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
12/14/2015Orientation Dec. 14 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
12/17/2015CG Create and Enhance-2015
Class is full, waiting list only

Prerequisites: Studio Technician Certification
Length: 1-3hr class 7p-10p
Fee: $35
01/05/2016Orientation -Jan. 5 2016
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
01/11/2016Studio Producer-Jan 11 2016
Learn to produce a studio program using MCM's facilities.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 6 weeks
Fee: $175.00
01/12/2016Studio Technician-Jan 12 2016
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
01/12/2016Studio Director 6 Weeks-Jan 2016
earn 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
Fee: $100
01/14/2016Field Producer-Jan 14 2016
In this hands-on class, students learn the fundamentals of remote productions in an interview style format.
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 10 weeks
Fee: $175.00
01/16/2016Field Technician-Jan 16 2016
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
02/13/2016Non- Linear Editing-Feb 13 2016
In this 5 week class, students will learn the basic operating techniques of Non Linear editing, on a computer-based editing software. Classes will include 3 weeks of classroom instruction and 2 weeks of editing. Students will edit a 4 minute project that will air on the MCM
Prerequisites: Orientation
Length: 5 weeks
Fee: $175.00
02/25/2016Video Editing- Adobe Premiere CC Feb 2016
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
Fee: $125
03/28/2016Spring Break Backpack Journalism-March 2016
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
Fee: $300

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