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,  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 9, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 11, July 9, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3
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

HD Studio, a series of two (2-hour) sessions or a one day (4-hour) workshop (Included in Membership)

Date Series Dates

  • June 17  and 24
  • August 20 and 27
  • October 6 and 13
One-day Offerings

  • January 16
  • February 22
  • March 21
  • April 7
  • May 16
  • July 18
  • September 19
  • November 14
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 9:00 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 Mixing -- 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

Media Creation for Non-profit Organizations one day (4-hour) workshop (Included in Membership)

One-day Offerings

  • March 18
  • June 2
  • September 17
Time 10:00 a.m. for weekdays
1 Orientation to Community Access Television
2 When and Why to Use Video to Tell Your Story
3 Abbreviated HD Field Camera and HD Video Editing Training

 

Class

HD Field Camera and Audio ($15 fee)

Date  January 23, March 10, May 21, June 20,  August 26, October 28
Prerequisite Successful completion of HD Studio class
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 10:00 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

HD Editing (Included in Membership)

Date Scheduled 1-on-1 or during a group class on: February 26, May 27, August 25, September 15
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.

Class

Green Screen (Included in Membership)

Date February 5, April 15, July 8, September 9, November 18
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

Podcast Studio (Included in Membership)

Date January 18, February 11, March 31, April 18, May 12, June 25, July 28, August 8, September 22, October 22, November 10, December 10
Prerequisite Successful completion of HD Studio class
Time 5:00 p.m. for weekdays; 10:00 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

Be A YouTuber (Included in Membership)

Date January 29 and June 16
Prerequisite Successful completion of HD Studio class
Time 5:00 p.m.
Description In this introductory class you'll learn the basics for creating professional YouTube videos, identifying an online target audience, and building your online brand presence on YouTube.

Class

Digital Photography (Included in Membership)

Date July 7
Prerequisite Successful completion of HD Studio class
Time 5:00 p.m.
Description This course will teach you the most important functions and techniques of digital photography that will give you the confidence to use your DSLR correctly and help you take the perfect shot every time.