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.
Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9/8 - 9/20
Instructors: Shelby Boamah
9/25 - 10/16
Instructors: Duane Ferguson, Vivian Hernandez
Acting for the Screen I
Deliver your best in front of the camera. Learn professional acting techniques for delivering monologues, participating in dialogue, moving with purpose and more. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a final showcase.
Requirements: Registrants should have access to a computer, tablet or cell phone along with a stable internet connection.
Schedule: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
10/7 - 11/4
Instructor: Alejandra Ramos Riera
Television Show Hosting
Become even more dynamic in front of the camera. Develop or strengthen your on-camera skills for television and other media. Includes special techniques for virtual hosting.
October 6th - November 3rd
Instructor: Gary Axelbank
Description: Want to organize your production? This 2- day workshop focuses on production planning, helping you map out your content from conception to pre-production and post-production.
Dates: October 12 & 14
Instructor: Shelby Boamah
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
For more on the Fiscal Sponsorship click here.
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.
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.
Shelby Boamah is a video journalist who reports, shoots, and edits compelling short documentaries centered on social issues. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Shelby has produced video features for Vox Media, New York Magazine, OZY Media, USA Today, and BCPS-TV. In 2014, she was also one of 28 college students selected from across the country to participate in the nationally recognized New York Times Journalism Institute. There, she worked as a multimedia journalist during a two-week reporting assignment in New Orleans. Currently, Shelby is producing a documentary about a 13-year old boxer who was born to fight.
ALEJANDRA RAMOS RIERA is a Puerto Rican Playwright, actress, director and educator based in NYC. Winner of "The Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwrighting Competition" (2020) with her play "Malas mañas". And an 2021 Emmy Nominee as a Voice Over Actress for Animated Short Film “La Cucarachita Martina’s Musical Adventures”. Ramos has written over 20 short plays and 6 full lengths plays in English and Spanish, and has presented her work in Puerto Rico, Spain, New York and Los Angeles. Her published work include her book “En la azotea, 10 piezas cortas de teatro” (Ed. Callejón 2016), “Times of Fire” (Vice Versa Magazine, 2020), among others. Ramos holds a B.A in Dance and Theater, from University of Puerto Rico, and a M.A. in Scenic Arts from the University of Murcia, Spain. She’s been Guest Speaker at Emory University (2021), and has taught Playwriting courses in many institutions.
Onel Mulet is a media professional, musician, composer and producer/audio engineer from Miami, Florida who relocated to New York City in 2002. Onel currently works at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY as a broadcast associate, producing videos for the school, as an audio engineer in the broadcast studio and coaching graduate students in Premiere Pro, and Pro Tools. He is also a media professor for Brooklyn Free Speech.
Duane Ferguson is a New York Emmy winning producer, editor, camera operator, actor and director who began his career in 1993 at the conception of BronxNet. He has served as on-camera talent for shows such as In the Mix on PBS and Study With the Best on CUNY TV. Duane has also shot award-winning short films and is currently a producer and director at CUNY TV and a director and camera operator at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn.