These resources are FREE to Fayetteville residents, Employees of the City of Fayetteville, Employees of Fayetteville-based nonprofits, and students of Fayetteville-based Educational Institutions.
Residents of Washington and Benton County are WELCOME to use the resources for a $50 annual membership fee.
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FPTV offers you the opportunity to:
*Take video production classes
*Check out video production equipment
*Submit your video for telecast.
It is a great resource for:
We also offer:
*Video production consultation
*Video production services for hire
*A volunteer production community who can help you
Orientation is your introduction to FPTV, our policies, operations, resources, and procedures.
This class is a prerequisite for all other classes.
The Basic Field Production Class is designed to teach you how to use the Fayetteville Television Center’s basic field production equipment. Topics covered include field camera and tripod operation, shot composition, setting up field audio, and basic shooting techniques, along with hands-on experience. This class consists of one 90-minute session. After completing this class you will be qualified to use the basic field production equipment at the Television Center. This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Field Production.
The Basic Editing Class will give you an introduction to video editing using Adobe Premiere Elements. Topics covered include creating new projects, importing your video footage, performing basic edits, adding transitions, creating graphics, and outputting your finished project. This class consists on one 2-hour session. After completing this class you will be qualified to reserve and use the Fayetteville Television Center’s basic editing systems to create programs. This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Editing.
Studio Camera and Lighting is a great place to start if you are looking to be the person in charge of properly framing and lighting productions in the studio. Studio Camera covers how to work and adjust the cameras as well as the lights located in the studio. The prerequisite for this class is Orientation.
Studio Audio is designed to teach the producer how to properly mic up talent, work the audio board and record and monitor clean audio that can be either be live broadcast or edited later in post production. The prerequisite for this class is Orientation.
Studio Technical Directing teaches the user about the switcher board and the way that it can be used to manipulate video through transitions and effects. Technical Directing is a great class if you are looking to handle some of the post production work right in the switcher. The prerequisite for this class is Orientation.
The Advanced Field Production Class is designed to give students in-depth training on concepts and advanced techniques of field production. Topics covered include lens techniques, camera movement, shot composition, lighting for video, field audio, tips and tricks, and more. You will also get to use the Fayetteville Television Center’s advanced field production equipment. This class consists of three weekly 90-minute sessions. This class qualifies you to use the advanced field production equipment available at the City of Fayetteville Television Center.
Advanced Field Accessories covers the setup and tear down process of the additional Field Equipment that is available at Fayetteville Public Television. The Advanced Field accessories that are covered are: the camera slider, the camera jib, and the cinema lighting equipment. The prerequisites for this class are Orientation, Basic Field and Advanced Field. Additionally, taking this class does require a submitted program to FPTV.
Advanced Editing moves the producer from the world Adobe Elements to learning how to utilize the program Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe's flagship editing program. This class covers the basics of organizing footage, rearranging and customizing work spaces, and exporting with professional codecs. The prerequisites for this class are Orientation and Basic Editing. Additionally, it is a requirement to have submitted a video to FPTV for telecast before this class can be taken.
Advanced Motion Graphics teaches the producer the basics of animating different objects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The student learns the concept of keyframes and how they work and interact across platforms. Ultimately, the student should walk out of this class with the ability to competently animate objects and text in different ways. Orientation and Basic Editing are prerequisites for taking this class. Additionally, taking this class does require a submitted program to FPTV.
FPTV's color grading class is an extension of it's Advanced Editing and Advanced Motion Graphics class. This class is taught in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and discusses the capabilities that Premiere's Lumetri Color panel offer the user. The prerequisites for this class are Orientation, Basic Editing and Advanced Editing. Additionally, taking this class does require a submitted program to FPTV.
The Studio Lab is where students practice the skills they have learned in the classroom. Students in Studio Lab will work on an actual production, and their performance will be assessed both individually and as part of a team. Students in studio classes are required to participate in at least one Studio Lab session to complete their practical exam and pass the Studio class.
Each week ALL residents of Washington and Benton Counties have the opportunity to express their views, present information or perform on camera for up to 5 minutes. Open Mic attendances are free and a great way to tell your story, announce a nonprofit event, share your political views, recite your poetry or speak your mind. Registration is not required, you can just show up at the Fayetteville Television Center during Open Mic taping hours and we’ll put you on television!
The Open Mic program is telecast each week:
FPTV Open Mic Taping Schedule: