Training Sessions

BCAT offers a variety of training workshops from the beginner

level to advanced levels in a variety of production areas.

Whether your interest is in learning the basics or honing your

skills with post production special effects or learning the advanced

features of shooting with our cameras, we have workshops to meet your needs.


All BCAT training and workshops are FREE to those who live or work in Burlington




 To register email or call 781-273-5922


Upcoming Training Sessions

Orientation -Tuesday, October 4th  


Welcome to BCAT. Come on inside and get a tour of the studio and learn about your local cable access television studio. Burlington Cable Access has a lot to offer so come check it out.

Limit: None



Intro to Nonlinear Editing   - Thursday, October 6th    


You shot out on location and now it’s time to make a production out of all that raw footage.  Which take is the best to use? What is b-roll?  What is a timeline and what is it’s relationship to a sequence? Sign up for this class and find out.

Limit: 6



Breaking News - Tuesday, October 18th    

Sometimes news just happens while you happen to be there at the right spot at the right time.  The event is unfolding right in front of you. Seconds are passing by. This class teaches you what to do to cover the event. 

Limit: 6



Basic Camcorder - Wednesday, October 19th      


Want to cover an event in town? Shoot something on location? Whether it’s the big game, or group putting on a demonstration or you making your story idea come to life, you will need to learn the skills to successfully capture your event. This course will show you the basics when it comes to camcorders, microphones, tripods, shot composition and more.




Intro to the Internet - Thursday, October 27th 


 BCAT can show you simple ways to use social media to exhibit, share and promote your BCAT show on the internet. You’ll learn easy to understand posting and uploading technique as well as ways of accumulating followers.  This class can give your show a boost interest and viewership through a consistent and relevant presence on the internet.        




Intro to the Studio - Tuesday, November 1st      


What is BCAT?  Learn all the basics you need to do a production in studio, whether you are a complete beginner or just want a refresher.  You will learn the cameras, basic three point lighting, how to operate the audio board, how graphics are brought onto the screen, how to switch between cameras and basic directing commands.

Limit: 6



Intro to Photoshop - Thursday, November 10th       


Have you ever had an interest in Graphic Design? Adobe Photoshop is the cutting edge computer program for creating graphics and editing photos. BCAT is currently offering a workshop on the basics of Photoshop so you can understand the capabilities of the program.




Intro to the Tricaster - Wednesday, November 16th   


So you want to do a studio shoot with cameras and a crew to cover an event but its not in the BCAT studio. Impossible you ask? No, it's totally possible with a Tricaster! Take this class to learn how to set up and operate the station's newest Studio-in-a-box. 

Limit: 6 



Multi-clip Magic & the Keys to Key Framing - Tuesday, November 29th 


Learn the basics to using these two tools to enhance all of your video productions.  Multi-clipping allows you to combine different shots from different angles of the same event while key framing allows you to put motion into pictures and graphics. Two classes for the price of one.

Limit: 6 



Audio; Inside & Out - Wednesday, November 30th 


Audio is one of the underappreciated aspects of television production.  Do it right and no one notices. Do it wrong and your production is ruined.  Come on down to the studio and learn how to set up audio for a variety of settings both here in the studio and in the field. 

Limit: 6 



Special FX - Thursday, December 1st      

BCAT Special Effect Class shows you basic ways to create visually convincing illusions or visual tricks to simulate imagined actions and events. BCAT green screen effects can also place your production almost anywhere in the universe. This class shows you practical in-camera effects as well as basic application of digital and animated effects in post production.  

Limit: 6 



Intro to Script Writing - Wednesday, December 7th      

Before any film or television show got to screen, it had to get to paper! Ever wonder what it took for Ben Affleck & Matt Damon to write Good Will Hunting, or Vince Gilligan to write the Breaking Bad finale? We'll show you the ins & outs of script writing, from action to dialogue.

Limit: 6 



Let’s Do a Show - Friday, December 16th   


One’s first real studio production can be intimidating.  So why put yourself under all that pressure the first time around.  Join us for this training session and you will crew a show that  does not have to air, and is not live.  All of the experience under your belt, none of the Angina, sign up today!

Limit: 10




All Classes Start at 6:30pm 

To register call 781-273-5922                                                

or drop by the studio



All BCAT training and workshops are FREE to residents or those who work in Burlington

To ensure space for new students all classes are reserved for first-time participants only 



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