About Classes and Workshops
ONTV offers classes and workshops in audio/video production throughout the year for residents and non-residents alike. Classes range from a couple of hours all the way up to 10 weeks depending on the subject matter. Classes are taught at a beginner level, but for advanced users, the ONTV staff can work with you to hone your skills as well!Classes are open to ages 12 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Those who complete the 10-week Video Production course are considered ONTV volunteers! Volunteers are the heart of ONTV! Volunteers are approved to check out field equipment, reserve studio and editing time, attend Volunteer only events and workshops at no added cost. ONTV calls on our Volunteers to help us shoot news stories, studio shows, concerts, graduations, sporting events, plus much more. Since 1988, our Volunteers have kept ONTV vibrant and award winning. Our Volunteers are teachers, students, business owners, executives, retirees…the list goes on and on.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at broadcasting the news, calling sports play-by-play, operating a camera, hosting your own TV show, or shooting your short film, ONTV is here to help you achieve your dreams.
Classes are updated throughout the year. Call ONTV at 248-393-1060 for class schedules OR Click Here for our upcoming classes and workshops.



10 Week Video Production Class
10 week studio and field production course. Learn the basics of how a studio show is produced, edited, and televised. 12 seat limit.

About this Event

12 seat Maximum. Groups contact ONTV at 248-393-1060 for Private Classes.

This 10 week course on basic video production will cover the following topics:

  • Studio equipment operation: Cameras, audio mixers, video switchers
  • Hosting and Producing
  • Directing and Crewing
  • Operation Field Cameras, Tripods, Microphones, and Lights
  • Basic Video Editing and Finishing

After you complete this course you’re welcome to volunteer as crew on shows shot in our studio, or start your own program. The ONTV staff professionals will be with you every step of the way!

Classes meet on Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

FEES: $55 per person.

Click the Class link Below to register. Call for more information 248-393-1060.

Open to all Orion residents, and non-residents.

All sales are final.


Class Full: Class Start March 16th – May 18th 

REGISTER: Class Start June 1st – August 3rd



Podcasting Class
Learn to create your own Podcast at Orion Neighborhood Television.

About this Event

Learn to make your very own Podcast at Orion Neighborhood Television. This two night course covers:

  • Basic Audio Production
  • Mixing Console Operation
  • Hosting and Proper Microphone Use

Classes are limited to 4 students with each student getting hands-on training. The class concludes after creating a show of their own on night #2!

After completing this class, students are now registered volunteers with ONTV who can produce their very own podcast at no continuing cost.

Great for students 13 and up, retirees, or anyone who wants to speak their mind.

Class Fee: $25

All sales are final.

Groups are welcome for schedule private classes. Call 248-393-1060 for more information.


Sign Up April 8th-9th

Sign Up May 13th-14th

ONTV Holds Workshops Throughout the Year. 


Upcoming Workshops

15 seat Maximum. Ages 16+

Photography 101 Class  $50 per person:  (Class Begins on Tuesday, March 10th @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PM)

4 Week Workshop

Taught by Paula Kurzawa

Learn how to use your camera basics

  • Symbols
  • Focusing points
  • White balance
  • File size for printing/social media
  • Composition basics

Learn how to use manual modes

  • fstop
  • Shutter speed
  • iso
  • Exposure
  • Depth of field

Bring your camera and manual 


Classes meet on Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FEES: $50 per person 

To Pay In Person with Cash or Check (made out to ONTV) you must CALL to register first. 248-393-1060

Open to all Orion residents, and non-residents

All sales are final.


Register: Class starts March 10th at 7:00 PM


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The Local Voice: Internet Radio

Certified ONTV volunteers can produce their own podcast programs! Each program will run on the Local Voice internet radio station and as background sound for our message board slides.