Upcoming Classes from North Metro TV
Classes are taught by NMTV Studio Manager and resident Movie Man Eric Houston and are held at our studio at 12520 Polk St NE in Blaine and are free, unless otherwise noted.
We love to teach classes at schools, community centers, senior living facilities, and anywhere else. If you would like Eric to come teach a free class for you club or school, e-mail him here.
North Metro TV also offers free training classes by appointment for all of our public access equipment and offers free tours of the facility. Schedule an appointment by calling or e-mailing Eric at 763-231-2803 or email@example.com
You can also book Eric to present a class at your club, church, school, or wherever! Click here for details and a complete list of classes.
MARY PICKFORD: THE WORLD’S FIRST MOVIE STAR
Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00am at Spring Lake Park City Hall. NOTE: THIS CLASS IS OFFERED THROUGH SPRING LAKE PARK PARKS AND RECREATION. THERE MAY BE A FEE.
Once the most famous and successful woman in the world, Mary Pickford was the original American super star. We’ll take an in depth look at her career, from her early silent films to her Oscar winning sound debut! You’ll learn all about how this amazing woman founded her own movie studio (which is still in business today), how her acting style revolutionized silent films, how she and her husband became the first world famous celebrity couple, and the huge scandal she caused by simply cutting her hair! Plus you’ll get a rare look at clips from several of her classic films and dozens of behind the scenes photographs alongside a lecture from NMTV Studio Manager Eric Houston.
CHECK OUT CAMERA TRAINING
Thursday, November 21 at 6:30pm at North Metro TV. – Click here to register.
Learn how to use North Metro TV’s cameras, tripods, and microphones. After you learn how, you can check them out for free and make your own shows and videos!
THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 at North Metro TV. NOTE: THIS CLASS IS OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BLAINE PARKS AND RECREATION. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS CLASS.
In this one hour class, North Metro TV Studio Manager Eric Houston will take you on a trip behind the scenes of one of the most bizarre television events of all time: The Star Wars Holiday Special! Aired only once the winter after the first Star Wars movie was released, this strange variety show featured all of the stars of Star Wars, including Mark Hammill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, alongside the likes of Bea Arthur, Art Carney, and Chewbacca’s family. There were songs, comedy sketches, cartoons, and more. And it was all terrible. This is your chance to hear the story of this failed experiment with rare footage of the special that George Lucas himself threatened to destroy with an ax!
CHRISTMAS IN HOLLYWOOD
Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 at North Metro TV. – Click here to register.
Celebrate the holidays with a look at some of the world’s most beloved Christmas movies: Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, and It’s a Wonderful Life. The class features movie clips, rare photographs, and an insightful lecture from North Metro TV Studio Manager Eric Houston. Along the way, you’ll learn which of these Christmas classics premiered in the summer, which surprising cast member appeared in the most of films (over 1000), how World War II influenced each of the films, and the fascinating stories of how each movie entered the hearts of Americans from coast to coast.