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.

Orientation - May 14

May 14, 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 from 12 - 1:30 pm


To sign up, please call 360-956-3100

Basic DSLR Cinematography - May 25 - June 10

May 25, 2022

This 3-week course introduces students to the fundamental rules of composition, lighting, and operation of the Panasonic GH5 camera. Students will analyze styles of camera operation, lighting design, and genre-specific aesthetics and apply that knowledge to in-class and out-of-class assignments. Students will then edit the final project in Final Cut Pro. Completion of this course will result in certification to use TCMedia's DSLR cameras, laptops, and lighting accessories you can use to continue your creative efforts. Class meets Wednesday & Fridays from 5 -7pm

Fee: 85

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Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - May 28

May 28, 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 10 am - 1 pm.

Fee: $45

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