Workshops & Events

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BNN Orientation Thursday, Jun 20th, 2019 Thursday, Jun 20th, 2019

This one-hour introduction to BNNMedia will explain: what public access television is and how it works, our policies and procedures, the 3 educational tracks (Field, Studio and Radio Production), facilities access and memberships and its’ distinctions; followed by a tour of our facilities.

Orientation is mandatory for all new members who wish to become a certified BNN producer in any of our educational tracks.

Studio Basics - Intro Monday, Jun 24th, 2019 Monday, Jun 24th, 2019

This class is an introduction to studio production, an orientation to the control room, and studio rules and guidelines. It will be held on Monday or Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

*Prerequisite for Studio Certification
**The first class in the à la carte - Studio Certification Series.

Instructor: Barbara Barrow-Murray

Basic Studio Production Workshop Monday, Jun 24th, 2019 Monday, Aug 5th, 2019

In this 12-session workshop, students will learn the basics of Studio production. The class is broken into lecture and practicum. It will cover a range of topics from producing, directing, scriptwriting for TV, interviewing and hosting skills as well as the technical: cameras, audio, lighting, set design and graphics.

The final sessions are dedicated to the certification process. Students will produce a program and assist classmates with their own.

*Students must Complete the certification process to be a certified Studio Producer.

**Prerequisites: Full BNN membership, Orientation & Basic Computer Proficiency.

Duration: 6 Weeks
Days: Monday & Wednesday 6 weeks.
Times: 6:00 PM -8:00 PM

Instructors: Barbara Barrow-Murray and Leroy McLaurin

Studio Basics - Studio Cameras & Floor Managing Wednesday, Jun 26th, 2019 Wednesday, Jun 26th, 2019

Students learn the following: introduction to studio cameras, basic framing, camera movements, floor management, floor language, and the production switcher.

This workshop is one of the pre-requisites for all members seeking to be certified as a Studio Producer.

*** A BNN membership allows individuals to access and utilize the studio facility after the completion of all pre-requisite studio classes.

Instructor: Leroy McLaurin
Day: Monday or Wednesday
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Scriptwriting-Hosting-Interviewing Techniques Monday, Jul 1st, 2019 Monday, Jul 1st, 2019

In this class members will learn how the basics in developing a script, hosting and interviewing techniques.

Studio Basics - Audio for TV Production Monday, Jul 8th, 2019 Monday, Jul 8th, 2019

Studio Basics - Audio for TV Production

This class will introduce the concept of studio audio. Students will learn the different types of microphones, their pick-up patterns and placements, how to operate an audio board and other audio devices in the studio.

This workshop is a pre-requisite for all members seeking to be certified as a Studio Producer.

***BNN Membership allows individuals to access and utilize the studio facility after the completion of all pre-requisite studio classes. This class will be held on Monday or Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Instructor: Leroy McLaurin

Basic Radio Production Tuesday, Jul 16th, 2019 Tuesday, Jul 30th, 2019

Basic Radio Production
In this class, participants will learn the fundamental of Broadcast Radio Production in five sessions. The class will cover the following: radio equipment and how to use it, FCC rules and regulations, pre-production, hosting and interviewing techniques, audio editing on Audacity, and show promotions.

Prerequisites: Full BNN membership, BNN Orientation, and Basic Computer Proficiency

Instructors: Brett Rodrigues & Glenn Williams

Days: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Studio Basics - Lighting & Set Design Wednesday, Jul 17th, 2019 Wednesday, Jul 17th, 2019

Basics of Studio Lighting & Set Design

In this class members will learn the basics of studio lighting - the basic concept of 3 & 4 point lighting set-ups, understanding the lighting grid and how to best utilize various set designs for your productions.

This workshop is a pre-requisite for all members seeking to be certified as a Studio Producer.

*BNN Membership allows individuals to access and utilize the studio facility after the completion of all pre-requisite studio classes. This class will be held on Monday or Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Instructor: Leroy McLaurin

BNN Orientation Thursday, Jul 18th, 2019 Thursday, Jul 18th, 2019

This one-hour introduction to BNNMedia will explain: what public access television is and how it works, our policies and procedures, the 3 educational tracks of Field, Studio and Radio Production, facilities access and memberships and its’ distinctions. The Orientation will be followed by a tour of our facilities and studios.

Orientation is mandatory for all new members who wish to become a certified BNN producer in any of our educational tracks.

Basic Field Production and Editing Workshop Monday, Sep 9th, 2019 Monday, Oct 21st, 2019

Basic Field Production and Editing

Become a content creator; learn to tell a compelling story using field production and video editing fundamentals. This workshop combines Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production in a single track. Students will learn the fundamentals of framing, shot composition, camera operations, basic lighting, and audio. They will also learn concepts of editing while developing an understanding of Final Cut Pro X: project and media management, type of cuts, adding audio, graphics, effects, and transitions. Students will gain practical experience by shooting and editing their final certification project.

Prerequisites: Full BNN membership & Basic Computer Proficiency
****All student must complete a certification show to become a Certified Field Producer.
Instructors: Monique Douglas & Isabel Garcia-Ostwald