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.

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Intro to Streamyard

Looking for something to spice up your typical Zoom programming? Try the new virtual production studio at FCTV, 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.

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.

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.

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Beginner Ukulele* with Steve Gregory

The ukulele classes will be taught online using the Zoom teleconference platform with noted local musician Steve Gregory as the instructor. Classes will start Tuesday, January 26th, and run for six weeks on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM.

*The fee to participate is $150 per student for the entire six weeks. (Participants must supply their own ukulele.)

Beginner Guitar* with Jerry Doherty

This class is intended for adult beginners only. The course will consist of 10 hour-long sessions with instructor Jerry Doherty, conducted over Zoom and ending with a group concert at FCTV (If Pandemic Restrictions allow).

Mondays, starting January 25, 1:00-2:15pm

*The fee for Beginner Guitar is $300 per student for 10 one-hour sessions.

 NOTE: (Participants must supply their own guitar in good working order with fresh strings and a few guitar picks.)

About the Instructor:

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

GOOGLE APPS (G-Suite)*

In this one-session, Zoom-based course, 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. 

2D Animation*

In this two-session course, participants learn to use the new MoHo Studio Pro to create their own digital 2D animation, using a combination of drawing and computer skills. Prerequisite: Orientation

*Fee: $30 FCTV members, $65 non-members  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.

 

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

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

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.

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. Next session TBA

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

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

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

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

Motion*

This one-session course demonstrates how to use Apple’s Motion application to create animated and attention-getting titles and transitions. *Fee: FCTV members free, $35 non-members Next session TBA

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 Next session TBA

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