NewTV Classes

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 and open until 2 hours before the course starts. If minimum enrollment isn't reached, class will be cancelled.


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.
Monday, March 3 • 7pm
Monday, April 7 • 7pm
Monday, May 5 • 7pm


Studio Production Workshops

Studio Prep

Learn how to setup all the necessary elements for inside the studio: lights, cameras and audio.
Monday, March 10 • 7pm
Monday, April 14 • 7pm
Monday, May 12 • 7pm

Studio Control Room

Enter the Control Room and discover all the facets and the various jobs performed in it.
Monday, March 17 • 7pm
Wednesday, April 23 • 7pm
Monday, May 19 • 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, March 24 • 7pm
Monday, April 28 • 7pm
Wednesday, May 28 • 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.
Monday, March 31 • 7pm
Wednesday, April 30 • 7pm

Studio Director

Get behind the switcher and learn techniques about how to properly direct a studio shoot from start to finish.
Tuesday, April 1 • 7pm
Thursday, May 8 • 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, March 11 • 7pm
Tuesday, April 15 • 7pm
Tuesday, May 13 • 7pm

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions.
Tuesday, March 18 • 7pm
Tuesday, April 22 • 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 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, March 25 • 7pm
Tuesday, April 29 • 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 27 • 7pm

Camera Support

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.
Wednesday, May 14 • 7pm




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, March 20, 27 & April 3 • 6pm
Thursday, May 15, 22 & 29 • 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.
Saturday, May 10 • 12pm

Adobe Premiere 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 to learn about Premiere.

Final Cut Pro Private Sessions

By Appointment Only
If you can't make a class, contact Michael Sills or Andrew Eldridge for a one-hour private session to learn Final Cut Pro.


Animation Workshop

2D Animation Course

Animation is everywhere, but how is it created? This fun yet intensive course covers basic to intermediate 2D animation, the way it is done by professionals in the industry. You will learn to create traditional character animation with ADOBE Flash and Photoshop, including: ‘keying and in-betweening,’ composing scenes, acting, timing, designing characters that walk, talk, and create an animated short film for your demo reel. The valuable skills you will learn can be applied to 2D and 3D animation. This is a 13-week extensive workshop. Date and fee: TBD


Documentary and Film Workshops

Storytelling for Film & TV

An introduction to the art and craft of storytelling through the moving image. Particular emphasis will be given to writing short scripts. Topics covered include character development and narrative structure as it applies to shorts, features and episodic television. Fee: $35
Wednesday, March 26 • 7pm.

Film Composition

Have you ever asked yourself while watching a production, “What makes a good shot?” This one-day course teaches you proper composition when filming and details the various shots used during a shoot. Fee: $35
Wednesday, April 2 • 7pm.

Film Theory

An introduction to major developments in film theory and criticism. Topics covered include: the specificity of film form; cinematic realism; the cinematic "author"; the politics and ideology of cinema; the relation between cinema and language;the relation between film studies and other disciplines of aesthetic and social criticism. Fee: $35
Wednesday, April 9 • 7pm.

The Art of the Interview

An introductory course for the documentary filmmaker. This course includes choosing your subjects, tips on creative questions, discovering interview styles, lighting and audio techniques, location selection and a psychological understanding of the interview process. Fee: $35
Wednesday, April 16 • 7pm
***All Documentary and Film Workshops Listed Above:
Fee: TBD


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.
Wednesday, April 16 • 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 crew list.
Wednesday, May 21 • 6pm

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!.