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 are 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.
Tuesday, September 8 • 7pm
Monday, October 5 • 7pm
Monday, November 2 • 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
Monday, September 14 • 7pm
Saturday, October 10 • 12pm
Monday, November 9 • 7pm 
 

Studio Switcher

Get behind the controls of the Broadcast Pix switcher and learn how to technical direct like a pro. Minimum Enrollment: 3 
Monday, September 21 • 7pm
Saturday, October 24 • 11am
Monday, November 16 • 7pm 
 

Studio Director 

Get behind the switcher and learn the techniques of properly directing a studio shoot from start to finish. Minimum Enrollment: 3
Saturday, September 26 • 12pm
Saturday, October 24 • 1pm
 

Studio Graphics

Learn the Broadcast Pix graphics system and learn 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 Katie Geiger or a NewTV staff member for a one-hour private session. 
By appointment only.
 

 

 

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 
Thursday, September 3 • 7pm
Thursday, October 1 • 7pm
Thursday, November 5 • 7pm
 

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions. Minimum Enrollment: 3
Tuesday, September 15 • 7pm
Tuesday, October 13 • 7pm
Tuesday, November 17 • 7pm
 

Tools & Techniques of Sound

Includes and 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
Wednesday, September 16 • 7pm
Wednesday, October 14 • 7pm
Wednesday, November 18 • 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: 4
Thursdays, September 10, 17 & 24 • 6pm
Thursdays, October 8, 15 & 22 • 6pm
Fee: $40
 

Adobe Premiere 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.
 

 

 

Photography Tracks

P100 - Understanding Exposure: ISO, Shutter; P101 - Understanding Exposure: Aperture; P102 - Digital Camera Basics; D103 - Design 

Instructor: TBD, Minimum enrollment: 5; Fee: $90
Saturdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 12pm
 

 

 

Documentary Track

Shooting Reality (Two Classes)

This documentary basics class will cover how to document reality to tell a story. We'll discuss scene selection, shot lists, capturing emotion, directing non-actors, how not to disrupt, release forms and more. We'll focus on short videos that serve a purpose on their own (2-5 minutes), but the skills are transferable to longer projects. Minimum Enrollment: 4
Dates: TBD
Fee: $60
 

 

 

Social Media Track

Social Media For Beginners

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 contest to post on each channel. Minimum Enrollment: 4
Date: TBD
Fee: $40
 

Social Media Intermediate/Advanced

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 promotion, etc.). In addition, participants will learn how to implement Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and LInkedIn into their social media strategies. Minimum Enrollment: 4
Date: TBD
Fee: $40
 

 

 

Other Workshops

DSLR

This course goes over the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera. Come learn about all its features! Minimum Enrollment: 3
Wednesday, September 23 • 7pm
Wednesday, October 21 • 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
Thursday, September 10 • 7pm
Thursday, October 8 • 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