Napa Valley TV offers three classes to TV station members: a “Producer’s Orientation,” a “TV Production Workshop,” and an “Introduction to Digital Editing”. Classes are offered monthly, on a rotating basis on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Private Classes are available at a training rate of $50 per hour. Private classes can be held at Napa Valley TV or at your location. (Note: Off-site training requires a 2-hr minimum). To inquire about private lessons, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to reschedule or cancel a class you have signed up for it must be done at least 48 hours before the class date, or class fees will not be refunded. Classes start promptly at 6:30pm. Anyone more than five minutes late to class will be rescheduled to a future class date and may forfeit the class fees for that evening.
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This non-technical, 90-minute class will cover the policies and procedures of community access television and is the first step toward becoming a Television Producer with your own TV show. This class is required for all members who wish to submit programming to Napa Valley TV for the first time. Parents must also take this class if they have a minor in their household planning to submit content to Napa Valley TV under their family membership.
In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of television production. Use of the video camera operation and terminology, shot composition, use of tripods, basic lighting, audio, and script outlines will be covered. Successful completion of this class will allow students to serve as crewmembers at the Napa Valley TV studio. It will also allow them the ability to check out field camera equipment for on-location productions.
Napa Valley TV utilizes the powerful, yet easy user-intuitive features of Adobe Premiere Elements. In this Windows based program, students will learn to capture and edit video, add music, create a voice-over, add titles and make your production something everyone will enjoy, all while keeping themselves familiar with the popular Windows shortcuts and commands. This one-time workshop class lasts approximately three hours and is limited to four people per session.