Training Catalog

At Falmouth Community Television, we have a variety of classes you can take! However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of COVID variants, most classes will be conducted via Zoom Teleconference, and any in-person class held at FCTV will require that N95, KN95, KF94 and surgical-type masks (worn tight to the face with no gaps) be worn at all times on the premises.

To register, click here!

Orientation

This Zoom-based, 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. Currently, Orientation is only available via Zoom teleconference. To register, and receive a Zoom link to the next orientation, click here.

GOV TH: Robotic Camera Systems - Government Meetings

In this two-session course, participants learn the multi-camera robotic system located at Falmouth Town Hall and/or the Falmouth School Administration Building. This course includes all skills needed to produce municipal meetings including graphics, audio mixing, camera composition and directing. One-on-one workshops by Appointment Only. Call 508-457-0800 or email Geoff Wyman at: geoff@fctv.org

Digital Marketing for Modern Promotion*

In this one-session seminar, participants learn how to post videos online to maximize their online presence via social media, and 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, videos, and effective writing. Prerequisite: None *Fee: $15 FCTV members, $50 non-members
To Register, click HERE

Event Camera

This one-session course guides participants through the setup and proper operation of cameras, converters, and intercoms for multi-camera field productions.
Members only. Free
To Register, click HERE

Podcasting & Videoblogging*

In this one-session course, participants learn how to create their own compelling podcasts or upgrade the quality of their existing programs. The course will cover how to find a topic, all of the equipment needed to record and edit, as well as how to promote your podcast. *Fee: $15 FCTV members; $50 non-members
To register, click HERE

Intro to Field Production

This hands-on, 3-session workshop provides instruction in using FCTV’s HD field camcorders for single camera production.

Please Note: Intro to Field Production will be held outside (weather permitting) and in-person at FCTV. Each session offered will have a four-student limit. COVID-19 protocols including social distancing and mask-wearing is required at all times while on the FCTV premises. Proof of Vaccination Required.

Intro to iPad*

This one-hour 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

To Register, click HERE

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

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
To Register, click here.

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. Members only, Free.
To Register, click HERE

Google Workspace*

In this one-session, Zoom-based course, learn how to use and integrate Google Workspace into your daily workflow by using Google Drive, Google Calendar, YouTube, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, etc. Prerequisite: None *Fee: $35 for FCTV members, $75 for non-members.

To Register, click HERE

Zoom Basics

In this one-session course, participants will learn all the Zoom essentials, fundamentals and basics to hit the ground running when hosting and participating in online meetings using the popular Zoom teleconference platform. Free to FCTV Members.
Next Session TBA.

To register, click here. 

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. Next session TBA

Robotic Camera Studio

In this two-session course, participants learn the multi-camera robotic studio. This course includes all the skills needed to produce basic studio productions including graphics, audio mixing, camera composition and directing.

Next Session TBA

To Register, click HERE

Motion

This one-session course demonstrates how to use Apple’s Motion application to create animated and attention-getting titles and transitions.
Members only, Free  Next session TBA

Producer Roundtable

During this Zoom-based session, local speakers demonstrate technology and techniques, discuss topics with members, and provide an opportunity for community producers to network and exchange ideas.
Free to FCTV Members
Next session TBA

To Register, click HERE

 

Stop-Motion Animation*

Participants will build their own puppets, work together to create a script, and film their animated short using stop-motion software.
December 27-30, 12-2pm
Prerequisite: None
Ages 12-18, Limit 8
Must be fully vaccinated**
*Fee: $125/members, $160 non-members  

Youth Producers

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. These sessions will be held in-person at FCTV.

Next session TBA

For more information, email Production & Education Coordinator, Allen Russell: allen@fctv.org

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