The first step to making your own show at NWCT is attend an Orientation. The one hour Orientation introduces you to all NWCT has to offer plus you'll have the opportunity to sign up for any of the free TV production classes we offer.
You must be a resident of one of the nine cities we serve or be working on a sanctioned project for an organization within our service area. Those cities are Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale, Minnesota.
Sign up for Orientation by email or call 763.533.8196. Please give your name, city, and phone number and specify the orientation date you want to attend. Bring proof of current residency (drivers license, ID, utility bill) to your Orientation.
The next step is take one (or all three!) of our free two-hour classes—you become an NWCT member when you complete one of our classes. Here are our three basic:
Receive basic hands-on training with studio cameras, the audio board, and the switcher. Your new skills will be put to the test when the class crews a studio production!
Panasonic AG-HMC150 Portable Camera
Learn how to record quality video and audio on the HD portable camera equipment. Participants will shoot a class project.
Final Cut Editing
Edit your show digitally! Import video and audio, add graphics and music, and output to digital file and DVD. All participants edit a class project to be shown on Channel 18!
The last step in making your own show is use NWCT's studios and equipment free of charge. We have a helpful, professional staff to answer your questions. All programs are recorded and/or submitted as digital files. They are then cablecast on our public access channels, Channels 19 and 20.
Saturday, March 1, 10am-11am
Monday, April 7, 7pm-8pm
Wednesday, May 28, 7pm-8pm
Saturday, May 31, 8:15am-9am, SUPER SATURDAY
Saturday, June 28, 10am-11am
Monday, July 28, 7pm-8pm
Saturday, September 6, 10am-11am
Tuesday, September 30, 7pm-8pm
Saturday, October 11, 10am-11am
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7pm-8pm
Wednesday, March 12, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, March 15, 9:30am-12pm
Monday, April 21, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, May 31, 12pm-2:30pm, SUPER SATURDAY
Wednesday, June 11, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, July 12, 9:30am-12pm
Monday, August 11, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, September 20, 9:30am-12pm
Tuesday, October 14, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, October 25, 9:30am-12pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7pm-9pm
AG-HMC150 Portable Camera
Wednesday, March 19, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, March 22, 10am-12pm
Monday, April 28, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, May 31, 9am-11am, SUPER SATURDAY
Wednesday, June 18, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, July 19, 10am-12pm
Monday, August 18, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, September 27, 10am-12pm
Tuesday, October 21, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, November 1, 10am-12pm
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7pm-9pm
Final Cut Pro Nonlinear Editing
Wednesday, March 26, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, March 29, 10am-12pm
Monday, May 5, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, May 31, 2:45pm-5pm, SUPER SATURDAY
Wednesday, June 25, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, July 26, 10am-12pm
Monday, August 25, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, October 4, 10am-12pm
Tuesday, October 28, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, November 8, 10am-12pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7pm-9pm