Classes at SMC

Class Cost
The basic classes at Shrewsbury Media Connection (SMC) are free. Some advanced classes may have small fees.

Training Classes
Any member wishing to become a SMC equipment user must either prove competency or take a SMC training class to be certified. Persons under 18 must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian to use the SMC facilities.

Scheduled class times are 7-9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call ahead to reserve your class. With any group of 3 or more, a special class can be scheduled to suit your needs.


Interested in finding out what Public Access television is all about? Do you want to see your Public Access facility? Then, join us for a brief session that will enlighten you as to what Public Access is, what SMC has to offer, and how you can access the power of television.

Orientation is required before enrolling in a SMC class. Orientations are scheduled on a 1-to-1 basis.

Basic Field Production 
This comprehensive course includes orientation to media, access and the SMC facilities. Participants will receive training in single camera digital video production including:

  • Audio

  • Camera use

  • Digital video editing

  • Lighting

  • Scripting

  • Shooting techniques

  • Storyboards

The course will enable participants to produce programming for cablecast on public access Channel 28. 

Orientation is a pre-requisite.

Basic Studio Production
This is an introductory 3-session course on the basics of:

  • Managing a production

  • Operating cameras

  • Recording sounds

  • Technical directing

  • The use of Scala graphics in the SMC studio

You will get hands-on experience during class. This course will enable participants to produce programming for cablecast on public access Channel 28.

Orientation is a pre-requisite. 

Advanced Digital Editing
This course will cover all of the features of Apple's Final Cut Pro software as well as advanced composing and graphic techniques and the creation of DVDs.

Basic Field Production Class is a pre-requisite.

Shrewsbury Media Connection

Shrewsbury Media Connection Inc. is a non-profit governed by the SMC Board

of Directors, which is dedicated to providing video and media production tools to build community, empower individuals and ensure First Amendment expression through the utilization of and access to evolving communication technologies for Public, Educational and Government (PEG) programming.

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