XR260u-training-1100x345MATV offers a range of classes in media production for all ages and levels of experience. (For youth classes, visit our Youth Programs.) The starting point for all workshops is the MATV orientation which is offered monthly and is free of charge. Orientation includes a tour of MATV and a review of our history, programs, and services. After Orientation, MATV members can sign up for classes in portable video camera production, studio production, editing and journalism.

Workshop Schedule
Summer 2018 (Stay tuned for Fall Schedule)


An overview of our history, structure, services, and programs.  This presentation is open to anyone in the Malden community who wishes to be involved with MATV in any capacity.  The orientation is also a prerequisite for all of the MATV production courses.


Tuesday, June 12 6:30 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 25 6:30 – 8:00pm

No Fee            Presenter: Anne D’Urso-Rose, Associate Director


Intro to Studio Production

Quiet on the set…and ACTION!  Learn the ins and outs of studio production in this four-part class that covers both the technical use of our state-of-the-art digital studio and the production planning needed to put together a studio-based program.  Students will learn all the various positions: camera, floor directing, audio, switching, media tech, lighting, graphics, and directing.  In the last session, students will put together and shoot a program to be shown on the channel.  By attending all four, you will become certified as an MATV Studio Producer and are encouraged to help out on ay studio production held at MATV.
Mondays & Thursdays,  April 23, 26, 30 & May 3 6:30 – 9:00pm

Fee: $35          Instructors: MATV staff


Feature Journalism 101

Learn Journalism through Hands-on Reporting!

This special edition of Journalism 101 (open to all levels) will help both budding and seasoned journalists hone their skills with writing exercises, discussions, and a group project focused on Malden’s prospering community garden. This is an opportunity to learn and practice writing and reporting.

The first class (Thursday, May 17, 7 – 9pm) will be held at MATV and will introduce/review basic journalism skills and prep students for the hands-on reporting. The second class (Saturday, May 19, morning hours) will be held at Malden’s Community Garden where there are lots of stories to be told. The third & fourth classes (Thursdays, May 24 & 31, 7 – 9pm) will be held at MATV where students will finalize their group reporting on Malden’s community garden.

MATV’s Neighborhood View is a citizen journalism program that provides local coverage of issues and events and promotes civic involvement in the community. Check out our online publication at

Thursdays, May 17, 24 & 30 7:00 – 9:00pm
Plus Saturday, May 19 Morning time TBD

$40          Instructor: Stephanie Schorow

Instructor Stephanie Schorow is a veteran journalist who has worked for the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Associated Press and numerous publications, both print and online. She is a professional writing teacher at Regis College and has just published her eighth book on local Boston-area history. Stephanie also works part-time as MATV’s Neighborhood View coordinator.Visit

You can register and pay for this class by clicking on this link.  Alternatively, you can register and pay in person at MATV, Malden’s Media Center, 145 Pleasant Street.


Multimedia Mixer

All MATV members are invited to join us for a monthly mixer with light refreshments, a chance to network, and a themed mini-workshop on a broad range of media-related topics. Led by staff and guest instructors.
Wednesday, May 23 7:00 – 9:00PM
Wednesday, June 20 7:00 – 9:00PM
Wednesday, July 25 7:00 – 9:00PM

Podcasting Primer

Audio-based programming known as podcasting has exploded in recent years as a way of communicating stories. Learn how you can create podcasts in this introductory course.  We’ll review the difference between podcasting and broadcasting, explore different types of content and discuss how to curate an interesting podcast. Basic use of our podcasting recording set-up will be demonstrated. Students will be asked to record a podcast interview before the second class, which will then cover the use of Audacity (free downloadable software) and basic audio editing, including adding copyright-free music. The course will end with notes on regulation, distribution and syndication.
Wednesdays, June 13 & 27 7:00 – 9:00pm

Fee: $30          Instructor: Heather McCormack

Instructor Heather McCormack is the Boston Free Radio Manager & the Youth Media Coordinator at Somerville Media Center. She is passionate about using the power of community media to engage all people in telling their stories, especially those that are traditionally underrepresented. She is the producer of the biweekly podcast “Make It Stop,” reviewing the worst albums of all times. It can be found at



Basic Portable Production (Camera & Editing)

Learn how to professionally shoot and edit your own videos. This class will cover the basics of portable camera operation using our professional Sony NX70U cameras, shooting technique and general pre-production planning. After each participant practices shooting their own footage, they will learn the basics of nonlinear editing with Final Cut Pro X software, including importing and organizing footage, selecting clips, timeline management, and adding transitions and titles.

PREREQUISITE: Orientation.
Class is limited to 4 participants.

Tues. June 19, Tues. June 26 & Wed. June 27 6:30 – 9:00pm

$35          Various Instructors (staff & freelance)


Intermediate – Final Cut X

The next in the editing workshop series, this two-session class will instruct participants in organizing clips and information; adding music and editing sound clips; using keyframes for motions such as zooming into clips; and other “beyond the basics” exploration of Final Cut X.  Participants will work on a guided project during the class and on their own time. PREREQUISITE: Basic Final Cut X (including certification)
Currently being scheduled on demand for individuals & small groups Flexible dates & times


$30          Instructor: James Mudge, Programming/Volunteer Coordinator


Stay tuned for notice of additional classes.

Click here to download our latest Workshop Schedule

Sign up for the next orientation by clicking here.

Sign up for other classes in person or by emailing Class fees must be mailed or made in person.