Workshops

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 info@cmac.tv 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 info@cmac.tv and indicating your desired workshop(s). You can also register by logging into your “My CMAC” portal.

Pre-Production

Explore strategies to effectively plan a video production in studio or on location. Learn all the options CMAC has to offer. Also learn the forms that CMAC requires for production made with CMAC equipment and facilities.

Tue, Feb 4, 6–9pm

Wed, Mar 4, 2–5pm

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.

Wed, Feb 5, 6–9pm

Wed, Mar 11, 2–5pm

Field Production

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.

Tue, Feb 11, 6–9pm

Tue, Mar 10, 2–5pm

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, Feb 13, 6–9pm

Wed, Mar 18, 2–5pm

Post Production: Premiere

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.

Wed, Feb 12, 6–9pm

Tue, Mar 17, 2–5pm

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 mixer, teleprompter, and simple graphics.

Part 1: Tue, Feb 25, 6–9pm
Part 2: Wed, Feb 26, 6–9pm
Part 3: Thu, Feb 27, 6–9pm

Podcasting

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

Thu, Mar 12, 2–5pm

Editing Clinic

Editing a project and need some guidance? The CMAC Editing Clinic is a dedicated time to chat with a CMAC staffer about your post-production workflow.

Thu, Mar 19, 2–5pm

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.

Tue, Mar 24, 2–5pm

CMAC Experiences: Whisper Room

Be a crew member on a production led by a CMAC staffer. The next production: Audio in the sound booth!

Thu, Mar 26, 2–5pm

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.

TBA

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.

Contact Cesar at cesar@cmac.tv

Personal Training

Can’t make it to one of our regularly scheduled workshops? Don’t worry, we offer personal 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 kyle@cmac.tv or 559-266-2622 for more information.

Events

Podcasting Mixer | 2pm – 4pm
• Sat – January 25

Workshop | Pre-Production
• Tue – Feb 4 – 6-9 p.m.

Workshop | iOS Production
• Wed – Feb 5 – 6-9 p.m.

CMAC Closed | 10am – 5pm
• Mon – February 10

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