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 email@example.com. No walk-ups are allowed. 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.
Monday, January 6 – 6 to 8 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, December 10 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 9 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Studio Production – (2 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, December 16 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, December 17 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 1: Tuesday, January 21 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, January 22 – 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: Wednesday, December 11 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, December 12 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 1: Tuesday, January 14 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, January 15 – 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. Prerequisite: Field Production.
Part 1: Wednesday, December 18 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, December 19 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 1 and 2: Saturday, December 21 – 1 to 6 p.m.
Part 1: Wednesday, January 29 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, January 30 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 1 and 2: Saturday, February 1 – 1 to 6 p.m.
Find out what it takes to conceptualize a short film from start to finish, including basic terminology and formats used in screenwriting, step-by-step story development and narrative techniques. Prerequisite: Producing.
Monday, January 13 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Mobile Production Vehicle – Class fee: $25.00
Want to utilize our brand 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! Your spot is not reserved until we receive your class fee. Cancellation must be 1 week prior for your fee to be refundable.
January dates TBA. Contact training manager Don Priest at firstname.lastname@example.org.