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Raleigh Television Network (RTN) Training Workshops

Workshops

Last updated Feb. 15, 2016 - 8:23 am

Training is the process through which eligible users acquire and develop the skills and knowledge required for certification. The purpose of training is to develop community producers/users as responsible programmers and effective communicators via cable television. Through a variety of training and testing, experienced and inexperienced users can learn editing, field and studio production. Upon successful completion of the written and practical test and payment of the required fees, the applicant becomes a certified producer.

*All memberships and class fees are annual fees and subject to review and increases. RTN reserves the right to cancel or postpone classes.

Public Access Orientation Workshop

  • REQUIRED
  • Cost: FREE
  • Potential community producers and access users interested in utilizing the RTN studio, editing or field production equipment must first attend an orientation workshop prior to class enrollment. Orientations from other access facilities do not apply.

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Public Access Information Workshop

  • REQUIRED
  • Cost: $15
  • One session (4 hours)
  • Designed to review the operational policies and procedures for successful studio production. Learn creative roles and responsibilities in developing a show, pre-production techniques, time management skills, and recruiting crew and volunteers on how to format a show.

Basic Field Production Workshop

  • Cost: $80
  • Three sessions (4 hours per session)
  • This workshop is intended for individuals who either already have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of video production or for those who have never operated a camera. We focus on three areas video production; cinematography, lighting and audio. It will help you utilize the facilities and equipment that RTN provides and the working knowledge of equipment functions and basic field production.

Adobe Premiere Pro Editing Workshop

  • Cost: $80
  • Two sessions (4 hours per session)
  • Designed for the veteran independent producer using advanced techniques in non-linear Adobe Premiere Pro for producing high-quality videos and programs.

Basic Studio Training Workshop

  • Cost: $50
  • Two sessions (3 hours per session)
  • Introductory workshop for working in the studio. Covers operation of the studio camera, basic lighting, set design and floor directing. Participants will also learn the basics of shot composition, safety procedures and rules of the studio. The workshop will include a written test and a practical test. Following the final session, each student will also be required to complete a studio mock production in order to receive final certification.

Studio Control Room Operation Workshop

  • Cost: $80
  • Four sessions (3 hours per session)
  • PREREQUISITE: Basic Studio Training Workshop
  • The next step in studio production. Required for individual directing shows, though additional training or workshops may be required. Designed to cover basics of live and taped video and audio production in a studio control room environment. Includes training in switching and audio mixing and microphone use, graphics, title pages, credits, teleprompter operation. The course will include written and practical tests. Following the final session, each student will also be required to complete a studio mock production in order to receive final certification.

Basic Directing Workshop

  • Cost: $50
  • Two sessions (3 hours per session)
  • PREREQUISITE: Basic Control Room Operations
  • For individuals who wish to learn the basics of leading a studio production. Before taking this workshop, one should be comfortable with the other positions of the control room. The course will concentrate on the logistics of guiding a crew and the "rules of directing". The final workshop will include a written test and a practical test of directing a short program along with students in the Basic Studio and Control Room Operation workshop. This will complete the certification requirements.

Ingress / Egress Workshop

  • Cost: $15
  • One session (1.5 hours)
  • Designed to provide skills to cue, set-in/out points for dubbing complete productions. Downloading video to server for editing and programming. Producers given login identification name and space accommodation. Required for content produced outside of RTN.

* These workshops may only require one session if you elect to test on the same day. The second session is a practice lab.

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