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.
 

Upcoming Certification Cycle

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 education@bronxnet.org for any additional information.

 

Online Classes & Webinars

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.

Section SU-A1

Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

2 / 21 - 3 / 2

Instructors: Shelby Boamah

Free

Register

 

 

Section  SU-B1

Schedule: Saturdays, 10AM - 11:30 AM

2 / 12

3/12

Instructors: Duane Ferguson, Vivian Hernandez

Free

Register

Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash

 

Acting for the Screen (Tuesdays)
7PM - 8PM

January 25- February 22

Register

Photo by Ben Collins on Unsplash

 

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.

Schedule: Wednesdays

2 / 16 - 3 / 16

Instructor: Gary Axelbank

Fee: $20

Register

 

Production Management

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: 2-Day Workshop

TBD

Time: 6-8 PM

FREE

Instructor: Shelby Boamah

Register

 

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.

Schedule: 1/25/2022

Instructor: Phil Lane

Register here or for more information click here.

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash

Instructors

Vivian Hernandez Ortiz

Vivian Hernandez Ortiz

Vivian Hernandez Ortiz is Puerto Rican and a native New Yorker. She attended The High School of Performing Arts, majoring in music. At St. Lawrence University she studied Political Science with a minor in Spanish language. During her sophomore year, she studied literature at the University of Madrid. Senior year she attended the Foreign Policy program at American University. After college, she worked in Washington, DC with National Public Radio’s art program, Performance Today. Years later, she returned to NYC to attend Columbia University School of Journalism, and to be closer to her family. After a fellowship at NBC News, she freelanced as a field producer and eventually landed a staff job at ABC News Primetime. She produced many national and international stories for the newsmagazine shows Primetime and 20/20. She transitioned from network news to work as a Senior Producer, producing and managing original programming, from feature stories to community civic events, for FiOS1 News in Long Island and the greater NY area.

Fermin Suarez

Fermin Suarez

Fermín Suárez came to New York after an extensive acting career in his native Dominican Republic. He 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 cinematic look at Dominican literature.

Shelby Boamah

Shelby Boamah

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.

Onel Mulet

Onel Mulet

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 was also a media professor for the nonprofit Brooklyn Free Speech where he taught Spanish and English language courses in digital photography, stop motion animation, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition, TV studio production, and audio in the field.

He has worked as the artistic director and producer for Habana/Harlem®, producing recordings for different artists as well as shows for Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, BAM Café, Harlem Stage, Central Park Summer Stage, and many more.

Duane Ferguson

Duane Ferguson

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.

On camera, Duane has hosted various episodes of magazine shows and has appeared in numerous independent shorts. He is a frequent collaborator with his mentor, filmmaker Roderick Giles.

Alejandra Ramos Riera

Alejandra Ramos

Alejandra Ramos is a Puerto Rican playwright, actress, director and producer based in NYC. Winner of The Miranda Family Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition (2020) with her play Malas mañas. She is the voice of "La cucarachita" in the "Cucarachita Martina's Musical Adventure" which was nominated for a 2021 Emmy Award. Author of "En la azotea, 10 piezas cortas de teatro" (Ed. Callejón 2016). Playwright-In-Residence at Teatro Publico, Inc., and collaborating artist at Pregones/PRTT. She holds a B.A in Dance and Theater, from the University of Puerto Rico, and a M.A. in Scenic Arts from the University of Murcia, Spain. She is the Co founder and Artistic Director of Teatro la azotea, Inc.


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