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





Orientation                                           Tuesday, June 28th  – 6:30- 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.


Limit: None



Basic Camcorder                                  Wednesday, July 6th – 6:30- 8pm

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 Studio                                    Tuesday, July 12th - 6:30- 8pm

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 Nonlinear Editing                    Thursday, July 14th - 6:30- 8pm                              

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



Intro to Tricaster                                   Wednesday, July 20th – 6:30- 8:30pm 

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 



 Set Design & Lighting                           Thursday, July 21st - 6:30 - 8:30pm                          

 What do you want your show to look like?  BCAT has a plethora of set pieces and furniture to give your show the look you desire.  Lighting sets the mood and ambiance.  Good lighting goes unnoticed while bad lighting leaves all your efforts in the dark.


Limit: 6 



Hands-on News                                      Tuesday, July 26th - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Interested in learning how a television news story gets made? Come to this training session and learn by doing. We'll go through the steps of setting up the camera, introducing and closing segments and interviewing sources right here at BCAT.


Limit: 6




Let's Go Live                                            Tuesday, August 2nd – 6:30 - 8:30pm

Live TV! Do you want to do a show and have the people watching call in and interact with the show? It’s said that going live is like “Performing without a net”.   Take this class and learn the things you need to know make it happen. Make it happen live!


Limit: 6



Short Films & Documentaies                 Wednesday, August 3rd - 6:30 - 8:30pm

 Ever watch something produced by Ken Burns and wish you could do that?  At BCAT you can.  Sign up for this class and learn all the tips and tricks you will need to share your stories with the rest of the world. 


Class Size Limit: 6



Your Show & the Internet                     Thursday, August 4th - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Stay connected! With the rise in the popularity of social media over the past few years, it's a good idea to make sure your show has a good presence on the internet. We'll show you how to create a Facebook fan page for your show, use Twitter effectively, and upload your show to YouTube.  




Class Size Limit: 6




Intro to Sports Coverage                       Wednesday, August 17th - 6:30- 8:30pm

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!


Limit: 6



Intro to Photoshop                                 Thursday, August 18th - 6:30- 8:30pm

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 offering a workshop on the basics of Photoshop so you can understand the capabilities of the program.




Class Size Limit: 6



Cast & Crew Night                                   Friday, August 26th – 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.





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