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. If you cannot attend the scheduled session, but would like to take a course, please contact Michael Sills at
Monday, October 6 • 7pm
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.
Wednesday, October 15 • 7pm
Monday, November 10 • 7pm

Studio Control Room

Enter the Control Room and discover all the facets and the various jobs performed in it.
Monday, September 15 • 7pm
Monday, October 20 • 7pm
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, September 22 • 7pm
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.
Tuesday, October 7 • 7pm
Wednesday, November 5 • 7pm

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions.
Tuesday, September 16 • 7pm
Tuesday, October 14 • 7pm
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, September 23 • 7pm
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, September 18, 25 & October 2 • 6pm
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 Classes)

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 12th • 6pm


Social Media

Social Media for Beginners

Instructor: Melanie Graham from Dana Farber
In this class, participants are introduced to the basics of social media and social media marketing, with a focus on Facebook and Twitter. The class will include information on how to set up a Facebook page for a business or organization, how to launch a professional Twitter account, and what type of content to post on each channel. Participants will also learn basic best practices for social media marketing.
Prerequisite: Orientation; Minimum enrollment: 4
Fee: $40; Thursday, October 16 • 7pm

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 Classes)

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 11th through November 15th at 12pm


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


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.
Tuesday, October 9 • 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.
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!