NewTV offers over 20 classes each quarter, and features several additional workshops throughout the year. To use NewTV's equipment, you must first be a member in good standing and have attended our monthly Orientation session. You can then choose to take any class in four of our production tracks: Studio Production, Field Production, Post Production, or other media related workshops. You may also take any of our other computer-based or furthering education classes. Registration is required for all NewTV courses.
Where You Start
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.
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Studio Production Workshops
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 brand new tools.
Wednesday, June 19 • 7pm
Wednesday, July 17 • 7pm
Wednesday, August 21 • 7pm
Learn how to setup all the necessary elements for inside the studio: lights, cameras and audio.
Wednesday, June 12 • 7pm
Wednesday, July 10 • 7pm
Wednesday, August 14 • 7pm
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.
Wednesday, June 26 • 7pm
Wednesday, July 24 • 7pm
Wednesday, August 28 • 7pm
Studio Switcher Private Sessions
By Appointment Only
If you can't make a class, contact Michael Crossen-Sills or Andrew Eldridge for a one-hour private session on the new switcher.
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, June 11 • 7pm
Tuesday, July 9 • 7pm
Tuesday, August 13 • 7pm
Learn about the various lighting techniques and the equipment to appropriately light your productions.
Tuesday, June 18 • 7pm
Tuesday, July 16 • 7pm
Tuesday, August 20 • 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, June 25 • 7pm
Tuesday, July 23 • 7pm
Tuesday, August 27 • 7pm
Stability for a camera is necessary for getting the best-looking shots. Learn about all the camera support equipment at NewTV, from the tripods and monopods to the brand new jib.
Thursday, August 8 • 7pm
Basic Final Cut Pro (Three Classes)
Learn the basics of FCP on the Mac. This class includes how to insert and overwrite edits, use of transitions and effects, audio mixing, graphics, and much more.
Thursday, July 11, 18 & 25 • 6pm
Thursday, August 15, 22 & 29 • 6pm
Advanced Final Cut Pro
Dive in and explore the advanced functions of FCP. Polish your edits, learn about keyframing, add motion, fix your audio, multiclip edit and color correction.
Wednesday, July 31 • 6:30pm
Final Cut Pro Private Sessions
By Appointment Only
If you can't make a class, contact Michael Crossen-Sills or Andrew Eldridge for a one-hour private session to learn Final Cut Pro.
Field Production Workshop
Ready to hit the ground running? With this Field Production Workshop, members will be put into groups and asked to produce a project assigned by the instructors. Throughout the workshop, members will learn about equipment, pre-production, shooting and editing, while also producing a great segment and getting critiques and aid from the instructors. After the initial meeting, all subsequent days will be scheduled accordingly.
Starts Monday, August 13 • 6pm
Studio Production Workshop
Join other members to produce a studio shoot. With this Studio Production Workshop, members will be put into groups and asked to produce a project given by the instructors. Throughout the workshop, members will learn about equipment, pre-production, shooting and going live to tape while also producing a great segment and getting critiques and aid from the instructors. After the intial meeting, all subsequent days will be scheduled accordingly.
Starts Wednesday, July 10 • 6pm
On-Air Talent and Interview Techniques
Instructor: Jenn Adams of Newton News
Attention aspiring broadcast journalists and on-screen anchors! Learn how to conduct yourself on-camera and during interviews with Newton News' own Jenn Adams.
Tuesday, July 30 • 6pm
DSLRs and More! - Camera Workshop
This course goes over various cameras that are more than capable of filming quality content. Come learn about DSLRs, Handycams, GoPros and all their features.
Tuesday, June 27 • 7pm
Wednesday, August 7 • 7pm
A shoot's success can always be measured by how well you prepare for it. Pre-Production will teach you about all the things you should be preparing for before you actually shoot anything, from set decoration, to your crew list.
Tuesday, July 2 • 6pm
Can't make a class? Have a question about a problem you've encountered? Contact NewTV staff member Michael Crossen-Sills for a one-hour private session to learn about those new lights or to solve your technical issues.
By Appointment Only