Classes & Workshops



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. To sign up for Orientation, click here.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020                                    6:30 – 8:00pm

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

Stories Only YOU Can Tell:
Personal Storytelling Workshop

Personal storytelling is a captivating way to build bridges between people and cultures. To witness another’s story can be a transformative experience for both the listener and the teller. Sharing stories from our lives – on stage – is the new wave of performance art that is accessible to all who have a story to tell – and that includes you!

Be inspired to share a story from your life through this workshop offered by MATV (soon to be “UMA” Urban Media Arts). You will learn professional writing skills, speaking skills, and enjoy connecting with a group.

Instructor CD Collins is an accomplished author, poet, writing and performance coach. CD has facilitated workshops in a variety of settings, and is experienced in creating a comfortable, supportive environment, fostering an understanding that every voice counts. Participants will learn to shape and hone their narratives through writing and reflection, and practicing aloud. A small performance for family and friends will be coordinated after the conclusion of the workshop.

Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18  25
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Fee: $75
You MUST become a member of MATV if you are not already. New memberships will be offered to class participants at a discounted rate of $10. Sign up for membership here.

Click here to register for the workshop. (For questions, email

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. Additional editing training is available.

PREREQUISITE: Orientation.
Class size is 1- 4 participants.

Class currently available on request. Contact Hailey at

Fee: $35          Instructors: Guillermo Hamlin & James Mudge

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. Contact

Fee: $30          Instructor: James Mudge, Director of Programming & Production


Our courses are being re-designed.  Stay tuned for an exciting new schedule!

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