Do-It-Yourself Video

San Jose residents, businesses, organizations and schools can use our resources to produce non-commercial videos for cablecast on San Jose’s public and education channels and CreaTV San Jose’s web channels. Airtime is free. Just follow these steps:

Editing Suite

1. Attend free Orientation class. Call 408.295-8815 to register.
2. Become a Member. Join at, in person at 255 W. Julian Street, Suite 100, San Jose or call 408.295.8815.
3. Take the Producing @ CreaTV class.
4. Submit a Project Proposal to the Production Department for approval.
5. Take classes that correspond to the equipment you would like to use to produce your video. If you already have experience in these areas, you may request to “test out” of the class.
6. Once your Project Proposal is approved, and you’ve been certified on the production equipment, it’s time to produce your video!
7. Reserve equipment and/or facilities for your show at low D-I-Y rates. Click on this link for the D-I-Y Rate Sheet.
8. Once completed, submit your video with Playback Request & Compliance form to the Program Manager. For series producers, be sure to attend our Time Slot Lottery for a regular airtime.

Classes you will need to take at CreaTV San Jose

Portable Field Camera Kits Field Production
Studios for a D-I-Y show Producing @ CreaTV
Studio A Studio A Production or Access Combined
Studio B Studio B Production
Editing Suites & Portable Editing Kits Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects

Do you need Custom Training?

CreaTV provides one-on-one and small group instruction in field production, editing, studio, control and flypack for those who can’t make our regularly scheduled classes. CreaTV will tailor the classes that you need to take to produce your D-I-Y show to your needs and schedule. For more information, contact the Volunteer and Training Department at (408) 295-8815 ext. 321.

Become Certified!

Once training is complete, and members have demonstrated sufficient skill in operating gear independently, they become “certified” to use production facilities and equipment. Once certified, members can rent equipment, schedule D-I-Y studio time with a certified volunteer crew and/or assist with studio or field productions.

Click on this link to view the DIY Rate Sheet.

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