Classes

NewTV Classes

Each quarter, NewTV offers are variety of exciting classes. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, you must be a member or a friend of NewTV. To explore membership options, click here. Then, 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 Michael Sills at michaelcs@newtv.org.
Monday, December 1 • 7pm
Monday, January 5 • 7pm
Monday, February 2 • 7pm
 

 

Studio Production Workshops

Studio Prep

Learn how to setup all the necessary elements for inside the studio: lights, cameras and audio.
Monday, December 15 • 7pm
Wednesday, January 12 • 7pm
Monday, February 9 • 7pm 
 

Studio Control Room

Enter the Control Room and discover all the facets and the various jobs performed in it.
Monday, December 22 • 7pm
Monday, January 26  • 7pm
Wednesday, February 18 • 7pm
 

Studio Switcher

Get behind the controls of the brand new Broadcast Pix switcher in the Control Room and learn how to direct like a pro with all the new tools.
Monday, November 24 • 7pm
Monday, December 29 • 7pm
Monday, February 23 • 7pm
 

Studio Director

Get behind the switcher and learn techniques about how to properly direct a studio shoot from start to finish.
Tuesday, January 6 • 6pm
Wednesday, February 25 • 6pm
 

Studio Graphics

With the new switcher, comes the Broadcast Pix new graphics system. Learn all the new facets and how to make some amazing graphics for your studio shoots.
By Appointment Only
 

Studio Switcher Private Sessions

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

 

Field Production Workshops

HD Camera Workshop

A hands-on workshop introducing 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.
Tuesday, December 16 • 7pm
Tuesday, January 13 • 7pm
Tuesday, February 10 • 7pm
 

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions.
Thursday, December 18 • 7pm
Tuesday, January 20 • 7pm
Tuesday, February 17 • 7pm
 

Tools and Techniques of Sound

This course includes an in-depth look at the sound equipment at NewTV and how to use them properly to make your projects sound clear and crisp. .
Tuesday, November 25 • 7pm
Tuesday, December 30 • 7pm
Tuesday, January 27 • 7pm
Tuesday, February 24 • 7pm
 

 

Post-Production Workshops

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.
Thursday, January 8, 15 & 22 • 6pm
Thursday, February 12, 19 & 26 • 6pm
 

Adobe Premiere Private Sessions

If you can’t make a class, contact Michael Sills or a NewTV staff member for a one-hour private session to learn about Premiere.
By Appointment Only.
 

Final Cut Pro Private Sessions

If you would like to learn FCP 7 or just need some general help, contact Michael Sills or a NewTV staff member for a one-hour private session.
By Appointment Only.
 

 

Documentary Workshops

Shooting Reality (Two Sessions)

Instructor: Margo Guernsey from Time Travel Productions
This documentary basics class will cover how to document reality to tell a story. We will go over choosing the scene, shot lists, capturing emotion, directing non-actors, how not to disrupt, releases, and more. Our focus will be on short videos that serve a purpose on their own (two to five minutes), but the skills are transferable to longer projects.
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 4
Wednesday, January 21 & February 4 • 6pm
 

 

Social Media

Social Media for Beginners

Instructor: Melanie Graham from Dana Farber
Participants are introduced to the basics of social media and best practices for social media marketing, with a focus on Facebook and Twitter. The class includes how to set up a Facebook page for a business or organization, how to launch a professional Twitter account, and what type of content to post on each channel.
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 4
Wednesday, January 14 • 7pm
 

Social Media Intermediate/Advanced

Instructor: Melanie Graham from Dana Farber
Developing on the ideas presented in Social Media for Beginners, this course focuses on more advanced content marketing and promotion tactics for Facebook and Twitter (contests, paid promotions, etc.). In addition, participants will learn how to implement Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn into their social media strategies.
Prerequisite: Social Media for Beginners; Minimum enrollment: 4
Wednesday, January 28 • 7pm
 

 

Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography Editing (Three Classes)

Instructor: Vanessa Ruiz
Learn how to fine tune your images! We’ll learn how to touch up images and how to fix exposure, color and other common problems quickly and easily. Bring a paper and pen for note taking. If you have a laptop with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements bring it along also! Bring your camera, a notebook and your questions!
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 5
Saturdays, January 17-31 • 10am
 

SmartPhoneography

Instructor: Vanessa Ruiz
This workshop is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their smartphone photography. We will review smartphone shooting techniques and tips to enhance your images. Then we will explore photography apps that will let you edit your images and add filters to get the look you want or add an artistic twist. iPhones and Androids welcomed!.
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 4
Thursday, February 5 • 6pm
 

 

Other Workshops

DSLRs and More Camera Workshop

This course goes over various other cameras that are more than capable of filming quality content for NewTV. Come learn about the DSLRs, Handycams, GoPros and all their features.
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 3;
Thursday, January 29 • 7pm
 

Private Lessons

By Appointment Only. Can’t make a class? Have a question about a problem you’ve encountered? Contact Member Services Coordinator Michael Sills for a one-hour private session to learn about those new lights or solve that troublesome technical issue!