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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:  September 14, October 19, November 16, December 14

Mondays 5:00-6:00pm: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16

Fee: Free


PRODUCING IN STUDIO A

Description:  Do you want to produce a TV show in the LTC studio? With your own production group, learn the basics of three-camera production in LTC’s large studio in three sessions. The class will be geared to your show’s unique production needs. Minimum of three participants.

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)


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,” shot composition, and interview styles. Students are encouraged to also sign up for the Final Cut Pro X edit class. Two sessions.

Date & Time:

Monday & Tuesday, November 11 & 12; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor: Soumita Acharya

Fee: $40 (non-member $70)


 BEGINNING 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:

Wednesday, November 13; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor: Steve Manock

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


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: Thursday, October 10; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor:  Kris McNeil

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH WITH ADOBE SPARK

Description: Learn to create professional-looking branded web stories, animated videos and social media graphics using Adobe’s suite of graphics applications. This web-based tool is a great way to improve the look of your personal and professional posts to garner more views and impact.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor:  Soumita Acharya

Fee: $25 (non-member $50)


PODCASTING

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.

In this one-session class 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: By appointment. Call Gloria to set up a special class for you. 978-458-5400.

Instructor: Gloria Polites

Fee: $25 (non-members $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)