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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 can teach you how to produce it. Below are the current class descriptions and dates they are offered. Become a Member and make a difference in your community today! 


Main Studio Production

In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know to produce your own Television Show. This 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, Music Performance with Audiences. In fact, the final production for the HD Studio Production class includes the now infamous "Berzerkeley Live! Variety TV Show"

Berkeley Community Media Proudly Presents:
A brand new production showcasing amazing artists, dancers, poets and musicians throughout the Bay Area.

Our production studio students will be filming with state of the art 4K Black Magic Cameras and the awesome TriCaster system in combo with our 4800 square foot studio space, we are READY TO ROCK YOUR WORLD AND HAVE YOU ROCK OURS WITH YOUR Skills and Local TALENT!

The format of our Variety TV Show will feature a band and a multitude of special artists (poets, dancers, magicians, singers, comedians, rappers, b-boy dancers, jugglers, etc) filmed and broadcast LIVE on channel 28 and over our Live Stream Link:  


Four sessions $80

Certification: January 24, 26, 31, and Feb 2, 2017 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm

Berzerkeley Live! Variety TV Show scheduled for February 12th with Live Audience with Live Production and Broadcast on BCMTV.org LIVE from 5-6 pm 

Don't Just Watch TV, BE TV!



Express Studio Class

The Express 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. Or, put in your own creative photos tailor-made to entertain the audience of your choosing.  

2 sessions $30

Certification: February 21 and 22 Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9pm


Field Production Class

In just four classes you will learn how to create a finished video. Create a story-board and shoot your film or program using our High Definition, professional Panasonic camera's. 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

FCPX 10.3 Classes

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

February 6, 13, 20, 27 Mondays 6-9 pm

(this class is limited to 4 students. If not paid for in advance, there may not be room so sign up early!)






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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