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Raleigh Television Network (RTN) Training Workshops

Last updated Jul. 28, 2014 - 12:10 pm

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 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.

Field Production Workshop

  • Cost: $80
  • Three sessions (4 hours per session)
  • Designed for the potential community producer to learn basic camera techniques, how to record good footage, audio and film on location using the AG Panasonic AG-DVC7 cameras.

Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop

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

Studio Camera Operation Workshop

  • Cost: $25
  • One session (4 hours)
  • Designed for the novice camera operator. Introduction of studio procedures, camera moves, audio set-up and crew communication. With completion of four hours of volunteer work with a certified RTN studio production, the student will be studio camera certified.

Studio Control Room Operation Workshop

  • Cost: $80
  • Four sessions (4 hours per session)
  • Designed to cover basics of live and taped video and audio production in a studio control room environment. Includes basic camera switching and directing, audio mixing and microphone use, graphics, title pages, credits, studio lighting, video integration, teleprompter operation and viewer calls. Individual audio, teleprompter and character generator classes are not required when taking this class. Participants will be control room certified upon the satisfactory completion of all required tests. Required for individuals directing shows. Additional training and/or workshops may be required.

Studio Lighting Workshop

  • Cost: $35
  • Two sessions (2 hours per session)
  • Designed to cover basic studio lighting and lighting equipment board. Learn basic three-point lighting, dimming and safety.

Audio Workshop

  • Cost: $35
  • Two sessions (2 hours per session)
  • Designed to cover basic operation of audio board in studio production control room. Set and adjust recording and trim levels, monitor audio signals, equalization, microphone use and troubleshooting.

Character Generator / Teleprompter Workshop

  • Cost: $35
  • Two sessions (2 hours per session)
  • Designed to cover operation of Compix Media character generator creating titles and headings. Designed to cover use of a teleprompter for studio productions only

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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