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



FALL 2015 Sessions:

 To register email or call 781-273-5922





Orientation                                              Tuesday, September 1st  – 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



Basic Camcorder                                    Thursday, September 10th – 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.





Intro to Sports Coverage                       Thursday, September 17th – 7- 9pm

Burlington High School is a hotbed of exciting sports games, and we want you to get involved in our coverage! We'll teach you some techniques of how to record your favorite sport and give you some tips about announcing. Is there a sport you want on BCAT that we currently don't show? We'll teach you how to get it on our airwaves!



Limit: 8



Intro to Photoshop                                 Tuesday, September 22nd  – 7- 9pm

Have you ever had an interest in Graphic Design? Adobe Photoshop is the cutting edge computer program for creating graphics and editing photos. BCAT is currently offering a workshop on the basics of Photoshop so you can understand the capabilities of the program.


Limit: 8



Intro to News Reporting                        Wednesday, September 23nd  – 7- 9pm

Ever want to cover a news story? This class will teach you the basic techniques that a reporter uses when covering a story.  Covering an event for the news is more than just pointing a camera and hitting record. Take this course and we may just be seeing you work on BNEWS. 


Limit: 6



Intro to Final Cut Pro                             Tuesday, October 6th - 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.


Limit: 6


Intro to the New Studio                         Thursday, October 15th - 7-9pm

 What's new at BCAT? The new studio control room set up is what’s new. This class will include all the basics you need to do a production in studio as well as operating the new studio interface, the Tricaster.   Whether you’re brand new to studio productions or have done them before sign up for this class and learn the new system. 


Limit: 6



Audio; Inside & Out                               Tuesday, October 20th – 7- 9pm  

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 



Final Cut Pro Vs Premiere                     Thursday, November 5th  – 7- 9pm

BCAT is introducing an additional non-linear editing program to make available for volunteers to use on their projects. Which one works best for you? Sign up for this workshop and learn the pros & cons of both Final Cut Pro and Premiere.


Limit: 6 



Cast & Crew Night                                 Tuesday, November 10th – 7- 9pm

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.






Go with the Go Pro                                Thursday, November 19th – 7- 9pm

GoPro cameras are small mountable cameras primarily used in high action shoots like snowboarding, waterskiing, and mountain biking. The GoPro is also capable of shooting amazing time-lapse videos as well.  BCAT is offering a workshop that will teach the basic uses and techniques of shooting with a GoPro camera


Limit: 6


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