Workshops

CMAC offers a variety of video production workshops to members. The first is to attend Orientation. Orientation is free, open to the public, and typically happens once a month at the beginning of the month. Orientation can also be completed online here.

After completing Orientation, if you haven’t already, you should pay your CMAC membership dues. This is required before you can sign-up for any other workshops. Membership dues can be paid online or in-person at our media center. Call 559-266-2622 or email info@cmac.tv if you need assistance.

General Policies
You must sign-up in advance of the workshop. No walk-ups are allowed, except for Orientation. All workshops take place at our 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, the door will be locked 15 minutes after the workshop starts, so please be on time.

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 2, 6 to 8pm

Monday, June 5, 2 to 4pm

Monday, July 3, 2 to 4pm

Pre-Production
Explore strategies to effectively plan a community access television show in our studio or on location. Topics include idea generation, script writing, rundowns, underwriting, legal issues, production and post-production options.

Thursday, May 4, 6 to 8pm

Wednesday, June 7, 2 to 4pm

Wednesday, July 5, 2 to 4pm

iOS Production
The best camera is the one that you have with you. Learn how to shoot and edit with iOS mobile devices. Bring your own iPhone or iPad or check out a CMAC Mobile Kit.

Tuesday, May 9, 6 to 9pm

Tuesday, June 13, 2 to 5pm

Tuesday, July 11, 6 to 9pm

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.

Part 1: Wednesday, May 10, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Thursday, May 11, 6 to 9pm

Part 1: Wednesday, June 14, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Thursday, June 15, 2 to 5pm

Part 1: Wednesday, July 12, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Thursday, July 13, 6 to 9pm

Post Production: iMovie
Learn the basics of iMovie. A simple, yet powerful video editor for quick editing and great results. This crash course will cover the basics of importing, editing, effecting, and exporting. Certification is required for anyone who would like to reserve Edit Suites at no charge. Workshop requires basic computer skills.

Tuesday, June 20, 2 to 5pm

Post Production: Final Cut Pro
Learn the basics of Final Cut Pro. A simple, yet powerful video editor for quick editing and great results. This crash course will cover the basics of importing, editing, effecting, and exporting. Certification is required for anyone who would like to reserve Edit Suites at no charge. Workshop requires basic computer skills.

Tuesday, May 16, 6 to 9pm

Tuesday, July 18, 6 to 9pm

Post Production: Premiere (2 parts)
Learn basics of Adobe Premiere. Covering concepts of non-linear editing; navigating menus, making cuts and dissolves, adding music and simple effects. Certification is required for anyone who would like to reserve Edit Suites at no charge. Workshop requires basic computer skills.

Part 1: Wednesday, May 17, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Thursday, May 18, 6 to 9pm

Part 1: Tuesday, June 21, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Wednesday, June 22, 2 to 5pm

Part 1: Wednesday, July 19, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Thursday, July 20, 6 to 9pm

Studio Production (3 parts)
Hands-on experience needed to safely operate a video camera in our studio. Also practical skills on the video switcher, audio board, teleprompter, and simple graphics.

Part 1: Tuesday, April 25, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Wednesday, April 26, 2 to 5pm
Part 3: Thursday, April 27, 2 to 5pm

Part 1: Tuesday, May 23, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Wednesday, May 24, 6 to 9pm
Part 3: Thursday, May 25, 6 to 9pm

Part 1: Tuesday, June 27, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Wednesday, June 28, 2 to 5pm
Part 3: Thursday, June 29, 2 to 5pm

Part 1: Tuesday, July 25, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Wednesday, July 26, 6 to 9pm
Part 3: Thursday, July 27, 6 to 9pm

Audio for Video
Can you hear me now? In this training we’ll focus on the different types of microphones you have available to you for both studio and field production. We’ll talk about microphone placement, choices, types, and proper technique to help give you the best sound recording possible for your video. Prerequisite: Field or Studio Production.

TBA, Aug, 6 to 9pm

Screenwriting
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.

TBA

Mobile Production Vehicle
Want to utilize the Mobile Production Vehicle? This training is by appointment only, and available to members who have completed Field and Studio training. Email cesar@cmac.tv.

CMAC Events

Studio Production
Tue, May 23Wed, May 24 & Thu, May 25 - 6pm-9pm

Closed for Memorial Day
Mon, May 29

Orientation
Mon, June 5 - 2pm-4pm

Post-Production Q&A
Tue, June 6 - 6pm-9pm

Pre-Production
Wed, June 7 - 2pm-4pm

Producers Meetup
Wed, June 7 - 6pm-8pm

Voice Overs & Acting Meetup
Thu, June 8 - 5:30pm-7:30pm

iOS Field Production
Tue, June 13 - 2pm-5pm

Field Production
Wed, June 14 & Thurs, June 15 - 2pm-5pm

Editing: iMovie
Tue, June 20 - 2pm-5pm

Editing: Premiere Pro
Wed, June 21 & Thu, June 22 - 2pm-5pm

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