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

Prerequisite: None

One day, about 60-90 minutes

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

Tuesday November 6 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday November 6 at 6:30 PM

Tuesday December 4 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday December 4 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 October 9 at 5:30 PM

Tuesday November 13 at 5:30 PM

Tuesday December 11 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

Tuesday November 27 at 3:30 PM


Editing

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 October 16 at 5:30 PM

Tuesday November 20 at 5:30 PM

Tuesday December 18 at 5:30 PM


Certification Labs

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

Saturday September 22 at 1:00 PM

Saturday December 1 at 1:00 PM

Saturday December 22 at 1:00 PM


Advanced Camera

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

Wednesday October 17 at 6:00pm - Audio & Lighting

Wednesday November 21 at 6:00pm - Slow & Quick

Wednesday December 19 at 6:00pm - Manual Exposure Settings


Advanced Editing

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

Friday October 5 at 6:00pm - Utilizing Shortcuts & Tools

Friday November 2 at 6:00pm - Multicam Editing, Synchronization & Compound Clips

Wednesday December 19 at 6:00pm - Manual Exposure Settings


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

Thursday November 8 at 6:00pm