Workshops

CMAC offers a variety of video production workshops for our members. Before you sign-up for a workshop, 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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2 to 4pm

Tuesday, November 7, 6 to 8pm

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. Also learn the forms that CMAC requires for production made with CMAC equipment and facilities.

Thursday, October 5, 2 to 4pm

Thursday, November 9, 6 to 8pm

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. Check out a CMAC Mobile Production Kit or bring your own iPhone or iPad with the iMovie app installed. Exercises in shooting and editing on the iOS platform.

Monday, September 11, 6 to 9pm

Tuesday, October 10, 2 to 4pm

Tuesday, November 14, 6 to 9pm

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

Part 1: Tuesday, September 12, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Wednesday, September 13, 6 to 9pm

Part 1: Wednesday, October 11, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Thursday, October 12, 2 to 5pm

Part 1: Wednesday, November 15, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Thursday, November 16, 6 to 9pm

Post Production: iMovie
Learn the basics of iMovie. Covers the basics of importing, editing, effecting, and exporting. Certification is required for reserving CMAC edit stations. Workshop requires basic computer skills.

Tuesday, September 19, 6 to 9pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2 to 5pm

Monday, November 20, 6 to 9pm

Post Production: Final Cut Pro
Learn the basics of Final Cut Pro. A powerful video editor for quick editing and great results. Covers the basics of importing, editing, effecting, and exporting. Certification is required for reserving CMAC edit stations. Workshop requires basic computer skills.

TBA

Post Production: Premiere (2 parts)
Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere. Covers concepts of non-linear editing: making cuts, adding music and simple effects. Certification is required for reserving CMAC edit stations. Workshop requires basic computer skills.

Part 1: Wednesday, September 20, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Thursday, September 21, 6 to 9pm

Part 1: Wednesday, October 18, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Thursday, October 19, 2 to 5pm

Part 1: Tuesday, November 21, 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Wednesday, November 22, 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, September 26 – 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Wednesday, September 27 – 6 to 9pm
Part 3: Thursday, September 28 – 6 to 9pm

Part 1: Tuesday, October 24, 2 to 5pm
Part 2: Wednesday, October 25, 2 to 5pm
Part 3: Thursday, October 26, 2 to 5pm

Part 1: Tuesday, November 28 – 6 to 9pm
Part 2: Wednesday, November 29 – 6 to 9pm
Part 3: Thursday, November 30 – 6 to 9pm

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.

Thursday, September 14, 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

iOS Production
• Mon, Sept 11 - 6pm-9pm

Field Production
• Tue, Sept 12 & Wed, Sept 13 - 6pm-9pm

Audio for Video
• Thurs, Sept 14 - 6pm-9pm

Post-Production: iMovie
• Tues, Sept 19 - 6pm-9pm

Post-Production: Premiere
• Wed, Sept 20 & Thurs, Sept 21 - 6pm-9pm

Meet-Up for 12 Hour Film Race
• Mon, Sept 25 - 6pm-8pm

Studio Production
• Tue, Sept 26; Wed, Sept 27 & Thurs, Sept 28 - 6pm-9pm

12 Hour Film Race Event
• Sat, Sept 30 - 9am-9pm

Orientation
• Tue, Oct 3 - 2pm-4pm

The Producers Meet-Up
• Wed, Oct 4 - 6pm-8pm

Pre-Production
• Thurs, Oct 5 - 2pm-4pm

12 Hour Film Race Screening
• Thurs, Oct 5 - 6pm

ArtHop
• Thurs, Oct 5 - 5pm-8pm

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