Training Catalog

At Falmouth Community Television, we have a variety of classes you can take! However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and until further notice, only certain classes will be available online through Zoom teleconferencing. Any in-person class held at FCTV will require that masks to 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.

Intro to Field Production

This hands-on 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 will be followed and required of all participants.

Three sessions. To Register, click here.

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.
Members Only, Free

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

GoPro*

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

Intro to Computers*

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

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

 

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

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

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. 

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

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.

Tuesdays, April 27 through June 15. Free to FCTV members.

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

Intro to Podcasting*

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
Next session TBA

To register, click here.

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.

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

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 Next session TBA

Intro to Streamyard

In this one-session course, participants learn how to use the new StreamYard platform to direct and produce programs in a virtual studio environment. No software installation is required making this platform easier for guests than ever before. Sign up today and start producing your own virtual programming. Free to FCTV members. Next Session TBA

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 Next session TBA

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: $15 for FCTV members, $50 for non-members. Next Session TBA 

To Register, click here.

Voiceover Techniques*

This one-session seminar is designed to offer techniques and best practices for creating effective voiceovers for documentary projects. Prerequisite: Orientation and Membership *Fee: FCTV members free, $35 non-members Next session TBA

Computer Animation*

In this four-session course, participants learn to create and animate objects in a 3D environment using the open source Blender modeling application. July 6-9, 3-5pm *Fee: $125 FCTV members, $160 non-members, Ages 12+

Next session TBA

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