You must attend orientation and become a CMAC member before registering for any classes. To register please call 559-266-2622 or email us at No walk-ups are allowed, except for orientation. All classes take place at our Community Media Center at 1555 Van Ness Ave in downtown Fresno. Please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before class time. If it is a weekday evening class, the front door will be locked 15 minutes after class starts.

Orientation (open to non-members)
Find out what CMAC has to offer. We will give you an overview of our channels, services and policies – plus answer your questions. This is a great opportunity to tell us how we can help you make the best use of your community media center. Orientation is mandatory for all CMAC members.

Tuesday, May 5 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday, June 1 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Basic Classes

Explore strategies to effectively plan a community access television show in our studio or on location. Topics include pre-production, rundowns, underwriting, legal issues and post-production options. Producing is required for anyone who would like to checkout CMAC field equipment or reserve our studio. Prerequisite: Orientation.

Thursday, May 7 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Studio Production (3 parts)
Get the hands-on experience you need to safely operate a video camera in our studio. You will also learn practical skills on the video switcher, audio board and teleprompter – as well as simple graphics. Prerequisite: Producing.

Part 1: Monday, May 18 – 2 to 5 p.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, May 19 – 2 to 5 p.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, May 20 – 2 to 5 p.m.

Part 1: Tuesday, June 9 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, June 10 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 3: Thursday, June 11 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Field Production (2 parts)
Hands-on introduction to filming on-location, including proper set-up and break-down of the equipment, camerawork, lighting, audio techniques, basic interviewing tips, and planning for post-production. Prerequisite: Producing.

Part 1: Monday, May 11 – 2 to 5 p.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, May 12 – 2 to 5 p.m.

Part 1: Tuesday, June 16 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, June 17 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Editing (2 parts)
Learn basic concepts of non-linear editing by navigating menus, making cuts and dissolves, and adding narration, music and simple effects. Certification is required for anyone who would like to reserve Edit Suites at no charge. Class requires basic computer skills.

Part 1: Tuesday, May 26 – 2 to 5 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, May 27 – 2 to 5 p.m.

Part 1: Wednesday, June 24 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, June 25 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Advanced Classes

Studio Audio
In this class we will focus on the different types of studio microphones, their uses and practicality. We’ll also give you an in-depth look at our digital audio mixer. It’s more than just fading up and down, learn how to have more control over your live sound as it’s being captured. Prerequisite: Studio Production.

Wednesday, April 29 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Mobile Production Vehicle
Want to utilize our new Mobile Production Vehicle? You will need to be certified in Studio and Field Production first, but after that, you’re ready to sign-up!

This class is by appointment only. Email



Field Production class
• Tue, May 11 & Wed, May 12 - 2-5pm

Studio Production class
• Tue, May 18, Wed, May 19 & Thurs, May 20 - 2-5pm

Member Mixer
• Thu, May 21 - 6-8pm

CMAC Board Meeting
• Thu, May 21 - 3:30-5pm

Editing class
• Tue, May 26 & Wed, May 27 - 2-5pm

• Mon, June 1 - 6-8pm

Producing class
• Wed, June 3 - 6-8pm

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