Classes

Napa Valley TV currently offers three production  classes — Producer’s Orientation, TV Production Workshop and Introduction to Digital Editing. These classes are taught on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month, respectively. All classes start at 6:30 p.m. Registration and class fees must be made 48 hours in advance.  

PLEASE NOTE: During COVID we will be offering all of our trainings virtually or in-person with proper social distancing and County protocols in place.  Masks are required during training days until further notice.  

Private class sessions are available for $50/hour at the Napa Valley TV Studio or at your off-site location. Please note any off-site training requires a two-hour minimum. E-mail James at james@napavalleytv.org to inquire about private class sessions.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your class registration, it must be done 48 hours prior to the class date or class fees will be not be refunded. Anyone more than five minutes late to class will be registered for a future class and may forfeit the class fee for that session.

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Note:

We recommend becoming a Napa Valley TV member before taking any of the classes below. Sign up as a member here. The Producer’s Orientation class is available to members only. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering online class options for all of our courses.

Producer's Orientation

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 for members
N/A for non-members
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.

Upcoming Classes:
December 3 & January 7, 2021

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TV Production Workshop

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$30 for members
$60 for non-members
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 crew members at the Napa Valley TV studio. It will also allow them the ability to check out field camera equipment for on-location productions.

Upcoming Classes:
December 10 & January 14, 2021

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Intro to Digital Editing

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$40 for members
$80 for non-members

During this 3-hour class, students will learn how to use Adobe Premiere CC to capture and edit video, add music and titles, and create a voice-over to make their production something everyone will enjoy. This is a Windows-based class where students will also learn popular shortcuts and commands to improve workflow. This workshop is limited to four people per session.

Upcoming Classes:
December 17 & January 21, 2021

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