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.
Upcoming Training Sessions:
Orientation – Wednesday January 8th
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 – Tuesday, January 14th
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 Sports Coverage – Tuesday, January 28th
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!
Your Show & Social Media – Thursday, January 30th
Stay connected! With the rise in 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.
Intro to Studio Production – Wednesday, February 5th
Learn all you need to for a studio production as a complete beginner or for a refresher. You’ll learn how easy it is to operate the cameras for basic 3-point shooting. Operate the audio board, create graphics and direct on our state-of-the-art Tricaster broadcast switcher.
Premiere Pro Editing – Tuesday, February 18th
You shot out on location and now it’s time to edit all that raw footage with Adobe’s Premiere Pro. Learn to pick out the best takes and place the footage sequentially. Create text and graphics and make your production look really cool.
Intro To TriCaster – Thursday, February 27th
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 “Studio-In-A-Box”.
All Classes Start at 7:00pm
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