Open to all residents ages 16 and up
(Courses subject to change based on community interest)
One-day, Four-hour Workshops ($75, $70 student/senior, $60 NCTV members)
Workshops are Saturdays, time TBA.
Broadcast Switching using Telestream Wirecast / Instructor TBA
This intense four-hour class is required for certification for operating the Telestream Wirecast Switcher. Learn how to use the Telestream Wirecast switching software in NCTV’s studio. Wirecast enables users to mix video live using multiple cameras and add titles, effects and stream to the web.
Get Going with GoPro!/ John Munro, Instructor
This four-hour intensive will explore all the creative avenues you can take with your GoPro. Develop GoPro programming in the field to air on public access television at a later date. BYOG! (Bring Your Own GoPro).
Intro to Video Production/ John Munro, Instructor
This intense four-hour workshop is required for a Digital Video Production Certificate. Beginning in fall, 2015, a certificate is mandatory in order to check out equipment from NCTV. In this course you will learn the basic essentials of video production including equipment use, lighting, audio, and basic post-production/editing.
Instructor John Munro is a veteran videographer who has been involved with many local productions.
Six-Week Classes ($125, $120 student/senior,$100 NCTV members).
Six-week courses are from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
Yes! You Can Write a Screenplay!/Jan Fishler, Instructor
In this basic screenwriting class you will learn about format; character and story development; beats, scene and location; dialogue; and much, much more! You will be taken through the screenplay writing process, from conception to completion. As a finishing touch, you will have the opportunity to submit your screenplay for consideration to the 2016 Foothill Films Screenplay Writing Contest.
Jan has a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design. For 25 years, Jan Fishler was a corporate scriptwriter, copywriter, video producer, and trainer, who also dabbled in marketing and public relations, mostly in the non-profit arena.
Writing for Broadcast and Digital Media/Yvette Cadeaux, Instructor
This class will teach you how to conceive and compose snappy, concise prose for video productions, utilizing the split page video format. From simple PSAs and sponsorship spots, to documentaries and public affairs broadcasts, to original television shows — you will learn how to translate your ideas into dynamic, compelling programming.
Yvette Cadeaux holds a bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a master’s degree in Education. Her background encompasses journalism, music/theater, and radio/T.V. Yvette is a supervising teacher at Forest Charter School.
Media Performance/Camille Cadeaux Collings, Instructor
In this class, you will learn the techniques of effective on-camera delivery. Explore the art of televised communication through body language, eye contact, expression, enunciation, pronunciation, and diction. We will practice mock newscasts and interview techniques while assessing/evaluating, and providing feedback to our classmates.
Camille Cadeaux Collings is a local actor and performer. She has a bachelor of music in Vocal Performance and is currently completing her master’s degree in Education. She narrated the radio show Hot off the Griddle for XM Satellite Radio and has appeared in numerous local theatrical productions.
Intro to Audio Production and Live Streaming/Felton Pruitt, Instructor
In this class, you will learn the basic, fundamental rules of good sound design in the context of video production. Topics covered include: audio theory, essential equipment for sound, mic techniques, and audio editing. Felton will also cover how to use/troubleshoot audio equipment in different settings: in the studio, during field productions, and in live event broadcasts and web streams.
Felton Pruitt is a broadcast industry veteran who specializes in live remotes and web streams. He has worked for KFAT, KPIG, XM Satellite Radio, and KVMR. Felton is the owner of Fat Music Radio, a 24/7 internet radio station that live streams from the Center for the Arts and other concert venues.
For more information, please contact our education coordinator at:
530-273-8324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.