San Jose residents, businesses, organizations and schools can take advantage of the low-cost video production facilities, equipment and media training available at our community media center in downtown San Jose.
We provide all the resources needed to produce a non-commercial video for broadcast on San Jose’s public and education cable channels and CreaTV San Jose’s web channels. Airtime is free.
Because you, the producer, own the rights to your video content, you can use it for marketing on other Web, mobile and broadcast channels.
Are you a Do It Yourselfer? You can use CreaTV San Jose’s resources to make your own video, by following these steps:
1. Attend the free Orientation class. Call 408.295-8815 to sign up.
2. Become a Member. Sign up at CreaTVsj.org, in person at 255 W. Julian Street, Suite 100, San Jose or by phone at 408.295.8815.
3. Take the Producing @ CreaTV class.
4. Submit a Project Proposal to the Operations Department for approval.
5. Take classes that correspond to the equipment you would like to use to produce your DIY video (see schedule below). 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 you want to use, you may begin producing your video.
7. Reserve equipment and/or facilities for your show.
8. Once completed, submit your video with Compliance and Playback Request forms to the Program Manager. For series producers, be sure to attend our Time Slot Lottery for a regular airtime.
To Use . . .
Take this Class:
|Our Studios and/or Field Equipment to produce a show||Producing at CreaTV|
|Studio A (600 sq. ft. three-camera HD – more than two guests)||Studio and Control Room Access Combined|
|Studio B (three robotic cameras, one-two guests)||Studio and Control Room Access Combined|
|Editing Suites and Portable Editing Kits||Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro|
|Portable Field Camera Packages||Field Production|
|Dubbing Rack||Ask an Access Facilitator for instruction|
Once training is completed, and members have demonstrated sufficient skill in operating gear independently, they become “certified” to use production equipment. Once certified, members can rent equipment, schedule DIY studio time with a certified volunteer crew and/or assist with studio or field productions.
One-time programs that are not part of a regular TV series i.e. documentary, narrative film, etc.
A collection of weekly or bi-weekly programs with the same title, length and format, which usually features a constant host/presenter.
Any content less than 15 minutes that may be scheduled in-between regularly scheduled programming, at the discretion of the Programming Manager.