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Mar 27, 2016
CCTV MONTHLY FREE LECTURE SERIES CCTV has launched a monthly series of high-caliber seminar classes that are completely free and open to the general public (this includes non-members and non-residents). These classes are taught by highly educated practitioners in their field, and are a rare opportunity to sample the kind of resources available at CCTV. A class will generally be offered the...
Nov 4, 2015
Whether you are an emerging photographer looking to get your portfolio seen and your work published, or a hobbyist interested in creating a unique holiday gift, photo books provide a very polished, professional-looking strategy for displaying your images. In this two-session class, you will learn how to use shutterfly, an internet-based book publishing service, to create a customized photo book...
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:...
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Mar 20, 2016
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Oct 26, 2015
The Cambridge Calendar: How to Effectively Promote Your Nonprofit's Events and Announcements on the Web and TV. You are invited to network with Cambridge nonprofit professionals and learn how to use CCTV's Cambridge Calendar to publicize community events. Coffee and pastries will be served. Instructor: Sean Effel Date:Tue, 10/27/2015, 9:00AM - 10:30AM Registration is required. Contact...
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...
Dec 28, 2015
The contemporary explosion of podcasting – the distribution of audio content on the Internet – allows media producers to greatly expand the scope of their audience. This course will introduce the concept of Podcasting as an extremely approachable medium for producing a wide variety of audio-based programs. We will go over the process for developing, recording and editing a podcast that will be...
Sep 27, 2015
Learn how to write short comedy scripts for online videos. Have you always wanted to start your own Youtube channel - or CCTV account - and create fresh content for it on a weekly basis, but haven’t gotten around to learning the basics to do so? Now is your chance to learn the tools necessary to write funny and engaging comedy sketches consistently. (Still above is from a short video by...
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...
Dec 28, 2015
CCTV MONTHLY FREE LECTURE SERIES Beginning in February, CCTV is launching a monthly series of high-caliber seminar classes that will be completely free and open to the general public (this includes non-members and non-residents). These classes are taught by highly educated practitioners in their field, and are a rare opportunity to sample the kind of resources available at CCTV. A class will...
Sep 24, 2015
Participants in this class will explore the theoretical and practical issues that arise when reporting on other cultures. How can you effectively report on different cultures? How do you decide on the type of language and visual aids to use? How should you tackle the linguistic and cultural challenges that you will face? How do you develop contacts within that community? Participants will read...
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...
Dec 28, 2015
CCTV MONTHLY FREE LECTURE SERIES Beginning in February, CCTV is launching a monthly series of high-caliber seminar classes that will be completely free and open to the general public (this includes non-members and non-residents). These classes are taught by highly educated practitioners in their field, and are a rare opportunity to sample the kind of resources available at CCTV. A class will...
Aug 24, 2015
This class will break down the full audition process for film. You will learn techniques to assist with your audition performance, the types of auditioning you may come across as an actor, and how to prepare properly. You will take everything you learn in class and use it in a mock audition set-up to fully prepare you for your next big audition! Instructor: Evin C. Anderson Dates:Wed, 08/26/...
Mar 22, 2015
Creative choices that are made prior to the production stage can add layers of expression and meaning to a film or video work. This class will explore the planning stages that precede production, paying close attention to the areas of cinematography, art direction, storyboarding, and sound. Students will then examine a script excerpt and design a portfolio that transforms the written word into an...
Dec 23, 2015
Have a big fight scene in your next film and don’t know how to choreograph it or even film it? Always wanted to learn how they do those fight scenes in movies and on TV? Whether you are a director, actor or a future fight choreographer, here is your opportunity to learn the foundation of fight choreography and how to remain safe on set! This class requires physical mobility, if you have any...
Jun 30, 2015
Cambridge Community Television presents: Student Photography Exhibition Reception...
Mar 22, 2015
Bring life to the process of acting in this one day only workshop! You will practice understanding your instrument (your body) and learn, through physical acting exercises, how to manipulate it to create a visually engaging character. Instructor: Evin C. Anderson Date:Tue, 04/21/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance...
Nov 10, 2015
This course will focus on the practical steps a director and producer need to take to be fully prepared for shooting a project. The instructor will offer tips and advice on everything from scheduling and crew responsibilities to the realities of having to feed a large cast and crew. The course will also touch on traditional industry terminology as well as general expectations on a large...
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....
Mar 17, 2015
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to tailor your organization’s story to social media platforms. All participants will bring a copy of their mission statements and ‘about us’ page from their websites and we will work as a group to draft a social media campaign for each organization. Instructor: Molly Akin Date:Thursday, 05/21/2015, 10AM - 12PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 12PM...

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