CMAC offers a variety of video and audio production workshops for our members. Before you can register for a workshop, you must be a current CMAC member and have watched our Online Orientation video. Call 559-266-2622 or email if you need assistance.

How to Register

You must register in advance of the workshop. No walk-ups are allowed. All workshops take place at our media center at 1555 Van Ness Ave in downtown Fresno unless specified. You can sign-up by calling 559-266-2622 or emailing and indicating your desired workshop(s). You can also register by logging into your “My CMAC” portal.


Learn about the various programs and services we offer to the community. Watch our Online Orientation video here.


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.

Wed, Sept 4, 2–5pm

Tue, Oct 1, 6–9pm

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: Tue, Sept 10, 2–5pm
Part 2: Wed, Sept 11, 2–5pm

Part 1: Tue, Oct 8, 6–9pm
Part 2: Wed, Oct 9, 6–9pm

Mobile/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.

Thu, Sept 12, 2–5pm

Thu, Oct 10, 6–9pm

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.

Thu, Sept 19, 2–5pm

Mon, Oct 14, 6–9pm

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: Tue, Sept 17, 2–5pm
Part 2: Wed, Sept 18, 2–5pm

Part 1: Wed, Oct 16, 6–9pm
Part 2: Thu, Oct 17, 6–9pm

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: Tue, Aug 27, 6–9pm
Part 2: Wed, Aug 28, 6–9pm
Part 3: Thu, Aug 29, 6–9pm

Part 1: Tue, Oct 22, 6–9pm
Part 2: Wed, Oct 23, 6–9pm
Part 3: Thu, Oct 24, 6–9pm


Want to know what it takes to record a podcast? This workshop is an overview of equipment CMAC has available for audio recording.

Wed, Oct 30, 6–8pm


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.

Thu, Sept 26, 2–5pm

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.

Tue, Sept 24, 2–5pm

Photo Editing for Video

Videos are just a series of photos over sound. Learn how to leverage tools used traditionally by photographers and graphic designers  to enhance video projects.


Promote Your Show

Learn how to better promote your show online and on CMAC’s channels using social media campaigns, trailers, public service announcements and flyers. Also learn how to appear on more search engines with effective titles and descriptions for your show.


Mobile Production Vehicle

Want to utilize the Mobile Production Vehicle? This training will go over the uses, pre-production, and production with the CMAC Mobile Production Vehicle.

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Documentary Filmmaking

Do you have a nonfiction story to tell? Learn about the different types of documentaries and how to leverage them in telling your story. Also learn about what to expect in Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production for a documentary.


Video Storytelling for Non-Profits

This workshop will provide tips on how to visually tell the story of your organization in an impactful way. We will go over creative ways on how you can highlight your mission, goals, services and even event promotions.


Private Training

Can’t make it to one of our regularly scheduled workshops? Don’t worry, we offer private training! For a small fee we can customize a training schedule that will work best for you or your organization. Reach out to our Training Coordinator Kyle Lowe at or 559-266-2622 for more information.


Field Production
• Tues – Wed – Aug 13 & 14 – 6pm-9pm

iOS Production
• Thurs – Aug 15 – 6pm-9pm

Post Production: Premiere Pro
• Tues – Wed – Aug 20 & 21 – 6pm-9pm

Post Production: Final Cut Pro
• Thurs – Aug 22 – 6pm-9pm

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