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Berkeley Community Media is currently reworking our class structure according to the partnerships we form with various venue locations. We will still be offering one of the most powerful studio courses in the Bay: Green Screen techniques in combination with Sony HD cameras and the Tricaster Mini. We will also be teaching our latest equipment, the Sling Studio which allows producers to use their phones as the cameras and live switch between them on the iPad. This equipment will revolutionize the way you think about production from now on. 

We also offer Professional grade Panasonic Ac-AG130 HD Field Cameras along with lighting kits, reflectors and flags as well as audio equipment means you have everything you need to create a short film and film special community events and interviews on location.

Last but not least, is our editing lab dedicated to Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier products.

Our certification courses requiring membership include: Express Green Screen Studio, HD Field Production and Editing.

Our other workshops which DO NOT require membership include: Storyboarding, Screenwriting, 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.


Let us produce your in-house training videos, your next big conference, important interviews and special events.

Contact brian@betv.org to get a quote. 

Don't Just Watch TV, Be TV!


Main Studio Production

BCM no longer has the studio space, but still 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. Just ask us about our media services rate sheet for more detailed information.


FINAL Berzerkeley Live SHOW June 7th  2018

in the Berkeley High School Studio Space

To see past episodes, go to our You Tube Channel:


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



Tricaster Mini

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.



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 David Flores 

August 22, 23, 29, 30 Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm 

Taught at La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley 2 blocks north of Ashby BART.

Call (510) 848-2288 for more info 



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

Dates TBD

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


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."


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

Dates TBD

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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