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Access Framingham offers hands-on training workshops to help you improve your TV production skills. Be sure to take advantage of this free membership benefit.

Most AFTV workshops are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00. Occasionally, we offer a workshop during the day, or on another evening

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are at the Access Framingham Studio, 4 Vernon Street.

For Access Framingham members, all workshops are free

Where Should I Begin?
If you are new to video, start with Shooting in the Field 101. You’ll gain hands-on experience with the popular Sony PD-170 camcorder and be ready to videotape shows or news clips.

Registration and More Info
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Please email the studio at, or call 508-875-5434 for more information and to register. All workshops are subject to change.

Multi-session Workshops
If a workshop is 2 or more sessions, you must attend ALL sessions to be
certified. You cannot start a workshop after the first session without prior approval by the instructor.

Framingham Beat Production Checklist

Access Framingham would like to say a special THANKS to ALL volunteers and producers who make The Framingham Beat possible! Here is a downloadable list of tips from Production Coordinator Frank Morello that can make our experiences in the field reporting...

Orientation Session and Camcorder Jumpstart! -Nov. 2

Access Framingham Television (AFTV) announces its Orientation and Camcorder Jumpstart! Session being held at its new studio location on 4 Vernon Street in Framingham Centre on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:00PM – 8:00PM. The public access television station welcomes the community...

Camcorder Jump Start Workshop, July 15th.

Camcorder Jump Start Workshop, July 15th.

There are still a couple spots left for our workshop tomorrow night, July 15th, from 7-9pm. Learn the basics of using our JVC camcorders, tripod and audio-monitoring. The workshop takes place at our Vernon Street studios. Call 508-875-5434 to sign up...

Upcoming Special Classes at Access Framingham

We are planning a few special classes this summer with area professionals to improve the diversity of educational offerings here at AF-TV. Shoot the Band!-hands-on techniques for setting up a musical performance in the studio. We will be working with local...

Three Point Lighting

With our newer JVC card cameras, we have found they do not see well in low light situations. Staff and volunteers have defiantly benefited by bringing lights to shoots when possible. Three point lighting is the classic set up, although modifications...

Rule of Thirds

The “Rule of Thirds” is the basic composition principle to follow for well balanced and interesting shots. The concept of the Rule of Thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds horizontally and vertically. You will then want to...