Event Calendar

General Orientation
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:30pm
  • Davis Media Access General Orientation* (free)

March 4, 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Learn all about Davis Media Access, Davis Community Television and KDRT 95.7 LP-FM, our community radio station.  This orientation explains the volunteer opportunities and resources available for community members to use, as well as the history and structure of DMA. Orientation also covers creating a DCTV user account (needed to check out equipment), how to make reservations, creating show and episode records for your productions, and what equipment is available so you can get started right away.

*Required to participate as a Volunteer/Volunteer Producer/DJ/check out gear/take workshops

Greenscreen Workshop - Fun with Chroma Keying!
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ever wonder how those behind-the-scenes specialFX shot in front of green screens work? Chroma keying (AKA greenscreen) is a great way to add production value (and VisualFX!) to your project, but you need to understand how it all works in order to avoid making your project look cheap with poor quality greenscreen work. This workshop will introduce you to the principles of chroma keying using some fun little projects! We will cover how to shoot green screen material, how to light a screen (typically green) for the best results, how to utilize DMA’s studio green wall, how to set up your chroma keys in Final Cut Pro X and some useful Apps you can get to help you out. Lecture w/ hands- on and Q&A.

General Orientation
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
  • Davis Media Access General Orientation* (free)

March 20, Noon - 1pm

Learn all about Davis Media Access, Davis Community Television and KDRT 95.7 LP-FM, our community radio station.  This orientation explains the volunteer opportunities and resources available for community members to use, as well as the history and structure of DMA. Orientation also covers creating a DCTV user account (needed to check out equipment), how to make reservations, creating show and episode records for your productions, and what equipment is available so you can get started right away.

*Required to participate as a Volunteer/Volunteer Producer/DJ/check out gear/take workshops

Introduction to Sound for Video
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:30pm

Learn the basic terminology and technology for sound recording and representation, as it applies to video production. We will cover basic mic types and what situations they are used for, as well as the options for acquiring sound (location sound, ADR, libraries, etc.) for your project. We’ll also talk about how sound works in Final Cut Pro X, as well as the basics of editing and mixing the sound and music you’ve acquired for your video production. Learn how to make yours clear and audible so it serves your production. Lecture w/ hands-on and Q&A. **Please note this workshop focuses on audio for video, not recording for podcasts, radio, or music production. This workshop is $10.