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.

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.

Video Game Streaming*

In this one-session course, students learn how to stream their video games on services such as Twitch and YouTube. Prerequisite: None *Fee: $15 FCTV members, $50 non-members  Ages 12-18 
This session will be conducted via Zoom Teleconferencing. Upon paid registration, you will be emailed a link to participate.

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.

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

To Register, click HERE

 

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.

Free to FCTV members.

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

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. 

To Register, click here.

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.

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.

To register, click here. 

3D 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 26, 27, 28, 29, 5-7pm *Fee: $85 FCTV members, $125 non-members, Ages 12+
These sessions will be conducted via Zoom Teleconferencing. Upon paid registration, you will be emailed a link to participate.

To Register, click here.

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. July 8 & 9, 5-7pm *Fee: $30 FCTV members, $65 non-members, Ages 12+ These sessions will be conducted via Zoom Teleconferencing. Upon paid registration, you will be emailed a link to participate. NOTE: Stay tuned for information regarding in-person class updates.
To Register, click here.

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

To register, click here.

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. 

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

Instructor Steve Gregory has been a music teacher at Score Music Studios in Sandwich since 2006. He is also a vocalist and guitarist in the jazz duo Too Cool and is the founder of the Cotuit Center for the Arts Ukulele Orchestra.

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

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.

Stop-Motion Animation*

During this four-session class, participants will build their own puppets, work together to create a script, and film their animated short using Stop-Motion software. NOTE: This class will be held in-person at the FCTV facility. *Fee: $125 FCTV members, $160 non-members, Ages 7-12

Next Session TBA

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  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

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

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

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