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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!


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: December 9, January 13, February 10, March 13.

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm: December 11, January 22, February 12, March 19.

Fee: Free


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, February 5, 6:00 – 9:00pm   

Instructor: Gloria Polites

Fee: $25 (non-members $50)


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, December 7, 14, 21; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


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)


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:  Tuesdays, January 30, February 6; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Bickford

Fee: $40 (non-member $70)


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, January 11, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)



Description: Get started editing your video with Adobe’s professional editing software, Premiere Pro. In three sessions you will learn to import footage, work in a timeline, add graphics and music, and export your finished project.

Date & Time: Mondays, February 26, March 5, 12; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Gloria Polites

Fee: $50 (non-member $75)


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, March 19, 26, April 2; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Instructor: Jason Marshall

Fee: $50 (non-member $75)


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: Not offered in Winter

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

Más información en Español: 978-809-9426

Fee: $75 (non-member $100)

Using the 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, February 1; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor:  Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)



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)


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)