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 (5)

iMovie on Computers - Basic Editing

Online event

Create a powerful story with this easy-to-use editor. You will learn and practice essential iMovie editing skills including: inserting and trimming clips, editing audio, and adding music, text and graphics.

In this online demonstration you will be guided through the tools to create a polished and professional video using iMovie on Computers. After the demonstration there will be time for Q&A.

This workshop is Part 2 in a 2 part workshop series. This workshop does not cover iMovie media management. We cover that in our iMovie on Computers - Media Management Workshop.

Please register before the event starts to receive your Zoom invitation visible on Meetup.

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

Crowdsourced Cinema Meetup for New (and Returning Filmmakers)

Watch excerpts from last year’s community-made feature film, Crowdsourced Cast Away, talk with the community filmmakers, and learn more about how to get involved in this year’s Crowdsourced Cinema VT project.

No experience necessary to create a scene, all ages welcome! We'll be announcing this year's film and opening registration sign-ups on May 14 at https://crowdsourcedvt.com/ .

We’ll have ample time for Q&A and will share filmmaker resources, from how to borrow free gear to production tips.

FREE - RSVP here to get the Zoom link - registration required.

iPad + iPhone Video Production

Online event

Learn video and audio recording on your iPad or iPhone in this comprehensive online workshop. Explore the functions of your tablet, and discover special mounts for tripods, lights, and microphones to create a mobile production kit.

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

Media Factory Orientation (Online Event)

Online event

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

This is an online event. The web link (invitation) is visible on this event page after registering for the event.

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 and a mailing address within our service area (vermontcam.org/service-area).

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Media Factory Orientation (Online Event)

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