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
Spring 2018


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, March 7 6:30 – 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 10 6:30 – 8:00pm

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

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. Feb. 6, Mon. Feb. 12, & Tues. Feb. 13 6:30 – 9:00pm
Tues. Mar. 20, Mon. Mar. 26, & Tues. Mar. 27 6:30 – 9:00pm

Fee: $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


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


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, January 31 7:00 – 9:00PM
Wednesday, February 28 7:00 – 9:00PM
Wednesday, March 28 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.
Thursdays, March 22 & April 5 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

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


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.