The Authority staff trains and certifies community members in the use of portable, studio and access equipment. While much of this training may also cover the use of equipment at more than one studio, at this time access producers wanting to use more than one studio may need to be certified at each site, depending on the type of production involved.

There is no cost for these classes.

Portable Production training includes instruction on the setup, operation and breakdown of the portable equipment package. If this is the access producer's first training session, there will also be a time in which the studio policies and procedures are introduced and explained. After completing this part of the training, the Access Producer should be able to organize, set up and complete a remote production shoot. This training can take from one to three hours, depending on the size of the class.

Studio Production training introduces the Access Producer to the multi-camera environment. Students will learn camera movement, as well as the operation of the audio board, switcher and character generator. There is an emphasis on hands-on practice in class, as well as correct industry terminology and production coordination. And the end of this training, class members should be able to work at any crew position in a studio production. Depending on other production experience, they may also be ready to produce their own programs in studio. While there is a minimum class size of three for this training, The Authority prefers to train groups large enough to give students experience in a fully-crewed production setting. Producers organizing groups for on-going studio production are encouraged to recruit sufficient people to allow for attrition, sickness and vacations on the part of the volunteer crews. This training may take several weeks, depending on the group size and the speed at which it learns all the aspects of production. If this is the student's first training session, there will also be a time in which the studio policies and procedures are introduced and explained. Access crew members trained in one studio can ask to be certified in another studio; this process is much shorter.

Editing Training
introduces the Access Producer to Non - Linear Editing Systems Using provided material or the Producer's own material, the staff orients the Producer to the equipment and the process of editing. Upon completion of this training, the producer will be able to edit programs and program elements.

It's important to note that although Access Producers will work on their own on remote portable production, there will always be a staff member on site to give technical advice during editing and studio production.

Interested in Public Access Training?

Send us an e-mail, but please let us know where you live and/or work.

It will help us direct you to the most appropriate studio. Thanks.

Send e-mail to Elizabeth Dias, Director, PEG Access

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