How to Become a Community Producer

Last updated May 23, 2017 - 4:03 pm

Raleigh Television Network (RTN) offers Raleigh residents professional training in all areas of studio and field production, including graphics, lighting, audio, teleprompter and editing. Classes are taught by RTN staff and other industry professionals who are qualified to teach proper production techniques and procedures. RTN production classes are designed to instruct and fully prepare each student to use the digital television studio and field production equipment, the ingress/egress work stations and the non-linear editing systems with confidence and skill, enabling them to create and produce their own television programs.

Upcoming Open House

Got A Story To Tell, Got A Mission To Accomplish?

Get On Raleigh Television Network's Channels RTN 10 & 22 And Get It Done!

The upcoming dates for the next Raleigh Television Network Open House are as listed below:

  • Friday, August 4, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 3, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Raleigh Television Network
310 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

919-996-6278

If you have any questions: email Debbie Carraway. The Open House is offered to Wake County residents.

Getting Started

The Open House workshop is the first step in becoming a certified community producer and it is required for anyone planning to use RTN's production equipment and facilities to produce and/or submit video content.

In the workshop, potential community producers and public access users are introduced to the policies and procedures and given a tour of the facility. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve non-discriminatory basis and is free and open to the public. RTN reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule Open House and workshops for another time.

Have content ready to air? Here's what you will need......

If you have content prepared (produced) and ready-to-air, you must have a minimum of three (3) episodes that meet the technical requirements to request a play out schedule (please see the technical section in Policies and Procedures). Less than three programs is not permitted. For more information, call 919-996-6278.

Download and complete this Public Access form and bring with you on the day of the Open House.

You may also fax a copy to our office at 919-996-7380.

Studio Production

Interested in a studio production? Here's what you will need ...

A crew of five (5) certified volunteers to assist with the production. They are also required to attend the Open House if they plan to enroll in the production workshops with you as part of your production team.

Eligibility Criteria

Raleigh Television Network facility and equipment use is available to individuals, organized groups, non-profit organizations and government agencies located within Raleigh and Wake County. An annual access membership fee is required of the producer/program provider, user, crew members and organizations that operate any RTN studio, control room, field or editing equipment.

Who is Eligible?

  • Any individual, organized group, non-profit organization or government agency within Raleigh or Wake County
  • Legal Residents of Raleigh/Wake County
    • Must be at least 18 years of age with a legal street mailing address in Raleigh, NC, or Wake County (A post office box is not acceptable.)
    • Must provide two forms of identification, one of which must be a current NC driver's license

Certification Requirements to Use RTN Equipment

  • Attend Open House (this is a requirement)
  • Complete appropriate classes and workshops
  • Pass the written and practical tests

Annual membership fees are required before a certified user is active as a community producer/program provider.

Channel Availability

Producers who provide ready-to-air programs may schedule playback time on RTN10 and RTN22.

Producers may also reserve the studio and equipment to televise and produce programs to air on RTN10 and RTN22.

Memberships

  • Fill out all required forms
  • Pay all required fees
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