Class Descriptions 

 

 

 

Studio Preproduction

 

Description

 

This class prepares producers for their first studio production.  Learn all the ins and outs of producing in the studio.  Required before booking your first studio production.  This class is available online anytime or sign up for one of the in-person classes below:

 

Online anytime

 

September 21st, 6-7:30 pm.

October 26th, 6-7:30 pm

November 30th, 6-7:30 pm

 

Cost:  Free to members of PCTV.  For information about Plus memberships, contact John Patterson at 412-322-7570 ext. 302 or john@pctv21.org.  A monthly payment plan for Plus memberships is available.

 

Instructor: 

 

Gladys Jelks, PCTV Assistant Director/Programming Director

 

 

Field Preproduction

 

Description

 

This class is a starting point for PCTV members looking to get started on their first field production.  The class provides an overview of all the things you need to think about when doing a field production.  We recommend you take this before taking Basic Field Camera, Intro to Adobe Premiere, and Field Production Workshop.  This class is available online anytime or sign up for one of the in-person classes below:

 

September 22nd, 6-7:30 pm.

October 21st, 6-7:30 pm

December 1st , 6-7:30 pm

 

Cost:  Free to members of PCTV.  For information about Plus memberships, contact John Patterson at 412-322-7570 ext. 302 or john@pctv21.org.  A monthly payment plan for Plus memberships is available.

 

Instructor: 

 

Carl Cimini, PCTV Director of Community Relations

Basic Field Camera

 

Description

 

This introductory class covers the basics of operating the Canon XA35 field camera.  Covered topics include menu operation, focus, camera shots & movement, use of tripods, use of microphones, and recording media.  Members of PCTV who take this class will be certified to check out our Canon XA35 field cameras.   The class will be held at PCTV’s studio at 1300 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15233.  Register for one of four sessions this Fall:

 

September 27th, 6-9 pm

October 18th, 6-9 pm

November 16th 6-9 pm

December 2nd, 6-9 pm

 

 

Cost:  Free to Plus Members of PCTV, otherwise $50 for City of Pittsburgh residents and $75 for non-city residents.  For information about Plus memberships, contact John Patterson at 412-322-7570 ext. 302 or john@pctv21.org.  A monthly payment plan for Plus memberships is available.

 

Instructor: 

 

Doug Drew, PCTV Production Technician

 

Intro to Adobe Premiere

 

Description

 

This introductory class covers the basics of editing using Adobe Premiere Pro.  Covered topics include file management, creating a project, importing footage, cuts & transitions, basic effects, color correction, chromakey, key framing, and exporting.   The class will be held at PCTV’s studio at 1300 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15233.  Each class has three 3-hour meetings.  Register for one of two classes this Fall:

 

September 30th, October 7th, & October 14th, 6-9 pm.

 

November 4th, November 11th, & November 18th, 6-9 pm.

 

 

Cost:  Free to Plus Members of PCTV, otherwise $150 for City of Pittsburgh residents and $210 for non-city residents.  For information about Plus memberships, contact John Patterson at 412-322-7570 ext. 302 or john@pctv21.org.  A monthly payment plan for Plus memberships is available.

 

Instructor: 

 

Kristopher Veenis is a writer and producer who has over a decade of experience working on narrative and documentary productions. As a producer he has worked on the Award Winning documentary film, A Shot to Save the World, which premiered on Smithsonian Channel in 2013. He produced EPK materials for the feature film, A New York Heartbeat (starring Eric Roberts). He has produced work for a diverse group of performing artists and nonprofit organizations including Attack Theater, Microscopic Opera, Holy Family Institute, The Grable Foundation, The University of Pittsburgh and Steeltown Entertainment Project. He also worked and mentored under Los Angeles based filmmakers Laura Davis, Tjardus Greidanus and Rusty Cundiff on three separate film projects.

 

 

Field Production Workshop

 

Description

 

This class gives participants who have already taken field preproduction, basic field camera, and Intro to Adobe Premiere the change to apply camera and editing skills to a short video project.  The class will be held at PCTV’s studio at 1300 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15233.  Each class has four 3-hour meetings. 

 

October 27th, November 3rd, November 10th, & November 17th, 6-9 pm.

 

 

Cost:  Free to Plus Members of PCTV, otherwise $200 for City of Pittsburgh residents and $280 for non-city residents.  For information about Plus memberships, contact John Patterson at 412-322-7570 ext. 302 or john@pctv21.org.  A monthly payment plan for Plus memberships is available.

 

Instructor: 

 

Carl Cimini, Director of Community Relations

 

 

Intro to Podcasting

 

Description

 

In this in-depth course for beginners you will learn the basics skills involved in producing an audio podcast.  This is a hands-on course that will help you plan, produce, and distribute your first audio podcast.  The class will provide 12 hours of instruction broken down into 4 three-hour weekly class meetings.  In between classes, students will be expected to complete assignments that will lead toward the production of their first podcast.  Topics to be covered include content development & planning, recording, editing, and distribution & marketing.  We will also cover copyright, branding, and video podcasting.   The class will be held at PCTV’s studio at 1300 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15233.

 

October 2nd , 9 am – 12 pm

October 9th , 9 am – 12 pm

October 16th , 9 am – 12 pm

October 23rd, 9 am – 12 pm

 

 

Cost:  Free to Plus Members of PCTV, otherwise $225 for City of Pittsburgh residents and $295 for non-city residents.  For information about Plus memberships, contact John Patterson at 412-322-7570 ext. 302 or john@pctv21.org.  A monthly payment plan for Plus memberships is available.

 

Instructor: 

 

Kay "DPB" Bey is an entrepreneur, entertainer, producer, author, international award-winning videographer, Hip-Hop Therapy Teacher, Multimedia Studio Owner, and Roku TV Channel owner.  Known for her 20+ years of service with her first company Just Pressin' Buttons Productions, she now reigns at her own studio, Grind City, which is located in Swissvale Pa.  The studio houses a music-recording studio, photo and video studio, and a live stream TV studio. 

 

 

Basic Studio Production

 

Description

 

This class is for anyone who wants to build their knowledge of the technical skills involved in studio production.  Take this class if you are interested in volunteering to assist with productions in the studio or if you just want to gain a better understanding of what goes into actually producing a show.  The class will cover the following topics:  lighting board and lighting philosophy, studio camera operation, audio board operation, and use of microphones.  The class will be held at PCTV’s studio at 1300 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15233.  Each class has three 2-hour meetings.  This fall we are offering the class in October.

 

October 5th, 12th, & 19th, 6- 8 pm.

 

 

Cost:  Free to Plus Members of PCTV, otherwise $75 for City of Pittsburgh residents and $105 for non-city residents.  For information about Plus memberships, contact John Patterson at 412-322-7570 ext. 302 or john@pctv21.org.  A monthly payment plan for Plus memberships is available.

 

Instructor: 

 

John Bursick, Director of Community Production