Membership Classes

RCTV offers on-going classes for all members in areas (but not limited to):

Photography

Concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment.

Studio Production

Use of all studio equipment, including camera operations, lighting, and audio, as well as control-room equipment, such as the studio switcher, audio mixer, and camera controls.

DSLR Training

Learn the principles and applicable skills of operating a DSLR camera for video production, and some techniques and strategies for shooting high definition video. 

Remote Camera Shoots

Through hands-on practice with a camera and tripod, you will learn how to the principal skills of shooting in the field, such as proper shot composition and audio recording using external microphones.

Editing

This editing class covers using the Adobe Premiere workspace, transitions, effects and filters, editing audio, exporting your work, and more.

Photoshop

Learn all of the skills you need to design your own graphics from start to finish.

Classes can be designed for 1-4 people and can work around your schedule. These classes are great for beginners through advanced and can be geared to an individual’s current skill set. They can be as long or as short as needed and meet for as many classes as necessary to gain the skills and knowledge you are looking for.

If you are interested in creating a class for yourself and/or a small group, please contact Angela at Angela@rctv.org or 781.944.8888.

FALL CLASSES

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

Intro to Photography for Ages 9-14
Instructor: Anna Cuevas
Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm
Sept. 30 – Dec. 16 (No class 10/14, 11/11; Make-Up if needed 12/23)
10 weeks
Cost: $140*
In this 10-week class, students will learn the basics of photography including camera settings, depth of field, shot composition, and movement. 

From Script to Screen for Ages 10-15
Instructor: Angela Merrill
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm
Oct. 1 – Dec. 10 (No class 11/2: Make-Up if needed 12/17)
10 weeks
Cost: $210*
In this 10-week class students will first learn how to develop a script for TV or film and then take that script and turn it into a short film or TV episode. Students will learn scriptwriting, camera composition, and editing. This class culminates with a final viewing for family and friends!

Screen Acting for Ages 8-12
Instructor: Angela Merrill
Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
Oct. 3 – Dec. 19 (No class 10/31, 11/28: Make-Up if needed, 1/2)
10 weeks
Cost: $140*
In this 10-week course, students will work together to learn how to organize a script, basic camera work, acting, and basic editing. This class culminates with a final viewing for family and friends!
 

Video Production for Ages 10-15
Instructor: Angela Merrill
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Oct. 3 – Dec. 19 (No class 10/31, 11/28: Make-Up if needed, 1/2)
10 weeks
Cost: $140*
In this 10-week course, you will get hands-on experience with video cameras and editing software while producing PSA’s, commercials and/or movie trailers.  

*Price includes a one-year membership to RCTV 

RCTV Annual Meeting

Join us on Thursday, October 24th for our Annual Meeting!

6:00pm Meet and Mingle
6:30pm Membership Meeting, Membership Election to the RCTV Board
7:00pm Pumpkin Carving Fun

Annual Meeting Notes:
You must be a current member to vote in the annual meeting.

Members are encouraged to bring guests to find out about RCTV. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for RCTV Studios, please fill out a Board Application and email it to the Nominating Committee.

Pumpkin Carving Notes:
You bring the pumpkin, we supply the tools.
To save time, please hollow out your pumpkin at home.
Pumpkin carving will begin immediately after the Annual Meeting.

RSVP to Angela to reserve your space.

RCTV’s 72 Hour Film Festival 2019

 

Production teams will work together for 72 hours to write, shoot, edit and deliver a 2-7 minute short film.  Each team will be randomly assigned a genre that their film MUST fit into, as well as a character, prop, line of dialogue and Reading 375 event that MUST be in the film.

At least one member of each registered team MUST attend the Kick-off event at RCTV Studios on Thursday, June 6th to draw genres and to receive the required elements.  Teams then have 72 hours (until 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 9th) to deliver to RCTV a fictional narrative film in the genre; including all other required elements. Members of nearby public access studios are welcome to participate.  

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RCTV 2019 Summer Classes for Kids

Summer 2019 Workshops for Kids and Teens!

Open Studio
Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28
Ages 8-16
8:30am-1:00pm (morning)
1:00pm-5:30pm (afternoon)
8:30am-5:30pm (full day)
Cost $28 for half day or $55 for full day
Instructors: RCTV Staff

RCTV’s Open Studio is a great time to learn something new and/or improve your skills in video production. RCTV Staff will gladly assist you in any project you wish to work on. Sign-up for half or full days. 10% discount applies when registering for 5 full days.

Three-Day TV Acting Workshop
Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3
Ages 8-14
8:30am-5:30pm
Cost $165
Instructors: Angela Merrill & Laura Davis

In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to create a script, use professional cameras and gain the acting skills necessary to be the star of your own one-of-a-kind TV show!

One-Week Video Production Workshop
Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12
Ages 10-16
8:30am-5:30pm
Cost $275
Instructors: Anna Cuevas &Laura Davis

During this week long workshop, you will learn techniques that are necessary in video
production. Learn what it takes to properly script-write, direct, crew, act and edit your own
unique television show or short film. Teachers will guide you thru programs such as: Celtx, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop, as well as, state-of-the-art camera equipment and even chroma-key to help you create a masterpiece. Viewing for Family and Friends on the final day at 4:30pm.

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A Senior Profile – Matteo Coelho

President of the Art Club and Rocket Independent Video Club; works at RCTV

By Olivia Romos of the Daily Times Chronicle 

Matteo Coelho is a dedicated and committed senior at Reading Memorial High school and is a member of the National Honors Society. During sophomore year, he was granted the core value award for Responsibility. As the President of the Art Club and the Reading Independent Video Club at RMHS, Mateo is known by his peers as determined in his work, outgoing, and above all, kind to everybody he meets. Matteo is employed at the Reading Community Television on Main Street and enjoys working at RCTV because he feels he is always bettering himself and securing his future in pursuing film in college. He believes the skills and tools he 1has acquired to produce content, have been mostly thanks to his workplace. Whether it’s helping direct locally produced programming, running camera for RMHS Sports coverage, or filming government meetings, Matteo is constantly exposed to what he enjoys.

“My bosses Angela Merrill and Phil Rushworth have been a huge part of my growth as an artist and as a person in general.” Matteo shares. Matteo has worked with: many young people at RCTV that either have or are working towards their Film and Communication Degrees. They have taught him all he, knows about composition and storytelling through screenplays and camera work; To mention just a few, Courtney Quinlan, Alexander Witham, Rob Moore, and Anna Cuevas. Continue reading