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Workshops

The first step in producing a show at AccessVision is to learn how to use our equipment. AccessVision offers public workshops that teach you how to produce and air your own television show. Most classes are multiple sessions lasting about two hours each in length. While you do not necessarily need to take all of the classes, you must complete all sessions of a class to be certified to use that equipment. Advance registration for workshops is required, at least 1 business day before the class begins.

To register, please stop by our offices at 70 West Michigan Avenue, suite 112 and sign up; payment is due at registration. If you are new to AccessVision, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the first class so that your contact information can be entered into our membership database. You will also need to provide photo identification that includes your current mailing address in order to check out equipment. If you have any questions about the classes, please call Jason at (269) 968-3633.

See how easy it is to a digital camcorder. Learn basic camera techniques, including when to use AUTO or MANUAL settings. See how to set exposure and focus, frame shots, use the tripod, microphones and lighting kit. You'll experience firsthand how to get professional-looking results. Two sessions, $20 per person. You must attend both sessions to complete the class. Class size: maximum 6.

Materials:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, May 10 & 11, 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, June 28 & 29, 5:30-8 p.m.

Learn how to edit video using Final Cut Pro X in this 4-session class. First, you’ll get up to speed on using a Mac. Then we’ll cover the basics of editing, like importing and organizing media, trimming clips, assembling the timeline, adjusting audio and adding titles & special effects. You’ll have hands-on time to practice editing a short video. The final session covers advanced features like multicam editing and creating motion effects. Four sessions, $30 per person. You must attend all sessions to complete the class. Class size: maximum 6.

Materials:

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 17, 18, 24 & 25, 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Tuesday & Wednesdays, June 14-15, 21 & 22, 5:30-8 p.m.

In this 2-session class, you'll learn how to set up and use the portable studio to record live events on location with up to 4 cameras. Class size: maximum 6. You must attend both sessions to complete the class. (*Prerequisite: Volunteer for one remote production prior to checking out equipment.)

Materials:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, May 31 & June 1, 5:30-8 p.m.

Learn how to record a show in our 3-camera studio. We’ll cover basic techniques of directing, switching, camera operation, lighting and everything else you need to know to produce either a recorded show or a live show. Two sessions, $20 per person. You must attend both sessions to complete the class. Class size: requires a minimum of 3; maximum 6.

Materials:

  • Tuesday & Thursday, June 7 & 9, 5:30-8 p.m.