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

NECAT offers two required classes to begin using our studio.

TV Production is a 2-night class teaching you all of the technical elements of working in a TV studio: Camera, Audio, Lights, Video Switcher, Teleprompter, Audio Mixing. You also learn the Floor Director and Technical Director roles. This class is $50. 

TV Pre-Production is a 2-night class, which is taken after TV Production has been completed. This class teaches you all of the elements of putting a series together, managing a studio, collaborating with crew, and becoming a NECAT Producer. This class is $50. 

Both classes are fun, interactive, and hands-on. 

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

November 2017
TV Production: November 6 & 7 – 6:00-9:30pm
Green Screen: November 15 & 16 – 6:00-9:30pm

December 2017
Editing: December 2 & 3 – 1:00-3:00pm
TV Production: December 4 & 5 – 6:00-9:30pm
TV Pre-Production: December 12 & 13 – 6:00-9:30pm
Editing: December 9 & 10 – 1:00-3:00pm

January 2018
TV Production: January 8 & 9 – 6:00-9:30pm
Green Screen: January 22 & 23 – 6:00-9:30pm

February 2018
TV Production: February 10 – 6:00-9:30pm – This will be a special one-day weekend class for those students who cannot attend week-night classes. 
TV Pre-Production: February 20 & 21 – 6:00-9:30pm

March 2018
TV Production: March 5 & 6 – 6:00-9:30pm
Green Screen: March 19 & 20 – 6:00-9:30pm

Each night of production class must be taken within the same week – TV Production must be taken on Monday and Tuesday 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.