device and Web Browser , $25.00

Trouble seeing the small text on the screen of your computer or electronic device? Wish you could access certain computer applications without all the frustration? In this class, we will delve into several of the available accessibility features on your computer, electronic device and internet browser to help you navigate your way around the computer and the web with ease.  Minimum: 4 students.

May 1, 2-3:30pm
Intro to Digital Field Production, $25.00 

This class introduces students to all the elements of field video production including video, audio, and lighting. Learn to operate CCTV’s video cameras and microphones. Gain an understanding of shot composition, working with lighting, and how to create an edit plan. This is taught over one session. Students will make a short video for certification. CCTV staff will train people individually or as a small group.  Minimum: 4 students.

May 16 and 23, 6-7:30pm
Intro to DSLR Filmmaking, $25.00 

If you acquired a new DSLR or have one but want to learn some new options we’ll help you!  Bring your DSLR camera and learn how to choose video settings, determine depth of field, adjust lighting, audio recording and more.  Minimum: 4 students.

April 12 and 19 2-3:30pm
Director’s Workshop, $25.00 

Want to sit in the driver's seat? This workshop will take you through the role of the director. Learn the art behind directing a live (or live-to-tape) shoot, including communicating with your crew effectively, switching between camera shots seamlessly, chroma key and calling up graphics that enhance your final production.   If you've ever volunteered for a live shoot or a studio show, and wondered how the director commands the production, this is the class for you! After taking this class, students will be certified to run the switcher. Minimum: 4 students. $25.00

June 5 and 12, 3:30-5pm
Community Event Coverage, $25.00 

This one-session class will teach non-profit organizations how to video record their events for Web and cablecast. Learn to use CCTV’s cameras and microphones to record presentations, meetings, street events, and interviews. Learn how to deal with challenging lighting and audio situations, and how to shoot for efficient post-production editing. Minimum: 4 students. $25.00

June 6, 11am-12:30pm
Digital Storytelling Class, $50.00

Storytelling is poetry-in-motion, our common cultural currency, and a framework for self-identity. In this four-session class, you will write a 150-300 word story and use video, scanned images and narration to create simple, yet deeply connective, multimedia stories of your own. Sessions will include development of writing skills for your projects, feedback during story circles, and cultivating basic audio, photography, and video production techniques to complete a short two-minute video that you will be able to share online, via social media, and via DVDs with family, friends or colleagues.  Minimum: 4 students.  

June 7 and 14, 10-11:30am
iPhone and Android Photography and Filmmaking, $25.00 

Smartphones have become the most prominent recording devices today, allowing us to easily capture and share moments of everyday life and the world around us from our unique perspective. In this introductory class, we will explore techniques and concepts that enhance the quality of the content captured on a Smartphone camera.  Learn about lighting, how to optimize your Smartphone camera settings, and using tools to create high-quality photographs and videos directly from your phone.  Minimum: 4 students. 

May 4, 10:30am-12pm
Adobe Premiere I, $25.00 

You’ve shot some video but now what?  Learn the basics of editing using Adobe Premiere, a user-friendly, advanced digital video-editing program designed to help you create professional-looking videos. In this hands-on class, you will learn media management, how to import and capture footage, edit in a timeline, and add video and audio effects using multiple tracks. Whether you would like to learn to edit footage of your child's sporting events or create a blockbuster movie, editing in Adobe Premiere will give you the tools to create videos that you'll be proud of.  Minimum: 4 students. 

May 10, 17, and 24, 2-3:30pm
Adobe Premiere II, $50.00

Modern productions are built on hundreds (if not thousands) of clips and in this hands-on, advanced class, you’ll learn how to link & locate your clips, making media management — and your productions — more efficient.  You’ll apply rich, beautiful, preset color grades and control your sound with the Audio Clip Mixer, adjusting clips independently for a perfect mix.  Want to set up multicam edits with a streamlined workflow? Sync single shots or entire bins of footage all at once using audio waveforms. You can even mix frame rates and codecs in the same sequence.  Minimum: 4 students. 

June 1, 8 and 15, 2-3:30pm
Photoshop Basics, $25.00 

Your photos don’t always capture the scene the way you remember it but now you can take your best shots and make them even better with Photoshop.  Join this hands-on workshop exploring Photoshop CS6 and learn how to optimize your photos, draw shapes, use text effects and more with Photoshop CC2015.  Minimum: 4 students

June 13 and 20, 10-11:30am