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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.

If you have an idea for a media class that LTC should offer, please let us know!


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:  April 21, May 19, June 16

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm:  March 19, April 9, May 7, June 4.

Fee: Free


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: Saturday, May 12, 10:00am – 1:00pm   

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, May 3, 10, 17; 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: Call Steve to set up a special class for you and your crew! 978-458-5400.

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. Students will have practice time on the Sony NX5U and the Sony X70 cameras. Also covered are “shooting for the edit” and shot composition. Students are encouraged to also sign up for the Final Cut Pro X edit class.

Date & Time:  Thursdays, June 4, 14; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $40 (non-member $70)


VIDEO WITH A DSLR CAMERA

Description: Learn to use LTC’s Canon Ti5 DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras and lenses for video projects to create a film look. Practice using an adjustable depth of field and rack focus.

Date & Time:  Tuesdays, May 8, 15; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Bickford

Fee: $50 (non-member $75)


 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, April 26, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)

 


EDITING WITH ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

Description: Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application that is used in video post-production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. This program can greatly enhance your video project. This three session class will get you started creating stunning visual effects.

Prerequisite: Ability to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Date & Time: Mondays, June 11, 18; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Jason Marshall

Fee: $50 (non-member $75)

 


USING A STUDIO TELEPROMPTER

Description: The teleprompter is a tool for reading scripts while looking into the camera lens, giving the impression that the talent is speaking directly to the viewer.  This class will teach you how to use LTC’s teleprompter in Studio A. Learn how to import text, organize paragraphs, and access the scripts in the studio. You will learn how to comfortably read scripts from the prompter and practice all the tasks involved in teleprompter use.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 12; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor:  Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


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)