AUSTIN PUBLIC CLASSES

Check our calendar for current class dates and to register and pay online for the class of your choice.

Austin Public offers affordable pre-production, production, and post-production certification classes for Producers to gain free access to resources used to create content that appears on Austin's cable channels 10, 11, and 16.

For financial assistance with these classes please see our Scholarships Page.

Also, Check out our calendar for our upcoming Panels, Workshops and Moviemaker Dialogues.

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TAKE THE FIRST STEP!

 

ORIENTATION (Required for all Producers)

1 HR. | FREE

Attend an Orientation session to get an overview of Austin Public programs, equipment, training, and resources. Learn about the process of becoming a Producer, taking classes, and getting certified to reserve the equipment and television studios for no additional cost!

 

MEDIA POLICY (Required for all Producers)

2 HRS. | PRICE INCLUDED IN ANNUAL PRODUCER FEE

This class covers the seven Universal Representations & Warranties that inform what content may be submitted for playback on the public access channels and online streaming. This class is required for all Producers to access Austin Public resources and submit content for programming.

 

PRE-PRODUCTION (Required for Resource Producers)

2 HRS. | PRICE INCLUDED IN ANNUAL RESOURCE PRODUCER FEE | $50 PUBLIC

This class covers topics such as storyboarding, budgeting, crew calls and various releases, forms, and other documents relevant to pre-production planning. This class is required for all Producers to access the Austin Public equipment and studios.

 

 

CERTIFICATION CLASSES

 

SONY NXCAM CAMERA

2.5 HRS. | $45 PRODUCERS | $55 PUBLIC

This class provides hands-on training for the Sony HXR-NX5U camera (NXCAM), tripod and camera accessories. Once successfully completed, Producers receive certification for both the NXCAM and the Sony HVR-Z5U camera. 

 

This class certifies Producers in the following equipment: 

  • Sony HXR-NX5U 1920x1080p Camera
  • Sony HVR-Z5U 1440x1080i camera
  • Sony PXW-X180 Shotgun Mic
  • Sachtler Fluid Head Tripod
 
CANON 5D MARK III CAMERA

3 HRS. | $55 PRODUCERS | $65 PUBLIC

This class provides hands-on training and certification for the Canon 5D Mark III HD DSLR camera kit, which includes the 5D camera body, 24-105 zoom lens and Rode shotgun mic.

 

This class certifies Producers in the following equipment: 

  • Canon 5D Mark III 1080p Camera body
  • Zoom H6 Audio Recorder
  • Canon 24-105 Zoom Kit Lens
  • Sachtler Fluid Head Tripod
  • Rode Video MicPro Shotgun Mic
 
SONY PXW-FS5 CAMERA

3 HRS. | $75 PRODUCERS | $85 PUBLIC

Upon successful completion of this class, Producers receive certification for the Sony FS5 cinema camera. (includes FS5 body and 18-105 zoom E-mount lens).

 

This class certifies Producers in the following equipment: 

  • Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM 4K Cinema Camera body
  • Sony 18-105 Zoom E-Mount Kit Lens
  • Sachtler Fluid Head Tripod
 
AUDIO SERIES 1
2 HRS. | $45 PRODUCERS | $55 PUBLIC
This class teaches students basic audio techniques and provides hands-on training and certification on all of the field audio gear Austin Public offers.

 

This class certifies Producers in the following equipment:

  • Eletro-Voice RE50 Handheld Mic
  • Sony ECM 77B Wired Lavalier Mic
  • Sony UWP-D11 Wireless Lavalier
  • Sony ECM 670 Shotgun Mic
  • Zoom H6 Audio Recorder
  • Boom poles
  • Auray DUSM-1 Shock Mounts
  • Rycote Softie Wind Screens
  • Sound Devices Audio Mixer Deluxe
  • XLR Cables
  • ¼ Inch Cables
 

LIGHTING SERIES 1

2.5 HRS. | $45 PRODUCERS | $55 PUBLIC

This class teaches students basic lighting techniques and provides certification on all of the field lighting gear Austin Public offers.

 

This class certifies Producers in the following equipment:

  • Lowel Omni 500W 3 Kit
  • Lowel Pepper Kit - 3 light kit
  • Lowel Rifa Soft Box
  • LED Mole 3 kit Daylight
  • LED Dracast 1k Bi-Color Lights
  • Frezzi LED on camera light
  • LightPanel LED on camera light
  • Raya Soft Collapsible 32” 5-1 Reflector
  • LG Metal & other Reflectors
  • Sand Bags
  • C-Stands
  • Scrim Kit Large
  • Scrim Kit Small
  • Accessories: Apple Box, Scissor Clamps, Hi Hats, etc
 

STUDIO TRAINING -  INTRO

10 HRS. | $150 PRODUCERS

This class provides hands-on certification training for Studio II, a 360 sq. ft. TV studio. Topics include studio terminology, multi-camera production, Sony robotic cameras, LED studio lighting, studio audio, and more. This class is a prerequisite for our Studio Upgrade class, which certifies Producers to use Studio I (the largest studio available at Austin Public).

 
This class certifies Producers in the following space and equipment:
  • Studio 2 (360 sq. ft. TV studio) and Control Room
  • Electro-Voice RE50 Vocal Mic
  • Shure SM58 Vocal Mic
  • Shure SM57 Instrument Mic
  • Sony ECM 77B Wired Lavalier
  • Shure SM93 Wired Lavalier
  • Electro-Voice RE20 Radio/DJ Vocal Mic
  • XLR Cables
  • Mic stands (Floor & Desk)
  • HDMI Cables
  • IFB Receivers for talent
  • Intercom beltpacks for crew
  • Intercom Headsets
 
STUDIO TRAINING - UPGRADE
5 HRS. | $100 PRODUCERS
This class provides hands-on certification training for Studio I, a 1200 sq. ft. TV studio. Topics include the differences between Studio I and Studio II, the DMX lighting system, studio cameras, audio inputs, prop room, loading dock, and more. Studio Training Intro is a prerequisite for this class.
 
This class certifies Producers in the following space and equipment:
  • Studio 1 (1200 sq. ft. TV studio) and Control Room
  • All gear taught in the Studio Intro Class
  • Shure 55SH Vocal Mic
  • Neumann TLM103 Vocal Mic
  • Neumann KMS105 Vocal Mic
  • Neumann KM184 Pencil Mics
  • Sennheiser E602 Kick drum mic
  • C-stands
  • iKan LED 3 Light Kit

 

ADOBE PREMIERE EDITING

6 HRS. | $125 PRODUCERS | $150 PUBLIC

Adobe’s Premiere Pro editing software is one of the most widely used programs on the market. Take this class to learn Adobe Premiere and a basic editing workflow using the software.

 

This class certifies Producers in the following space and equipment:

  • Edit Lab Use for editing at Austin Public
  • Take home to edit with our Sony 21.5” – 16gig RAM, all-in-one iMac Computers
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6
 
FINAL CUT X EDITING
6 HRS. | $125 PRODUCERS | $150 PUBLIC
Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software has all the tools you need to complete your video projects. Take this class to learn Final Cut X and a basic editing workflow using the software.
 

This class certifies Producers in the following space and equipment:

  • Edit Lab Use for editing at Austin Public
  • Take home to edit with our Sony 21.5” – 16gig RAM, all-in-one iMac Computers
  • Final Cut X

 

 

NEXT LEVEL LEARNING CLASSES

 

AUDIO SERIES 2

2 HR. | $65 PRODUCERS | $75 PUBLIC

This class is a more in-depth, hands-on audio experience, specifically designed to teach intermediate audio techniques as well as provide additional professional tips and tricks.

 

INTERMEDIATE CINEMATOGRAPHY 

3 HRS. | $55 PRODUCERS | $65 PUBLIC

This class is designed to develop visual storytelling skills for producers with basic experience with cinema cameras.  It focuses on how cinematic visual storytelling design helps filmmakers express ideas on an emotional level.
 

FIELD PRODUCTION LAB

2 HRS.| $15 PRODUCERS | $20 PUBLIC

Come experiment with the field gear and practice your skills with Austin Public production staff and collaborate with other creative media-makers. Or if you’re still considering becoming a Producer but haven’t joined, come get a sample of what’s waiting for you!

 

STUDIO 1 & 2 TRAINING LAB

2 HRS. | $15 PRODUCERS

This 2-hour lab is available for studio certified Produces and crew members to come practice their skills alongside Austin Public staff. This Lab is also a great opportunity to learn new techniques, collaborate and meet other studio certified Producers and crew.

 

INTERMEDIATE EDITING with FINAL CUT X

3 HRS. | $55 PRODUCERS | $65PUBLIC

This class is designed to develop visual storytelling skills for individuals with basic Final Cut Pro X editing software experience. It focuses on standard industry editing concepts for video and audio, to more efficiently edit and manage projects for export.

 

INTERMEDIATE EDITING with ADOBE PREMIERE

3 HRS. | $55 PRODUCERS | $65 PUBLIC

This class is designed to develop visual storytelling skills for individuals with basic Adobe Premiere editing software experience. It focuses on standard industry editing concepts for video and audio, to more efficiently edit and manage projects for export.

INTRO TO DAVINCI COLOR CORRECTION

6 HRS. | $125 PRODUCERS | $150 PUBLIC

This course will focus on the craft of color correction through the use of DaVinci Resolve software. We will cover basic concepts of finishing and post workflows, as well as the technical and aesthetic theories that influence colorists.

 
Check our calendar, register and pay online for the class of your choice. Please note that the following classes are by appointment only: Studio Crew Certifications, Multi-Cam and Pro-Tools.  Please email our staff, doug@austinfilm.org or charles@austinfilm.org, to schedule a class.