April 23, 2015

Make TV

If you would like to book a tour of the studio, please email cameron@necatnetwork.org or pegstudio@nashville.gov

 

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 Operation, Video Switching, Audio Engineering, Conducting Interviews, Lighting Design and Teleprompter Control. You also learn the Floor Director and Technical Director roles. This class is complimentary and has no charge but is required for all new members.

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 $50.00 and is only required for those who want to become a Producer. Technician-level members do not have to take this class.

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. Once classes are complete you can then book the studio to start shooting your own production.

 

Step 3: Enhance your skills

We are pleased to offer 3 complimentary technical classes after you become a member: Editing, Green Screen and Audio.
 
Please note, that you cannot take these 3 classes until you have completed the required TV Production & Pre-Production classes and paid your yearly membership fee in full.
 
To sign up for each, please contact the instructor: 
 
1. for Editing Class, please directly contact Tim Jarvis by email at tim.jarvis@nashville.gov or by phone 615-354-1731. This course is solely taught in the Adobe Premiere Pro editing software and taught on our in-house editing computers.. Please do not show up at the studio unannounced for class without contacting and confirming with the instructor first. Days and hours for Editing Class are flexible. 
 
2. for Green Screenplease directly contact Cynthia Townsend by email at cynthia.townsend@nashville.gov or by phone 615-354-1731. Please do not show up at the studio unannounced for class without contacting and confirming with the instructor first.
 
3. for Audio Classplease directly contact Adam Krulewicz by email at adam.krulewicz@nashville.gov or by phone 615-354-1731. Please do not show up at the studio unannounced for class without contacting and confirming with the instructor first.
 

 

October 2019

  • TV Production: October 17 & 18 – 6:00pm-9:30pm (full)
  • Pre-Production: October 23 & 24 – 6:00pm-9:30pm (full)
  • Editing: October 26 – 1:00pm-4:00pm (full)

 

November 2019

  • TV Production: November 14 & 15 – 6:00pm-9:30 pm (full)
  • Pre-Production: November 25 & 26 – 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • Editing: November 16 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Editing: November 30th – 1:00pm-4:00pm

 

December 2019

  • TV Production: December 5 & 6 – 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • All Day TV Production Class: Saturday, December 14th – 10:30am-6:00pm (reserved)
  • Pre-Production: December 17 & 18 – 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • Green Screen: Thursday, December 19th – 5:30pm-9:30pm

 

January 2020

  • TV Production: January 9 & 10 – 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • TV Production: January 30 & 31 – 6:00pm-9:30pm (reserved)

 

February 2020

  • TV Production: February 6 & 7 – 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • Green Screen: Wednesday, February 26th – 5:30pm-9:30pm

 

April 2020

  • Green Screen: Sunday. April 26th – 3:30pm-6:00pm

 

June 2020

  • Green Screen: Sunday, June 28th – 3:30pm-6:00pm

 

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


Sign Up For TV Production & Pre-Production Classes!  

If you would like to sign up for our TV Production or Pre Production classes (dates listed above) please contact cameron@necatnetwork.org or pegstudio@nashville.gov

If you need to reschedule, please also contact cameron@necatnetwork.org or pegstudio@nashville.gov. 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 and class credit. 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. If you leave early on nights of class, you may have to retake the course per discretion of the instructors.

To pay for a new technician or producer level membership, please use the form below: