Training Sessions

BCAT offers a variety of training workshops from the beginner

level to advanced levels in a variety of production areas.

Whether your interest is in learning the basics or honing your

skills with post production special effects or learning the advanced

features of shooting with our cameras, we have workshops to meet your needs.


All BCAT training and workshops are FREE to those who live or work in Burlington



SPRING 2015 Sessions:

 To register email or call 781-273-5922





Orientation                            Tuesday, May 12th – 7- 8pm

Welcome to BCAT. Come on inside and get a tour of the studio and learn about your local cable access television studio. Burlington Cable Access has a lot to offer so come check it out.


Limit: None



Cast & Crew Night             Tuesday, May 19th  – 7- 8:30pm

Calling all Cast & Crew!  It’s a night put aside for you here at BCAT to be able to get together share your ideas, brainstorm and hangout with your fellows Long time BCAT people share your experience and well-earned wisdom. New to the studio? Come see how it’s done.





Basic Camcorder                                   Tuesday, June 2nd  – 7- 8:30pm

Want to cover an event in town? Shoot something on location? Whether its the big game, or group putting on a demonstration or you making your story idea come to life, you will need to learn the skills to successfully capture your event. This course will show you the basics when it comes to camcorders, microphones, tripods, shot composition and more.


Limit: 8



Intro to Studio                                      Thursday, June 11th  – 7- 8:30pm

What is BCAT?  Learn all the basics you need to do a production in studio, whether you are a complete beginner or just want a refresher.  You will learn the cameras, basic three point lighting, how to operate the audio board, how graphics are brought onto the screen, how to switch between cameras and basic directing commands.


Limit: 8



Audio; Inside & Out                             Tuesday, June 16th 7-8:30pm 

Audio is one of the underappreciated aspects of television production.  Do it right and no one notices. Do it wrong and your production is ruined.  Come on down to the studio and learn how to set up audio for a variety of settings both here in the studio and in the field.


Limit: 6



 Livetype & Motion                              Tuesday, June 23rd   – 7- 9pm

Want to make eye catching  titles, credits, subtitles, announcements, etc. for your production?  Livetype and Motion are two such programs that can do this for you. Make your production a memorable one with the use of these two programs.


Limit: 6



 Short Films & Documentaries            Thursday, July 16th  – 7- 8:30pm

Ever watch something produced by Ken Burns and wish you could do that?  At BCAT you can.  Sign up for this class and learn all the tips and tricks you will need to share your stories with the rest of the world.


Limit: 6



 Set Design & Lighting                        Tuesday, July 21st  – 7- 9pm  

 What do you want your show to look like?  BCAT has a plethora of set pieces and furniture to give your show the look you desire.  Lighting sets the mood and ambiance.  Good lighting goes unnoticed while bad lighting leaves all your efforts in the dark.


Limit: 6 



Intro to Final Cut Pro                                     Thursday, July 30th  – 7- 9pm

You shot out on location and now it’s time to make a production out of all that raw footage.  Which take is the best to use? What is b-roll?  What is a timeline and what is it’s relationship to a sequence? Sign up for this class and find out.



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