Make your own show at NWCT
Our free video production classes are designed with beginners in mind. Through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on training, you'll learn the basic skills needed to make your own show. Share your passion . . .


1. Come to Orientation.
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 763.278.4330. 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.

2. Take the classes. Become a member of NWCT.
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:

Studio Production
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 Portable Camera
Learn how to record quality video and audio on the HD portable camera equipment. Participants record a class project.

Final Cut Editing
Import video and audio, add graphics and music, and output to digital file. All participants edit a class project for NWCT's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

3. Use our studio and equipment to produce a show.
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 20 and 859.

Thursday, July 28, 7pm-8pm
Tuesday, August 30, 10am-11am
Saturday, October 29, 8:15am-9am
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 7pm-8pm

Studio Production
Thursday, August 11, 7pm-8pm
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30am-12pm
Saturday, October 29, 12pm-2:30pm
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7pm-9pm

Portable Camera
Thursday, August 18, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, September 20, 10am-12pm
Saturday, October 29, 9am-11am
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7pm-9pm

Final Cut Editing
Thursday, August 25, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, September 27, 10am-12pm
Saturday, October 29, 2:45pm-5pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7pm-9pm

Mailing address:
6900 Winnetka Avenue North
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Phone: 763.278.4330
Email: info@nwct.org

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Operating hours:
Monday-Thursday  8:30am to 11pm
Friday and Saturday 8:30am to 5pm
Sunday 12:30pm to 6:30pm