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

PhillyCAM is hands-on, easily connected to your projects and goals, and designed to build confidence in your technical and creative abilities.

If you are uncertain or want to discuss the different learning paths you might take, feel free to contact Education DIrector Laura Deutch at

Production Planning & Producing

 Class Dates/Time: TBD
 Fee: $50
Location: Zoom

Prerequisites: Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

This workshop will be held on Zoom.

Focus your production plan/treatment by learning how to plan accordingly for all stages of production from idea development to distribution. Production options available for working from home, producing virtual productions, and working safely in the field.

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Advanced Tricaster Training

 Class Dates/Time: Wednesday, 08/16/2023 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET

 Location: In-person at PhillyCAM Media Center

 Free for Tricaster-certified members

Join us in the control room for a refresh and skill building session with the Newtek Tricaster. This session is for anyone who has completed the initial training. We will be reviewing how to set up special Mix Effects, Green screen, and introduce new aspects of the audio mixer. Let us know your questions/pain points in advance and we can integrate them into the session.

Instructor: Ryan Saunders

Basic Field Production

Class Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10/17/23 - 11/21/23 | 6 PM - 8 PM
Fee: $75
Location: In-Person at PhillyCAM Media Center

Prerequisites: Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

You can never go wrong with the basics! Explore the technical/creative aspects of video production outside the studio and gain an improved knowledge of our Sony XDCAM field cameras, lighting equipment, and microphones.

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Introduction to TV Studio Crew *Bootcamp* Version

Class Date/Time: TBD
Fee: $25
Location: In-person at PhillyCAM Media Center

Prerequisites: Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

The art of making great TV takes a crew! Learn the fundamentals of being part of a TV crew, the technical tools, the process of creating television programming in a TV studio environment, and the ins-and-outs of TV Studio production.

Open to any member looking to produce work or offer support as crew for producers.

For information about future workshop, please email Education Director Laura Deutch


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 to make an appointment for the training.

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Starting your Podcast

Class Date/Time: Mondays, 09/25/2023 06:30 PM - 10/30/2023 | 6:30  - 8:30 PM
Fee: $75

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. The workshop will be offered over Zoom.

Location: Taught on Zoom

If you are not a PhillyCAM member and you are interested in this workshop, please email

Instructor: Tezarah Wilkins

Tezarah Wilkins is an Entrepreneur, Arts Administrator, and Multimedia Producer. Most recently, Tezarah is the Producer, Creator and Host of the internationally award-winning podcast Who Taught You How To Drive?! The show was chosen to be in the first cohort of the PRX and Google Podcasts creator program and has gone on to receive a Resolution from the City of Philadelphia and a nomination for Best Comedy Podcast, from the Black Podcast Awards 2020.

Introduction to StreamYard

Class Dates/Time: 08/01/2023 - 08/22/2023 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Fee: $25

Location: This workshop will be held on Zoom.
Prerequisites: Current PhillyCAM member

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.

Because StreamYard is an application that relies on a strong Internet connection and runs best on a Desktop or Laptop computer, you are welcome to use the PhillyCAM media lab if you need access to a proper device. Members will not be able to use their phone to join the class.

Must be an active producer or be willing to crew on a PCAM/WPPM Production.

Instructor: Doug Crisman

Grab n Go Canon M50 Mirrorless Camera Kits

Class Date: On Demand by Appointment
Fee: $50

Prerequisites:  Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

This portable, high quality Mirrorless Camera (Canon EOS M50) is ideal for field recording, Vlogging and DIY filmmaking on the go. This condensed workshop will orient the participants to the user-friendly functions and menus and review basic concepts of composition and framing. Each camera kit comes with a shotgun mic, mini tripod and 15-45 mm lens. Instruction will be 2 hours,  1-1 in person at PhillyCAM.  

Upon registering, contact to set a day/time to come in. We will work with you to schedule the training within 2 weeks of registration.

Fee: $50
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.


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 to set up a time.


Intro to Adobe Premiere

Class Dates/Time: Thurdays, 10/12/2023 05:30 PM - 11/16/2023 07:30 PM ET
Fee: $75

Location: In-person at PhillyCAM Media Center

Prerequisites: Current PhillyCAM member and TV Orientation Certified

Get hip to industry standards by learning Adobe Premiere Pro including importing and exporting media, assembling footage, editing audio, and adding titles.

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Advanced Adobe Premiere Master Class: Editing to the Beat

 Class Date/Time: 09/23/2023 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET

 Fee: $25

From music videos to film scoring, how do you edit to a beat or a vibe?  What role does music and sound play in the video editing process? How does music help heighten a scene? How do you read a waveform, create an L cut, and mix audio levels to create a soundscape?

In this 4-hour session, learn the basics to music editing and how to mix it properly with your film project. Examples will help demonstrate how you can be intentional with timing, pacing, and volume to achieve a feeling or message behind your work.

This deep dive will also introduce students to where to find copyright-free images and music they can use in their work. At the end of the session,  students will build a 3-5minute video based on a music track and images they select.

Participants should already have a comfortable foundation of Adobe Premiere.

Instructor: Adam Cooper-Teràn

Fee: $25
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.

Cinematic Storytelling: Advanced Sony A7III Camera Workshop

 Class Dates/Time: Not Currently Scheduled
 Current PhillyCAM member and Radio Orientation Certified

Got a story to tell but don't know how to capture it? Let's bring your vision to life with PhillyCAM's Sony A7III camera! This lightweight hybrid mirrorless video camera is perfect for cinematic storytelling and we're here to teach you how to use it. Join us for a series of workshops where you'll learn about the camera's capabilities, lens options, storyboarding, composition, and more.

Through mock-up shoots and studying documentary techniques, we'll explore technical and creative decisions to help you capture the images you want. And the best part? Upon completion, you'll be certified to use PhillyCAM's Sony A7III cameras for event documentation, fieldwork, interviews, and creative B-roll. Unleash your inner storyteller and create some movie magic!

Prerequisite: Basic Field Production or comparable camera experience.

Instructor: Ingrid Raphael
Ingrid Raphael is an educator, multi-disciplinary artist, and filmmaker. They are developing a speculative narrative that explores time portals and environmental repair here in Philly and they co-directed They Won't Call It Murder: available to stream as part of Vimeo's Shorts Staff Picks. They also co-founded NO EVIL EYE CINEMA and the alternative film school FILM FUTURA.

Finding Your Program's Brand

 Class Dates/Time: Thursdays, 08/03/2023 - 08/17/2023  | 6 PM - 8 PM
 No Fee, this event is free for PhillyCAM members.
 Location: In-person at PhillyCAM

Learn how to promote your program and connect with your audience. This 3-part workshop will help you find your audience, establish your program's voice, use social media and create a Youtube page. Great for beginners and established producers looking for support with their online presence.

This workshop is full. Please contact Laura Deutch at, if you're interested in taking the course.

Planning Your Social Media Strategy

Are you a content creator looking to take your social media to the next level, by creating a clear plan that wont have you scrambling to post each week? This workshop is for you!

Registration is Closed

Free Preservation and Archival Workshops

July - October 2023 - New Dates

This summer attend a series of free workshops led by preservation and archival professionals who will train you on how to care of your organization's audiovisual materials, including mobile media.

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