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.

Don’t see what you are looking for on our calendar? Let us know and we may be able to offer in the future to fit your needs.

Get Started With CCTV Workshops!

Learn It. Make It. Share It.

Orientation and getting to know the cameras, $10, includes membership

This one time class will explain how CCTV works, give you an overview as to how to set up and operate a camera and introduce you to basic shot composition.

Wednesdays, 7pm
Photoshop Basics, $25

Join this workshop exploring Photoshop CS6 and learn how to optimize your photos, create your own logo, learn how to draw shapes and use text effects and more!  3 sessions.

Monday, Oct. 20, Thursday, Oct. 23 and Monday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 am
Wednesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5 at 7pm
Adobe Premiere I, $25

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 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.  3 sessions

Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19 at 10am
Thursdays, Dec. 4, 11, 18 at 7pm
Adobe Premiere II, $50

Modern productions are built on hundreds (if not thousands) of clips and in this 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.  3 sessions

Mondays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 at 10am
Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 at 7pm
Field Camera I, $25

Learn video camera basics, including how to use CCTV’s cameras.  Topics include white balance, focus, zooming, panning, and proper tripod use. You will explore audio basics and how to use a microphone as well as basic shot composition. Students will leave with a strong understanding of video camera fundamentals. Upon passing a camera skills test, students will be able to use CCTV’s cameras independently.  3 sessions

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21 at 7pm
Thursdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 at 10am
Wednesdays, Nov. 12, 19, 26 at 7pm
Field Camera II, $25

Field Camera II builds upon the knowledge gained in Field Camera I.  The class will explore more advanced functions on CCTV’s professional cameras and discuss camera theories to make you a better videographer.  You'll also have plenty of hands-on time to work with the cameras and create your own short videos.  3 sessions

Oct. 16 - 30, 1-2:30 PM 
Oct. 13 - 27, 10-11:30 AM
Produce Your Own Film or TV Show, $25

Think you have what it takes to be the next Steven Spielberg or Shonda Rhimes but don’t know quite how to get started?  Then this is just for you!  Whether you already have a script or are just getting started, this class will teach you all you need to know to become the next film or TV producer.  3 Sessions.

Nov. 6 - 20, 1-2:30 PM
Nov. 7 - 21, 5:30-7 PM
Aftereffects I, $25

Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics, visual effects program used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.  It allows users to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space.  In this class, you’ll get a hands-on overview of how Aftereffects works and begin working on your own project.  3 sessions

Nov. 29 - Dec. 13, 11 AM-12:30 PM
Nov. 30 - Dec. 14, 2-3:30 PM
Aftereffects II, $50

Already have a good grasp of Adobe After Effects?  Then sign up for this class, which will take you further into the process of creating 3D effects, throw light sources onto your project and much more!  3 sessions

Nov. 27 - Dec. 11, 6-7:30 PM
Nov. 28 - Dec. 12, 10-11:30 AM 
Creating a Social Media Presence, $25

A.k.a., if a tree falls in the social media forest, how can you make sure anyone hears it?

Some say Social Media is the future of communication but what exactly is it and how can it help you?  Can it really promote your business?  Will it help you raise money to fund your feature length film?  And how exactly can you reconnect with your childhood sweetheart?  Learn these answers while you create the beginnings of a social media presence.  2 sessions

Dec. 6, 13, 3-5:30 PM
Dec. 7, 14, 10-11:30 AM 
Blogging, $25

Take your message into cyberspace!  Whether for a business, a non-profit or just to stay in touch, a blog can be a highly rewarding, and inexpensive way to communicate with customers, patrons, family and friends.  But where does one start?  Cut through the buzzwords and demystify the tech-speak in this workshop.  From layout to widgets, you’ll get a tour of several free online publishing platforms and discuss which one works best depending on the blogger’s goal.  Attention will also be paid to best posting practices and blogging etiquette.  $25

Nov. 1 - 8, 4-5:30 PM   
Nov. 2 - 9, 5-6:30 PM
CCTV Orientation & Getting to Know the Cameras , $10    

CCTV Orientation & Getting to Know the Cameras 

This one-time class will explain how CCTV works and introduce you to our equipment.  Upon completion of the orientation, you automatically become a member and are able to reserve equipment and editing time. This class will be taught by one of CCTV’s staff members and is by appointment. Minimum: 1 student, maximum: 10 students

By Appointment 
7-8:30 PM, $10    

By Appointment 
Photoshop Basics, $25

Photoshop Basics

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.  $25 Maximum: 4 students

3 Mondays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 2, 10-11:30 AM    

3 Tuesdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 3, 6-7:30 PM   

3 Mondays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 2, 10-11:30 AM
3 Tuesdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 3, 6-7:30 PM 
CCTV Orientation & Getting to Know the Cameras, $10    

CCTV Orientation & Getting to Know the Cameras

This one-time class will explain how CCTV works and introduce you to our equipment.  Upon completion of the orientation, you automatically become a member and are able to reserve equipment and editing time. This class will be taught by one of CCTV’s staff members and is by appointment. Minimum: 1 student, maximum: 10 students

By Appointment 
7-8:30 PM, $10    

By Appointment 
Adobe Premiere I, $25

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 want to learn how 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.  Maximum: 4 students. $25

3 Wednesdays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 10-11:30 AM   

3 Thursdays, Sept. 21 - Oct. 5, 2-3:30 PM  

3 Wednesdays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 10-11:30 AM 
3 Thursdays, Sept. 21 - Oct. 5, 2-3:30 PM