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.

Registration is through Olympia Parks, Arts, & Recreation Department (OPARD).  You do not have to live in Olympia to register for these classes.

Financial assistance scholarships are available. Info can be found HERE.

If you have difficulty registering, please call OPARD at 360.753.8380. 

To reach TCMedia, call 360.956.3100

Scroll down for the schedule of available classes.


Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - August 17

August 17, 2022

This workshop teaches Final Cut Pro, a non-linear video editing application for Apple MacIntosh computers that industry professionals use. Students will learn effective editing techniques to create compelling video content, basic transitions, titles, filters, and how to export the final project to broadcast industry standards. Completion of this course will result in certification to use TCMedia's editing suites and laptop editors. Class meets Wednesday, August 17th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Fee: $45

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TV Studio Production - August 20 & 27

August 20, 2022

Students will learn the fundamentals of producing a television show in a fully equipped TV studio, including camera operation, audio, and lighting. The class will produce a program on the last day. Classe meets Saturdays, August 20th and 27th from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fee: $85

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Orientation - August 20

August 20, 2022

Orientation introduces you to TCMedia rules and procedures and gives a tour of the facility. Orientation is a prerequisite for our Instant TV service. Orientation meets Saturday, Aug. 20th, 11 - 12:00

Fee: FREE

To sign up, please call 360-956-3100


Video Field Production Fundamentals: August 24 - September 2

August 24, 2022

Learn everything about producing video in the field. Get certified to use TCMedia's HD cameras, editing, lighting & sound gear. This course introduces students to the basics of field production with Sony AX-2000 video camcorders, bi-color LED lights, microphones, and other accessories. In addition to the 4 class days, students will check out field equipment and do a field shoot. Class meets Wednesday & Fridays, Aug 24, 26, 31, Sept 2, from 4 -7pm.

Fee: $85

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