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
FALL 2015 Sessions:
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-273-5922
Orientation Tuesday, September 1st – 7- 8pm
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.
Basic Camcorder Thursday, September 10th – 7- 8:30pm
Want to cover an event in town? Shoot something on location? Whether its 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 Sports Coverage Thursday, September 17th – 7- 9pm
Burlington High School is a hotbed of exciting sports games, and we want you to get involved in our coverage! We'll teach you some techniques of how to record your favorite sport and give you some tips about announcing. Is there a sport you want on BCAT that we currently don't show? We'll teach you how to get it on our airwaves!
Intro to Photoshop Tuesday, September 22nd – 7- 9pm
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 News Reporting Wednesday, September 23nd – 7- 9pm
Ever want to cover a news story? This class will teach you the basic techniques that a reporter uses when covering a story. Covering an event for the news is more than just pointing a camera and hitting record. Take this course and we may just be seeing you work on BNEWS.
Intro to Final Cut Pro Tuesday, October 6th - 7-9pm
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.
Intro to the New Studio Thursday, October 15th - 7-9pm
What's new at BCAT? The new studio control room set up is what’s new. This class will include all the basics you need to do a production in studio as well as operating the new studio interface, the Tricaster. Whether you’re brand new to studio productions or have done them before sign up for this class and learn the new system.
Audio; Inside & Out Tuesday, October 20th – 7- 9pm
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.
Final Cut Pro Vs Premiere Thursday, November 5th – 7- 9pm
BCAT is introducing an additional non-linear editing program to make available for volunteers to use on their projects. Which one works best for you? Sign up for this workshop and learn the pros & cons of both Final Cut Pro and Premiere.
Cast & Crew Night Tuesday, November 10th – 7- 9pm
Calling all Cast & Crew! It’s a night put aside for you here at BCAT to be able to get together share your ideas, brainstorm and hangout with your fellows Long time BCAT people share your experience and well-earned wisdom. New to the studio? Come see how it’s done.
Go with the Go Pro Thursday, November 19th – 7- 9pm
GoPro cameras are small mountable cameras primarily used in high action shoots like snowboarding, waterskiing, and mountain biking. The GoPro is also capable of shooting amazing time-lapse videos as well. BCAT is offering a workshop that will teach the basic uses and techniques of shooting with a GoPro camera