Acting for the Camera

Improve your acting ability while gaining a better understanding of the differences between acting for the stage and acting for the camera. Participants will be guided through lessons and hands-on exercises designed for acquiring better film and television acting techniques. … Continue reading

Fiction Filmmaking Work Group

Create an original dramatic film as a group collaboration. Write a script, create a shot list, shoot, and edit the project in 8 sessions. Coordinator Melitta King is an experienced scriptwriter who has created several short films at SCATV. The … Continue reading

Video With A DSLR Camera

DSLR Cameras open many new creative avenues for filmmakers to achieve a distinctive “look” for their productions. This course will cover all of the important practical functions like achieving shallow depth-of-field, working with different lenses, and recording audio on a … Continue reading

Spring Editing with Final Cut Pro X

Learn how to organize your production and edit your video footage in the SCATV edit suites using Final Cut Pro X software. Includes graphics, transitions, filters, and audio sweetening. Instructor: Miguel Rivas 4 sessions: Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm April 9, 16, 23, … Continue reading

News Anchor Workshop

  Be an anchor on SCATV’s new Somerville Neighborhood News that can be seen on Channel 3 on tuesdays at 7:00pm, and anytime at In order to be part of the team, you need to take this three-hour course … Continue reading

Spring Studio Directing

Building on  Basic Studio Production, this class will cover the Tricaster switcher and the control room in more detail.  Learn director commands, shot selection, audio monitoring, and creating Live Type graphics. Instructor: Miguel Rivas Prerequisite: Studio Production 2 sessions, Wednesdays, … Continue reading

Spring Basic Studio Production

This class is for members who want to get started producing multi-camera studio programs. Over three sessions you will learn basic set design, studio lighting, camera operation, audio, and floor directing. You will learn the basic operation of SCATV’s new … Continue reading

Spring Basic Portable Production

Students will learn camera operation, audio techniques, and the basics of lighting in the field. The group will brainstorm project ideas and will be encouraged to work together to shoot field footage. Members will have one month after the instruction … Continue reading

Spring Green Screen Production

Many film and television sequences incorporate “green screen” technology to create movie magic and interesting and creative sets. Explore an imaginative world of fantastic possibilities using this popular production technique in the studio using the advanced technology of the Tricaster … Continue reading

Orientation Sessions

Interested in finding out how public access works? Want to know how to produce your own television shows for Channel 3? Attend one of our free, hour-long Orientation sessions.  Attendance is required for all new Equipment Members. Call 617-628-8826 or … Continue reading