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.
The First Monday of Each Month
 

 

 

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, February 22 • 7pm 
 

Studio Switcher

Get behind the controls of the Broadcast Pix switcher and learn how to technical direct like a pro. Minimum Enrollment: 3 
Saturday, February 27 • 2pm 
 

Studio Director 

Get behind the switcher and learn the techniques of properly directing a studio shoot from start to finish. Minimum Enrollment: 2
Saturday, February 27 • 3pm
 

Studio Graphics

Learn the Broadcast Pix graphics system and learn how to make some amazing graphics for your studio shoots. 
Saturday, February 20 • 11am 
 

NEW! Studio Sound

Learn about the studio mixer and how to control different audio feeds during a production. Minimum enrollment: 2 
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

NEW! Studio Green Screen

Learn how to properly light the studio green screen and to use virtual sets in Broadcast Pix. Minimum enrollment: 2 
Saturday, February 20 • 12pm 
 

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
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions. Minimum Enrollment: 3
Tuesday, February 16 • 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
Wednesday, February 17 • 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
Thursday, February 11, 18 & 25, 6pm - NO NEW SIGN UPS - AT CAPACITY 
 

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. 
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
 
 

 

 

Documentary Track

Documentary Storytelling: The Building Blocks (Two Classes)

Instructor: Margo Guernsey
This class will review good story telling, with a focus on the short videos. The 1st class will examine structure, shot lists, producing and directing. Students will create a very short video outside of class. The 2nd class will review different kinds of shots, how they work together to tell stories, and we will workshop each students’ footage. Minimum Enrollment: 5
Dates: No Longer Offered This Quarter
Fee: $60
 

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 1st 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 we will workshop students’ projects. Minimum Enrollment: 5
Dates: Wednesday, February 10 & 24 • 6:30
Fee: $60
 
 

 

 

Social Media Track

Social Media For Beginners

Instructor: Melanie Graham
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: No Longer Offered this Quarter 
Fee: $40
 

Social Media Intermediate/Advanced

Instructor: Melanie Graham
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: No Longer Offered this Quarter
Fee: $40
 
 

 

 

Other Workshops

Intro to Macintosh Computer

Learn the basics of using a Macintosh computer in this new workshop, perfect for those new to using a Mac. 
No Longer Being Offered This Quarter
 

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
No Longer Offered this Quarter
 

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
Tuesday, February 23 • 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 
 

 

 

 

Photography Workshops

Introduction to Photography

Instructor: Vanessa Ruiz
In this four-part class, students will learn how to take the best-quality pictures with their personal cameras. This class will cover the basics of aperture, shutter, exposure and image composition. Bring your camera, a pen and paper for note taking, and your questions! Minimum Enrollment: 4
No Longer Offered This Quarter
Fee: $100