Media Training

Media Training 2019-12-09T22:20:32+00:00

Media Training Programs at TV Santa Barbara

TV Santa Barbara Video Production Training Essentials 2020

Trainings are the first Wednesday of every month from 6-9 p.m. at the TVSB Studios, 329 S.Salinas St. SB 93103. Below is the 2020 calendar, registration required:

January 8, 2020 Studio Essentials
February 5 Field/Mobile Essentials
March 4 Edit Essentials
April 1 Podcast Essentials
May 6 Studio Essentials
June 3 Field/Mobile Essentials
July 1 Edit Essentials
August 5 Podcast Essentials
September 2 Studio Essentials
October 7 Field/Mobile Essentials
November 4 Edit Essentials
December 2 Podcast Essentials

TVSB media classes are here to guide your journey in learning studio, field, editing and podcasting. Classes are $20 for members and $50 for the general public. TV Santa Barbara offers classes to the community that will give you the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to make media that matters.Our training approach is a community-based model that encourages hands-on courses,practical skills,affordable tuition, small class sizes and real world knowledge based instructors.

The classes we teach are the core fundamentals of video production to enable you to create dynamic community content. We start with the principal elements of studio,field,editing and podcasting which we call production essentials. If you find your need for more in depth training, we offer more advanced classes through our Creative Services production arm.

Studio Essentials January 8th, May 6th, September 2, 2020
Discover how to use the equipment in our media production studios.Through our classes, you will learn to operate studio cameras,run audio,studio lighting and the fundamentals of a multi-camera production environment.

Field/Mobile Essentials February 5th, June 3rd, October 7th.
If you’re recording an independent film,video project or television program, we will teach you how to use our field production gear. Through these classes, gain knowledge and skill for capturing a scene,recording creatively and effectively to tell your story. Learn how to use the mobile technology of our media activist kits to record video in the field with an iPad.

Edit Essentials March 4th, July 1st, November 4th.
Gain an understanding of Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). Learn the interface, how to organize your media and import your media into your library and perform basic edits. Then as you progress adding transitions,audio,graphics and finally export your media for different playback formats.

Podcast Essentials April 1st, August 5th, December 2nd.
Our class will teach you all about the basics of podcasting. Explore podcasting formats, breakdown the components of a podcast and learn how to record and distribute your own podcast!

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Memberships provide access to TV Santa Barbara’s production studios, media training classes, equipment rentals, professional creative services and the ability to submit content to Community Access Channels, 17 and 71.


Your support of community access television empowers people to make media that matters by providing accessible training, production resources and tools to help in the creation of original media content.

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329 S Salinas St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103