Virtual Orientation Class: Free and Mandatory for New Members

Just signed up as a member? You will need to attend the virtual orientation on Zoom.us where you will learn a few things about a community media center, so everyone stays in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission rules. You have to attend an orientation before using the studio or borrowing equipment, but you are welcome to start classes before attending an orientation.

The next available virtual orientations are:

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up to attend an orientation.


Radio Producer Training – One-On-One Training By Appointment

Train to use our pre-record and/or live Radio Studios with a member mentor, to create your own show through a flexible 2 hour training session.

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to set up your training!


Field Production Class

Learn how to video record using video & audio equipment from the Access Sacramento equipment lending library. You will learn three-point lighting basics, how to use high definition camcorders, tripod & audio equipment accounting for different field location conditions.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $40
Total Class Sessions: Each class consists of four (4) sessions, 3 hours each session

Cohort #6:  Tuesdays, Feb 21 – Mar 14, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cohort #7:  Mondays, May 1 – May 22, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.


TV Studio Production Class

Want to use the Access Sacramento TV studio to make your own television show?  Taking this class is the first step in making this happen.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $60
Total Class Sessions: Each class consists of six (6) sessions, 3 hrs each session

Cohort #6: Mondays, Jan 23 – Mar 6 2023  (Class full!)

Cohort #7: Mondays, Mar 13 – April 17 2023  (Class full!)

Cohort #8: Mondays, June 5 – July 17 2023

TV Studio Production Refresher Class

For those who have already taken the studio class. First come, first serve.
Instructor:
Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: No charge
Monday, September 11, 2023, , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.


Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro Class

This  class teaches basic navigation and edit functions in this popular non-linear editing software program.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $40
Total Class Sessions: Each class consists of four (4) sessions, three (3) hours each session.

Cohort #2: Tuesdays, May 2-23, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cohort #3: Tuesdays, July 11- Aug 1, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.


Tricaster Training Class

A Tricaster is a video production switching & recording tool that enables you to incorporate many elements into your video without heavy post-edit production. Learn to navigate the interface and how to build it with external elements. Helpful to have taken the field production or field studio production classes.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $40
Total Class Sessions: This workshop consists of two (2) sessions, three (3) hours each session.

Cohort #1:  Tuesdays, March 28 – April 4, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cohort #2:  Mondays, July 24 – July 31, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.


Lighting Basics Workshop

This class is designed to give you a solid lighting foundation to build upon with ease; so, you’ll be empowered to avoid putting huge light reflections on your interviewee’s glasses or casting unwanted shadows on your video.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $10
Non-member Cost: $25
Total Class Sessions: This workshop consists of a one-hour single session.

Cohort #2: Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.


DIY Lighting on a Budget Workshop

Do you have pro filmmaker aspirations, but no pro budget? Join us as we explore what you can do with your creativity, a local hardware store and a fist full of pesos. In this hour-long workshop, we’ll test out low budget lighting and DIY light modifiers.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $10
Non-member Cost: $25
Total Work Sessions: This workshop consists of a one-hour single session.

Cohort #1:  Tuesday April 18, 2023, 6 – 7 pm

Cohort #2:  Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 6 – 7 pm

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.


Camera Techniques For Effect Workshop

Ready to take your camera work beyond basics so you can set the mood to tell your story? Take a dive into what motivates camera movement, camera angles, and the use of the many different camera settings.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $10
Non-member Cost: $25
Total Workshop Sessions: This workshop consists of a one-hour single session.

Monday Sept 25, 2023

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.

How To Make A Film

You have a script. So now what do you do?  This workshop samples script breakdown, highlights scheduling, discusses managing expectation–all of the production realities for a beginner filmmaker.
Instructor:  Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $40
Non-member Cost: $50
Total Workshop Session: This workshop consists of a single three-hour session.
Saturday,  May 13, 2023, 1 – 4 pm
Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.

Camera Ready Make-up Basics

Bunny Stewart teaches this fun, hand-on workshop where you learn how to apply camera ready make-up.  Plan on getting your make-up done and on doing another student’s make-up.  This area needs more trained make-up artists on set which could be you!
Instructor:  Bunny Stewart
Member Cost:  $40
Non-member Cost:  $50
Total Workshop Sessions:  This workshop consists of a single four-hour session. Bring your lunch.
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10 am – 2 pm
Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.