Thurston Community Media - Olympia, WA
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Media Production Workshops

Unless noted in the class description, classes are held in-person at the TCMedia facility,
440 Yauger Way SW, Olympia WA.

We offer our classes in collaboration with local parks and recreation departments

You do not have to live in the cities to register. If one shows the class is full, try one of the other links.

Financial assistance scholarships are available. Info can be found HERE

To reach TCMedia, call 360.956.3100.  Scroll down for the schedule of available classes

Advanced TV Studio Production Course: Live at Five - November 30, December 1 & 2

November 30, 2023

Have you ever wanted to produce a live TV show? This course if for you! Students will set up studio lights, design a set, and lay out cameras and microphones on the first day of class. Day 2 the class will be assigned crew positions and rehearse the program with actors and performers. On the final day, the students will rehearse the program as many times a possible before going LIVE in front of a studio audience and on TCTV channel 77 at 5 p.m. This course will demonstrate the advanced features of the Ross Carbonite video switcher and utilize teleprompters, robotic cameras, graphics and floor directing. Class meets Thursday Nov. 30 from 6-9 p.m. and Friday Dec. 1. The last day, Saturday, Dec. 2, class meets from 1-7 p.m.

Fee: $85

Sign up LaceySign up OlympiaSign up Tumwater

HD Video Camera, Tripods, Lights and Mics - December 6

December 6, 2023

This class offers training on professional HD camcorders (Sony AX2000) and tripods for recording video. Students will be introduced to shot composition, depth of field, focusing and f-stop. You'll learn how to mount the camera on the tripod and use other accessories like cavalier microphones and light kits. Completing the class certifies students to use TCMedia's Sony AX2000 cameras, tripods, mics and light kits to produce programming to air on TCTV channel 22 and other online platforms. Class meets from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Fee: $45

Sign up LaceySign up OlympiaSign up Tumwater

Orientation - December 9

December 9, 2023

Learn about all the services and activities that TCMedia offers. Take a tour of our production facilities and get information about how you can become part of our creative community. Orientation meets Saturday, Dec. 9th from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. We ask that you call TCMedia to register but drop-ins are also welcome.

Fee: Free

To sign up, please call 360-956-3100