John Donovan

Newton MA
I served as the Director of Operations at Cambridge Community Television for ten years.
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October 10, 2011 - 11:58am This course will cover the fundamentals of research and preparation for conducting professional, concise and effective subject interviews and monologues for television and print media. Curriculum includes: Interview types, environment & layout, equipment, guest selection, pre-interview prep, controlling the interview, and more. Video and audio interview clips will be reviewed for comparison and discussion. Course members will conduct mock interviews and monologues during final class. Dates: Mon, 10/17/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Tue, 10/18/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. (Photo above by angusmci, available under a Creative Commons license). read more
September 9, 2011 - 3:21pm 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 very own documentary. This class will certify Access Members to checkout CCTV camcorders and reserve CCTV edit suites. Dates: * Wed, 10/19/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM * Mon, 10/24/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM * Wed, 10/26/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM * Mon, 10/31/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM * Wed, 11/2/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM * Mon, 11/7/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 3, 2011 - 8:56am Ever wonder how the weatherman can stand in front of the world? In this two-session class you will learn how to set up a chroma key in the studio, edit out the background in Final Cut Pro, and replace it with a still image or video background of your choice. Students will have created their own single shot chroma keyed scenes by the end of this class. The sky is an option, but not the limit!Pre-requisite: Edit I or Advanced Studio Production. Dates: Sun, 10/16/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sun, 10/23/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 3, 2011 - 8:44am Are you up-to-speed on Macintosh OSX? You will need to be if you want to use CCTV's computer lab or edit suites and enroll in CCTV's video editing courses! This course will equip you with the skills and confidence to work more effectively at CCTV or on your own Mac. Even if you are a confirmed Microsoft Windows user, we’ll help you get oriented quickly to the Mac interface. Already a CCTV lab user? You'll discover new features and shortcuts to help you work smarter. Date: Tue, 11/11/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 3, 2011 - 8:33am Edit I introduces students to the theory and tools of video editing. Session 1 introduces students to the history and principles of film/video editing by viewing and discussing excerpts ranging from feature films to commercials. See how editors compose, manipulate, arrange, and layer images and sounds for powerful effect. Sessions 2 and 3 are spent exploring Apple’s professional grade video editing software, Final Cut Pro. Students will learn about the digital editing process, from capturing footage to printing the final product back to tape, and all the steps in between.Pre-requisite: Intro to Mac OSX or proficiency test. Dates: Sun, 10/16/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Mon, 10/17/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Tue, 10/18/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 3, 2011 - 8:28am Edit I introduces students to the theory and tools of video editing. Session 1 introduces students to the history and principles of film/video editing by viewing and discussing excerpts ranging from feature films to commercials. See how editors compose, manipulate, arrange, and layer images and sounds for powerful effect. Sessions 2 and 3 are spent exploring Apple’s professional grade video editing software, Final Cut Pro. Students will learn about the digital editing process, from capturing footage to printing the final product back to tape, and all the steps in between.Pre-requisite: Intro to Mac OSX or proficiency test. Dates: Sun, 9/11/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Mon, 9/12/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Tue, 9/13/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 10:41pm Further your knowledge and skills gained in Beginning Studio. This course introduces Directing and takes a more in-depth look at using the Switcher, CG, Lighting Board, Audio Mixer, and Engineering Gear. The course culminates with a live shoot on the last day, so bring your shoot ideas to the first class. This class will certify Access Members to use all the resources of CCTV’s Big Studio.Pre-requisite: Primetime! Beginning Studio Production. Dates: Sun, 10/30/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sun, 11/6/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sun, 11/13/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sun, 11/20/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 10:31pm Gain Studio Camera, Floor Director, VTR Operator certification through actual experience planning a shooting a Studio show. A great first production experience, and terrific way to meet other producers. Dates: Wed, 10/5/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Wed, 10/12/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Wed, 10/19/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Wed, 10/26/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 10:21pm In this intensive 9 hour workshop, students will explore advanced features in Final Cut Pro HD. Topics covered include: How to use Photoshop to create custom graphics that will be integrated into Final Cut Pro HD as a sequence for animation. Use powerful tools that help you instantly edit a rough cut on the timeline, while working with multiple sequences within one project. Learn how to control keyframes in Final Cut to add animation to video, filters, still images and layered Photoshop sequences. Work with advanced titling techniques and composition to output files in multiple formats. Prerequisite: Edit I: Beginning Final Cut Pro. Dates: Sun, 10/30/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sun, 11/6/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sun, 11/13/2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 10:15pm The Field Camera II course builds upon the knowledge gained from Field Camera I. The class will explore more advanced functions in the Panasonic DVX100B camera, and discuss camera and lighting theories to make you a better videographer! Pre-requisite: Field Camera I. Dates: Wed, 10/26/2011 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 10:09pm This class will cover the basic functions of the Panasonic DVX100b. Learn basic safety and handling procedures through hands-on practice with this camcorder. This class will certify Access Members to check-out CCTV camcorders.Dates: Tues, 10/11/2011 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 3:03pm The tiny, easy-to-use Flip Camera could be the perfect tool for your first video production or your 100th one. Come learn tips for getting great video and audio from these compact, light-weight cameras, as well as techniques for getting your video off of the camera and out into the world. These are perfect cameras for BeLive producers, news gatherers, and anyone interested in producing quick and easy videos for TV and web. Dates: Mon, 11/7/2011 6:00 - 9:00 PM Mon, 11/14/2011 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 2:53pm In this one-session course you will learn how to incorporate the 3-point lighting techniques taught in CCTV's Lighting 101 class to light a dramatic scene with two characters. We will watch closely and analyze a scene from an existing film and attempt to recreate the feeling and emotion captured through expressive lighting. Pre-requisite: Lighting 101 & camcorder proficiency. Date: Thu, 10/20/2011 6:00 - 9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 2:40pm In this one-session course we will teach you the finer points of how to properly use mics, mixers, and direct boxes to record audio for an acoustic, musical performance in the field. Pre-requisite: Audio 101 & camcorder proficiency. Date: Tue, 10/18/2011 6:00-9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
September 2, 2011 - 2:30pm Interactive demonstration of the role of lighting in TV production, and basic lighting concepts & techniques. Date: Thu, 10/13/2011, 6:00-9:00 PM This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
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July 19, 2011 - 6:32pm This space is for sharing information amongst the training department staff. read more
November 10, 2009 - 11:02am An audio interview with Blue and Ruth conducted in the fall of 2007 at CCTV. Blue and Ruth kindly agreed to be interviewed for a radio feature story I was producing as a grad student at Emerson College about why Public Access still matters in the age of YouTube. Blue spoke candidly about his dreams and life's work and about his lady Ruth. This interview has never previously been released. Photo credit: www.artofstorytellingshow.com/photos/brotherblue.jpg read more

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