Workshops for November

DMA offers the following workshops in our Core Competencies series this month. These workshops are free to community members who have attended DMA’s General Orientation.

DCTV Television Studio Workshop – Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 3:30 - 5 pm

Required to crew for studio productions. Training for how to crew a DCTV television production. You’ll learn how to run a studio camera, be a floor manager, and run the studio audio board in the control room. You’ll also learn how to set up and tear down the studio for a production, including the proper stowing of cables, configuring lighting, setting up microphones, and flipping the On-Air switch! Class can accommodate 8 people.
Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing! Hands-on demonstration w/ Q.& A.

Camera Basics: Sound 1 & Sound 2 (Double Workshop) - Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 - 6:45 - 7:45 pm & 8 - 9 pm

Register for either one or both hours. Learn the basics of sound recording and representation. Sound 1 will provide you with a basic understanding of terminology and technology involved in the capture of sound/audio in general and for your production. We will cover basic mic types and what situations they are used for, as well as the options for acquiring sound for your project, using the Canon XA-25 and TASCAM Dr-100 Mk.II as our example recording gear. Class can accommodate 8 people. Lecture w/ hands-on and Q.& A.

The second workshop covers the sound process with the intended purpose of recording interviews (as opposed to musical performance (Sound 3) or film work (Sound 4)). Microphone selection and various options and tips for capturing clear, intelligible audio will be discussed. Lecture w/ overheads and Q & A.

DCTV Website: Reservations & Resources Training - Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 7 - 8:30 pm

Required to participate as a volunteer producer at DMA. Training for how to use DCTV's website to make reservations, create show records, add episodes, and otherwise manage your production(s) at Davis Media Access. A review of available equipment and the requirements for checkout or use will also be included. Moving forward, this workshop and the skills learned in it will be required to make use of DCTV's facilities. Bringing your own laptop to follow along is suggested, but not required. Class can accommodate 20 people Lecture w/ hands-on and Q.& A.