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To register for classes:

Call 978-458-5400, stop by the LTC office at 246 Market Street, Lowell MA, 01852.

Registration deadline: 48 hours before class. Staff-taught classes will not run with fewer than 3 students. Classes taught by non-staff members may have a higher minimum and have a one-week before class registration deadline.


ORIENTATION

Description: All new members must attend a free, one-hour orientation session to learn all the benefits and responsibilities of membership in this dynamic media center.

Date & Time: Saturdays 11:00am-Noon: March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17.

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm: March 6, April 10, May 22, June 19.

Fee: Free


Supernatural Filmmaking for Teens

 

Description:  Produce an original ghost movie at LTC!  For Lowell teens 14 – 19 years old.  $100 stipend for participation.

In this four-week intensive summer media program, eight teens will learn all phases of film production from scriptwriting to the final edit as they create an original supernatural or ghost film about historic figures in Lowell. The film will incorporate scenes shot around Lowell and in LTC’s state-of-the-art TV studios. The students will perform all roles in the project, including as actors.

 

Download an application: Filmmaking Application 

Date & Time:  Tuesdays Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. July 11 to August 3.

Instructor: Eric Stevenson, an experienced video producer and media teacher.

PODCASTING AT LTC

Description: A podcast is a digital audio file that is posted on the Web for others to download or stream. They are usually created as a series of episodes with a similar theme. Podcasts are similar to radio programs, but instead of being broadcast over the airwaves, they are audio files accessible on the Internet. Listeners can play them at their convenience, using smart phones or computers.

LTC, in collaboration with Middlesex Community College, has set up a new audio production/podcasting studio. You will learn how to operate the audio equipment, how to post files to the LTC podcast webpage, and the basics of creating compelling audio content. Podcasts cannot include copyrighted content.

Date & Time: Monday, May 15, 6:00 – 8:00pm   

Instructor: Gloria Polites

Fee: $25 (non-members $50)


PRODUCING IN STUDIO A

Description: Studio A transitioned to high definition in December 2016. In this three-session class, learn the basics of three-camera production. Session 1 teaches you to use the cameras, microphones, lighting board, and set design. Session 2 focuses on control room features: the Tricaster switcher, engineering, audio board, teleprompter, and recording. Session 3 provides hands-on crewing on a live music show.

Date & Time: Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15. 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


PRODUCING IN STUDIO B

Description: In one session, you’ll learn to use Studio B’s Tricaster, a multi- camera production system with advanced video features for virtual sets, digital roll-ins from files or the Internet, phone calls, and much more. This smaller studio is primarily used for talk shows with green screen backgrounds.

Date & Time: Upon Request

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


FIELD PRODUCTION BASICS

Description: Learn to use LTC’s high-definition video cameras, microphones and portable lighting kits to shoot professional-looking video outside the studio. Also covered are “shooting for the edit” and shot composition. Students are encouraged to also sign up for the Final Cut Pro X or the Adobe Premiere Pro edit class.

Date & Time: Section 1: Thursday, March 23, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Section 2: Thursday, April 27, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Manock.

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


 EDITING WITH FINAL CUT PRO X

Description: Get started editing your video with Apple’s professional editing software, Final Cut Pro X. In this one-session class you will learn to import footage, work in a timeline, add graphics and music, and export your finished project.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 25, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)

 


TV Post Producción y Edición en Español

Description: Tres clases. Aprende Final Cut X, añade transiciones, corrige brillo y color,  ajusta niveles de audio, publica en canales locales y redes sociales.

Date & Time: Sábados, Mayo 6, 13, 20; 10:00am – 1:00pm

Instructor:  Nancy Peña, Periodista y Directora de “Colores Latinos TV”

Más información en Español: 978-809-9426

Fee: $75 (non-member $100)


Graphics for TV

Description: In this one-session class students will learn how to create a variety of professional-looking graphics to add style and interest to their recorded or live shows. The instructor will demonstrate the use of Photoshop and animated elements, as well as the Tricaster switcher’s native graphics program, LiveType.

Date & Time: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Brian Dorrington

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


SMART PHONE VIDEO PRODUCTION

Description: You already have all the gear you need to create your own video or documentary in your pocket!  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the foundations of real-world storytelling and how to use your Apple iPhone to craft an insightful film using minimal gear to gain maximum access.  At the conclusion of this class, you will have created a peer-reviewed video ready for sharing online or on TV.

Requirements: All participants will be required to bring an iPhone. Please download and install iMovie for your device before the start of class.  Also, it is strongly suggested that you have a pair of headphones that have a built-in mic.  All iPhones come packaged with a pair or you can purchase a $15 pair by skull candy at Target.

Instructor Caroline Gallagher has been producing video since the 1980’s using all types of video cameras. She has produced several pieces using her iPhone and iMovie.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 29, 10:00 – 1:00pm.

Instructor: Caroline Gallagher

Fee: $25 (non-member $50) Pay by check or credit card at LTC

 


 INTENSIVE WEB DESIGN 1 (not currently offered)

Description: This 3-session class is an intense, comprehensive HTML/CSS class for those who are serious about web design. The class is taught using the widely popular Wordpress. Students will be notified of any text requirement.

Date & Time: Not currently offered

Instructor: Lynne Lupien

Fee: $50 (non-member $75)


GARAGEBAND LOOPS FOR NON-MUSICIANS (not currently offered)

Description: This 1-session workshop will introduce you to the MAC’s easy-to-use music software. Even if you have no music training, you can create theme or background music for your show in no time. It’s easy and lots of fun!

Date & Time: Not currently offered

Instructor: Gloria Polites

Fee: $20 (non-members $40)


Clases de Producción de Televisión (Spanish Language TV Production) Not currently offered

En Español, aprenda a: Planificar el plan de pre y post producción. Producir su propio show de televisión. Trabajar con equipo digital de grabación.  Editar en Final Cut X (Básico). Utilizar los estudios A y B de LTC. Grabar un video y publicarlo en CLTV. Publicar en su canal local. Informar a su comunidad.

Date & Time: TBD

Instructor: Nancy Peña, Periodista y Directora de Colores Latinos TV (CLTV)

Información: Nancy Peña – Tel. 1-978-809-9426

Fee: 

 


CLASSES BY APPOINTMENT


INTRO TO MAC

Description: A one-session class for those with little or no computer experience, starting from the basics– “How do I turn this thing on?”–to keeping up in a class that uses the MAC.

Date & Time: By Appointment

Contact: Gloria Polites (gpolites@ltc.org)

Fee: Free (Non-member $20)


INTRO TO MAC FOR PC USERS

Description: A one-session class introducing PC users to the MAC and its operating system. It builds on your existing computer knowledge and examines the similarities and differences between how Macs and PCs work.

Date & Time: By Appointment

Contact: Gloria Polites (gpolites@ltc.org)

Fee: Free (Non-member $20)


OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT LTC

CAREER NETWORKING 101 (not currently offered))

Description: When it comes to growing your business and personal brand there’s nothing like face time (in person face time-not the iPhone app). Join us for a seminar filled with networking do’s and don’ts, including some Social Media tips!

Date & Time: Not currently offered

Presenters: Tony and Laura Rocha of EFTS Credit Card Services

Please RSVP to: ebrooks@greaterlowellchamber.org

Fee: Free 

Also see our education calendar for dates and times.