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, June 12 • 7pm
Monday, July 17 • 7pm
Monday August 14  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  
Tuesday, June 13 • 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 15 • 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
Tuesday, June 13 • 7:30pm
Tuesday, August 15 • 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
Monday, June 19 • 6:30pm
Monday, August 21 • 6:30pm
 

Studio Sound

Learn about the audio mixer and how to control different audio feeds during a production. Minimum enrollment: 2; Prerequisite: Studio Switcher 
Monday, June 19 • 7:30pm
Monday, August 21 • 7:30pm
 

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 
Thursday, June 1 • 5pm-9pm
Tuesday, August 29 • 5pm-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
Wednesday, June 7 • 7pm 
 

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, August 8 • 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, July 11 • 7pm 
 

Lighting Techniques

Learn about various techniques and equipment to effectively light your productions. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Monday, July 31 • 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
Monday, July 24 • 7pm 
 

Multi-Camera Field Production 

Learn how to use NewTV's Data Video portable video switcher to record your multi-camera field productions live. Minimum Enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: HD Camera
No Longer Offered This Quarter 
 

Mock Field Production

In this class, students will "shoot to edit" and learn how to get the shots they n eed in order to have an easier edit later. Minimum Enrollment: 4; Prerequisite: HD Camera
Thursday, May 25 • TBA
Thursday, August 3 • 6-9pm 
 

Shooting Techniques

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
Tuesday, July 25 & August 1 • 7pm  
 

NEW! Camera Support

Beyond your basic tripod or handheld camera, there's a whole world of camera support systems. Join us to lean about specialized support, like the monopod, the jib and the shoulder rig. Prerequisite: HD Camera; Minimum enrollment: 2
Wednesday July 19 • 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, July 13, 20 & 27 • 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, June 8, 15 & 29 • 6:30pm
Thursday, August 10, 17 & 24 • 6:30pm 
 

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
Go beyond basic point and shoot photography and really master your camera. Learn about the fundamentals of digital photography, such as how shutter speed, aperture and ISO affect your image; how to properly compose your shot; how to handle shooting in different lighting situations and more. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
Fee: $120
Saturday, June 10 • 10:30am - 6pm; Rain Date: Saturday June, 17 at 10:30am
 

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Three Classes)

Instructor: Mike Beal
Through this course, students will learn how to manipulate photos for video and how to use Photoshop layers with transparency in Final Cut and work with custom fonts and colors for logo creation. Minimum Enrollment: 3; Prerequisite: Orientation
Fee: $60
Saturday July 22, 29 & August 5 • Noon
 

 


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