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Classes & Events

Podcasting

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Introduction to Podcasting
March 17, 18 & 24
6:15 to 7:45 pm

This class is being given through the Princeton Adult School

Week 1: Why start a podcast. Learn about the different distribution platforms. Effective ways to promote your podcast.
Week 2: Equipment overview. Learn what equipment is needed and how to use the equipment.
Week 3: Learn about what makes a good host.

Class is held at Princeton Community TV, Monument Hall
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Class is limited to 8 students.

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Editing

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Introduction to Final Cut Pro
March 19, 26, April 2 & 9
6:15 to 7:45 pm

Week 1:  The Prep
Learn the FCP Vocabulary and basics to set a successful library

Week 2: All About the Cut
Learn the tools to make edits

Week 3: Bells & Whistles pt. 1

Week 4: -Bells & Whistles pt. 2

Class is held at Princeton Community TV's Editing Lab
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Class is limited to 6 students.

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Price includes a 1TB Hard Drive

Classes for Nonprofits

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Producing Your Nonprofit Video
May 13 & 20 - 9 am - 11 am

From Pre-Production to Finished Video - Everything a nonprofit organization needs to know to get ready for their video.

Instructor - Patricia Trenchak
Writer/TV Producer & Envision Creative Media, Founder

1. How to devise a one page summary of exactly what you want to convey.
2. How to narrow down a list of those to be interviewed on camera to represent the
organization.
3. Parameters - deciding length of video.
4. How to determine the content of the interview - writing the interview questions.
5. How to determine what additional footage is needed - b-roll, still photos, field shoot, etc.
6. How to write the script for edit.
7. Graphics
8. How to reach the right media outlets to publicize the video.

$35 Discount for Princeton TV Non-Profit Members
Organizations may send two members

Class is held at Princeton Community TV, Monument Hall
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Limited to 15 organizations

Patricia Trenchak

A Television Producer and Writer with over twenty-five years experience in media marketing, writing, television and video production, Patricia has been employed by major networks such as NBC-10 News and Discovery Health Channel, and has worked with reputable organizations like BreastCancer.org, Collaborative Planning Group, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, TAPinto, Vince Neil’s Home2Nest, local Green Team initiatives and many more. Patricia is a professional writer and an accomplished producer who has had a long career in broadcasting

Certification Classes

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Audio 101

April 8, 2020
Required before taking out audio equipment

Instructor - Sam Russell

The proper use of audio equipment. Which mic for which situation. Basic set ups.

Class is held at the Studio of Princeton Community TV, 
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Class is limited to 8 students.

$10 Discount for Princeton TV Members

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Lighting 101

April 15, 2020
Required before taking out lighting equipment

Instructor - Sam Russell

Learn the basics of lighting. Set up and break down of lights. And the proper use lights.

Class is held at Princeton Community TV, Monument Hall
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Class is limited to 8 students.

$10 Discount for Princeton TV Members

Sam Russell

Sam Russell has a background in engineering and creative filmmaking. As the 20-year owner of Russell & Company, he has produced, shot and edited commercial and documentary programs for many clients. Currently he teaches video production topics at Princeton Community Television.
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Video Camera 101
January 8, 2020

(Mandatory before taking out video camera equipment) Free with membership. Enrollment required to attend.
January 8 - 6:15—7:45 pm

Princeton Community TV, Monument Hall,
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Class is limited to 6 students.

Free with Membership

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Video Camera 101
Febuary 5, 2020

(Mandatory before taking out video camera equipment) Free with membership. Enrollment required to attend.
Febuary 5 - 6:15—7:45 pm

Princeton Community TV, Monument Hall,
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Class is limited to 6 students.

Free with Membership

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Video Camera 101
March 4, 2020

(Mandatory before taking out video camera equipment) Free with membership. Enrollment required to attend.
March 5 - 6:15—7:45 pm

Princeton Community TV, Monument Hall,
1 Monument Drive Princeton NJ.
Class is limited to 6 students.

Free with Membership

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