CCTV provides low-cost and free classes in studio production, camera, and editing. The first step is to take an orientation class, held the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm and 6:30pm.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 September 4 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday September 4 at 6:30 PM

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

Introduction to Camera

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 September 11 at 5:30 PM

Tuesday October 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 September 25 at 3:30 PM

Tuesday October 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 September 18 at 5:30 PM

Tuesday October 16 at 5:30 PM