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460 George Dean Drive

Charlottesville, VA  22903


Phone: (434) 970-3055

Fax: (434) 970-3890

Training courses are now offered at CPA-TV.  Studio, Field, and Post Production are covered in these exciting classes taught by skilled instructors.  Please note that classes are subject to change or cancellation due to low enrollment.  If you have any further questions, please let us know.



CPA-TV Orientation

FREE (City and Non-City Residents)
An introduction to Charlottesville Public Access Television.  Meet the General Manager and learn about our video production capabilities.  Participants are encouraged to enroll in one of the CPA-TV production courses.  No previous television experience required.
THU., MARCH 22 AT 7:00 PM



Studio Production (5-class Course)

$75.00 (City and Non-City Residents)
Learn to use studio cameras, microphones, recorders, and all other equipment needed to successfully create an original television program.  Upon successful completion, you become a Certified Producer, allowing access to use our studio in making your own shows for broadcast on CPA-TV.  No previous television experience required.
TUES., APRIL 17 AT 7:00 PM
THU., APRIL 19 AT 7:00 PM
TUES., APRIL 24 AT 7:00 PM
THU., APRIL 26 AT 7:00 PM
SAT., APRIL 28 AT 9:00 AM



Field Production (2-class Course)

$75.00 (City and Non-City Residents)
Learn to operate a digital video camera, sound equipment and portable lighting kit to gather footage for your show.  Participants will be given hands-on instruction with these essential pieces of video production equipment and will be required to gather their own footage off-site.  Subsequent post-production training may also be taken by the participant.



Post-Production (2-class Course)

$75.00 (City and Non-City Residents)
Learn to edit video footage on a digital non-linear editing system.  Using Mac computers, participants will be provided hands-on instruction of Adobe Premiere and Apple Compressor to complete their productions.  Participants will be able to create DVDs of their shows and will be learn how to create MP4 files for uploading to streaming video sites like YouTube and Vimeo.