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MediaU: Foundation Courses

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MEDIA ACCESS CENTER ORIENTATION & TOUR

Staff assists members

Staff provides assistance to members in one of our studio control rooms

Orientation & Tour

Come and tour the TV Santa Barbara Media Access Center. Learn about equipment available for use by community producers. Discover how you can strenghten and share your voice through media.


Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 -7:30 pm | FREE
Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | FREE
Monday, February 6, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | FREE
Friday, February 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | FREE
Monday, March 6, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | FREE
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm | FREE
Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | FREE
Thursday, April 20, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | FREE


Nonprofit Orientation & Tour

Learn about TVSB’s creative services and the equipment available for use by your nonprofit organization. Discover how TV Santa Barbara can help your nonprofit expand its mission impact through media.


Friday, January 13, 12 noon – 1 pm | FREE
Monday, January 30, 12 noon – 1 pm | FREE
Thursday, February 16, 12 noon – 1 pm | FREE
Wednesday, March 1, 12 noon – 1 pm | FREE
Tuesday, April 11, 12 noon – 1 pm | FREE
Wednesday, April 26, 12 noon – 1 pm | FREE



  • Studio Production Full Series: $50 – Discover how to use the professional equipment in our two media production studios.  Through these courses, you will be able to operate studio cameras, run audio in our studios, operate our production switchers, and direct a multi-camera production. You must complete all of the courses in this series to receive your TVSB Studio Certification. By the end of the series, you will have produced one studio episode of a program to air on TV Santa Barbara.

    Register online

    Media 101: Producing a Video

    Gain a basic understanding of the production process. Learn how to plan to get your idea from concept to reality

    Session 1: Saturday, February 4, 2 – 4 pm | $15
    Session 2: Saturday, April 8, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Studio 101: Operating Studio Cameras

    Learn how to operate robotic and manual cameras in TVSB’s production studios. You will gain an understanding of framing your shots, how to work on a crew, follow commands from the director, and how to floor direct.

    Session 1: Saturday, February 11, 2 – 4 pm | $15
    Session 2: Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am -12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Studio 102: Audio Production in the Studio

    Learn how to properly identify, choose, and set-up microphones for a studio production. Explore how to mix audio using an audio mixer in the control room.

    Session 1: Saturday, February 18, 2 – 4 pm | $15
    Session 2: Saturday April 22, 10:30 am -12:30 pm | $15

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    Studio 103: Lighting for the Studio

    We’ll cover the basics of three point lighting, what lights are available in our production studios, the basic operation of our lighting boards, and ow to adjust the lights for your show.

    Session 1: Saturday, February 25, 2 – 4 pm | $15
    Session 2: Saturday, April 29, 10:30 am -12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Studio 104: Directing Your Studio Production

    Discover how to use the production switcher to technical direct the program, choose cameras, add graphics, provide crew direction, and record the program

    Session 1: Saturday, March 4, 2 – 4 pm | $15
    Session 2: Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am -12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Studio 105: Putting it All Together Practicum

    Work with other volunteer crew members and your classmates to produce a 1/2 hour studio program that you develop. Requires completion of Studio 101-104.

    Session 1: Saturday, March 11, 18, & 25, 2 – 4 pm | FREE
    Session 2: Saturday, May 13 & 20, 10:30 am -12:30 pm | FREE

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  • Field Production & Editing Full Series: $75 – If you’re shooting an independent film, video project or television program, you can learn how to use our field production gear. Through these courses, gain tips and tricks for capturing a scene, shooting creatively and effectively, capturing audio, and editing together your final video. You must complete all of the courses in this series to receive your TVSB Field and Editing Certification. By the end of the series, you will have produced a short video program to air on TV Santa Barbara.

    Register online

    Media 101: Producing a Video

    Gain a basic understanding of the production process. Learn how to plan to get your idea from concept to reality

    Saturday, February 4, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Field 101: Operating Field Production Cameras

    Learn how to operate production cameras in the field. We’ll cover framing your shots, setting up your gear, recording your video, and shooting to edit.

    Saturday, February 11, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Field 102: Audio Production in the Field

    Learn how to properly identify, choose and set-up microphones for a field production. Explore how to monitor your audio and address any issues.

    Saturday, February 18, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Field 103: Lighting for the Field

    We’ll cover the basics of three point lighting, what lights are available in our field kits, and the use of reflectors and scrims.

    Saturday, February 25, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

    Register online


    Edit 101: Final Cut Pro X Introduction

    Gain an understanding of the interface, how to organize your media, and import your media into your library. Perform some basic edits.

    Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

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    Edit 102: Final Cut Pro X Intermediate

    Start to work on more advanced editing techniques for your program which include adding transitions, adjusting your audio mix, and adding basic graphics.

    Saturday, March 11, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

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    Edit 103: Final Cut Pro X Exporting Media

    You will finalize your media in your timeline and learn how to export your media for different playback platforms.

    Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | $15

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  • Mobile Video Production Full Series: $50 – Learn how to use TV Santa Barbara’s mobile device technologies to capture your media, tell your story, and have an impact on your community.

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    Mobile 101: Switcher Studio

    Explore our iPad based switcher system that can easily be set-up and operated in the field for a multi-camera field production that can be streamed live on YouTube or Facebook or recorded. You can even capture each iPad camera individually to use Final Cut Pro X to fine tune and adjust your field production. (Required for Switcher Studio Certification)

    Saturday, April 8, 2 – 4 pm | $25

    Register online


    Mobile 102: Media Activist Kit – Capturing Video

    Do you want to tell more stories about your community? Want an easy way to capture video and edit? Learn how to use the mobile technology of our media activist kits to shoot and record video in the field with an iPad and share your media off of your device. The same principles can be used with any mobile device. (Required for Media Activist Kit Certification)

    Saturday, April 15, 2 – 4 pm | $25

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    Mobile 103: Media Activist Kit – Editing with iMovie

    Once you have captured your video and audio using a mobile media activist kit, learn how to put it all together and export your media with iMovie. (Required for Media Activist Kit Certification)

    Saturday, April 22, 2 – 4 pm | $25

    Register online



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