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: Orion Residents $30 (plus online processing fees), Non-Residents $60 (plus online prepossessing fees).

To Pay In Person with Cash or Check you must CALL to register first. 248-393-1060.

Open to all Orion residents, and non-residents.

All sales are final.


REGISTER: 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 (plus online processing fees)

All sales are final.

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


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ONTV Holds Workshops Throughout the Year. 


Upcoming Workshops

15 seat Maximum. Ages 16+.

The Basics of Improvisation $40 per person:  (Class Begins on Tuesday February 4th @ 7:00PM-9:00PM)

  • 5 Week Interactive Course 
  • Foundations of Improv Taught In a Group Setting
  • All Experience Levels Welcome
  • Group Improv Recording On Last Day 
Great place to experience improv and acting as this is a friendly and positive class where we explore the concepts and skills of improv through games and exercises. We create strong improvised scenes by learning YES and not denying. The games and exercises not only teach improvisation, but develop social skills and confidence as well as physical expression and verbal communication.
This Workshop is taught by Pat Caporuscio.
Pat studied Theatre Acting at MCCC and The University of Detroit.
Improvisation acting studies include the full set of courses at The Second City , Planet Ant and SAK Comedy Club in Orlando.
Founding member of the Improv Troupe Void Where Prohibited and Improv teacher at The Actors Loft, DAS, the Michigan Thespian Festival and many workshops over the last 20+ years.
He volunteer teaches Improv and acting at local High Schools and organizations in SE Michigan also.


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

FEES: $40 per person. (Online processing fees will be applied).

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 Start February 4th 7:00pm 



Call ONTV to reserve your seat today 248-393-1060.

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.