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Wanna Be On TV? Here's How

Interested in producing your own show but not sure where to start? Come get a behind-the-scenes look at our studios and take the first step towards being a part of CAN TV.

Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at CAN TV, 322 S. Green St. It's free!

Can't make it Saturday? CAN TV holds free orientation sessions to introduce Chicago residents to the opportunities available at CAN TV.

Sessions are held at 322 South Green Street and do not require a reservation. Please be prompt. There is no admittance once the session starts.

Bring a photo ID with proof of city of Chicago street address, or a letter on organizational letterhead authorizing you to represent a nonprofit group based in the city of Chicago.

To reserve a spot in the Introduction to Video Production class place a $25 deposit after the orientation session.

Orientation Dates
Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 22 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 26 5:45 p.m.

For more information about training schedules call (312) 738-1400.

Also available:

PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS

Examinations will be offered to individuals who have video production experience and desire to become certified access users without undergoing basic hands-on training at CAN TV. Anyone wishing to take a proficiency exam must first attend an orientation session. Each session costs $50.00 for a two-hour session.

PRODUCTION TRAINING

The purpose of taking video production training at Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) is to become eligible to produce noncommercial programming using CAN TV's equipment and facilities. Click here for a list of classes and production flow chart PDF.

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION (IVP)
A detailed overview of different video production methods. Identify the most effective uses of video for your particular program ideas and needs. Develop pre-production skills and learn to write a treatment. Classes meet for one four-hour session on weekends or weeknights.

CLASS SIZE = 6
CLASS FEE = $25 (deductible toward one production course which you select from the list below.)

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STUDIO PRODUCTION

BASIC STUDIO
Procedures and techniques for camera operation, directing, audio, switching, lighting, and electronic titling in our main studio. Classes meet once for four hours, then once a week for eight hours with a one-hour lunch break on three consecutive weekends.
CLASS SIZE = 8
CLASS FEE = $200

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FIELD PRODUCTION

BASIC PORTABLE AND EDITING
On-location production using a digital video camcorder, microphones, and lights. Classes are offered in weeknight and weekend sessions. Classes meet once a week for four hours for five consecutive weeks. Includes basic editing with the non-linear Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 system.

CLASS SIZE = 4
CLASS FEE = $275

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BASIC PORTABLE
Class meets for four hours for two consecutive weeks.
CLASS SIZE = 6
CLASS FEE = $75

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P.V.O.M. (Portable Video Operations Module)
Combine portable and studio methods with our two-camera, Mini-DV production system. Classes meet once a week for eight hours on three consecutive weekends.
CLASS SIZE = 8
CLASS FEE = $175

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OTHER TRAINING AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

NON-LINEAR EDITING
Edit pre-recorded footage into completed programs with the new non-linear Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 system. Classes meet once a week for four hours for three consecutive weeks.
CLASS SIZE = 4
CLASS FEE = $200

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PRACTICE SESSIONS
Free, hands-on, supervised practice for certified users in studio, basic portable, editing, electronic titling, and PVOM.

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For more information call (312) 738-1400
or stop by our offices at 322 South Green Street
(one block west of Halsted at Van Buren)

CAN TV office hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Production Services hours of operation are:
Monday & Friday

2 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Tue., Wed., Thurs.,

5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Editing

Monday & Friday

Noon - 11 p.m.

Tues., Wed., Thurs.,

4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

9 a.m. - Midnight

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DISCLOSURE: The executive director of CAN TV is Barbara Popovic, who is also a friend and landlord to Beachwood editor & publisher Steve Rhodes.

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Comments welcome.



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