The Academy

School that doesn’t feel like school!

Nevada County Media is the premier location to learn all about digital media. It is the place where people of all ages learn in a hands-on environment. Our Academy classes are year round and cover a wide range of topics.

Contact us: stationmanager@nevadacountytv.org  530.272.8862 with any questions. The following are the descriptions, price, time and dates for the classes we teach. Purchase your class vouchers ahead of time, or pay at drop-in (arrive a bit early if doing so).

  • Online Class Voucher  (make sure you print a copy)
     

  2020 Class Description & Schedule  
  Understanding Digital Restoration $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  Have you ever wanted to restore your old photos but didn’t know where to begin? This 2 hour class will walk you through the basics of how to take damaged photos and restore them. Classes are for 15+  
  Classes on: 2/18  
  Mastering the Art of Production $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class will walk you thru the camera operation, capturing audio and how to set the mood with lighting for an interview. This class is for 15+  
  Classes on: 3/24  
  Video Editing Basics – Resolve $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This class will take you through understanding the basics Resolve. Resolve is a professional video editor/compositing package that is available for free. This is a 2 hour overview class that is available for people 15+. The participants must have a laptop that can run Resolve if they want to follow along.  
  Classes on: 3/10  
  Video Editing Basics – Adobe Premier $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This class will take you through understanding the basics Resolve. Resolve is a professional video editor/compositing package that is available for free. This is a 2 hour overview class that is available for people 15+. The participants must have a laptop that can run Resolve if they want to follow along.  
  Classes on: 2/11, 4/14  
  Video Editing Basics – Final Cut $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This class will take you through understanding the basics Resolve. Resolve is a professional video editor/compositing package that is available for free. This is a 2 hour overview class that is available for people 15+. The participants must have a laptop that can run Resolve if they want to follow along.  
  Classes on: 2/17  
  The Magic of Effects $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class will teach you how to create a variety of effects. This class is for 15+ will give you a hands-on experience of how to do chroma key (both live and in post), as well as create in-camera effects.  
  Classes on: TBD  
  Podcasting $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class will take you through understanding the basics of doing a Podcast. This class that is available for people 15+  
  Classes on: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, & 1/28  
  Foley Fun $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the world of sound effects. This class for 15+ and will take you through various techniques.  
  Classes on: TBD  
  Script Writing $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  Regardless if you are a scriptwriter or someone who wants to learn, this hands-on class will take you through understanding both the basics and advanced tools of doing a Script. This class is available for 15+  
  Classes on: 2/4, 4/7  
  Mastering the Art of TV Production $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  Through a series of projects, you will master camera operation, audio, lighting, live switching and more. This class is for 15+ will give you a hands-on experience of how to do a live show.  
  Classes on: 5/26  
  From Stage to Screen Acting and Directing  $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  Through a series of hands-on projects, you will be able to hone your on-camera acting and or directing skills. This class is for 10+ that want to either act or direct. We will take you through various genres to achieve this.  
  Classes on: Every Thursday  
  Camera Operation & Comparison $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics of camera operation and understanding the differences. This class for 15+  
  Classes on: TBD  
  Understanding Lighting $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics of lighting. This class for 15+ and will take you through various techniques.  
  Classes on: 2/25, 4/21  
  Audio Editing $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics of editing audio. This class for 15+ and will take you through various techniques.  
  Classes on: 3/31  
  Greenscreen Basics $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics of greenscreen. This class for 15+ and will take you through various techniques.  
  Classes on: TBD  
  All about Animation $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics of animation and understanding the differences. This class for 15+ and will take you through various techniques.  
  Classes on: 4/28  
  Storyboard & Shotlist $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics and importance of creating a shot list. This class for 15+  
  Classes on: 3/3  
  Media Mgmt $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics and importance of Media Mgmt. This class for 15+  
  Classes on: 5/5  
  Digital Art $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics of creating art digitally. This class for 15+  
  Classes on: 5/12  
  Color Correction and Grading $10  5:30-7:30pm  
  This 2 hour hands-on class is designed to help you understand the basics and importance of color. This class for 15+  
  Classes on: 5/19  

Jan 2 – Acting
Jan 7 – Podcasting
Jan 9 – Acting
Jan 14 – Podcasting
Jan 16 – Acting
Jan 21 – Podcasting
Jan 23 – Acting
Jan 28 – Podcasting
Jan 30 – Acting
Feb 4 – Script Writing
Feb 6 – Acting
Feb 11 – Video Editing with Premier
Feb 13 – Acting
Feb 18 – Digital restoration
Feb 20 – Acting
Feb 25 – Lighting
Feb 27 – Acting
March 3 – Storyboard
March 5 – Acting
March 10 – Video Editing with Resolve
March 12 – Acting
March 17 – Video Editing with FCP
March 19 – Acting
March 24 – The Art of Production
March 26 – Acting
March 31 – Audio Editing
April 2 – Acting
April 7 – Script Writing
April 9 – Acting
April 14 – Video Editing with Premier
April 16 – Acting
April 21 – Lighting
April 23 – Acting
April 28 – Animation
April 30 – Acting
May 5 – Media Mgmt
May 7 – Acting
May 12 – Digital Art
May 14 – Acting
May 19 – Color
May 21 – Acting
May 26 – TV Production
May 28 – Acting