BCAT offers a variety of training workshops from the beginner level to advanced levels and a variety of areas of production. 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 bcat@bcattv.org or call 781-273-5922


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.

Class Size Limit: 6

Basic Camcorder

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.

Class Size Limit: 6

Adobe Premier

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.

Class Size Limit: 6

Breaking News

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.

Class Size Limit: 6

Intro to Sports Coverage

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!

Class Size Limit: 6

Intro to Tricaster

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.

Class Size Limit: 6