What we're about

Make your own media! Learn new skills! Become part of the public media community!

*The Media Factory is currently doing curbside gear reservations (https://www.mediafactory.org/blog/curbside-reservations-now-available) and online trainings and events.*

The BTV Media Factory is a public media space in the South End of Burlington, VT, shared by Vermont Community Access Media (http://www.vermontcam.org/)(VCAM), the Regional Educational Television Network (http://www.retn.org/) (RETN), and the community radio station 99.3 WBTV-LP (https://993wbtv.org/).

Some things to know about the Media Factory events:

1. All workshops are open to individuals in our service area (http://vermontaccess.net/amo/)—if you are outside our service area, there may be an additional fee. Drop us a line (learn@retn.org) for more info.

2. Some workshops have a prerequisite—we'll post this info at the top of each event.

3. Many workshops are FREE. If there is a cost, it will be listed in the description.

4. Have an idea for a workshop? Let us know!

Want to support our work?

Awesome! Thank you! You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Media Factory here: https://www.vermontcam.org/donate

Upcoming events (4+)

Media Factory Orientation (Online)

Online event

The gateway to checking out gear and using our facilities. We'll take a tour of the Media Factory, go over our policies and the cool stuff you can do here, and fill out paperwork (yay!).

Once you've taken this (free) class, you can:

• borrow our HD camcorders (for free)
• reserve and use the Media Factory TV studio (for free)
• make a show (ditto)
• get (free) one-on-one help on any aspect of video production.

Membership requires a photo ID and a mailing address within our service area (mediafactory.org/services/distribution).

This is an online event. You will receive the Zoom link once you RSVP. Prefer an in-person orientation? Sign up for the orientation on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Editing Essentials

Online event

Learn how to think like an editor! This online workshop covers editing workflows, sequence building-techniques, and production tips that make editing easier and more creative. Examples and exercises build your editing skills, no matter what software you use.

Recommended Donation: $25

This donation supports our community media programs and is not a requirement for participation. You can make a donation now at http://mediafactory.org/donate

360º Videomaking

BTV Media Factory Classroom

Expand your horizons with this little powerful camera. Learn how to shoot video and photos in 360º and edit using an iPad (app download required). Try out different techniques and strategies used in wraparound videomaking, including tracking shots, tiny worlds, and more.

Recommended Donation: $25
This donation supports our community media programs and is not a requirement for participation. You can make a donation now at http://mediafactory.org/donate

Edit Suite Certification

VCAM at the BTV Media Factory

Get certified to use the Media Factory edit suites, which include access to Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and more. You will get a unique login and a volume on our EVO, which is a super-fast storage network designed for editing video.

Past events (568)

Essentials of Camera Operation (In-Person)

BTV Media Factory Classroom

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