Aspiring and experienced media producers can find classes to increase their skills at the Media Center. Hardware, software, and production values are covered by experienced instructors in a relaxed environment. We highly recommend that you start with our free hour-long Meet the Media Center & TV Studio Tour .


(Sorry, No Longer Available) HDTV Studio Basics (February 23, March 2 & 9)

Want to produce or star in your own web series or cable TV show?  Want to break into film, TV, or video production? This is the workshop for you!  You’ll learn Producing, Directing, Cameras, Audio, Graphics, Floor Directing, and Switching in Midpen Media’s HD, all-digital studio.  As a production team, you’ll produce, crew, or star in your own show, which will air on Midpen Media Center’s cable channels and simulcast on the web.  After completing the TV Studio Production workshop, new producers will have the practical experience to confidently move forward with their own studio projects, and all graduates of the training are eligible to volunteer as crew members on any Midpen Media studio production.

For this particular group of sessions, please register through San Mateo County Community College Continuing Education catalogue at the link below. The link will take you to the Photography and Video Classes page where you can find the Media Center classes and register. You do not need to be a resident of San Mateo County. The Media Center’s workshops will all take place at the Midpen Media Center in Palo Alto.

Date Range Session by Session
Saturday, Feb 23, 201910 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, Mar 2, 201910 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, Mar 9, 201910 AM - 2 PM