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Provides information about free CCTV courses at the CPL

Winter/Spring 2019 Courses

Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) and the Cambridge Public Library are partners!

Here are this semester's free courses in photography, video and multimedia creation, taught at the Main Branch of the CPL by CCTV's expert instructors.

CCTV: Fundamentals of Cell Phone Photography
Thursday July 18th 2019, 6-8pm [ Register here ]


If you own a cell phone, you probably have all of the technical tools you need to take great-looking photos, but where to start? In this workshop, participants will go beyond the cell phone camera and explore the principles of photography and the wide-ranging possibilities offered by free and inexpensive cell phone photography apps.

Instructor: Brad Glanden

CCTV: Video Editing Concepts​
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 6-8pm [ Register here ]


In movies, editing can be used to manipulate the audience’s emotions. It provides the rhythm of the scene and can drastically alter the way it’s experienced. In this class, we’ll look at famous examples of editing techniques that will add to your greater understanding as a viewer and producer.

Instructor: Peter Levine

CCTV: Premiere Primer
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6-8pm [ Register here ]
Premiere can help you edit anything from your next Instagram post to a feature-length film. In this class, you will learn the basic tools used to navigate Premiere Pro and experiment with provided footage. This class will provide you with a taste of what Premiere can do!
Instructor: Peter Levine