Intro classes are given for free with an LCTV membership. Advanced classes are also available, at a cost.
Appointments for training must be confirmed at least one week in advance with LCTV Staff.
LCTV offers its members basic training for studio, field, and post-production for free. Advanced classes are also offered throughout the year for different aspects of production, with more information below. Members may enroll in any class for which they have satisfied the prerequisites. A minimum number of participants may be specified for advanced classes.
LCTV encourages members to request workshops not currently offered or to make proposals to teach workshops in their areas of expertise. If a course is full, members may ask to be put on a waiting list for the next class. If the minimum enrollment is not met, LCTV may cancel a class. Further, LCTV reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time due to instructor illness, absent students, or at the reasonable request of the instructor.
Members can be certified to use facilities, check out equipment, and take advanced workshops by successfully completing the introduction classes. Members must attend all sessions of a certification course, and meet the standards set by the instructor. Experienced personnel may be certified and by-pass workshops in studio, field production, and editing by demonstrating proficiency with equipment and/or software. LCTV staff reserves the right to request Members to be re-certified in any area, if deemed necessary.
If you are interested in training please reach out to us by sending an email, calling 781-780-9460, or visiting our studio at 181 Union St. in Lynn.
INTRO TO STUDIO PRODUCTION
Covers training on studio cameras, audio equipment/board, switcher, lighting equipment/board, graphics, directing and more.
INTRO TO FIELD PRODUCTION
Involves training using field cameras, field audio equipment, portable light kits and more.
INTRO TO POST-PRODUCTION
Introduces students to Final Cut Pro X, teaching a basic understanding on how to create an edited video.
There are always upcoming classes for these basic production classes happening. If you are interested in taking one of these classes please let us know via email by clicking here or by calling 781-780-9460. We can then schedule you with an instructor for a class time that works best for you.
Please note that this is a seminar that is free and open to the public & members of LCTV. This is a 10-person seminar, and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
Those who participate in this seminar will learn what it takes to host a program such as pre-show preparation and booking guests in a timely fashion. At the end of this seminar each participant will have the opportunity to host a short segment with other participants.
Dates: Wednesday, March 14 & Wednesday, March 28
Instructor: Mukala Kabongo
Advanced classes will be made available throughout the year for different aspects of video production. These classes will range from a one-day to a multi-week training, depending on the content.
Members will be able to take one advanced class per year for free, with an up-to-date and paid LCTV membership. Additonal classes will cost $10 for one-day classes & $25 for multi-week classes.
In this course, students will the learn the fundamentals of documentary film production. Over the course of 6 weeks we will cover pre-production, production, post-production and explore the history and philosophies of documentary filmmaking. Students will leave the class with a rough cut of a short documentary. Completion of this course requires 10 hours of class time as well as work outside of the classroom. This course is only available to LCTV Members and is limited to 6 students (3 minimum).
Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22 & April 5 (All Thursdays)
Prerequisites: Intro to Field Production & Intro to Post-Production
Instructors: Brian Dorrington & David Riley Jr.