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
May – June 2017


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.
Wednesday, May 31 6:30 – 8:00pm
(Additional orientation TBA)  

Fee: $0          Presenter: Anne D’Urso-Rose, Associate Director

Basic Portable Production (NEW CLASS)

We are offering a new format to introductory portable production. Learn the basics of portable camera operation and shooting technique, shoot some footage on your own and then learn the basics of editing with Final Cut Pro X software—all in one three-part class. The class will cover the operation of our professional Sony NX70U camera and basic nonlinear editing: importing and organizing footage, selecting clips, timeline management, and adding transitions and titles.

PREREQUISITE: Orientation.
Class is limited to 4 participants.

Wed. June 21, Tues. June 27, & Wed. June 28 6:30 – 9:00pm

$35          Instructor: Julie Kelleher, Freelance instructor

The Art of Directing

This advanced workshop is for anyone who wants to learn the art of directing a three-camera shoot either on location or in Studio A. The class will go over choice of shots, what makes a good shot, sequence of shots, as well as special techniques in pacing, communication with your camera operators and how to multi-task in the control room.

PREREQUISITE: Intro to Studio Production

Monday, June 5 7:00 – 9:00pm

** Stay tuned for announcement of upcoming classes in July & August including a new class in Photojournalism, a special Advanced Editing class, Journalism Techniques and another Media Mixer!

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