Media Production Workshops Offered by CMC
Westminster, MD
02/24/2016 02:26 PM

CMC Orientation – Getting to know the Community Media Center

Saturday, March 5th 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Community Media Center

Residents are invited to learn about your local media access center and how you can produce and edit video for television and the web. Orientation covers how to become a certified producer and the multiple uses of public access.  The event is free to the public, but pre-registration is required.  To sign up, visit



HD Camera Training and Techniques workshop

Wednesday, March 9th from 5:00-7:30pm at the Community Media Center

Learn how to use our newest HD cameras. In this hands-on course, participants will learn the HD camera controls and settings as well as basics techniques including specific production tips to make your next video shine. Learn important framing techniques, effective camera movement and shot selection, focus, depth of field and more. Pre-registration is required. Cost of the workshop is $10.00

To sign up, visit


Production Switcher 101  

This 4-class series will be held at the Community Media Center

  • Monday, March 14 from 5:00-7:30pm

  • Tuesday, March 15 from 5:00-7:30pm

  • Thursday, March 17 from 5:00-7:30pm

  • Friday, March 18th from 5:00-7:30pm


    The Community Media Center has upgraded its studio to HD and the production switcher workshop will teach you how to use all the new components in our control room. This multi course class will cover how to effectively switch cameras, import visuals, work with green screen technology, and use many other elements of our new production switcher. This class will be held over 4 days and is intended for members of the public that have little or no experience with a production switcher. Pre-registration is required. The class size is limited to 10 people so sign up early, before all the seats are gone. (This is not a prerequisite for Production Switcher – Advanced class.) Cost of the 4 class series is $80.00

    To sign up, visit

Production Switcher – Advanced                      

This is a 3-class series to be held at the Community Media Center

  • Monday, March 21 from 5:00 -8:00 pm

  • Wednesday, March 23rd from 5:00 -8:00 pm

  • Friday, March 25th from 5:00 -8:00 pm

This multi-class workshop is a faster-paced production switcher course that is intended for students that have some experience with control room productions. Over the course of 3 days, attendees will learn the ins and outs of how to effectively utilize the production switcher with advanced techniques on using presets, also called MACROS, as well as other tools. The class size is limited to 10 people, due to space constraints in the control room. Cost of the 3 class series is $80.00 to sign up, visit


If you would like more information about any of the classes offered or have questions about registration, please contact Cody McLaughlin at 410-386-4415 or via email at

            A complete schedule of upcoming workshops can be found at

Sherry Taylor
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