Classes & Training
If you’re interested in learning more about public access television, television production and how you can become a voice in your community, HC Media membership is right for you.

HC Media membership is open to any Haverhill resident who is at least 12 years of age. HC Media membership is also available for people associated with a non-profit institution or organization within Haverhill. The completion of our Orientation course is required by all members.

To register, simply give us a call at 978-372-8070, email us using our Contact Form, or stop by the studio located at 60 Elm Street.

Orientation

Orientation is intended to train and certify its students with the knowledge and ability to become independent, contributing video producers, on-air hosts or behind the scenes technical crew. In the Orientation, you will learn about the role of public access television in your community and how to run a studio camera and work on shoots as technical crew and you’ll learn terminology to help you better understand the language of television production. Orientation offers information on a variety of other topics and presents an opportunity for any novice or expert to learn something new.

Upon completion of the Orientation, graduates will be given the title of Volunteer Member and granted access to the use of the facility and its equipment in the studio. Volunteers will also have the option to take Field Production and Editing with Adobe Premiere & File Management classes.

Orientation schedule

September 2017
Monday, September 18 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Monday, September 25 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
• Those enrolled are required to attend both classes in the month to complete Orientation


Field Production

In Field Production, you will learn the ins-and-outs of working a shoot while out on the field. Field Production students will be taught on the new Panasonic DVX200 4K video cameras – some of the newest, most advanced video cameras available anywhere.

Upon completion of Field Production, graduates will be granted access to the use of facility equipment on on-location shoots while out in the field.

Field Production schedule

October 2017
Wednesday, October 11 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 18 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

• Those enrolled are required to attend both classes in the month to complete Field Production


Editing with Adobe Premiere & File Management

In Editing with Adobe Premiere & File Management, you will learn how to take footage you’ve shot in studio or out on the field and compile it into a final video ready for viewing, as well as proper file management techniques for remaining organized. Editing with Adobe Premiere & File Management students will be taught on the latest version of Adobe Premiere CC, one of the most powerful and sophisticated editing software available and in use by professional movie studios.

Upon completion of Editing with Adobe Premiere & File Management, graduates will be able to make use of facility editing suites.

Editing with Adobe Premiere & File Management schedule

October 2017
Monday, October 16 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Monday, October 23 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Monday, October 30 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

• Those enrolled are required to attend all classes in the month to complete Editing with Adobe Premiere & File Management

HC Media Radio DJ Class

If being in front of the camera isn’t your thing, come be a part of HC Media Radio! We are looking to train volunteers to become Radio DJs. In this 2-hour class, you will learn about our growing internet radio station and how you can develop your own show and on-air personality. We will conclude the session with a LIVE broadcast to test your skills.

This class is limited to 5 students and will be run on an “as-needed” basis, please contact us if you would like to participate. If you’re not currently an HC Media Member, you will need to attend the Orientation to participate in the Radio DJ Class.


New! On-Camera Presentation Course

Looking to do some on-camera hosting work? Want to improve your performance skills as a presenter? Sign up for our unique seminar, taught by Haverhill Journal host Lindsay Paris, to learn some tips and tricks. Get some no-stress practice in front of the camera filming our own mock program!

This class will return shortly – stay tuned for future dates!



New! HC Media Member Guides and Cheat Sheets

Working your way through one of our classes and in need of a guide, or just need a refresher course? We’ve put many of the same guides and cheat sheets we use to teach these classes online, available for you to view at any time!

Click here to access our Member Guides and Cheat Sheets