Classes

In order to take advantage of these classes, you must be a member or a friend of NewTV. To explore membership options, click here. 

 

Each quarter, NewTV offers a variety of exciting classes. Once you are a member, you must attend one of the orientation sessions that are held every month. For each class, registration is required and is open until 2 hours before the class begins. If the minimum enrollment is not reached, the class will be cancelled. You will always have the option to take classes in studio production, field production and post-production. Each quarter we also offer special media-related courses in other topics.  

 

Where You Start

NewTV Orientation

Learn about all the wonderful opportunities offered at our state-of-the-art media center. This class is a prerequisite for all NewTV course offerings. If you cannot attend the scheduled session, but would like to take a course, please contact Katie Geiger at katieg@newtv.org
Orientation is the first Monday of each month at 7pm.
Due to the labor day holiday, September's Orientation will be on Tuesday, September 6.
 

 

 

Studio Production

Studio Elements

Learn how to set up all the necessary elements for in-studio productions: lights, cameras and audio, as well as all the necessary elements of the Control Room. Minimum enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
Monday, October 17 • 7pm
Monday, November 14 • 7pm
 

Studio Switcher

Get behind the controls of the Broadcast Pix switcher and learn how to technical direct like a pro. Minimum enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Studio Elements  
Monday, October 24 • 6pm
Tuesday, November 15 • 6pm
 

Studio Director 

Get behind the switcher and learn the techniques of properly directing a studio shoot from start to finish. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher
Monday, October 24 • 7pm
Tuesday, November 15 • 7pm
 

Studio Graphics

Learn the Broadcast Pix graphics system and learn how to make some amazing graphics for your studio shoots. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Studio Sound

Learn about the audio mixer and how to control different audio feeds during a production. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher 
Tuesday, September 20 • 7pm 
 

Studio Lighting Seminar 

Instructor: Jonathan Lipsy
Learn about the studio lights and how to control the light board. Minimum enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher 
Fee: $60
TBD
 

NEW! Mock Studio Production

Students have the opportunity to take turns in every production role and work with their peers to create a mock studio production. Minimum enrollment: 6; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher
Thursday, September 29 • 6:30pm
 

Studio Switcher Private Sessions

By appointment only. If you can't make a class, contact Katie Geiger or a NewTV staff member for a one-hour private session. 
 

 

 

Field Production

HD Camera Workshop

This hands-on workshop introduces you to the Sony NXCAM, a tapeless HD camera. Learn the basic operations of this camera and become certified to use it on your next production. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Monday, November 21 • 7pm
 

Tools & Techniques of Sound

Includes an in-depth look at the portable sound equipment at NewTV and how to use it properly to make your projects sound clear and crisp. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Tuesday, October 4 • 7:30pm
 

Multi-Camera Field Production

Learn to use NewTV's Data Video portable video switcher to record your multi-camera field productions live. Minimum Enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Tuesday, November 8 • 6:30pm
 

 

 

Post Production

Basic Adobe Photoshop (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mike Beal
Learn the basics of Photoshop on the Mac. This is a great course for anyone who wants to create graphics for their show and get an overall understanding of the program. Learn how to use tools, create masks ad work with photos.. Minimum Enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Orientation 
Fee: $60
Saturday, October 8, 15 & 22 • 12pm
 

Basic Adobe Premiere (Three Classes)

Learn the basics of Premiere on the Mac. Includes how to insert and overwrite edits, use of transitions and effects, audio mixing, graphics and much more. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation 
Thursday, November 3, 10 & 17 • 6:30pm
 

Basic Final Cut Pro X (Three Classes)

Learn the basics of Apple's newest editing software, Final Cut Pro X. Includes how to insert and overwrite edits, use transitions and effects, mix audio, create graphics and much more. Minimum enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Orientation 
Wednesday, September 28, October 5 & 12 • 6pm
 

Intermediate Final Cut Pro X (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mike Beal
Take your Final Cut Pro X skills to the next level by learning about multi-cam editing, color grading and more.  Minimum enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Basic Final Cut Pro X
Fee: $60 
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Intermediate Adobe Premiere (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mark Chesak 
Begin tackling more advance concepts of Adobe Premiere editing like multi-cam editing, color grading, audio filters and more.  Minimum enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Basic Adobe Premiere 
No Longer Offered This Quarter
Fee: $90
 

Post Production Private Sessions

If you can't make a class, contact Katie Geiger or a NewTV staff member for a one-hour private session. 
By Appointment Only
 
 

 

 

Documentary Track

Documentary Storytelling: The Interview (Two Classes)

Instructor: Margo Guernsey
This class will review the documentary interview. Students who took "The Building Blocks" can incorporate their interviews with the projects from that class. The first class will cover lighting, framing and how to form engaging questions. Students will shoot one interview and bring it to the second class where we will talk about what makes an engaging interview clip, and will workshop students' projects. Minimum Enrollment: 5; Prerequisite: Orientation; Fee: $60
Wednesday, October 19 & November 2 • 6:30
 
 

 

 

Other Workshops

Canon 5D Mark III

This course goes over the Canon 5D Mark III's features and teaches you how to shoot video with a DSLR. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation 
Tuesday, November 22 • 7pm
 

Introduction to the Canon EOS C100 Mark II

Explore the operations of Canon's C100 Mark II. Perfect for videographers with a wide range of projects, this workshop will guide you through the setup of the camera and how it can help take your project to the next level. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
Tuesday, October 4 • 7pm 
 

Private Sessions

Can't make a class? Have a question about a problem you've encountered? Contact Director of Member Services Katie Geiger for a one-hour private session to learn about those new lights or solve that troublesome technical issue. 
By Appointment Only