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Public Access – Studio Certification

studioclass2Start your summer off right with this great opportunity to get into our spacious high definition TV studio!

You’ll learn the ins and outs of operating a studio environment, get an introduction to the cameras, lighting, sound, graphics and video switching equipment and work with professionals at RVTV to produce content which will go on the air at the conclusion of the course!

As part of becoming “studio certified,” local residents who take these courses are be expected to make themselves available for on-site learning opportunities on our Public Access Saturdays. It is expected that on the weekends between each workshop, attendees will volunteer on one or two studio sessions crewed by our presently certified Public Access Producers. There are three sessions on each Saturday, one from 9am to 12pm, the next from 12pm to 3pm, and the final from 3pm to 6pm – this provides six opportunities every two weeks to fulfill this certification requirement — and this doesn’t include the live studio shoots every Friday evening!

Courses for new producers are $30 per workshop pre-paid, while volunteering on Public Access productions is, naturally, free. Pre-payment for all four workshops ($150) guarantees your seat in the course and also guarantees you the pre-payment discount — otherwise workshops are $35 per session. Those who have already gone through our Studio Production Certification, but need a skills tune-up, are welcome to observe without being charged, so long as space is available. You can pre-pay to guarantee your seat in the class — just contact Charles at or (541) 552-6898.

Monday, April 1 – 6-8pm

Introduction to the Studio — explore  cameras, sound and lighting, along with the basic fundamentals of production

Monday, April 8 – 6-8pm

Introduction to the Control Room — get familiar with the high definition digital video switcher and learn about graphics management

Monday, April 15 – 6-8pm

Introduction to Directing — tie together the production space and production control elements into a coherent production

Monday, April 22 – 6-8pm

Studio Crew Drills — work every position on the production team to complete your comprehensive understanding of the studio

Monday, April 29 – 6-8pm

Capstone Experience: LIVE Production — you will produce your own television program appearing on RVTV Voices!