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

Grab n Go Canon M50 Mirrorless Camera Kits

 Class: On Demand by Appointment

Prerequisites:  You must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a Community TV Workshop (Member Orientation) session to register.

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.  

Class Time: Upon registering, contact laura@phillycam.org to set a day/time to come in. We will work with you to schedule the training within 2 weeks of registration.

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.

Fee: $50

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Livestreaming with PCAM Kit

 Class: On Demand by Appointment

Prerequisites:  You must be a current PhillyCAM member and have attended a Community TV Workshop (Member Orientation) session to register.

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 set up a time.

Trained members will be able to recruit on PhillyCAM livestream opportunities.

Fee: Free

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Collaborative Filmmaking: Termite TV "Portal" (Hybrid)

 Class Date/Time: 01/24/2023 06:30 PM - 03/14/2023 08:00 PM ET

This project based workshop will support students in creating a short video to be included in a collage-style Termite TV Show on the theme of Portal. The final show will be presented on PhillyCAM and also exhibited at Cherry Street Pier, as part of Termite TV’s 30th Fee: $50

This workshop will meet virtually on Tuesday nights with 2 IN PERSON production/editing labs on Saturday Jan 28 and Feb 25. 

Feel free to email laura@Phillycam.org with any questions prior to enrolling!

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Core Classes

Introduction to Live Studio Switching & Directing

 Date/Time: 01/25/2023 06:00 PM - 03/01/2023 08:00 PM ET

This workshop will focus on building skills as a Technical Director for TV Studio productions using the Tricaster system.

Fee:$75

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Intro to Adobe Premiere

Class Date/Time: 02/16/2023 05:30 PM - 03/23/2023 07:30 PM ET

If you're interested in taking this class, contact Education Director Laura Deutch, laura@phillycam.org
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: Xenia Matthews

Fee: $75

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Introduction to StreamYard

Class Date/Time: 02/20/2023 06:30 PM - 03/06/2023 08:30 PM ET
Registration Open Date: 01/25/2023

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

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 them as Technical Directors on their show. Participants are required to support one member's 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.

The meetings will be held within the StreamYard platform, so participants must be able to participate using a PC or other computer to follow along properly. We have found that logging on via phone is not sufficient for this workshop.

Participants should also ensure a steady internet connection. If you do not have the proper equipment to participate, please email laura@phillycam.org to see what arrangements can be made.

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

Fee: $25
Instructor: Doug Crisman

 

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Introduction to TV Studio Crew (Bootcamp Version)

Date/Time: 01/14/2023 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET

In-Person

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

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/assessment 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

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.

Registration Closed


Basic Field Production

Class Date/Time: TBA

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.

You can never go wrong with the basics! In this class, explore the technical and creative aspects of video production outside the studio. Participants walk away with a knowledge of our Sony XDCAM field cameras, lighting equipment, and microphones.

For the most up-to-date information about class dates and times contact Education Director Laura Deutch at education@phillycam.org.

Instructor: tbd

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.

 


Production Planning and Producing

Date/Time: 01/09/2023 06:00 PM - 02/13/2023 08:00 PM ET

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

In PhillyCAM's Production Planning and Producing workshop, students will learn how to plan successfully for all stages of production, from idea development to distribution.

This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom.

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. This extended version of Production Planning will also cover producing and directing elements such as budgets and fundraising, location scouting and creating shotlists, call sheets and run downs. 

If you're just jumping in for the first time, or eager to get back into production, this is a good place to recalibrate and prepare to execute your production!

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: $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.

Registration is Closed


Advanced Camera: Sony A7III

 Class Date/Time: TBA

This advanced camera workshop will offer an overview of the mirrorless Sony A7III camera and accessories. The 4-week class is for members with a foundational understanding of video production looking to bring  a more cinematic look to their productions.

We will review lens choice, gimbal operation and dive into the settings for custom effects and controls. Participants will complete a short production exercise as part of the certification.

Prerequisite: Basic Field Production or comparable field experience.

Fee: $75


 

 Audio Field Production

Class Dates/Times: TBA

This 3-hour workshop will offer a hands on learning experience with PhillyCAM's audio field equipment. You will learn how to operate the Zoom H5 & H6 Audio Recorders and our range of microphones, including wireless lavaliers, condenser microphones and shot gun mics. Additionally we will review how to augment your mobile phone for audio recording. You'll learn how to select the proper mic for the recording setting, as well as proper audio recording techniques. Students will also receive an overview of the AV Booth for audio tracking and voiceover work.

This workshop will be in person at PhillyCAM. Space is limited.

This workshop is highly recommended for producers looking to expand into audio storytelling or radio production.

Fee: $25

 

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 the 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