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Basic Field Production


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PhillyCAM’s Basic Field Production (BFP) class is designed to help students gain a fundamental understanding of the technical and creative aspects of video production. 

This class will teach the basic operation of the Sony PXW field camera, lighting, and microphones. Students will learn how to set up their shots, properly mic subjects and prepare for their production shoot.

Upon satisfying all course certification requirements, members will have access to reserve and use PhillyCAM production equipment to shoot projects - at PhillyCAM or on location -  that will broadcast on PhillyCAM's media platforms.


  • You must be a current PhillyCAM member.
  • Attended an orientation session and/or TV Community Media Workshop.

Instructor: Nina Isaacson

Start Dates: March 3, May 5

Fee: $75

Pay online or in-person with a credit or debit card. You will need to register in-person if you are paying by cash, check or money order.

No Refunds will be given for cancellations made later than 5 business days prior to the start date of the workshop. 

This class cannot be taken with another core class except for Production Planning.



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If you are attempting to register for this class/workshop and you do not see the Register Now link, please confirm that you meet the following criteria:

1. You are logged in to your account.

2. You are a current PhillyCAM member.

3. You attended the required community media workshop for this class.

4. You have all the necessary certification(s) to register for this class/workshop.

To verify your certification status please contact Laura Deutch. For technical issues call 267-639-5481.