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
June – August 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, July 12 6:30 – 8:00pm

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


The Art of Photojournalism

Photography has the power to captivate, move and arrest you. Documentary photography or photojournalism is a genre concerned with the world around us and the people who live in it. Narrative is the bedrock of this practice and learning how to tell stories visually is a deeply rewarding and lifelong exercise.

This workshop is open to anyone in the Malden community that has basic experience using a digital SLR camera, and has access to this type of camera. The workshop will review the technical basics of digital photography (both shooting and editing) and focus on how to shoot with a story in mind.

As part of this class, participants will be asked to create their own photo essays with a local focus, that could potentially be featured in MATV’s Neighborhood View.

Instructor Nick Pfosi (, is a documentary photographer who has traveled extensively telling stories of people, places & cultures, currently focusing on queer issues and disability. He currently lives and studies in Aarhus, Denmark but will be working with the Boston Globe over the summer.
PREREQUISITE: Orientation.

Wed. July 19 & 20, August 2 & 3 6:30 – 8:30pm

$60 – includes a one-year membership to MATV (new members only)
Instructor: Nick Pfosi


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, shooting technique and general pre-production planning. After each participant practices shooting their own footage, they will learn the basics of editing with Final Cut Pro X software. 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. August 2, Tues. August 8, & Wed. August 9                                    6:30 – 9:00pm

Fee: $35          Instructor: Julie Kelleher, Freelance instructor


“Mark, Ripple & Roll” – Editing to Music in FCPX

This lively two-night class will offer tips and tricks in synchronizing music to a display of photos and video footage using Final Cut Pro X tools, such as markers, keyframes, and ripple and roll edits.  Participants are welcome (but not required) to bring their own photos, video and/or music to practice with.

PREREQUISITE: Basic Video Certification & completion of one edited program
Class is limited to 3 participants

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 15 & 16                                    6:30 – 9:00pm

$25          Instructor: James Mudge, Director of Programming & Production


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