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Student Opportunities 

MCTV offers a one of a kind, dynamic and exciting television production experience to students enrolled in the Media Arts Technologies program at Montgomery College. This paid production aide position will combine intensive television production training with real-life experience to provide a unique opportunity to those who are dedicated to furthering their media career goals. Studio, Electronic News Gathering, Electronic Field Production and other opportunities are available throughout each semester in a variety of crew positions, as well as editing and broadcast graphics opportunities.

Just a few of the many shows and events our students have participated in:

·         Student Academic Awards Ceremonies

·         Chautauqua

·         MC Commencement

·         Performing Arts Series

·         Montgomery College Sports coverage

·         Guest lectures and much more

To be considered for employment: students must be taking a minimum of six credits, be enrolled in or have completed TVRA 120-Television Production, be available to work in a 4-hour (or more) block of time, and work a minimum of 12 hours per week. This is a competitive opportunity; only 8 students will be hired to work with MCTV per year. The term of work is one to two semesters depending upon the students demonstrated aptitude and overall performance. Students may be employed by MCTV for up to five semesters. Employment is dependent upon the student’s ability to meet the academic and general attendance requirements and a successful interview with the MCTV Student Production Coordinator. 

Student applications will be accepted primarily the first two weeks of the semester with some opportunities throughout the year.

An application form is available here. You have two options with this application form:

  • You can download the blank form to complete by hand or
  • You can complete the form on-line and print it. (Do not click “save”. Clicking on “save” will erase all the information you have entered.)    

Please contact Brian O'Neal, Student Production Coordinator, at 240-567-7265 for more information.

Useful Links

Creative Cow Media Pros Community
This site hosts discussion forums on a wide variety of production and postproduction topics. It features a job board, links to useful podcasts and is a great resource for answers to questions about software, cameras, lighting and more.

AE Freemart
Maintained by Michele Yamazaki, the AE Freemart offers information on the latest in After Effects news, tutorials, and is the home of the "Plugged In" podcast.

Toolfarm: Inspirations
A site showcasing new work in motion design.

Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro
An excellent resource for all things Final Cut Pro; includes reviews, tips and tutorials.

Adam Wilt's DV FAQ page
This site is a great resource for information about digital video, firewire, and non-linear editing, with links to other useful sites.

Larry Jordan Final Cut Pro Training
Larry Jordan is a well-known expert in Final Cut Pro, and offers a free monthly newsletter packed with excellent information, tips, and tutorials.

Specializes in spotlighting leading motion design frims and the latest in bradcast design.

Richard Harrington Photoshop for Video Blog
Richard Harrington is a best-selling author of After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop training materials. This Blog offers news, tips and tutorials relating to the use of Photoshop in video.

Adobe Exchange
Adobe's official site for sharing. Download hundreds of easy-to-install extensions, time-saving functions, code and more.

Studio Daily
Daily broadcast inductry updates, includoing product reviews, training, and more.

Official website of Videography magazine.

TV Broadcast
Official website of TV Broadcast magazine.

Official website of DV magazine.

Local website run by Dave Hughes, featuring the latest in local are TV and Radio news and rumors.

TV Jobs
Subscription-based job board for broadcast job listings.

DVD Video Bit Budget Calculator
Easy to use bitrate calculator for creating DVDs.

Media Motion. TV
Home of the AE-List, the leading mailing list for After Effects users.

DZine. TV
The news site of the BDA, the Broadcast Designers of America.

The website of Chris and Trish Meyers, the authors of the best-selling After Effects training book, "Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects". Good source of news, training, and useful links.

Views expressed on the above websites are not necessarily endorsed by Montgomery College or Montgomery College Television.

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