Students Comments

I think MCM has a great program here for those of us who are interested in some form of TV production. I’m looking forward to being a part of MCM.”
Ikeolu Adeyeye


I have so many stories to tell. I want to learn how to tell stories better and tell them on TV and on the Internet. I am so very happy to be a part of Montgomery Community Media.”
Nisa Muhammad


Learn How to be a TV Producer and Technician

Montgomery Community Media’s training program teaches you how to make your voice heard through the use of television and other forms of media. Montgomery Community Media offers a wide variety of video classes in field and studio production to Montgomery County residents and organizations.

Students are trained to utilize Montgomery Community Media’s equipment to produce their own programs for air on Access 19 and the Montgomery Channel as well as the web and to volunteer on other productions.

MCM’s training information is organized into the following topics:

Online Classes

Ongoing Class
Now Online Field Technician
Students will learn how to setup professional cameras, audio, lighting and how to wrap cables correctly for field productions. The class will be setup in short segments and will be able to be watched by segments instead of a long video. A link and a password will be sent via e-mail to all registered students, which will include images and instructions to go along with the videos.
Length: Open-upon completion
Fee: $75

Upcoming Classes Enrollment

Start DateClass
03/26/2018Spring Break Backpack Journalism
Open to 7th - 12th grade students. During this 5 day intensive course students will learn to shoot and edit a news package. Certification will be given upon completion of the project.
Prerequisites: none
Length: 5 days-8:30a-4p
Fee: $300
04/02/2018Orientation, April 2nd
One three-hour class, includes basic terminology and theory behind video production. The starting point for all classes offered at MCM.
Prerequisites: None
Length: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $10
04/03/2018Studio Technician, April 3rd
Students will rotate through all Studio and Control Room course positions. Successful completion of this course will certify each student as a Studio Technician.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 8 Weeks 7pm-10pm
Fee: $175
04/03/2018Studio Director, April 3rd
Learn to call the shots and build a program in real-time during various types of studio productions. This is the final class of certification for studio technicians.
Prerequisites: Studio Technician
Length: 8 Weeks 7pm-10pm
Fee: $100
04/05/20183in1 Field Production, April 5th
In this hands-on class, students learn the fundamentals of remote productions in an interview style format.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 8 Weeks 7pm-10pm
Fee: $175
04/10/2018Media Relations 101
Are you a small business or solopreneur looking to get media coverage? Work with veteran TV News journalist Cindy Pena and learn how to get media coverage for your business or non-profit. In this two-hour session, you will learn what makes a good news story, how to identify and pitch the media, keep good relationships with reporters and answer reporter's questions.
Prerequisites: None
Length: 2 Hours, 10 AM - 12 PM
Fee: $50
04/14/2018Video Editing – Final Cut Pro X, April 14th
Do you have a collection of videos or even images that you just don’t know how to put together? When the video editing tools you have pre-installed on your computer don’t complete the task, we have the right one for you. Final Cut Pro X is as user friendly as it gets, yet it does the job you need with a remarkable end result.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 3 weeks 9am-12pm
Fee: $175
04/16/2018Studio Producer, April 16th
Students will learn to produce a Studio Program from concept to completion using MCM's facilities.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 5 Weeks 6:30p-9:30p
Fee: $175
04/24/2018Join the Video Revolution 2018
This cutting-edge training will teach even the technologically challenged how to create great marketing videos with a Smartphone, in just 3 hours.
Prerequisites: None
Length: 3 Hours, 10 AM -1 PM
Fee: $299
05/05/2018Video Editing – Adobe Premiere CC, May 5th
Adobe Premiere CC is one of the most advanced video editing platforms in the digital world. Commonly and widely used in the industry, Adobe Premiere CC is capable of creating a video with outstanding transitions, effects, and layering. If you want to upload your clip to YouTube or use it for broadcast on any TV station such as ours, Adobe Premiere CC does it all.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 3 weeks 9am-12pm
Fee: $175

Contact MCM Training

Thank you for your interest in MCM’s training programs. Select the name of the course you are interested in, or have a question about, from the list below. Please include the course start date in your email. For general inquiries use "Other." We will get back to you soon.
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