Orientation does not require pre-registration. To register for all other classes, call CCTV at 503-588-2288. Orientation and classes are available for anyone to take, however only Salem residents are eligible to use our equipment at no cost. Individuals living outside CCTV’s service area are eligible to use CCTV’s equipment and channels for an annual fee of $150.


Are you looking for a creative outlet? Do you have a story to tell? Want to get your hands on video production equipment? CCTV is here to help you turn your creative ideas into a reality through video. Join us for orientation, where you’ll learn about all the resources that are free to Salem residents. Get a tour of our studios, meet the staff, get all your questions answered, and more!

As long as you are not promoting a commercial product or business or asking for money, you can make programs about whatever YOU want! Orientation does not require pre-registration- just pick a class time and stop by!

Note: Orientation is a required first step before using CCTV’s equipment and channels.

Cost: FREE

Prerequisite: None

One day, about 60-90 minutes

Tuesday May 2 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday May 2 at 6:30 PM

Tuesday June 6 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday June 6 at 6:30 PM

Intro to Camera & Studio Orientation

Learn how to operate CCTV’s checkout HD camcorders. Covers basic shooting practices, tripod use, and more.

Cost: $25

Prerequisite: Orientation

One day, about 2 hours

Tuesday May 9 at 5:30 PM

Studio Production

Learn to operate studio cameras, mix audio, direct, create graphics, light a set, much more.

Cost: $25

Prerequisite: Orientation

One day, about 2 hours

Tuesday April 25 at 3:30 PM

Tuesday May 23 at 3:30 PM


Learn how to use many of the basic features of Final Cut Pro X and get started on editing your first program.

Cost: $25

Prerequisite: Orientation (Camera recommended but not required)

One day, about 3 hours

Tuesday May 16 at 5:30 PM