Classes at QATV

QATV offers a variety of instructional classes in TV production!  From studio to portable, iPhone to camcorder, sports to documentary making and much more.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, course offerings have been reduced and are only available via Zoom.  However, all offerings are available to anyone who wishes to join, not just QATV members! 

How to Register

If you are interested in signing up for our Zoom classes, please email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440.

Zoom information will be provided prior to the class. Sign up today!

  • Podcast Microphone

    Podcasting 101

    Create your own podcast using QATV's audio suite!  Learn the basics of the audio board, how to take phone call and add music from a CD, SD Card or your phone.  Participants will also learn interview skills to help get the most out of your guest!
    Prerequisite: Orientation

    Next Class:
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 6:30pm

    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • Video on iPhone - Photo credit photostockeditor.com

    iPhone Video 101

    Looking to shoot some video on the go, but find yourself without a camcorder?  Just use your phone!  Learn some tips and tricks to shooting video with your iPhone or iPad, learn how to use external microphones, and use some cool lenses to give that extra flare!

    Next Class:
    Tuesday, March 2nd, 6:30pm

    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • iPhone Editing

    iMovie Editing for iPhone

    You've recorded video on your iPhone and now you want to make a great looking project...but not sure how to edit?  Your iPhone can do it!  Learn how to assemble, edit and share your video and with a variety of free apps.

    Next Class:
    Wednesday, February 3rd, 6:30pm or
    Tuesday, March 16th, 6:30pm

    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • Editing on FCPX

    Desktop Editing

    This class will introduce and acquaint participants with non-linear editing software.  Skills taught include: correct project settings, capturing/importing, trimming, video/audio transitions, basic titling, audio levels, and mastering a project. This editing software is free and you can download it for home use.
    Prerequisite: Orientation

    Next Class:
    Tuesday, February 16th, 6:30pm

    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • Music Video

    How to Make a Music Video

    Learn how to make a music video. Understand the difference between live performance and concept techniques. Use one, or the other or a combination of both.  Gain knowledge of resources available to make your video a hit!

    Next Class:
    Thursday, March 4th, 6:30pm

    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • Effective PSA

    How to Make a Public Service Anouncement (PSA)

    Learn how to make a short, community-oriented public service announcement (PSA) at no cost to promote your message. 
    Prerequisite: Orientation

    Next Class:
    Wednesday, February 10th, 6:30pm

    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • Ring Light

    Lighting

    Learn the basic techniques for lighting in different scenarios (studio, portable, home) using light kits, social lights, or lights around your home.

    Next Class:
    Tuesday, January 27th, 6:30pm

    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • Facebook & Instagram

    How to Use Facebook and Instagram

    Learn the basics of the most popular social media platforms.  Connect with friends, share pictures, add filters, and update your privacy settings.
    Prerequisite: Orientation

    Next Class: TBA

  • Documentary Fundamentals

    This workshop will include pre-production techniques (including concept development), production options and post-production editing tips.  Emphasis will be placed on project branding and continuity.
    Prerequisite: Orientation

    Next Class: TBA
    To register for a session, email Carol Themmen at cthemmen@qatv.org or call 617-376-1440

  • Studio A ready for Currently in Quincy

    Studio Production

    Studio production will introduce you to the basics behind producing a studio production.  Participants will be instructed in the basic pre-production (storyboarding, script writing) and production (set design, lighting, camera, audio, graphics, etc) techniques.  The course will culminate with a 30-minute studio production that will air on QATV-8.
    Prerequisite: Orientation

    Next Class: TBA

  • Camcorder in use at library

    Camcorder

    Participants will learn the basics of using a camcorder in the field.  Techniques covered will include how to set up a tripod, mounting a camcorder on a tripod, panning/tilting, and other basic functions on the Canon XF 100 and Canon XF200 (the camcorders available to members of QATV).  The course also covers recording audio with the built-in camcorder microphone and with external microphones (wired and wireless).
    Prerequisite: Orientation

    Next Class: TBA

  • Lights in Studio A

    Advanced Lighting Techniques

    You've produced a show but want to add some extra flare to your studio set? Out in the field and your talent just doesn't look right? Find out more tricks of the trade in this class!

    Next Class: TBA

  • Lights in Studio A

    Lighting and Set Design

    Learn about set design through the use of light and dark, colors and the arrangement of set pieces.  Explore other techniques involving the use of cookies (stencils attached to lights) and blue screen options.
    Prerequisite: Studio Production

    Next Class: TBA

  • FCPX Screenshot

    Advanced Editing

    Participants will be taught advanced methods of Final Cut Pro X, including keyboard shortcuts, working with key frames, video and audio effects and more.
    Prerequisite: Basic Editing and a good working knowledge and understanding of Final Cut Pro X.

    Next Class: TBA

  • Truck football production

    Sports Production

    Learn the basic techniques to covering sports (football, volleyball, basketball and more) that are needed to get the game on the air.  Also, learn how to isolate your son/daughter and create a highlight reel that college athletic programs may be looking for.

    Next Class: TBA

  • DSLR Camera - Photo credit photostockeditor.com

    Digital Photography

    A class covering basic camera operations: shutter speed, aperture and exposure, moving into composition, and the rules of photography.

    Next Class: TBA

  • Photoshop Logo

    Photoshop Basics

    Learn the basics of the most popular photo editing software.  Cropping, image adjustments (brightness, color, etc).

    Next Class: TBA

  • Audio Board

    All About Audio

    Need to know what microphone to use? How about where to place the microphone? Does the audio board look too confusing? This class will cover these topics and other including wireless audio equipment and the different types of audio signals and how they work together to produce the best sound.

    Next Class: TBA