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.

Orientation

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

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Prerequisite: None

One day, about 60-90 minutes

Tuesday August 6 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday August 6 at 6:30 PM


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Filmmaking Basics

Join us for a 3-hour filmmaking workshop, instructed by local award-winning filmmaker Adam Lansky. Then take your new skills and enter the 45th Parallel Film Festival!

Cost: $15

Note:
Orientation is NOT required in order to attend this special workshop. Call or email CCTV to register at 503-588-2288 or cctv@cctvsalem.org.


Introduction to Camera

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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 August 13 at 7:00pm


Audio Basics

Learn to operate all CCTV’s checkout microphones including handheld, shotgun, wireless and zoom mics.

Cost: $5

Prerequisite: Orientation + Introduction to Camera

One day, about 1 hour

No classes currently scheduled


Studio Production

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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 July 23 at 3:30pm

Tuesday August 27 at 3:30pm


Editing

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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 July 16 at 7:00pm

Tuesday August 20 at 7:00pm


Laptop Checkout Certification

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Edit at home using one of CCTV’s checkout laptops! Meet with our Media Instructor to get certified and make sure that you’re capable of operating the laptop independently.

Cost: Free

Prerequisite: Orientation + Editing

By appointment only, contact CCTV Media Instructor Ashley Gruber at ashley@cctvsalem.org


Certification Labs

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Learn how to edit and film for the first time. Improve your skills with the help of other classmates and the instructor.

Cost: Free

Prerequisite: Orientation, Intro to Camera, and Editing

One day, about 2 hours

No labs currently scheduled


Advanced Camera

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Explore the different features that the Z90 camera has to offer and how to use them to improve filming and expand technical knowledge of the camera. Each class focuses on a different advanced feature.

Cost: $5

Prerequisite: Orientation, Intro to Camera, and Editing

One day, about 1 hour

No classes currently scheduled


Advanced Editing

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Learn how to improve workflow, speed up editing time, and improve technical editing skills. Each class focuses on a different advanced feature.

Cost: $5

Prerequisite: Orientation, Intro to Camera, and Editing

One day, about 1 hour

No classes currently scheduled


Go Pro & Osmo

Learn the basics of a GoPro and how to set up and use an OSMO.

Cost: $5

Prerequisite: Orientation & Intro to Camera

One day, about 1 hour

Tuesday August 23 at 6:00pm

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