Workshop Catalog

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


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.


In this one-session course participants learn the basics of the GoPro cameras and its mobile app. This class also covers the many GoPro accessories available at FCTV. *Fee: $30 non-members, Members Free

DSLR Productions*

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: $15 non-members, Members Free. 

Producer Roundtable

Producer Roundtables will help you to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and equipment available at FCTV through a monthly series of lectures and demonstrations. Roundtables also provide a good space for producers to find crew, trade production tips, improve skills, and collaborate on different projects. For more information or to RSVP, contact Allen Russell: - or call 508.457.0800

Documentary Filmmaking*

In this comprehensive four-session workshop, participants work both in the classroom and on location to gain the technical and creative skills needed to envision, produce, shoot, and edit an original film. Prerequisite: None *Fee: $50 FCTV members, $85 non-members.

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This one-session course demonstrates how to use Apple’s Motion application to create animated and attention-getting titles and transitions.

Event Camera

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

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.

Oral History*

This class covers the basics of oral history including recording methods and preserving oral testimony. Prerequisite: None  *Fee: $15 FCTV members, $30 non-members

Google Apps*

In this one-session seminar, participants learn how FCTV has integrated Google into its daily work-flow by using Google Drive, Google Calendar, YouTube, Gmail, Google Docs, etc. *Fee: $15 for FCTV members, $30 for 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, $30 non-members

Photo Editing*

In this one-session course, participants learn how to edit, enhance and combine photos and images using free software. Prerequisite: None *Fee: $15 FCTV members, $30 non-members


Vacation Animation Camp for Kids*

FCTV’s Animation Camp program, open to ages 8-12, gives kids a fun activity over winter and spring school breaks. Over a three-day session, children work independently and form crews, creating their own puppets, stages, and filming the animation sequences.  *Fee: $85 FCTV members, $120 non-members. For more information, email Production & Education Coordinator, Allen Russell:

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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:

New session starts October 2, 2018!