Create Television

Public Access Training

Have you ever thought about creating your own television program? How about just getting familiar with a video camera and learning to compose great shots? Burnsville Community Television (BCTV) is now offering classes for television production. Classes will be held at the BCTV studio, located in room C214 on the second floor of the Burnsville High School, 600 Highway 13 East.

By completing the coursework, residents will be able to use BCTV equipment and facilities to produce programming for
BCTV channel 14 at no charge, and have the opportunity to assist in BCTV productions.

Employees of non-profit organizations that serve Burnsville, Lakeville or Savage are eligible to attend BCTV classes to create programming for the non-profit. Please contact Tina LeGarde to learn more.

Pre-registration is requested but not required.

Contact Tina LeGarde at 952-641-1354 for more information on classes.

Studio Classes:

Orientation: Learn about Burnsville Community Television! BCTV staff will give you a tour and discuss all we have to offer. This class is a pre-requisite for all other classes.

Cost: FREE | Next classes scheduled for:

  • Thursday, July 11 | 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 18 | 5:30-6 p.m.

Studio Production:  

Learn basic television production skills with hands on training of studio cameras, audio board and the multi-camera switcher. The class will produce a studio promotion to air on BCTV Channel 14.

Cost: FREE | Next classes scheduled for

  • Thursday, July 11 | 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 | 6-8 p.m.

Portable Camera Equipment: 

The class will learn how to record quality video and audio on the newest technology. Exciting hands on training with the equipment will enable the class to start shooting right away to create a class project.

Cost: FREE | Next classes scheduled for

  • Thursday, July 18 | 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 15 | 6-8 p.m.

Non-Linear Editing: 

Learn how to edit your show digitally! Using Final Cut Pro X, the class will import video and audio, add graphics and music and export a finished promo to air on Channel 14.

Cost: FREE

Contact Tina LeGarde to schedule a class.

Please contact Tina LeGarde at 952-641-1354 for more information.