CANTV is Chicago’s community cable access station, where city residents can produce their own TV shows. Between September 2010 and April 2011, I taught courses in video editing, visual storytelling / theory, camera, lighting, and studio production.  Of these courses, the most rewarding, and the most challenging class to teach was studio production.  Over the course of 4 intensive full-day weekend sessions, students learn all aspects of production, both technical and aesthetic, from pre-production, to lighting, sound, and camera, to control room operation including the switcher, sound board, CG keyer, and teleprompter.  Most of the students are adults, many from mission based community groups, and represent a very diverse cross-section of Chicago’s socio-economic spectrum.  Some are very technically savy, and some have never used a computer before.

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