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Basic Field Production

Class Dates/Times: 07/14/2022 06:00 PM - 08/18/2022 08:00 PM ET

Prerequisites:  You must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a member orientation session to register.

This class will be held in person at PhillyCAM.

This class will teach the basic operation of the Sony PXWX70 XDCAM  field camera, lighting and microphones. Students will learn how to set up their shots, properly mic subjects and prepare for their production shoot. 

We are keeping the class size to 6 members to reflect COVID protocol and maintain distance when together. Instruction will take place over the first 5 weeks, and the last class meeting will be the certification demonstration and exam. Upon conclusion and passing the certification, members will be able to reserve the equipment for their PhillyCAM projects.

Instructor: Niki Warncke

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.

Register for Basic Field Production

 


Intro to Adobe Premiere

Class Dates/Times:  June 25, July 9, 16, 2022  12:30 - 4:30 PM ET
Prerequisites:  You must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a member orientation session to register.

Intro to Premiere Pro will introduce members to working in the nonlinear editing program, Adobe Premiere Pro. Member will learn best practices for managing media and setting up projects, editing using different tools, manipulating tracks and an introduction to graphics, color correction, effects, and audio editing. PhillyCAM will supply the sample footage for you to work with.

This workshop is best for members who have an active projcet they are working on. This workshop will be held on Saturdays for a more condensed learning experience. In between sessions, students will be expected to work in the Lab for additional hours to complete their short edited project as part of the workshop certification. This workshop will be offered in the Media Lab at PhillyCAM with limited capacity.  

Masks are required at all times.

Instructor: Gralin Hughes
Gralin Hughes, Jr. is a multidisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia, working at the intersection of sound & visual.  He merges visual art, and sound design through projection mapping, audio/visual live performances and installation art.  His recent work includes collaborations with muralist Michelle Angela Ortiz, The Philadelphia Jazz Project, and Alex Shaw/The Mandinga Experiment. Gralin holds an MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design from the University of the Arts.  Gralin is a member of Philly/AV, an artist-led experimental multimedia collective based in Philadelphia. When not experimenting in his art studio he teaches creative technology & new media courses.

Fee: $75

Register for Intro to Adobe Premiere


Introduction to StreamYard

Class Dates/Times: 07/28/2022 - 08/11/2022  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Prerequisites: You must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a member orientation session.

This workshop is for members interested in crewing on a PhillyCAM or WPPM production or producers interested in running their own virtual broadcasts using the StreamYard platform. For members interested in supporting a virtual TV production or getting back in the 'studio' this is for you! StreamYard is ideal for talk and music shows that also stream live to Facebook or other social channels.

The workshop will cover both technical aspects of preparing a show in StreamYard, as well as tips for hosting and preparing guests. Participants will be paired with an existing producer to support as Technical Director on their show. All participants will be required to support on 1 member production outside of class to receive certification. Certification will allow you to access PhillyCAM's StreamYard pro account and staff support for PCAM and WPPM productions.

Fee: $25

Instructor: Doug Crisman

Register for Introduction to Streamyard

 


Introduction to Live Studio Switching & Directing

Class Dates and Times: July 5- Aug 9, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Prerequisites:  You must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a member orientation session to register.

This is an entry level workshop for folks who have never used the Tricaster or know anything about production switching.  The Workshop would cover the fundamentals of the switching in general and with the Tricaster in particular. It would be limited to covering the essentials needed to put a show together.

The focus is on program/preview buses, titles, lower thirds, importing video/audio and using the ddrs, maybe a mixed effects or two, audio mixing, etc. but nothing extensive, so that people feel comfortable. Also will be for people who are mainly focused on studio taping with an introduction to working with virtual guests. Emphasis will be on introducing what it takes to be a Technical Director, and what to expect from a Director/Producer.

Participants will learn the following skills:

  • Importing and organizing media, building your show.
  • Understanding how to direct crew while managing your show.
  • Cutting between multiple sources (cameras, graphics, clips, virtual guests).
  • Setting up basic mix effects, and chromakey options.
  • Monitoring audio and understanding the audio mixer.
  • Putting it all together to record a live to tape show.
  • Each student produces a 2-3 min segment for Producers Circle.

Instructor: Tim Millaway

Pre reqs: Previously TV Studio Crew Certified members

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.

Register for Introduction to Live Studio Switching & Directing


 

Introduction to TV Studio Crew

Class Dates and Times: June 14, 16, 21, 2022 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET

We are excited to restart training in our TV Studio.

This workshop is open to all members looking to produce or offer support as crew for producers, or who are just interested in knowing or learning the ins and outs of TV Studio production.  We will be introducing new concepts, policies, procedures, as well as introducing the new upgraded studio. It serves as a gateway to everyone wishing to move further along.

The goal of this workshop is to prepare you to support as a crew member in the TV Studio Crew. The first 2 sessions will be hands on instruction. The last class will be a practicum/assesment to demonstrate skills learned.

Participants will gain the following skills:

  • Understanding studio roles, teamwork and live to tape workflow
  • Understanding camera operation, shot types, framing
  • Understanding how to patch and mic guests
  • Hands on experience communicating and operating as a studio crew member, knowing how to take initiative and work as a team
  • Operating the sound board (basic mixing with the faders)
  • Understanding how the teleprompter works (additional training will be provided as needed)

Instructor: Tyreece Powell

Fee: $25


Production Planning

Class Dates/Times: tba

Prerequisites:  You must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a member orientation session to register.

Designed for members who are planning to produce content for PhillyCAM and also for those aiming to improve on management of a show already in production. This class helps members focus their ideas and develop a production plan/treatment for their projects. Students will learn how to plan accordingly for all stages of production from idea development to distribution. The workshop will also present participants with different production options for working from home, producing virtual productions, and working safely in the field.

The workshop will cover the key stages of production for working with audio and video, software and applications for working from home, and tips on how to access PhillyCAM resources and training opportunities at this time. If you're just jumping in for the first time, or eager to get back into production, this is a good place to recalibrate!

The last class will have an optional in-person opportunity for participants to present their ideas and celebrate with one another.

Instructor: Gabe Castro

Fee: $40
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.

 


Starting your Podcast (April 18 - May 23, 2022)

Registration is closed

This 6-week class will help you kickstart your Podcast production.  The workshop will cover topics from story development to interviewing tips, technical tools, and marketing and distribution strategies.  Local podcasters will join as guest speakers. Participants will receive additional production and consultation support outside of class.

Class Location: The workshop will be offered over Zoom. 
Instructor: Led by The Ghouls Next Door podcast producer, and Black Tribble, PhillyCAM's own Gabe Castro.

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.

 


If you're registering for a core class you need to meet the following requirements:

1. You are a current member

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

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

To verify your certification status please contact laura@phillycam.org. For technical issues call 267-639-5481 or email sonia@phillycam.org