List of Upcoming Courses

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

You must join DCTV as a member before you can register for any of our courses.  

DCTV 101

DCTV 101 is a prerequisite for all DCTV members including anyone interested in using DCTV facilities (including channel time and equipment). This 2-hour workshop will provide you with an overview of DCTV’s programming policies and procedures, in addition to providing valuable insight to the many services, activities and resources available with your membership. You'll learn about the history of community television and DCTV and the role you will play as a member.  We'll also discuss strategies designed to help you make the most out of your membership as well as essential tips for a successful and mutually beneficial relationship between you and DCTV. 

2018 Dates: 

Day Date Time
Saturday January 20 12PM - 2PM
Tuesday February 3 7PM - 9PM
Saturday February 6 12PM - 2PM
Tuesday February 13 7PM - 9PM
Saturday February 24 12PM - 2PM

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  MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING

Chances are you have tons of photos and videos on your phone, tablet or computer that could be produced into a great story. Whether you interested in capturing your family history, revisiting a significant event in your life, or simply sharing a story with your community; digital storytelling can be a powerful communications tool to have in your media toolbox.   

In this hands-on course, we will learn how to craft a short story using digital media including images, sound and video to bring it to life. The course will be interactive with software and old fashion creativity. Participants will have weekly assignments designed to enhance and support the in-class instructional. Students will produce their own individual projects. 

Course Outline: 3-weeks to include 1 Lab experience

Certification: None

Prerequisite: No previous video or editing experience is required. 

Fee: Residents: $25 | Non-Residents of DC: $35 

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Thursdays January 11, 18 & 25 7PM - 9PM

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  Digital Mobile Photography

If you have a smartphone or mobile device, you have access to an amazingly powerful resource right at your fingertips. This class is for anyone interested in elevating their phonetography skills  using their mobile device. In this class, you will learn about shot composition, lighting, apps and what makes a “good” photo. You'll also learn to critique your own and your classmates’ photos, so that you can begin to think about photography in a new way. We'll also hone our craft and do some fun exercises to enhance your new photo skills.

Please bring your personal device to this workshop.

Course Outline: 3-weeks to include 1 Lab experience

Certification: None

Technical Requirements: All participants must bring their own mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with a camera such as an iPhone/iPad, Windows phone/tablet, Android phone/tablet. It is recommended that you have at least 2 GB of free space and a charger.

Prerequisite: No previous video or editing experience is required. 

Fee: Residents: $25 | Non-Residents of DC: $35

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Thursdays February 1, 8 & 15 7PM - 9PM

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  INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP

Adobe Photoshop is used by creative professionals across all platforms from photography to fashion, web design and 3-D animation. In this beginner’s class, we’ll provide an overview of the Photoshop interface, frequently used tools, tips and tricks and lots of instructor led, hands-on practice. The class will help familiarize you with the essential skills you need to know before taking Photoshop Basics.

Course Outline: 2-weeks 

Certification: None

Prerequisite: None; Basic knowledge of computers (Mac or PC)

Fee: Residents: $25 | Non-Residents of DC: $35

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Tuesdays February 13 & 20 7PM - 9PM

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  Photoshop Basics

Adobe Photoshop is used by creative professionals across all platforms from photography to fashion, web design and 3-D animation. In this class, you'll learn how to manipulate photos using color correction, modifying the size and scale of an image and cool tips and tricks that will help transform your pictures. 

Course Outline: 4-weeks to include Lab experiences 

Certification: None

Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop

Fee: Residents: $85 | Non-Residents of DC: $110

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Mondays March 5 - March 26 7PM - 9PM

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CORE CLASSES

 

PRODUCING

From script development to hiring the crew, producing is the organized creative vision that drives every aspect of the production process. Learn the basic principles, procedures, terms and techniques of television production. This course covers important fundamentals of planning, producing, scripting, directing, and editing for television. Students who successfully complete Producing will be allowed to reserve field production equipment and DCTV studios, with the help of DCTV certified technicians.

Course Outline: 8-weeks to include studio and field production experiences

Certification: To become certified as a DCTV producer, you must produce a class project, consisting of field and studio segments, and pass a written test.

Prerequisite: DCTV 101

Fee: Residents: $150 | Non-Residents of DC: $175

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Wednesdays January 24 - March 14 7PM - 9PM
Saturdays January 27 - March 10 12PM - 2PM

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STUDIO TECHNICIAN

From digital cameras to audio and lighting equipment, a studio technician operates and maintains a wide variety of equipment used in television production programs. Receive hands-on training of all studio and control room positions and equipment (audio, switcher, character generator, teleprompter, floor director, studio cameras, lighting and set design).

After rotating through all areas, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency in each area during a class project and mock productions.

Course Outline: 7-weeks — 6 classes, 1 studio shoot, and 1 lab session on a DCTV or volunteer show


Certification: To become certified as a studio technician, you must successfully operate studio equipment during a student production and pass a written test.

Prerequisite: Producing

Fee: Residents: $85 | Non-Residents of DC: $110

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Wednesdays March 28 - May 9 7PM - 9PM

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VIDEOGRAPHY

Learn one of the most valuable ways for communicating in the digital age: videography. Receive hands-on training in field production techniques (camera, audio, lighting) and shoot a field project with a student producer from the Producing class. Students will have the opportunity to see how their footage was edited when they attend final critique class.

Course Outline: 5-weeks — 4 classes, 1 project field project
, and 2 mandatory labs

Certification: To become certified as a videographer, you must shoot a field project and pass a practical and written test.

Prerequisite: Producing

Fee: Residents: $85 | Non-Residents of DC: $110

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Thursdays March 29 - May 10 7PM - 9:30PM

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EDITING

This course teaches the basics of video editing by understanding editing theory and learning practical applications using industry standard software. Learn how to capture footage working from edit decision lists, apply transitions and music and create text. In Basic Editing, you will use pre-shot footage, as well as edit student projects that will air on DCTV channels.

Course Outline: 6-weeks — 5 classes, 6 mandatory lab hours, 2 project edit sessions


Certification: To become certified as an Editor, you must edit a class project and pass a written test.

Prerequisite: Producing

Fee: Residents: $180 | Non-Residents of DC: $210

2018 Dates:

Day Date Time
Thursdays March 29 - May 10 7PM - 9PM

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INTRO TO DSLR

DCTV’s new Basic DSLR Production class is an introductory course into the world of cinematic production style. Using industry standard, professional grade, Canon 5D Mark III, students will learn the basics of how to confidently operate a DSLR camera. Lessons include: Setting three keys to exposure: aperture, shutter speed, ISO; students will also learn the importance of white balancing, composition and camera stabilization.

Course Outline: 7-weeks — 4 weeks of training, 1 week shooting, plus 4 hours of mandatory labs

Certification: To become certified in DSLR, you must shoot a class project and pass a written test. 

Prerequisite: Producing and Videography

Fee: Residents:  $125 | Non-Residents of DC: $150

2018 Dates: TBA