Workshop Catalog

At Falmouth Community Television, we have a variety of classes you can take! For a calendar view of our classes, click here.

Orientation

This one-hour session is offered each month to all new members and open to the public. It is mandatory for anyone wanting to take other training or use FCTV facilities.

Intro to Studio Production

In this four-session course, participants learn how to produce studio television programs with little or no post-production needed. Hands-on instruction includes all the basics required to produce a multi-camera television show: camera and control room operations, audio, lighting, technical and floor directing and basic directing. Next Session TBA.

DSLR Video*

This one-session course guides participants through the setup and proper operation of DSLR cameras for video production. Instruction includes: proper lens selection, choosing appropriate settings, determining depth of field, light adjustments, audio recording and more. *Fee: FCTV members free, $35 non-members  Next Session TBA

Event Camera

This one-session course guides participants through the setup and proper operation of cameras, converters, and intercoms for multi-camera field productions. Next Session TBA.

Studio Camera

This one-session course provides instruction in the use of FCTV's studio cameras and covers director's commands, floor managing, basic composition, and proper camera operation.

Intro to iPad*

This one-session seminar explores Apple's iPad and covers frequently asked questions about apps, networking, and synchronization with other devices. *Fee: $15 FCTV members; $50 non-members

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Crowdfunding*

This one-session seminar guides participants through creating an engaging crowdfunding campaign. This class covers setting up an account, producing a pitch video, creating incentives and promoting the campaign via social media. *Fee: $15 FCTV members; $50 non-members 

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Intro to Computers*

In this one-hour seminar, participants learn basic computer skills. Topics incude: running computer applications, common computer operations, file organization, web-browsing, and using email. *Fee: $15 FCTV members; $50 non-members

GOOGLE APPS (G-Suite)*

In this one-session seminar, participants learn how to use and integrate Google Apps (G-Suite) into their daily workflow by using Google Drive, Google Calendar, YouTube, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, etc. Prerequisite: None *Fee: $15 for FCTV members, $50 for non-members

EMAIL Marketing*

Participants learn how to effectively and safely use promotional email systems such as Constant Contact. Topics include the ethical use of email addresses, improving open rates, integrating graphics, photos, video, and effective writing. *Fee: $15 FCTV members, $50 non-members

Smartphone Photography*

Participants learn how to take better pictures using cell phones and enhance them using a variety of editing apps. Course also includes instruction on how to share and print images while keeping them safe. *Fee: $15 FCTV members, $50 non-members

Vacation Animation Camp*

During this vacation camp, we will be making short animated videos using a variety of stop-motion techniques. Whatever you can imagine you can create here at FCTV! Open to ages 8 - 12. April Vacation Camp: April 16, 17, 18. *Fee: $85 FCTV members, $120 non-members. For more information or to sign up, email Production & Education Coordinator, Allen Russell: allen@fctv.org

Youth Producers Club

FCTV’s afterschool program for kids teaches valuable lessons in media literacy and television production. Children learn teamwork and critical thinking skills as they form crews and make their own programs to be cablecast on one of FCTV’s channels. For more information, email Production & Education Coordinator, Allen Russell: allen@fctv.org

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