Education Production Gallery

Jul 8, 2014 Cambridge Community Television’s Class Schedule for July, August, and September 2014 is now available! Please take a moment to check it out online! There are a lot of exciting classes coming up!! Check them out here! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Allison directly: or 617-401-4009 or call the CCTV front desk at 617-661-6900 or stop on by! more
Jul 7, 2014 Host your own TV show and make media around issues that affect you and your community. CCTV offers television time, training and access to our production equipment. Sound interesting? You can do it all by becoming a CCTV member. The first step is to attend an orientation to learn all about becoming a member, the facilities, equipment and training that are available, member policies, and more.... more
Jun 30, 2014 I believe the first time I ever experienced CCTV was in 2008 during the School Year Production Program (SYPP). I was in 8th grade at the time going into 9th--needless to say I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, but I was open to discovering different life paths, you could say. Little did I know CCTV would give me a glimpse into a path I'd later take after graduating high school. I... more
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... more
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... more
Jun 25, 2014 Check out CCTV student's most recent "Documentary Production: Zip Docs" class project "Enchanted Cambridge" here: Learn how to produce a documentary by working as part of a documentary team with your classmates. The documentary produced in this class will be featured on CCTV’s Cambridge Media Map. Learn about all the different stages of production and equipment that you will need to make your... more
Jun 25, 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 that will cover the concepts of videography with a DSLR camera, as well as give an opportunity for hands-on experience with... more
Jun 25, 2014 Motion is a powerful tool for experimenting with visual effects, incorporating sophisticated motion graphics or just creating cool looking titles for your project. This course will also assist you in thinking about creating animations for the CCTV studio Broadcast Pix video switcher. In this workshop, you will learn fundamentals of this powerful application.Instructor: Garabed Setrakian Pre-... more
Jun 25, 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: Jennifer Kelley Date: Sun, 09/11/2014... more
Jun 25, 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, 09/08/2014, 6:00 PM Tue, 09/09/2014, 6:00 PM Wed, 09/10/2014, 6:... more
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... more
Jun 25, 2014 So, you’ve taken Edit I, what is next? The initial requirement to produce at CCTV is the completion of a 3 minute certification video. You’ve shot/collected your material, but now you’re having a little trouble finishing this up in FCPX? This single session class will help you finalize your project and turn in your first production. Completing this will enable you to successfully move on to... more
Jun 24, 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: Thu, 08/21/2014, 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
Jun 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: Sun, 08/10/2014, 6:00 PM Mon, 08/11/2014, 6:00 PM Tue, 08/12/2014, 6:... more
Jun 23, 2014 So, you’ve taken Primetime! Now really learn all the amazing things you can do with CCTV’s brand new video switcher! This is not your old-school switcher: built in clip store, virtual sets, graphics and animation are now at your fingertips! Be the first in your crew to get control of this technology with this crash course free to Access Members. Instructor: Ben Brown Pre-Requisite: Primetime!... more
Jun 23, 2014 Often the best camera is the one you already have with you—like your iPhone. In fact, if you have a smart phone, you have a whole production studio in your pocket! With HD recording capability, large view screens, built in microphones, apps for special effects, editing and uploading, you can become a producer with the equipment you already have. In this workshop, participants will learn how to... more
Jun 23, 2014 Check out some of Instructor Richard Hawke’s digital video profiles here: This class is intended to guide students through the process of making a short video profile. The class will concentrate on profiling people, starting with an interview and then complementing it with “b-roll” footage. Students will learn interview, lighting, and composition techniques. They will... more
Jun 23, 2014 In this class students will learn how to use the Inscriber software in CCTV’s control room to add graphics to their shows. This class will focus on using pre-created templates, as well as how to make your own templates and then use title motion to bring them into your show. This class will be offered free to access members for a limited time. Instructor: Benjamin Brown Pre-requisites: Primetime... more
Jun 23, 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
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... more
Jun 23, 2014 In this intermediate workshop, you will learn powerful post-production features of Final Cut Pro X. Topics covered include: multi-cam editing, chroma key, animation techniques, and keyframing. Take your editing skills to the next level! Instructor: Garabed Setrakian Pre-requisite: Edit I Dates: Sun, 07/20/2014, 6:00 PM Mon, 07/21/2014, 6:00 PM Tue, 07/22/2014, 6:00 PM All regular classes have... more