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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Intro to the Adobe Cloud

Adobe CC gives users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, photography, and special effects. Intro to Adobe Cloud offers an overview of a variety of these creative softwares. BCAT is also beginning to explore CC offerings for audio manipulation an creating various video file types and sizes. This class offers a capitalization of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Class Size Limit: 6


Premier Multiclipping & Keyframing

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.

Class Size Limit: 6

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Onscreen Talent

Do you have dreams of becoming the next acting legend like Robert DeNiro or Meryl Streep? How about becoming a champion of late-night television like Jimmy Fallon, or even daytime talk shows like Ellen DeGeneres? We’ll get you started on the path to stardom, by giving you the basics of what it takes to being the talent in front of the cameras.

Who knows? First, BCAT. Then, Hollywood!!

Class Size Limit: 6

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Special Effects

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.

Class Size Limit: 6


Advanced Camcorder

You know how to zoom in and out, focus, and all the other basic functions of the camcorder. Now it’s time to learn more. Take this class to bring your camera skills up to the next level.

Class Size Limit: 6


Intro to Scriptwriting

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.

Class Size Limit: 6

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Intro to Photoshop

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

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Virtual Sets

Have you seen the great sets they have now in movies and on TV.  Many of them are not real.  They are virtual and only truly exist on the hard drive of the computer being used in the studio.  These type of sets are only limited by the producer’s imagination, your imagination.

Take this class and make your Virtual Set a reality.

Class Size Limit: 6