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Mar 17, 2015
In this hands-on workshop you will write a professional and engaging press release for your nonprofit. Each participant will bring a story idea and rough outline to work on in class, which the group will then workshop together, giving feedback and learning from each others’ suggestions. Instructor: Molly Akin Date:Monday, 04/27/2015, 10AM - 12PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 12PM)...
Sep 8, 2014
CCTV STUDENT EXHIBITION, SCREENING AND RECEPTION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 Photography Exhibition Opening - 5:30PM Video Projects Screening - 7:00PM CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY TELEVISION 438 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139 Cambridge Community Television is proud to announce an exciting event celebrating our students’ achievements from the 2014 spring/summer season. The evening will...
Mar 25, 2014
For decades, the news industry was dominated by men. Barbara Walters, whose groundbreaking career paved the way for women in news, is retiring from the industry after more than 50 years. Breaking barrier after barrier, Walters paved the way for other women in the field, including Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Connie Chung and Oprah Winfrey. In this fascinating seminar, learn more about the women’s...
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...
Aug 20, 2014
Mini-Class Extravaganza! Sign up for this evening and take two free one hour classes! Free to all CCTV members and Cambridge residents!! Individuals must be interested in staying for two sessions. Advanced registration is required for the evening, but individuals will sign up for particular sessions when they arrive. Since every session is offered twice, there most likely will be opportunity...
Mar 25, 2014
Coming of age remains one of the most enduring topics for storytelling. This workshop will give a brief history of teen film genres and narratives about adolescent coming of age, along with screenings and discussion of common story elements, styles, and structures. This session is good for those who are curious and those who are interested in producing narrative work. Instructor: Kat Hughes...
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...
Jun 26, 2014
While reading stories we already picture characters, settings, and actions in our heads. But can films live up to our wild imaginations? In this class we will read short stories and then view their film adaptations. Through short readings, film viewings, and discussion, we will describe similarities and differences between elements of the book and the movie, further allowing us to study film...
Mar 10, 2014
Mini-Class Extravaganza! Sign up for this evening and take two free one hour classes! Free to all CCTV members and Cambridge residents!! Sunday, March 16, 2013 6:00PM - 8:30PM Each classes is offered twice - once at 6:00PM and again at 7:30PM Youtube for Producers Sunday, March 16, 6-7 pm...
Dec 23, 2014
“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” - Meryl Streep In this course you will learn and implement fundamental elements of acting. You will learn the importance of each facet from the voice, body, to the text and how to put it all together for a complete as well as dynamic performance. The class...
Jun 25, 2014
Huge strides in LGBT and queer representation and production have been made in recent years, but these are built on a history of struggle against stereotypes and homophobia. This workshop will give an overview of LGBT characterization in mainstream film and TV, and will then focus on LGBT productions. Through screenings and discussions, we will stress the importance of informed media...
Feb 24, 2014
Public Event: CCTV Student Exhibition, Screening and Reception Cambridge Community Television is proud to announce an exciting event celebrating our students’ achievements from the 2013 – 2014 winter season. CCTV’s “Student Projects Exhibition” will take place on March 12, 2014 from 5:30PM – 8:30PM at our studio at 438 Massachusetts Avenue. This special occasion will provide the public...
Dec 23, 2014
This class is to assist you in the process of researching and applying for funding for your next video or arts-related project. The class will discuss major grants as well as crowdfunding opportunities, where to look for grants and funding, and the basics of what is commonly required when applying for a grant. Instructor: Amy DiPlacido Date:Sun, 03/01/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes...
Jun 25, 2014
In today's journalistic world, reporters need to know how to do it all. So, how do you tell a news story that's compelling for modern-day consumers of news? In this three-session course, learn how to package your stories with captivating text, photos, video and links that will keep your audience engaged, informed and coming back for more.. Instructor: Sam Baltrusis Dates:Tue, 08/19/2014, 6:00...
Dec 22, 2013
News reporting has changed a lot over the years. From newspapers to the birth of the "Big Three" television networks to 24-hour cable news coverage, the ways in which news is covered has morphed to meet with the times. In the 21st century, the landscape of the news industry has evolved drastically with the Internet, social media and citizen journalism playing key roles in how we consume our news...
Oct 22, 2014
Offered in support of the Geotagging Cambridge: Street Photography in the Digital Age exhibition, this course will provide an introduction to the image making possibilities of Instagram. We will explore Instagram as a unique social media platform - looking at the opportunities it holds for connection and expression. * A smart phone is required for this class. Instructor: Molly Akin. (Images...
Jun 23, 2014
Narrative structure creates compelling stories within film, TV, books, video games, and other forms of storytelling. In this short class, learn the breakdown of what makes a great story, from classical narrative (exposition, climax, resolution) to non-linear exploration. Analyze elements of plot, theme, and style and understand how they function to make a powerful impact. When you finish this...
Dec 22, 2013
Did you know that, in an incredibly male dominated industry, some of the earliest greats of documentary filmmaking were women? Throughout history, the work of women in documentary has often challenged societal norms and political injustices. Through screenings and discussions, this class will explore the role women have played in documentary cinema, both in front of and behind the camera....
Sep 25, 2014
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 ready to share on the Internet...
May 19, 2014
On Thursday, June 19th at 7:00PM, CCTV will host a screening featuring the work of Brad Glanden and Stephanie Rabins, both local filmmakers and teachers in CCTV's Media Training Program. "Theodore of the Absurd" by Brad Glanden is a wacky comedy about alienation and existential despair. It is a satire on pseudo-rebellion, consumer culture, conformity, and nonconformity. Theodore wants to write...
Dec 22, 2013
Writing about live events can be tricky for a new reporter. What angle do you take? Who do you interview? How do you capture the atmosphere and information of the event in an interesting, captivating way? Join journalist and author Sam Baltrusis as he gives you the tools to cover Cambridge-centric events in this intensive three-day workshop. Instructor: Sam Baltrusis Dates:Mon, 01/27/2014, 6:00...

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