Studio and Field Classes:
Citizens Television offers video training classes in both field production (remote videotaping)
and studio production throughout the year. These classes are available FREE to residents and
students living in the New Haven, West Haven and Hamden CT area. Persons, who work or volunteer at non-profit organizations (including religious institutions) in the three towns, may, regardless of where they live, also take classes and produce programs exclusively for that organization.
The classes, the use of the field equipment, the studio, and the editing facilities are all offered free of charge. Our equipment is designed to be clear and easy to operate. The CTV staff will continue to be available with ongoing technical help and further training from the beginning of your project to the completed program. When your show is completed, CTV will provide free air time for telecasting your show (no commercial content or promotion, please!).
At orientation you will be given information about CTV, public access, what you can expect from CTV staff and what will be expected of you. You will also receive a copy of the CTV Rules and Procedures and a tour of the studio.
We now provide classes on an intensified basis in order to speed up the certification process. Both of the field classes (Field Cameras and Editing) are taught in a single day over a seven (7) hour period. Studio production is taught either in a four consecutive days format (2pm-6pm), evenings (6pm-10pm) in four hour classes, or in 4 consecutive weeks, one day or evening in each week.
Call CTV for the date of the next orientaton. We schedule them every 4-6 weeks through April. Orientation attendance is mandatory for all residents interested in taking a field or studio production class. Fill out the two forms below, and bring them in before the orientation date to secure a seat in the up and coming class. Be sure to bring a valid id to show proof of residency, or a utility bill with a Hamden, New Haven or West Haven, CT address.