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Public Access – Field Certification

Dean Walker at Ashland City BandThe Summer session of our RVTV Field Producer Certification course begins on August 3rd!

Public Access Producers who wish to learn the basics of Field Production can use this certification course to qualify for  check-out of our Public Access Field Production equipment, including cameras, tripods, microphones and more!

New producers (who pay $30 a workshop) are first in line, but any currently certified producers who wish to brush up on their skills may re-take these courses for free too, so long as space as available.

To secure your seat in the course, pre-payment is required for all four workshops ($120 total). Ashland residents receive a 20% discount.

The ‘final’ project for the Field Production workshops is either a Public Service Announcement or a news package developed by the Producers themselves – a great way to get the word out about a local cause, non-profit organization or charity! After the final workshop, your PSA or news package will premiere on RVTV Voices and will also be featured in our Newsletter and on-demand at our Public Access Archive.

Field certification workshops are primarily taught by David Bruce, an RVTV Mentor and our most prolific field producer, responsible for several ongoing series on our public access channel, RVTV Voices, covering music, arts and culture in the Rogue Valley and beyond.

Contact Public Access staff at (541) 552-6898 to register. Currently certified field producers may re-take the class free of charge only if there are open seats remaining. Here’s our workshop schedule, with all meetings held in the DMC Classroom (Room 121):

Saturday, August 3rd – 12-2pm

Introduction to the Principles of Film/Television Theory & basic techniques of television and film producers.

Saturday, August 10th – 12-2pm

Fundamentals of camera, tripod and microphone operation.  Introduction to the Public Access Equipment, demonstrations of equipment use and test shoots with participants, review of PSA/News Proposals and development of content.  Check out your field equipment!

August 10th – 23rd: Students develop their script and shoot footage for their PSA projects.

Saturday, August 24th – 12-2pm

Introduction to editing.  Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere and start your project file in the Public Access editing lab.

August 24th – September 6th: Students work with their footage to assemble and refine their PSA video final project.

Saturday, Septebmer 7th – 12-2pm

EXPORT DAY!  Staff will assist with proper exporting of your finished timeline.  Then its time to premiere your work with your cohort. Attendees review projects, provide feedback and are given tips and tools for future endeavors.  You’re now a certified RVTV field producer and able to access the basic field gear for your RVTV Voices projects.

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