Privileges of Membership!

You can be a part of the programs you watch by becoming a member of MCS. Our members can develop the necessary skills to produce their own local television programming. Members are also encouraged to network with other members in order to facilitate the production of more programming.

  • Free training on professional grade television equipment
  • Free usage of the production equipment for the creation of programs for MCS*
  • MCS newsletter and other mailings
  • Invitations to participate in special events- including Workshops and Members’ Nights
  • Voting privileges at the Corporation Annual Meeting
  • Producing and Hosting your own television programming for all of the community

*There is no charge for membership except for Podcast studio usage. It is renewable on an annual basis. Membership is only available to Methuen Residents 16 years of age or older. Children ages 13-16 can become junior members if their parents are supervising their participation.

Sign up online for upcoming classes!

To become a member or renew your membership, you can fill out our membership form online.

TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR WINTER 2023

If you’d be interested in virtual training instead of the traditional in-person classes listed below, please contact us at 978-689-8627.

MCS requires that members are certified on the equipment that they are using to create programming for Methuen Community Studios. We offer a full curriculum in television production to our members. Training is free!

Please feel free to call us at (978) 689-8627 to ask any questions and pre-register so that you can get YOUR program ideas up and running.

 

Become a Content Creator              Monday, January 23 from 4 to 6PM  ~OR~ Monday, February 6 from 4 to 6PM
Share your ideas with your Methuen neighbors and the world! This class will help you learn how to bring your program to life. *One Session

 

Run the Camera          Tuesdays, January 24 and 31 from 3 to 5PM ~OR~ Thursdays, February 9 and 16 from 11AM to 1PM       
What’s video if people can’t see it? Make your video come to life. *Two Sessions

 

Become an Influencer         Monday, January 30 from 4 to 6PM  ~OR~  Friday, February 10 from 10AM to NOON     
Have your voice heard by the world. Channel your inner on-air talent.  *One Session

Join a Studio Team        Thursdays, February 2, 9 and 16 from 5 to 7PM    
Join others with similar ideas to create a program your neighbors will love  *Three Sessions

 

Programs designed for all ages and interests

Producing Your Podcast (1 virtual session)
Learn how to plan and produce podcasts and what the rules for using MCS’s facilities are. This is open to anyone who is interested in using the podcast facilities. A membership form will need to be filled out in advance of booking the facilities. A membership fee will need to be paid for the first production.

Private and small group classes are available by appointment. 

 

Operating the Podcast Studio (1 virtual session)
Learn how to operate the equipment in the MCS podcast studio.

Private and small group classes are available by appointment. 

 

ALL TRAINING LISTED BELOW** IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS WHO MEET THE PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS OR SHOW RELEVANT EXPERIENCE IN PRODUCTION.

**Director Certification (2 sessions plus completion of Prerequisite Studio Crew sessions)
Learn how to direct the studio production.

**MULTI CAMERA FIELD PRODUCTION CLASS (1 session)(Prerequisites: Field Camera Workshop/Studio Workshop)
Take your studio production out in the community.  Learn about setting up cameras, tripods, multiple microphones, and the DataVideo system.

Please check back at a later date for times and dates

Special Notes:
Non-linear editing (Final Cut Studio), graphics creation (Broadcast Pix/Motion) and additional training is available on an individual or small group basis. Appointments can also be scheduled individually with MCS staff.

To sign up for these training, please call the studio at 978-689-8627, send us an e-mail request or visit the studio in person at 20 Aegean Drive, Unit 11. All people taking training must qualify as members of Methuen Community Studios and fill out the appropriate membership form.