CCTV offers workshops with the aim of helping local media producers in all aspects of production, from writing or prepping a program all the way through the final edit. New workshops are added throughout the year, so be sure to check back often. If there is a workshop you are interested in taking that we do not offer, please let us know.
If you already know how to use a specific piece of equipment, contact Tamarah Green at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you are eligible to bypass a particular course.
CCTV Orientation & Getting to Know the Cameras
This one-time class, offered every Wednesday, will explain how CCTV works, teach you how to set up and operate a camera and introduce you to basic shot composition. Upon completion of the orientation, you automatically become a member and are able to reserve equipment and editing time. This class will be taught by one of CCTV’s staff members. Minimum: 1 student, maximum: 10 students
Every Wednesday, starting May 11 through August 31 7-8:30 PM, $10
Your photos don’t always capture the scene the way you remember it but now you can take your best shots and make them even better with Photoshop. Join this hands-on workshop exploring Photoshop CS6 and learn how to optimize your photos, draw shapes, use text effects and more with Photoshop CC2015. $25 Maximum: 4 students
3 Wednesdays, May 18 - June 1, 1-2:30 PM
3 Fridays, May 20 - June 3, 10-11:30 AM
Adobe Premiere I
You’ve shot some video but now what? Learn the basics of editing using Adobe Premiere, a user-friendly, advanced digital video-editing program designed to help you create professional-looking videos. In this hands-on class, you will learn media management, how to import and capture footage, edit in a timeline, and add video and audio effects using multiple tracks. Whether you want to learn how to edit footage of your child's sporting events or create a blockbuster movie, editing in Adobe Premiere will give you the tools to create videos that you'll be proud of. Maximum: 4 students. $25
3 Thursdays, May 19 - June 2, 6-7:30 PM
3 Mondays, May 16, 23, June 6, 1-2:30 PM
Adobe Premiere II
Modern productions are built on hundreds (if not thousands) of clips and in this hands-on, advanced class, you’ll delve deeper into Adobe Premiere and learn how to link & locate your clips, apply rich, beautiful, preset color grades, control your sound with the Audio Clip Mixer, set up multi-cam edits with a streamlined workflow and mix frame rates and codecs in the same sequence. Prerequisite: Adobe Premiere I or experience with the program. Maximum: 4 students. $50
3 Thursdays, June 9 - 23, 6-7:30 PM
3 Fridays, June 10 - 24, 10-11:30 AM
Field Camera I
Learn video camera basics, including how to use CCTV’s cameras in this hands-on class. Topics will include white balance, focus, zooming, panning, and proper tripod use. You will explore audio basics and how to use a microphone as well as basic shot composition. Students will leave with a strong understanding of video camera fundamentals. Upon passing a camera skills test, students will be able to use CCTV’s cameras independently. Maximum: 6 students. $25
3 Mondays, May 16, 23, June 6, 6-7:30 PM
3 Tuesdays, May 17 - 31, 6-7:30 PM
3 Thursdays, June 8 - 22, 6-7:30 PM
Field Camera II
Field Camera II builds upon the knowledge gained in Field Camera I. The hands-on class will explore more advanced functions on CCTV’s professional cameras and discuss camera theories to make you a better videographer. Prerequisite: Field Camera I or advanced knowledge of camera usage and composition. Maximum: 6 students. $25
3 Tuesdays, June 7 - 21, 10-11:30 AM
3 Thursdays, June 23 - July 7, 1-2:30 PM
3 Thursdays, July 14 - 28, 6-7:30 PM
Take your message into cyberspace! Whether for a business, a non-profit or just to stay in touch, a blog can be a highly rewarding, and inexpensive way to communicate with customers, patrons, family and friends. But where does one start? Cut through the buzzwords and demystify the tech-speak in this workshop. From layout to widgets, you’ll get a tour of several free online publishing platforms and discuss which one works best depending on the blogger’s goal. Attention will also be paid to best posting practices and blogging etiquette. $25
2 Monday, June 13 - 20, 6-7:30 PM
2 Wednesday, August 9 - 16, 10-11:30 AM
How to Produce for Film or TV
Think you have what it takes to be the next Steven Spielberg or Shonda Rhimes but don’t know quite how to get started? Then this is just for you! Whether you already have a script or are just getting started, this class will teach you all you need to know to become the next film or TV producer. Maximum: 6 students. $25
3 Tuesdays, June 28, July 5 - 12, 1-2:30 PM
3 Fridays, July 8 - 22, 10-11:30 AM #
3 Thursdays, August 4 - 18, 6-7:30 PM
Multi-Camera Studio Production
This hands-on course is designed to give participants the opportunity to create a TV show using our brand new, state-of-the-art switcher and cameras. Students will learn all aspects of studio production work, including directing, technical directing, producing, audio and working with multiple cameras. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to produce a broadcast-quality studio production that CCTV will air on its channel! Maximum: 12 students. $25
3 Mondays, July 11 - 25, 2:30-4 PM
3 Fridays, August 5 - 19, 2:30-4 PM
Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and visual effects program used in the pos-production process of filmmaking and television. It allows users to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space. In this class, you’ll get a hands-on overview of how Aftereffects works and begin working on your own project. Maximum: 4 students. $50
3 Mondays, July 11 - 25, 6-7:30 PM
3 Wednesdays, August 3 - 17, 6-7:30 PM
Already have a good grasp of Adobe After Effects? Then sign up for this class, which will take you further into the process of creating 3D effects, throw light sources onto your project and much more. Prerequisite: AfterEffects I. Maximum: 4 students. $50
3 Mondays, August 1 - 15, 1-2:30 PM
3 Thursdays, August 11 - 25, 10-11:30 AM
Creating a Social Media Presence
A.k.a., if a tree falls in the social media forest, how can you make sure anyone hears it?
Some say Social Media is the future of communication but what exactly is it and how can it help you? Can it really promote your business? Will it help you raise money to fund your feature length film? And how exactly can you reconnect with your childhood sweetheart? Learn these answers while you create the beginnings of a social media presence. Maximum: 4 students. $25
2 Mondays, August 8 - 15, 10-11:30 AM
2 Tuesdays, August 9-16, 6-7:30 PM
To sign up for a class, enroll with Community Education here.
Join CCTV producer, Sue Rieder, for the screening of her documentary, Exile and Community: The Life of Carola Domar.
CCTV is sponsoring the premiere of Sue Rieder's documentary on Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3PM - 4:30PM at the Concord Museum.
Carola Domar escaped Nazi Germany in her teens and came to the States, where she married and built a new life in Concord, finding true belonging within the unique neighborhood of Conantum. In this documentary film, she and her daughter tell the story of her persistent search for community. A high-spirited, resourceful person, Domar yearned as a young Jew for the social acceptance and German identity she once took for granted. Domar’s story is all the more remarkable for the spirit of forgiveness with which she ultimately came to terms with her past and reconnected with her former homeland. Her story of exile and community has particular relevance in the context of current mass migration.
This film screening and discussion with producer Susan Orleans Rieder is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition, Women of Concord, on view from May 13 – September 18, 2016.
Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register online or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216 to reserve a space.
Special thanks to CCTV Production Manager, Sam Krueger.
You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Members Meeting of CCTV, Inc. on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the CCTV studio at Concord Carlisle Regional High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord, MA.
This will be a short meeting with light refreshments to go over the financial and operational highlights of the past year, vote to elect board members, and to hear about our exciting plans for 2016. It will also be an excellent opportunity for you to tour our new studio, of which we are extremely proud! CCTV continues to serve new viewers, train new producers and strengthen the bonds that connect citizens and local organizations. The value of community-driven programming has never been more important and that’s all due to you, our members!
The Nominating Committee invites recommendations and nominations for the Board of Directors, for 3-year terms of office to commence in January, 2016. If you are interested, or you have a candidate to suggest, please tell us. We particularly would like to add folks who have accounting, marketing or management experience but are interested in anyone who is excited about CCTV’s mission to make local television and is able and willing to help govern the organization. Nominations are open until January 4, 2016. Please send them to: CCTV Inc., 500 Walden Street, Concord MA 01742.
Thank you for supporting community media, and we look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting.
President and Chair, Board of Directors
CCTV is once again participating in the annual Coats for Kids winter coat drive. Every coat counts! Thousands of families would go without a warm winter coat each year if it weren't for the support of the local community. Please bring your gently worn winter coats to CCTV (Located in CCHS) now through January 8th or bring them directly to Anton’s Cleaners. What’s accepted? Warm, winter coats that are in good quality and only gently used. All sizes, especially XL and Pre-K sizes are needed. Please do not donate coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, permanent stains, sweatshirts, vests or spring coats. Coats will be cleaned free of charge by Anton’s Cleaners and then distributed by social service agencies to those in need within the community.
Thank you in advance for your support!
CCTV is currently going through a rebranding process, which will include a new name and logo. That’s where you come in: we are soliciting ideas from you! What do YOU think we should be called? Email your ideas to email@example.com.