Upcoming Classes Enrollment

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:

Explorer Post 1921

Monthly Explorer Post 1921
Many community organizations are selected to be Explorer Posts and are available to give real hands on experience for the youth in the community. MCM has been selected to be a post to educate students in media such as TV production, blogging, social media, and the use of smart phones and a variety of other classes we offer.
Length: Monthly 2-Hour Sessions
Fee: $130

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 Business Class Schedule

Start DateClass
04/25/2017Join the Video Revolution Beginning April 2017
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: Three hours
Fee: $299.00
04/27/2017Getting the Media Attention You Need!
Work with veteran TV News journalist Cindy Peña and learn how to get media coverage for your business or non-profit. In this two-hour session, participants will learn how to pitch the media, establish and keep good media relationships and how to answer a reporter’s questions.
Length: 2hrs 10a-12p
Fee: $35

Upcoming Video Production Class Schedule

Start DateClass
04/03/2017Orientation April 3 2017
One two-hour class, includes basic terminology and theory behind video production. The starting point for all classes offered at MCM.
Prerequisites: None
Length: One 2 1/2-Hour Session
Fee: $10.00
04/10/2017The Best YouTube You
This class will teach you how to make professional YouTube videos using green screen techniques, your phone, and tablets. This class is open to all students in grades seventh through 12th.
Length: 5 days - 7 hours a day
Fee: $300
04/17/2017Studio Producer-April 17 2017
Learn to produce a studio program using MCM's facilities.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 6 weeks-7p-10p
Fee: $175.00
04/18/2017Studio Technician-April 18 2017
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: 12 weeks- 7p-10p
Fee: $175.00
04/18/2017Studio Director 6 Weeks-April 2017
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: 6-3hr classes- 7p-10p
Fee: $100
04/20/20173 in1 Field Production-April 20 2017
In this hands-on class, students learn the fundamentals of remote productions in an interview style format.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 10 wks. 7p-10p
Fee: $175.00
04/22/2017Video Editing- Adobe Premiere CC April. 2017
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.
Length: 3-3hr classes 9a-12p
Fee: $175
06/19/2017Summer Backpack Journalism 2017 – Session 1 & 2
Backpack Journalism, open to 7th - 12th grade students in Montgomery County. During this two week course, will learn story composition, shooting and editing.
Prerequisites: None
Length: 2 weeks
Fee: $300
06/26/2017Green Screen Summer Camp 2017
The Media creators will create a program in our TV Green Screen Studio. They will all rotate through the equipment in the control room and the studio on actual shows and at the same time be learning the studio operation. Upon completion of the class they will get certified as a MCM Studio Technician. The students get SSL hrs for this class and once certified can work on the many volunteer production at MCM.
Length: 1 week- 9a-4p
Fee: $300

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