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
Monday, November 3 • 7pm


Studio Production Workshops

Studio Prep

Learn how to setup all the necessary elements for inside the studio: lights, cameras and audio.
Monday, November 10 • 7pm

Studio Control Room

Enter the Control Room and discover all the facets and the various jobs performed in it.
Monday, November 17 • 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, October 27 • 7pm
Monday, November 24 • 7pm

Studio Director

Get behind the switcher and learn techniques about how to properly direct a studio shoot from start to finish.
Tuesday, October 28 • 6pm
Wednesday, November 19 • 6pm

Studio Lab

An opportunity to practice and review any of the Studio Production elements in a mock show situation.
Tuesday, October 28 • 7pm
Wednesday, November 19 • 7pm


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 Production Private Sessions

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


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.
Wednesday, November 5 • 7pm

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions.
Tuesday, November 18 • 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, October 21 • 7pm
Tuesday, November 25 • 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, November 6, 13 & 20 • 6pm

Advanced Adobe Premiere

Dive in and explore the advanced functions of Advanced Adobe Premiere. Polish your edits, learn about keyframing, add motion, fix and sweeten your audio, multiclip edit and color correct.
By Appointment Only.

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
Fee: $40; Wednesday, October 29 & November 12 • 6pm


Social Media

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 promotion etc.). In addition, participants will learn how to implement Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn into their social media strategies.
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 4
Fee: $40; Wednesday, October 22 • 7pm



Introduction to Digital Photography and Editing (Six Sessions)

Instructor: Vanessa Ruiz
Learn how to make your photography look more professional. We'll be learning camera basics; for example, aperture and shutter and what they do for your images visually. Then we will explore editing in photoshop. We'll learn how to touch up images and how to fix exposure, color and other common problems quickly and easily. Bring your camera, a notebook and your questions
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 5
Fee: $125; Saturdays, October 11 through November 15 at 12pm
To learn more about this class and its instructor, Vanessa Ruiz, click here.


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
Fee: $40; Thursday, October 23 • 6pm
To learn more about this class and its instructor, Vanessa Ruiz, click here.


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.


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 crew list.
By Appointment Only

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!