Privileges of Membership!
You can be a part of the programs you watch by becoming a member of MCTV. Our members can develop the necessary skills to produce their own local television programming. Members are also encouraged to network with other members in order to facilitate the production of more programming.
- Free training on professional grade television equipment
- Free usage of the production equipment for the creation of programs for MCTV
- MCTV newsletter and other mailings
- Invitations to participate in special events- including Workshops and Members’ Nights
- Voting privileges at the Corporation Annual Meeting
- Producing and Hosting your own television programming for all of the community
There is no charge for membership, but it is renewable on an annual basis. Membership is only available to Methuen Residents 16 years of age or older. Children ages 13-16 can become junior members if their parents are supervising their participation.
To become a member or renew your membership, you can fill out our membership form online.
Special Kids Vacation Workshop ($30 per student – pre-registration is required)
There’s more to using your camera and your computer than just posting to YouTube. Come find out what YOU can produce and have fun with kids your own age during February School Vacation.
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-1pm – February 19, 20
TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2019
MCTV requires that members are certified on the equipment that they are using to create programming for Methuen Community Television. We offer a full curriculum in television production to our members. Training is free!
Please feel free to call us at (978) 689-8627 to ask any questions so that you can get YOUR program ideas up and running.
On Air Host Certification (1 session)
Learn the responsibilities of hosting and interviewing guests for a TV program.
Thursday, 7-9pm – January 31
Please note: This orientation qualifies the member to HOST a show ONLY. Every show must have a PRODUCER who has completed the training listed below. It can be the HOST or ANOTHER MEMBER who has agreed to produce the show for the host. Appropriate school or job experience will be taken into consideration.
Producer Certification (1 Session plus completion of Prerequisite Host, Director or three Field Camera sessions)
The producer makes decisions about the show and is legally responsible for its content. Let us help!
Thursday, 7-9pm – January 24
Studio Crew Orientation (3 sessions)
Learn the ins and outs of working a professional, state of the art television studio. Along with your fellow crew members, you will create quality programming to share with the Methuen Community.
Tuesdays, 7-9pm – January 15, 22, 29 and February 5
Field Camera Certification (3 sessions + 1 Producer session)
Do you like to attend local lectures, concerts or awards banquets? Share them with the community! Learn how to videotape events effectively with a single HD camera.
Wednesdays, 7-9pm – January 16, 23, 30
Fridays, 11am-1pm – February 8, 15, 22
ALL TRAINING LISTED BELOW** IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS WHO MEET THE PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS OR SHOW RELEVANT EXPERIENCE IN PRODUCTION.
**Director Certification (2 sessions plus completion of Prerequisite Studio Crew sessions)
Learn how to direct the studio production.
Tuesdays, 7-9pm – February 19, 26
**MULTI CAMERA FIELD PRODUCTION CLASS(1 session)(Prerequisites: Field Camera Workshop/Studio Workshop)
Learn about setting up cameras, tripods, multiple microphones, and the DataVideo system
Please check back later for more dates and times.
Non-linear editing (Final Cut Studio), graphics creation (Broadcast Pix/Motion) and additional training is available on an individual or small group basis. Appointments can also be scheduled individually with MCTV staff.
To sign up for these trainings, please call the studio at 978-689-8627, send us an e-mail request or visit the studio in person at 20 Aegean Drive, Unit 11. All people taking training must qualify as members of Methuen Community Television and fill out the appropriate membership form.