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With two, 3 camera HD Production Studios each using TriCaster system, fully equipped HD Field Production equipment and Final Cut Pro X Mac Lab, plus classes in green screen, story boarding and on-camera acting, BCM offers all of our members a full range of Media Education to produce anything from Short or Feature length films to TV talk and entertainment shows to Non-profit public service announcements and training videos.

You dream it up and we'll teach you how to produce it. 

Below are the current class descriptions and dates offered.  

Become a Member and make a difference in your community today! 


Main Studio Production

Want to produce your own TV Show?       We've got the equipment and skills to teach you how!         

Includes operation of 4K Black Magic Camera's, Professional Lighting Grid, Control Room Technical Director, Audio Board and Mic Set up and Operation, Generation of Graphics using Tricaster 460, and Techniques for In Studio Floor Direction.

With 4800 square feet of usable studio space, BCM has the capacity for productions on a grand scale: Gospel Choirs, Film Festivals, Dance Productons, Meet-up Film Screenings, Band and Symphony Music Performance with Audiences. In fact, the final production for the HD Studio Production class includes the now infamous "Berzerkeley Live! Variety TV Show" Showcasing local talent from around the Bay Area.

Berkeley Community Media Proudly Presents:
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


Four sessions $80

Certification: September 20, 21, 27, 29 from 6-9pm

 Berzerkeley Live! Variety TV Show                                                                                                                                                                             Crewed by BCM media students of the Main Studio Production class Friday September 29th from 7:30-8:30 pm. Arrive by 7pm to get a good seat before the show goes live at 7:30.

Don't Just Watch TV, BE TV!



Express Green Screen Studio Class

What's your vision for community? Bring in a photo and you could be shouting your message from the mountain tops!

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 and use virtual sets to create news, entertainment magazine programs. 

2 sessions $30

Certification: October 17th and 20th Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9pm


Field Production Class

Do you have a film project you want to shoot on location?

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. Four sessions $80

Certification Dates: TBD



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.

Four sessions $120  Taught by Shari Dyer

November 6, 13, 20, 27 Mondays 6-9 pm. 

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

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 newer told to edit videos and visuals...Thanks to Shari (our teacher) for teaching us great/quick short keys. Loved and enjoyed it."


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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