Training Classes

Here at Community Access Media, we teach people how to produce a variety of media content, we lend our equipment, facility, and our expertise, and we put their programs on Channel 1021 on Spectrum, Channel 2 on VNET Fiber TV,  Apple TV and Roku Apps, and online at camerie.org.

After attending an orientation, members have the opportunity to gain experience in many ways. We offer classes, workshops and seminars to enhance your production skills.

Members can also practice their skills at the summer festivals such as Celebrate Erie and Erie's Blues & Jazz Festival. Community Access Media also hosts political forums and various events throughout the year in our Production Studio.

In order to:

You must have completed…

Reserve the CAM Studio HD Studio
Check out a Digital Camera Digital Photography
Record on the Green Screen Green Screen Basics
Check out a Wireless Microphone HD Field Camera and Audio
Reserve the Podcasting Studio Podcast Studio
Serve on a crew for another producer The appropriate certification for the crew position

Class

CAM Jam - Orientation (Free Information Session and Experience LIVE Recording)

Date January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 12, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1
Time 5:00 p.m. (All other classes begin at 5:00 p.m. and run from one to two hours depending on topic and class size.)
Description Find out the basics about Community Access Media, including how to join, what it costs, what you can produce, the basic rules, and most importantly, how to get started.

Class

Podcast Studio (Included in Membership)

Date January 11, February 10, March 12, April 26, May 26, June 11, July 21, August 27, September 27, November 19
Prerequisite Successful completion of CAM Jam New Member Orientation
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 11:00 a.m. for Saturdays
Description Do you have what it takes to host your own podcast? Explore the do's and don’ts of getting a podcast off the ground and learn how to set up the recording studio in CAM podcast booth.

Class

HD Field Camera and Audio ($15 fee)

Date  January 25, March 19, May 24, July 16,  September 20, November 15
Prerequisite Successful completion of CAM Jam New Member Orientation
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 11:00 a.m. for Saturdays
Description This class will discuss using our HD Field Cameras to create enhanced programming. A complete step-by-step instruction on the features and functions of the Panasonic AG-AC30PJ. Field Audio with the Azden 310-ULH and PRO-XD wireless microphones will be taught. This class will aid the beginner to novice producer with HD field filming.

Class

DSLR Camera ($15 Fee)

Date February 22, April 30, June 14, August 30, October 11, December 10
Prerequisite Successful completion of HD Studio class
Time 5:00 p.m. weekdays; 11:00 a.m. Saturdays
Description This course will teach you the most important functions and techniques of a DLSR Camera. It will give you the confidence you need to operate the camera correctly and help you take the perfect shot or record video every time.

Class

E-Sports 1 (Included in Membership)

Date February 12, April 13, June 12, August 13, October 29, December 3
Prerequisite Successful completion of CAM Jam New Member Orientation
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 11:00 a.m. for Saturdays
Description Wonder on how top streamers on Twitch and YouTube do it? Explore the endless possibilities in this class on learning the fundamentals to come into the studio and start your very own stream and/or video creation!

Class

E-Sports 2 (Included in Membership)

Date March 24, May 21, July 12, September 24,
Prerequisite Successful completion of CAM Jam New Member Orientation
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 11:00 a.m. for Saturdays
Description Curious on how many build up their content and continue to grow? Explore the key points that are needed to achieve growth in content creation for streamers.

Class

 HD Studio, a one day (3-hour) workshop (Included in Membership)

Date
  • January 20
  • February 26
  • March 8
  • April 9
  • May 19
  • June 25
  • July 26
  • September 10
  • October 18
  • November 10
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 11:00 a.m. for Saturdays
1 HD Cameras and Lighting -- Functional elements of studio cameras, composition, director commands, lighting for video
2 Audio, Graphics and HD Video Switching -- Demonstrate and interact with studio audio equipment. Understand the video switcher and basic three-camera studio recording. Learn to record video and audio for your production plus character generation and graphics.
3 Production Techniques, Hands-on Project and Assessment -- Focus on planning/producing a collaborative project. Take a written exam with the expectation of completing 75% correctly. Collaboratively produce a 10-15 minute video

Class

Green Screen (Included in Membership)

Date May 3 & December 15
Prerequisite Successful completion of HD Studio class
Time 5:00 p.m.
Description Description: This course will provide you with a step by step guide of using Green Screen technology to enhance your video productions.

Class

Basics of Video Editing

Date Scheduled 1-on-1 or during a group class on: March 22, June 29, September 14, November 30
Prerequisite Successful completion of HD Studio class or HD Field Camera class
Time 5:00 p.m.
Description This class will discuss using our HD editing software to create programming and enhance studio projects. A thorough step by step instruction on the Adobe Premier CC's features and functions to aid the beginner to novice producer. Basic editing techniques and helpful hints will be discussed.