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Feb 23, 2015 Winter Tree Identification by Buds, Bark and Branching Patterns Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm meeting at Neville Place parking lot (650 Concord Ave.)REGISTER by March 26th Learn to identify members of the maple, ash, birch, elm, willow and sycamore families – all species threatened by the Asian Longhorned Beetle—by their most distinguishable winter characteristics. With the guidance of Ranger Jean... more
Feb 23, 2015 Growing Up WILD: a nature-education workshop for teachers, caregivers and parents of young children Saturday, March 14th, 9am-3:30pm at the Maynard Ecology Center (650 Concord Ave.) REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Feb. 26th Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education guide that builds on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore the natural world. Through a wide range of activities, it... more
Feb 23, 2015 Film Screening: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies Monday, March 2nd, 6-7:30pm at the Russell Youth Center (680 Huron Ave.) Fresh Pond Monarch Watch will return to the Reservation in 2015! Gear up for the season and learn more about this amazing butterfly with this NOVA documentary that charts the epic migration of the monarch across North America. The film features superb aerial views... more
Feb 17, 2015 Ever wanted to learn how to take a story and adapt it to the screen? In this class we will go over storyboarding and how to organize, plan, and prepare to film your very own stories! Creating storyboards will help you and others on your crew visualize for the screen and fully develop your stories.Instructor: Brad Glanden Date: Sun, 02/22/2014, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have two rates:... more
Feb 3, 2015 With the right creative elements, a music video can be much more than just a promotional work. It can add layers to a song, interpret it visually, or structure an entire story around it. In this class, we will examine the various forms that a music video may take. Then students will plan, produce, and edit their own music videos, working either alone or in groups. Music may be selected from a... more
Jan 19, 2015 If you’ve always wanted to write a television show or short film but haven’t known where to start, this workshop will give you the necessary tools to begin writing for the screen. This is a highly interactive class where you will learn about the formatting and structure of screenwriting. Topics covered include formula, character development, plotting, narrative arch, and the most important... more
Jan 13, 2015 Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or take voice lessons? Well here’s your chance to try a free 30-minute private lesson with our highly skilled faculty—professional musicians with a passion for teaching. Lessons/classes available on Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings and Woodwinds. Additionally, free demo classes will be held for our early childhood music and movement programs,... more
Jan 8, 2015 This class covers the basic functions of CCTV’s professional camcorders, including the JVC GYHM150U HD camera and the Panasonic DVX100B SD camera. Learn basic safety and handling procedures through hands-on practice with these camcorders. This class certifies Access Members to check out CCTV camcorders - it is required to check out CCTV cameras. Instructor: Jon Dorn Date: Thu, 01/08/2015, 6:00PM... more
Dec 26, 2014 This class is for those who already have a gmail account, know how to send emails, and want to learn about all the features gmail offers. This class will go into file management by learning how to create various folders and contact lists. You will also learn about email filters, vacation responders, creating a signature, and how to use gmail in your native language. Instructor: Beth Luchner... more
Dec 26, 2014 This one-on-one session will pair a CCTV volunteer with a senior to help them get the most out of their new device. If you received a tablet, phone, or a digital camera for the holidays, bring it on by and we’ll help you become more familiar with your new technology! You must register for this class in advance and you must indicate what device you will be bringing. To register: contact Allison... more
Dec 26, 2014 In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) photography. After learning basic camera functions, you will become comfortable using DSLR cameras to capture images. A general overview of Photoshop will give you the opportunity to edit your ideas into printable and presentable photographs. This class will result in its own artist exhibition in CCTV’s Karen Aqua... more
Dec 26, 2014 With 300 million users, Instagram is an increasingly popular social media platform which enables the user to create and share photographs. In this free class, held in conjunction with CCTV’s “Geotagging Cambridge: Street Photography in the Digital Age” exhibition, learn everything you need to know to get started in Instagram. Attend the exhibition reception right before the class, then take this... more
Dec 26, 2014 This class focuses on design and storytelling with audio, for those who are completely comfortable with the technical basics of recording and editing. We will discuss and listen to examples of radio drama, audio documentary, and sound art, and participants will create a short, finished piece of any genre with what the have learned about crafting a complete narrative and using text, music, effects... more
Dec 26, 2014 Used by both Google and NASA, Python is an intuitive programming language that is as powerful as it is pleasant to use. In this course, you will discover object-oriented programming through the dynamic language of Python. Students will learn how to run Python scripts and the Python interactive shell on any computer and create their own programs in class. Instructor: Scotty Vercoe Dates: Tue, 03/... more
Dec 26, 2014 DSLR cameras are relatively new tools for media producers, offering access to HD video with the versatility and complexity of a DSLR camera. DSLR Video will introduce the Canon Rebel T2i as an advanced tool for capturing video footage. This will be a technical workshop for beginners that will cover the concepts of videography with a DSLR camera, including camera settings, shot types and the... more
Dec 23, 2014 This class will teach you how to produce, plan, write, direct, and shoot your own micro-documentary. Documentaries must be produced that effect the community, advocate for social change, or send a socially relevant message. Each micro documentary will be 2 - 5 minutes in length. For examples of micro documentaries go to: Instructor: Jonathan Barbato Pre-requisite... more
Dec 23, 2014 You will learn the basics of the BeLive studio. We will cover the video switcher, the document camera, roll-in deck, the computer, and taking phone calls from viewers. We will also briefly cover “LIVE” on-camera presentation techniques, and discuss policies, procedures and responsibilities. Instructor: Will Kurtz Date: Sun, 03/08/2015, 3:00PM - 4:00 PM This free mini class is open to... more
Dec 23, 2014 In this introductory workshop you will learn the basics of non-linear editing with Apple's Final Cut Pro X by putting together an edited promo. Topics covered include: • How to work with Events & Projects. • Using intuitive tools to organize and edit your clips. • Sharing your project. Instructor: Garabed Setrakian Dates: Mon, 03/09/2015, 6:00 PM Tue, 03/10/2015, 6:00 PM Wed, 03/11/2015, 6:... more
Dec 23, 2014 In this workshop, you will be introduced to audio concepts, microphones and other audio gear, and basic audio recording techniques. This class certifies Access Members to check out CCTV's audio equipment. Instructor: Kelsey Jarboe Date: Sun, 03/08/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is... more
Dec 23, 2014 This class covers the basic functions of CCTV’s professional camcorders, including the JVC GYHM150U HD camera and the Panasonic DVX100B SD camera. Learn basic safety and handling procedures through hands-on practice with these camcorders. This class certifies Access Members to check out CCTV camcorders - it is required to check out CCTV cameras. Instructor: Jon Dorn Date: Thu, 03/05/2015, 6:00PM... more
Dec 23, 2014 This hands-on workshop is designed for students without any prior experience with Photoshop. Learn how to navigate Photoshop’s work area and commonly used tools and basic image correction functions for print and web. During session two, we’ll dive a little deeper to explore the creative possibilities of image manipulation. Students are encouraged to bring their own images and projects to class.... more