You can produce your very own TV show and broadcast it to people all over the Bronx.
BronxNet offers certification workshops for Bronx residents age 18 and over. Certification workshops include studio production where participants learn to produce talk shows or other studio-based programs, or field production where participants learn to produce magazine, film-style or other location productions.
Once they obtain certification, participants have access to BronxNet studios and production equipment. Certified producers are able to use BronxNet resources to produce non-commercial shows on a one-time or ongoing basis, in any genre of their choice.
Intermediate and advanced workshops for active, certified producers and classes tailored to the needs of artists and filmmakers are also available.
As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, start dates for on-site classes for the upcoming cycle will be determined based on relevant New York City reopening dates set by governmental agencies. In the interim, individuals may register for the online classes and webinars listed below.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information.
BronxNet will conduct special classes online during the COVID19 pandemic and beyond as follows:
Basic Remote Broadcast Production
Prepare to produce independent shows for broadcast on BronxNet. The class covers a range of topics including recording content with your computer or mobile device, conducting interviews via Google Hangouts and Zoom, apps for quick editing, and special tips for producing during the pandemic.
(An invitation to this class will be extended to individuals who complete paid registration for future on-site studio or field production classes).
Instructors: Shelby Boamah, Ramon Torres…Duane Ferguson, Vivian Hernandez Ortiz
Apps for Mobile Device and Computer Editing
Learn how to use free apps to edit your remotely-produced content, for submission to BronxNet.
Instructor: Ramon Torres & Shelby Boamah
Producer’s Storytelling Platform
Learn techniques for generating strong story/content ideas, delivering the best stories to your audience, staying on tract as you turn your ideas into reality and more.
Instructor: Vivian Hernandez Ortiz
Television Show Hosting
Become even more dynamic in front of the camera. Develop or strengthen your on-camera skills for television and other media.
Instructor: Gary Axelbank
Acting & Self-Directing for the Small Screen
Be ready for that audition when the time comes. Learn professional techniques for interpreting a script, delivering monologues, participating in dialogue, practicing movement, acting for the camera and showing character through facial expressions.
Schedule: Mondays & Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 5/20/20-
Instructor: Fermin Suarez
Basic Music Video Production
Do you want to create a music video to go with your original song? Learn to record your best shots with your mobile device and properly sync them with your unique sound.
Instructor: Fermin Suarez & Ramon Torres
Video Recording Your Band
Recording good audio is important for all video productions and especially so for recording music. Learn the audio recording techniques that will deliver your musical vision to your television audiences’ ears the way you want them to hear it.
Instructor: Carl Peters
BronxNet Fiscal Sponsorship
Are you an independent media maker looking for ways to raise funds for your project? Have you considered using a fiscal sponsor? Learn more about how BronxNet’s fiscal sponsorship services can help facilitate your funding applications.
Instructor: Phil Lane
Get practical, hands-on experience in studio production with our expert trainers. Various times available.
Schedule: Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm
Trainer: Onel Mulet
BronxNet’s studio production classes prepare students to produce talk shows and other programs in the station’s state-of-the-art studios. Participants receive hands-on training in the operation of studio cameras, switchers, graphics generators, and audio boards as well as instruction in show planning, set design and interviewing techniques.
Trainer: David Balsome
Trainer: Duane Ferguson
Trainer: Shelby Boahmah
Field production classes prepare students to plan shows, conduct interviews and capture footage on location using digital HD cameras, light kits, and audio equipment. Participants learn to edit their footage using Final Cut Pro and produce sample programs and segments.
Trainer: Fermin Suarez
Trainer: Fermin Suarez
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm
Trainer: Fermin Suarez
This is a six-session Introduction to Screenwriting Workshop, geared towards the beginner filmmaker or screenwriter. Through a mix of reading, writing and viewing assignments, students will learn the basics of screenplay structure, character development, dialogue and re-writing.
Each participant will complete a short-form production-ready screenplay.
Trainer: Hannah Leshaw + Bronx Filmmakers Collective
In this hands-on class for aspiring filmmakers, students will learn to shoot, direct and edit their own short film. Participants will also further build up their digital camera, lighting and sound recording skills by serving as crewmembers for other students’ films. Projects may be based on a participant’s previously completed script or on scripts provided by BronxNet. Instructor Indio Ramkishun, a BronxNet Field Production teacher and owner of GuyaRican Productions LLC, is a filmmaker, director, producer and editor. He is co-founder of The Bronx Filmmakers Collective. His decade-plus film and television experience includes work on Super Bowl XLVIII and the 2015 World Series.
Location: BronxNet at Mercy College 1200 Waters Place (at Hutchinson Metro Center) Bronx, NY
Trainer: Indio Ramkishun
Become even more dynamic in front of the camera. This four-session, on-camera hosting workshop is for BronxNet access producer/hosts and others interested in developing or strengthening their on-camera skills for television and other media. Learn how to really engage your audience, get the most out of your guests and much more.
Schedule: Wednesdays, February 19 - March 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Trainer: Gary Axelbank
Bronx native Harri "Indio" Ramkishun is a filmmaker, director, producer and editor. He is the owner of GuyaRican Productions LLC (GRP). Indio is a Co-Founder of The Bronx Filmmakers Collective, Inc. and has been involved with television and film for over a decade. He has also worked on hundreds of live sporting events, some of which include Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2015 World Series and several international friendly matches with the 2014 US Women's Soccer team. Indio has been the Field Production Instructor at BronxNet East - Mercy College since 2016.
Duane Ferguson is a New York Emmy winning producer, editor, shoot and director who began his career in 1993 at the conception of BronxNet. He has served as on cmaera talent for shows such as In the Mix at PBS and Study With the Best on CUNY TV. Duane has also shot award-winning short films and is currently a producer on Black America airing currently on CUNY TV and a director for B Side currently airing on BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn.
Fermin Suarez is a director, producer, cameraman, editor and animator. He's been involved in several TV shows, documenaries, publicity promotions, video clips, and other types of video production. For two years he was the live television director for Cosmovision, a former commercial network which broadcast in th USA and Puerto Rico. Fermin is one of the creators of Canal America (Optimum 1014), and he is a theatrical actor and winner of several acting awards. One of his most celebrated works as a director is "Los Cuentos", a cinematook look at Dominican literature.
Vivian Hernandez Ortz is an Associate Trainer who has worked on national news and radio arts programs as well as local cable community stations. She has covered community, political, weather and human interest stories as a producer, director and camerawoman. In addition to her professional work she has acted as a mentor for video journalists, interns, and media students.