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.

You must sign up in advance. 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 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 Basic Editing with Adobe Premiere classes.

Orientation Schedule

October 2018
Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:00-8:00PM (Studio 101, Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack Street)
Tuesday, October 9th, 6:00-8:00PM (60 Elm Street)

November 2018
Wednesday, November 7th, 6:00-8:00PM (Studio 101, Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack Street)
Wednesday, November 14th, 6:00-8:00PM (60 Elm Street)

• 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

Wednesday, October 17th, 6:00-8:00PM (60 Elm Street)
Wednesday, October 24th, 6:00-8:00PM (60 Elm Street)

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

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