Workshops

Become part of a network of producers who want the social and professional benefits of working in a noncommercial media environment. Take a workshop at PhillyCAM to learn to analyze, produce, and distribute your media!

PhillyCAM is hands-on and designed to build confidence in your technical and creative abilities.

If you are uncertain or want to discuss your different learning paths, please get in touch with Education Director Laura Deutch

at education@phillycam.org

Live Interviewing and Hosting

July 18, 2024  6 PM - 8 PM

In-person workshop to sharpen your skills at conducting live interviews and hosting for TV and Radio.

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In-depth Interviewing
August 10, 2024  12 PM - 2 PM

In-person workshop to sharpen your skills at conducting long-form interviews for TV, radio, or podcasts.

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Intro to Adobe Premiere

Class Dates/Time: Thursday, 6/6/2024 - 7/18/2024 | 6 PM - 8 PM
Fee: $75
Location: In-Person at PhillyCAM Media Center


Fee: $75
Location: In-person at PhillyCAM Media Center

Prerequisites: Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

Students will be introduced to working in Adobe Premiere Pro's nonlinear editing program. Members 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 working on an active project. This workshop will be held in person at PhillyCAM, and all media will be provided. 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. 

Fee: $75

You can pay online or in person with a credit or debit card. You must register in person if you pay by cash, check, or money order. No Refunds will be given for cancellations made later than five business days before the workshop's start date.

Instructor: Gabriel Wiener

There will be no class on July 4th.

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Foundations of Audio

Tuesdays 6/18/2024 - 7/23/2024 6 PM - 8 PM ET
Fee: $75
Location: In-person at PhillyCAM Media Center

This class is designed for emerging audio storytellers, podcasters, radio producers, and filmmakers who want to improve and expand their audio skills.

Over six weeks, sessions will cover essential sound theory and practical techniques for using various field microphones and recorders to capture the best audio possible and learning to manage and anticipate variables during recording. Participants will also learn the basics of Digital Audio Workstations for audio editing and be introduced to recording in the AV Booth at PhillyCAM.

All students will produce a short multitrack audio piece from the workshop for air on WPPM-FM.

Fee: $75

Instructor: Cody Hmelar

Cody Hmelar is a multimedia journalist and broadcast engineer based in Germantown. His work focuses on infrastructure, culture, technology, and lifestyle and how they affect everyday life. You can catch him on the airwaves in Philly, New York, and internationally, discussing the stories that impact Philadelphians. He also teaches audio production and engineering at Hofstra University.

The workshop will be held in person at PhillyCAM

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AV Booth Training

Class Date: On Demand by Appointment

This training is FREE for PhillyCAM members and suggested for members with active projects.

This 45 minute training provides an overview of the equipment and software in the AV Booth at PhillyCAM. Currently the AV booth is configured with 2 mics ideal for Voiceover recording or 1-1 interviews, a high quality webcam and softbox light. It's an ideal space for recording voiceover or voice tracks for video, podcast or radio. Additionally, it's ideal for using StreamYard as a host or guest to participate in a virtual broadcast or recording. Maximum capacity in the space is 2 people.

In the training we will cover:

  • Use of the mics, setting levels and checking input/output settings
  • Use of Audacity for recording simple voice tracks or interviews.
  • How to open and setup StreamYard for a broadcast (Complete StreamYard training is offered separately)
  • How to power on/off the mixer, lights and computer after each session

This training is FREE for PhillyCAM members and suggested for members with active projects.

Once you sign up, please email laura@phillycam.org to make an appointment for the training.

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Grab n Go Canon M50 Mirrorless Camera Kits

 Class Date: On Demand by Appointment

 Prerequisites:  Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

 Fee: $50

 

This condensed workshop orientates you to the user-friendly functions and menus of the portable, high quality mirrorless camera (Canon EOS RP) ideal for field recording, news gathering and DIY filmmaking on the go. The kit includes a small shotgun mic and JOBY Gorilla tripod. The training will also also include an overview of the Rhode mini wireless lavaliers and full size tripod.

Once you have signed up and paid for the workshop, please email laura@phillycam.org to set up a day/time to meet. Allow at least 60 minutes for the training.

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Livestreaming with PCAM Kit

Class Date: On Demand by Appointment

Prerequisites: Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

Fee: Free for members

Learn how to use PhillyCAM's new mobile phone livestream kit to cover community events. We'll review both the technical aspects of the kit, connecting to social media platforms, and basics of hosting and staying engaging when covering events live. This is primarily for members willing to produce content for PhillyCAM Voices, Atrevete or member-produced community news programs.

Scheduled by appointment for interested members.

To schedule a 1-1 session to get trained, email laura@phillycam.org to setup a time.

Express Studio Training

The Express Studio has been redesigned to support TV Producers with a sleek modular set that is optimized for talk shows and video podcasts seeking a live to tape production workflow.

The space is designed to be intuitive for beginners and easy to use.

  • The studio supports up to 4 live guests and up to 5 virtual guests.
  • Producers can bring in customized logos, graphics and assets to include in their productions and use built in lower thirds for their shows.
  • Producers can create unique looks with custom lighting and logos.
  • The cameras in the studio are SonyZVE-10 Mirrorless Vlog cameras.
  • The software is Livestream Studio.


Due to the small space, we are training people by appointment and allowing 1 hour to review basic show setup, switching and graphics and additional time to learn how to configure the show for remote guests and external sources (like connecting a laptop).

Once you pay for the training, please email laura@phillycam.org to setup a time with our Tech Staff.

Work exchange offered for members willing to support PhillyCAM/Member productions.

If you are interested in signing up via Work Exchange, please email laura@phillycam.org

We will work with you to schedule the training within 2 weeks of registration.

 Fee: $25

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