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
Orientation is the first Monday of each month at 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; Prerequisite: Orientation
Monday, October 16 • 7pm
Monday, November 13 • 7pm 

 

Studio Switcher

Get behind the controls of the Broadcast Pix switcher and learn how to technical direct like a pro. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Elements  
Monday, October 23 • 6:30pm

 

Studio Director 

Get behind the switcher and learn the techniques of properly directing a studio shoot from start to finish. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher
Monday, October 23 • 7:30pm 

 

Studio Graphics

Learn the Broadcast Pix graphics system and learn how to make some amazing graphics for your studio shoots. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher
This course is no longer offered this quarter.

 

Mock Studio Production 

Students will work together to set up a studio production, then they have the opportunity to take turns in every production role and work with their peers to create a mock studio production. Beginner through advanced knowledge encouraged! Minimum enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher 
Monday, October 30 • 5-9pm 

 

Studio Switcher Private Sessions

By appointment only. If you can't make a class, contact Katie Geiger or a NewTV staff member for a one-hour private session. 

 

 

 

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: 2; Prerequisite: Orientation
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Introduction to the Canon 5D Mark III

This course goes over the Canon 5D Mark III's features and teachers you how to shoot video with a DSLR. Minimum Enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Orientation
Tuesday, November 14 • 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. Minimum Enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Orientation
Tuesday, October 3 • 7pm
 

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Monday, November 29 • 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; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Thursday, September 28 • 7pm
Tuesday, November 21 • 7pm
 

Shooting Techniques (Two Classes)

So you know how to use your video camera, but what types of shots should you get? How do you make your shots more interesting and meaningful? Through this course, students will learn what makes a shot look "good" versus "bad", when to use particular shotsin a vide, and how to provoke emotion through a shot. Prerequisite: HD Camrea; Minimum enrollment: 2
Monday, November 27 & Tuesday, November 28 • 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: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation 
Thursday, November 2, 9 & 16 • 6:30pm
 

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: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
Thursday, October 5, 12 & 19 • 6:30pm
 

Intermediate Final Cut Pro X (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mike Beal
Take your Final Cut Pro X skills to the next level by learning about multi-cam editing, color grading, audio filters and more. Minimum enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Basic Final Cut Pro X; Fee: $75 
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Intermediate Adobe Premiere (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mark Chesak
Begin tackling more advanced concepts of Adobe Premiere, such as multi-cam editing, color grading, audio filters and more. Minimum Enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: Basic Adobe Premiere; Fee: $90
Saturday, October 14, 21 & 28 • 12pm  
 

Intro to Creating Lower Thirds in Adobe After Effects

Instructor: Robert Santonastaso
A basic introduction to creating animated lower thirds in After Effects. Students will use a background template and learn how to key text on top of it. Students will also learn how to seamlessly integrate their lower thirds into Adobe Premiere with the help of Adobee Bridge. Minimum Enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Basic Adobe Premiere; Fee: $25
No Longer Offered This Quarter
 

Intro to Creating Lower Thirds in Apple Motion 5

Instructor: Robert Santonastaso
A basic introduction to creating animated lower thirds in Motion 5. Students will use a background template and learn how to key text on top of it. Students will also learn how to export their lower thirds into Final Cut X with the help of an alpha channel. Minimum Enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Basic Final Cut X; Fee: $25
Tuesday, October 24 • 7pm
 

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
 
 

 

 

Other Workshops

Digital Photography Fundamentals (One-Day Intensive)

Instructor: Kayla Creamer
Master your camera by learning about the fundamentals of digital photography. Students will learn how shutter speed, aperture and ISO affect an image, how to peroperly compose a shot, how to shoot in different lighting situations and more. . Students must have access to a digital SLR camera. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
Fee: $120
Saturday, November 4 • 10:30am-6pm
 

Introduction to Adobe InDesign (Three Classes)

Instructor: Colleen Neutra
This class will provide an overview of the major functions of InDesign. We will make simple print-ready files, multi-page documents and hyperlinked PDFs. You will also learn some singple techniques to create vector art within the program.  Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation; Fee: $120
Wednesday, October 11, 18 & 25 • 7:30pm 
 

The Fundamentals of 2-D Animation (Three Classes)

Instructor: Matthew Harnois 
In this course, students will learn the techniques of Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere to create simple animation. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation; Fee: $60
Wednesday, November 8, 15 & 29 • 7:30pm
 

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