Cable Volunteer Workshops

Participants will learn basic camera operations necessary for producing community access television programs. The workshops are open to anyone age 16 and up who lives in Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin. After participating in one, prospective volunteers will be qualified to be a member of a BCTV production crew.

BCTV produces approximately more than 600 programs a year; half at its studio and half on locations throughout the community. Studio show topics include cooking, legal issues, health and well-being, political issues, religion, local current affairs, and art and literature. Production crews travel to area churches, libraries, parks and even restaurants to videotape programs hosted by community agencies and organizations.

The programs are aired in Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills on Comcast channel 15 and AT&T Channel 99 and in Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin on Comcast channel 18, WOW Channel 18 and AT&T Channel 99.

Attendance at a Volunteer Workshop is a prerequisite for those residents who are interested in producing a program on BCTV. Program proposals will be considered by the Program Development Committee after the Workshop attendance requirement is fulfilled.

If you are interested in attending a Volunteer Workshop, please call BCTV at 248.433.7790 to arrange a session to take place at your convenience.