April 23, 2015

Make TV

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If you would like to book a tour of the studio, please email katie@necatnetwork.org

Becoming a member at NECAT is easy! 


Step 1: Take our classes

You first need to take TV Production – this is a 3-night class for $75, which teaches you all of the equipment you will find in the studio: Cameras, Audio, Lights and all of the equipment you will find in the control room: Video Switcher, Teleprompter, Audio Mixing. You will also learn the Floor Director and Technical Director positions. This is a required class to be able to do anything here at NECAT.

If you intend to become a NECAT Producer you will also take TV Pre-Production. This is a 2-night class for $25. This class will teach you all aspects of pre-production: script outline, storyboarding, shooting schedule, studio floor plan, etc. You can only take TV Pre-Production after you have completed TV Production.

Registration is required for all classes.

Step 2: Pick your membership status

Technician level membership has an annual fee of $40. As a Technician you can volunteer as crew on the production shoots of NECAT Producers. All students who have completed TV Production can volunteer for any position in the studio and the control room.

Producer level membership has an annual fee of $80. TV Production and TV Pre-Production are required for this membership. Before becoming a Producer you must also volunteer on 2 production shoots of other Producers to gain some hands-on experience. Once classes and volunteer days are complete you can then book the studio to start shooting your own production.

Step 3: Enhance your skills

NECAT also offers additional classes to enhance your skills and the overall look of your show. You can get expert level training in Green Screen, Lighting Design, Audio, Editing, etc. More classes are added regularly, so sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.


Class List and Dates    back to top

September 2017
TV Production: September 5 & 6 – 6:00-9:30pm
TV Pre-Production: September 13 & 14 – 6:00-9:30pm
Green Screen: September 19 & 20 – 6:00-9:30pm
Editing: Saturday 1-3pm & Sunday 3-5pm

October 2017
No classes in October. 

November 2017
TV Production: November 7, 8, & 9 – 6:00-9:30pm
TV Pre-Production: November 15 & 16 – 6:00-9:30pm
Editing: Saturday 1-3pm & Sunday 3-5pm

December 2017
TV Production: December 5, 6, & 7 – 6:00-9:30pm
Green Screen: December 12 & 13 – 6:00-9:30pm
Editing: Saturday 1-3pm & Sunday 3-5pm

Each night of production class must be taken within the same week – TV Production must be taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday back to back. However, TV Production Level and TV Pre-Production do not have to be taken within the same month.

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If you have already taken classes at NECAT or are already a member, sign up for classes here.

If you need to reschedule, please contact Katie at katie@necatnetwork.org. Please be aware that failure to cancel your class reservation within 48 hours of class start time will result in a loss of your fees. Notify NECAT or PEG Studio staff if you are going to be late. If you are going to be more than 20 minutes late for any class, please reschedule.