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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:

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 Class Schedule

Start DateClass
07/13/2015Green Screen Summer Camp 2015
Class is full, waiting list only
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
Fee: $300
07/20/2015Backpack Journalism: July 20 – 31, 2015 – Session 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
08/10/2015Orientation -August 10 2015
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-Hour Session
Fee: $10.00
08/17/2015Video Journalism Camp at the Fair
Learn from professionals how to create a video and edit for the web using Smart Phones, Tablets or HD Cameras.
Prerequisites: None
Length: 5 days 10am-4pm
Fee: $300
09/08/2015Orientation Sept. 8 2015
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-Hour Session
Fee: $10.00
09/14/2015Citizen Journalism-Sept 2015
Citizen Journalism is a form of broadcast journalism where the individual is the reporter, camera operator and editor.
Prerequisites: none
Length: 3 weeks
Fee: $200.00
09/15/2015Studio Technician-Sept 15 2015
Students will rotate through all Studio Basics and Studio Control Room course positions. Successful completion of this course will certify each student as a Studio Technician.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 12 weeks
Fee: $175.00
09/15/201512 Week Studio Director-Sept 15 2015
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: 12 weeks
Fee: $150
09/17/2015Field Producer-Sept 17 2015
In this hands-on class, students learn the fundamentals of remote productions in an interview style format.
Prerequisites: Orientation and must be Montgomery County resident.
Length: 10 weeks
Fee: $175.00
09/19/2015Field Technician-Sept 19 2015
This class teaches students how to operate and be responsible for MCM's field equipment. Incorporating audio and lighting techniques on location.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 4 weeks
Fee: $125.00
09/21/2015Studio Producer-Sept 21 2015
Learn to produce a studio program using MCM's facilities.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 6 weeks
Fee: $175.00

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