Workshops

CMAC offers a variety of video production workshops for our members. Before you sign-up for a class, you should go through 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 by clicking 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 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 the designated time. If it is a weekday evening, the door will be locked 15 minutes after the workshop starts, so please be on time. You can sign-up by calling 559-266-2622 or emailing info@cmac.tv and indicating which workshop(s) you’re interested in.

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.

Monday, July 3 – 6 to 8pm

Tuesday, August 1 – 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.

Wednesday, July 5 – 6 to 8pm

Thursday, August 3 – 2 to 4pm

iOS Video Production
The best camera is the one that you have with you. Learn how to shoot and edit video with iOS mobile devices. Play with a CMAC Mobile Production Kit or bring your own iPhone or iPad with the iMovie app installed.

Tuesday, July 11, 6 to 9pm

Tuesday, August 8, 2 to 4pm

iPhone Film School FOR TEENS!
The best camera is the one that you have with you. Learn how to shoot and edit video with iOS mobile devices. Play with a CMAC Mobile Production Kit or bring your own iPhone or iPad with the iMovie app installed.

Click here to view all the dates, times and locations!

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

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

Part 1: Wednesday, August 9, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Thursday, August 10, 2 to 5pm

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, August 15, 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, July 18, 6 to 9pm

Wednesday, August 16, 2 to 5pm

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

Studio Production (3 parts)
How to produce a show in the CMAC television studio. 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, 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

Part 1: Tuesday, August 22, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Wednesday, August 23, 2 to 5pm
Part 3: Thursday, August 24, 2 to 5pm

Audio for Video
Can you hear me now? Learn the different types of microphones available to you for both studio and field production. Learn 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

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.

Monday, August 7, 2 to 5pm

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.

Youth Summer Camp
iPhone Film School
CMAC Events

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

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

Studio Production
Tue, June 27Wed, June 28 & Thu, June 29 - 2pm-5pm

Discover Your Community Media Center
Thur, June 29 - 6:30pm-8pm

Orientation
Mon, July 3 - 6pm-8pm

Pre-Production
Wed, July 5 - 6pm-8pm

The Producers Meet-Up
Wed, July 5 - 6pm-8pm

iOS Field Production
Tue, July 11 - 6pm-9pm

Field Production
Wed, July 12 & Thurs, July 13 - 6pm-9pm

Voice Over & Acting Meet-Up
Thurs, July 13 - 5:30pm-8pm

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