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Berkeley Community Media is fully equipped with two HD Production Studios each using TriCaster system. We also offer Professional grade HD Field Production equipment and an editing lab dedicated to Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier.

Our certification courses requiring membership include Express Green Screen Studio, 4K Black Magic Studio, HD Field Production and Editing.

Our other workshops which do not require membership include: Storyboarding, Screenwriting and Interview Techniques and On-Camera Acting. 

Learn how to produce anything from Short or Feature length films to TV talk and entertainment shows to Non-profit public service announcements and training videos for organizations and government agencies. 

Open collaboration and production support means if you dream it up, we can teach you how to produce it!

Check out the list of certification courses and workshops to see what best fits your media needs.

We also offer Media Services at excellent rates. Let us video your next big conference. Contact Brian@betv.org to get a quote. 

Don't Just Watch TV, Be TV!

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Main Studio Production

Black Magic 4K HD Studio 

Learn how to operate 4K Black Magic Camera's, adjust the Professional Lighting Grid, Master the controls in the Control Room asTechnical Director, Audio Board Engineer. Generate Graphics using Tricaster 460, and learn Techniques for In Studio Floor Direction. Become Maestro of ALL as Director of this amazingly powerful studio!

With 2400 square feet of usable studio space, BCM has the capacity for productions on a grand scale: Gospel Choirs, Film Festivals, Dance Productions, Meet-up Film Screenings, Band and Symphony Music Performance with Audiences.

Students test their skills by producing  "Berzerkeley Live! Variety TV Show": Live audience, broadcast live, showcasing local talent from around the Bay Area.

Berkeley Community Media Proudly Presents:
"BERZERKELEY LIVE" Variety Show

To see past episodes, go to our You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JzsEYSSxk&t=3s


A BCM Student-Run production showcasing Bay Area talent filmed and broadcast LIVE on channel 28 and over our Live Stream Link:  www.bcmtv.org/article/watch_channel_28
 

4 sessions Taught by Brian Scott, David Flores and Joshua Hyman $80

May 22, 24, 29, 31    6-9 pm

 Berzerkeley Live! Variety TV Show: Broadcast Live on BCMTV channel 28 and internet live-stream on March 29th from 7-8 pm.                                                                                   

Don't Just Watch TV, BE TV!

 

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Express Green Screen Studio Class

Become a certified producer and you can share your message using the power of video. 

The Express Green Screen Studio Tricaster Mini classes will give you all the knowledge needed to use the equipment to make your own TV/Internet show. Learn the ins and outs of green screen techniques in concert with the TriCaster virtual sets to create news, entertainment magazine programs, music programs, yoga instruction, etc.

2 sessions Taught by Joshua Hyman $30 

April Certification:  April 10 and 12  Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm

May Certification: May 8 and 10 Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9pm

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Field Production Class

Do you have a film project you want to shoot on location? What about a great speaker at your local church? Or, your favorite open Mic scene? Take this class and gain access to all of our professional equipment

In just four classes you will learn how to create a finished video with all professional equipment: High Definition Panasonic cameras, Dracast LED lighting kit,  C-Stands with Flags and reflectors, Audio equipment: Sennheiser shotgun, lavaliers, SM57, SM58 mics.

Learn how to properly mic, stage and light your subjects creating powerful images to further tell your story.

Prerequisite for DSLR class. 

4 Sessions $80 Taught by Joshua Hyman and David Flores 

April Certification: April 19, 21, 26, 28  Thursdays 6-9 pm and Saturdays 3-6 pm

 

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Final Cut Pro X Certification

FCPX 10.3 

Final Cut Pro X 10.3 is a highly sophisticated editing application that introduces brand new, groundbreaking tools. 

You will learn professional techniques like how to organize and lay down content on the time line, add titles, credits, effects, color correction, audio enhancement and dynamic transitions. This new version has customizable, recallable workspaces, powerful, new audio organization tools and you can add audio fades with one click. Tell YOUR story, YOUR way.

4 sessions $120  Taught by Shari Dyer

April Certification Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23 Mondays 6-9pm

(this class is limited to 6 students. Payment is due in advance to secure seat in the class)

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2017 Teacher Endorsements:

"I really appreciated Shari's class. Love her friendly attitude, love how knowledgeable she is. Love how she tailored the class to my speed. Thanks!"

"This is a must take class for beginners who want to adapt to edit videos and visuals...Thanks to Shari (our teacher) for teaching us great/quick short keys. Loved and enjoyed it."

"Great class with lots to cover...and lots of individual attention."

"I enjoyed all the reference material that was provided by Instructor Dyer and have already begun using some of it."

"Shari was very clear and patient. I can tell she loves editing and knows a lot. All in all, I would highly suggest this class to anyone wanting to learn the basics of Final Cut Pro X."

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Screenwriting Workshop

This workshop will introduce participants to screenwriting for film and television. The workshop will cover the proper formatting; the aspects of story structure; character development; use of conflict; and dialogue. There will be in class writing challenges as well as writing assignments to be done for the following classes. This workshop is designed for participants with some knowledge of film or television production. 

Meja Tyehimba, Instructor 5 Sessions $60

The success of this class was amazing.

Please keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming workshop dates. 

 

MEJA TYEHIMBA, Writer/Producer/Director, is a published author, playwright, screen writer and filmmaker.

 

  • Her four short films: When Least Expected, Cantaloupe, In The Key of D and Life premiered at the Queer Women Of Color Film Festivals in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014.
  • Her plays include “Sketches From A Black Girls Diary; I’m Ev’ry Woman; Real, Kids Game;, Y and The Griot were produced in New York with the exception of The Griot, produced in SF.
  • Written several feature screenplays: How Deep The Cut; Gemini; Jitterbug Rabbit And His Friends and The Last Kiss.
  • Taught Acting, Stage Crafts, Playwriting and Film Production for all age groups and cultures, here in SF, DC and NY.
  • Member of the Queer Women Of Color production team and the head of AriSata Productions.
  • Currently working on her first documentary Tradition-Fear-Courage, the plight of an OUT Saudi Arabian gay man.

 

 

These are our core member classes. We also offer a number of television production, filmmaking and motion graphics classes including: 

  • On Camera Acting
  • Script to Screen Production 
  • Photoshop for Animation
  • Studio Directing
  • Studio Audio 
  • Studio Lighting
  • DSLR Film Production
  • Film Maker Boot Camp

... and many more. Become a member now to see a schedule of the classes we have coming up. Or you can find out more by calling us at 510-848-2288.

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