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.
 

 

 

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, May 8 • 7pm
 

Studio Switcher

Get behind the controls of the Broadcast Pix switcher and learn how to technical direct like a pro. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Elements  
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

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
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

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 
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

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. Beginner through advanced knowledge encouraged! Minimum enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher 
Monday, April 24 • 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: 2; Prerequisite: Orientation
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Introduction to the Canon 5D Mark III

This course goes over the Canon 5D Mark III's features and teachers you how to shoot video with a DSLR. Minimum Enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Orientation
Tuesday, May 2 • 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. Minimum Enrollment: 2; 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, May 22 • 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
Monday, May 15 • 7pm
 

Mock Field Production

In this class, students will "shoot to edit" and learn how to get the shots they n eed in order to have an easier edit later. Minimum Enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Thursday, May 25 • 6:30pm
 

Shooting Techniques

So you know how to use your video camera, but what types of shots should you get? How do you make your shots more interesting and meaningful? Through this course, students will learn what makes a shot look "good" versus "bad", when to use particular shotsin a vide, and how to provoke emotion through a shot. Prerequisite: HD Camrea; Minimum enrollment: 2
Tuesday, May 9, 16 & 23 • 7pm
 

 

 

Post Production

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, May 4, 11 & 18 • 6:30pm
 

Intermediate Adobe Premiere (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mark Chesak
Begin tackling more advanced concepts of Adobe Premiere editing like multi-cam editing, color grading, audio filters and more. Minimum enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Basic Adobe Premiere; Fee: $90 
Saturday, May 6, 13 & 20 • Noon
 

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: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation 
Thursday, April 6, 13 & 20 • 6:30pm
 

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, audio filters and more. Prerequisite: Basic Final Cut Pro; Minimum enrollment: 3; Fee: $60
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Final Cut Pro X Version 10.3 Seminar

In the Fall of 2016, Apple launched a new version of Final Cut Pro X: version 10.3. Though it has some similarities to Final Cut Pro X 10.2, many of our members may benefit from an orientation to the new layout and features. If this sounds like something of interest to you, we welcome you to join us at one of our upcoming seminars. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Basic Final Cut Pro X
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

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
 
 

 

 

Other Workshops

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mike Beal
Through this course, students will learn how to manipulate photos for video and how to use Photoshop layers with transparency in Final Cut. Students will also learn how to choose custom fonts and colors for logo creation. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
Fee: $60
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

The Fundamentals of 2-D Animation (Three Classes)

Instructor: Matthew Harnois
In this applicable, user-friendly course, find your personal style and create motion through the illusion that is animation. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation 
Fee: $60
Wednesday, May 3, 10 & 17 • 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