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May 21, 2015 Learn how to produce a documentary from start to finish, (from concept to shooting to editing), by working as part of a team with your classmates. The documentary produced in this class will be featured on CCTV’s channels and website. Learn about all the different stages of production and equipment that you will need to make your very own documentary. This class will certify Access Members to... more
May 17, 2015 Gain Studio Camera and Floor Director certification, as well as exposure to technical directing through actual experience planning and shooting a studio show that will be shown on CCTV’s channels and website. This class culminates in an exciting live studio shoot with a local band. A great first production experience, and a terrific way to meet other producers. This class certifies Access... more
May 4, 2015 In this lecture we will explore the myriad ways in which nonprofits are using social media to raise awareness, solicit funds, and steward donors. We will review examples of stellar campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube from the nonprofit sector. Instructor: Molly Akin Date: Thursday, 05/07/2015, 12PM - 1PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM) Registration is required. Contact... more
Apr 30, 2015 Register for parking and meeting information Bird walk leader Herb Pearce will help us learn to identify and locate birds by their songs. At this time of year we may also hear babies in the nest and see their parents bringing them food. We will use guides with pictures of the birds to help you get to know them. Birders of all experience levels are welcome. We have binoculars to lend and will... more
Apr 30, 2015 Meets at the front door (250 Fresh Pond Pkwy) Come learn how the Cambridge Water Department purifies drinking water for your tap after it’s pumped from nearby Fresh Pond into our facility. You’ll have the chance to speak with water treatment staff, see the equipment in action and check out our water quality lab! For more information, contact Kirsten: (617) 349-6489, klindquist@cambridgema.gov... more
Apr 30, 2015 Register for meeting location and parking information Many of our summer residents will have returned, including tree swallows, catbirds, grackles, and red-winged blackbirds - and perhaps phoebes, vireos, and orioles. They will be singing up a storm, courting mates, defending territories, and some will be hard at work building nests. Led by Nancy Guppy. Beginners are welcome. We have binoculars... more
Mar 30, 2015 Pick a Tree, Plant a Tree: an Arbor Day workshop with Ranger Jean Saturday, April 25th, 1-3:30pm – REGISTER by April 18 Did you know that each human on Earth needs 7 mature trees to take up the CO2 we breathe out? Do you know where your 7 trees are? Learn about selecting and planting trees in your Cambridge location. After activity based learning inside the Maynard Ecology Center, apply what... more
Mar 30, 2015 Walter J Sullivan Water Purification Facility Tour Monday, April 6th, 6-7:30pm. Meets at the front door (250 Fresh Pond Pkwy) Come learn how the Cambridge Water Department purifies drinking water for your tap after it’s pumped into our facility from nearby Fresh Pond. You’ll have the chance to speak with water treatment staff, see the equipment in action and check out our water quality lab!... more
Mar 24, 2015 DSLR cameras are great tools for shooting high quality HD video, but one of the challenges that arises with using them is that it is hard to get good shots if you are handholding your camera. This workshop will introduce the creative use of camera movement by cinematographers and directors in film, and will provide an overview of equipment available for DSLR cameras, from DIY options, to consumer... more
Mar 24, 2015 This class will review best practices for media management and archiving, from storage and back-up solutions to file structure and maintenance. Whether you currently utilize an organizational structure, or your media is a mess, this class will help you gain a deeper understanding of how to create safe and effective media management solutions. Instructor: TBA Date: Thu, 06/18/2015, 6:00PM - 9:... more
Mar 24, 2015 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: Scotty Vercoe Date: Wed, 06/17/2015, 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
Mar 23, 2015 So, you’ve taken Beginning Studio and you’ve gotten a sense of how the studio works. But, at the heart of every great studio production is the video switcher, and this is not your old-school switcher: built in clip store, virtual sets, graphics and animation at your fingertips! There is so much to learn. Take this free one night intensive to really develop your proficiency. Instructor: Ben... more
Mar 23, 2015 DSLR cameras are relatively new tools for mediaproducers, offering access to HD video with the versatility and complexity of a DSLR camera. DSLR Video willintroduce the Canon 70D and the Canon Rebel T2i as advanced tools 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... more
Mar 23, 2015 In this class, students will be introduced to a variety of unconventional techniques for making media, with an emphasis on digital video-based strategies. To provide context, the course will include a brief historical overview of avant-garde and experimental film. Following in-class experiments with cameras, lights, editing, narrative storytelling, abstract imagery, and more, each student will... more
Mar 23, 2015 If you are a creative professional, student, or artist, a demo reel is a great way to quickly show your skills to potential clients, funders or employers. In this demo reel class, students will learn the do’s and dont's of a demo reel and they will get a chance to build their own short and sweet reel to use to promote their talents. You will be working on your reel in class. Pre-requisites:... more
Mar 23, 2015 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: Sun, 06/07/2015, 6:00 PM Mon, 06/08/2015, 6:00 PM Tue, 06/09/2015, 6:... more
Mar 23, 2015 This class covers the basic functions of CCTV’s professional camcorders, including the JVC GYHM150U HD 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, 06/04/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have... more
Mar 22, 2015 Ever directed a film or stage performance and just couldn’t get your concepts across to your actors? Ever been an actor who just couldn’t translate a director’s thoughts into what you needed for a character? In this course, you will not only learn to be a stronger director but also a better leader. This will be achieved through understanding how a professional actor thinks, knowing how to use... more
Mar 22, 2015 This one-session, three-hour class will explore “when good news reporting goes bad.” The unfortunate truth is that sometimes reporters will stretch the truth, lie, fabricate evidence, straight-up plagiarize or do other unethical acts in an effort to stand out above the crowd. In this class, award-winning reporter and NeighborMedia Coordinator Frank Morris will take a look at some cases of... more
Mar 22, 2015 From the clash of swords in an ancient battle to the distant sound of an owl at night, effective sound design gives meaning to noise. Sound designers communicate by immersing the audience in a sonic universe unique to the narrative. This seminar class will cover the concepts of creating foley, layering individual elements into complex sound effects, and how sound can affect one’s perception of... more
Mar 22, 2015 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, 05/11/2015, 6:00 PM Tue, 05/12/2015, 6:00 PM Wed, 05/13/2015, 6:... more

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