PhillyCAM offers free virtual trainings in creating video/audio content, graphic design, and journalism.

In June, PhillyCAM is offering a series of live, virtual classes in video and audio content creation, graphic design, and journalism. The series is free and open to the public.

PhillyCAM is the community media center that trains Philadelphians in broadcast production and airs original content on Philadelphia’s public access television and WPPM 106.5 FM. With its production facilities closed due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the staff has been creating programs to train people in creating original content from home.

Anyone may sign up for free here: A Zoom link will be shared with registered participants two days before each class.


Using Streamyard to Host your Show
An overview of the technical features and best practices for hosting a virtual talk show using the Streamyard platform. Presented by Rafael Collazo and Elbert Garcia, host and producer of the podcast Found in Translation.
Friday, June 5, 6-8 p.m.
In Spanish: Thursday, June 4, 6-8p.m.

Tools for Editing Video at Home
A survey of free software and other options for editing video at home on your computer or mobile device. Presented by PhillyCAM’s Roland Boyden.
Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Graphic Design 101
Improve your graphic design skills to create stronger promotional materials for your show. Gain a basic understanding of composition, color, and font and the tools available to help create a coherent brand. Presented by PhillyCAM’s Lea van der Tak.
Tuesday, June 9, 6-8 p.m.

Recording Good Audio at Home
Learn simple solutions to record the best quality audio using your mobile device and microphones at home. Presented by PhillyCAM’s Allison Durham.
Thursday June 11, 6-8 p.m.

Tools and Tips for Editing Audio at Home
A survey of free tools for editing audio on your mobile device or home computer along with tips for building simple soundscapes for your audio projects. Presented by PhillyCAM’s Allison Durham.
Thursday, June 18, 6-8 p.m.

Who knows? How producers find credible sources of information
How do we become more informed media producers? What tips and tools can we use to assess the validity of information and its source.  This fun series is for content creators looking to sharpen their research skills. Presented by media literacy educator and filmmaker David Cooper Moore.
Tuesday June 23 and Tuesday, June 30, 6-7 p.m.

PhillyCAM is the non-profit designated by the City of Philadelphia to operate its public access television network (Comcast 66/966HD/967 and Verizon 29/30). PhillyCAM content also airs on WPPM-FM’s 90-watt signal that reaches about 800,000 people throughout the Philadelphia region. It’s a community media center that brings together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values and civic participation. PhillyCAM teaches people to create high-quality, non-commercial media. PhillyCAM distributes nearly 100 hours of local radio and television programming each week on radio and television. The non-profit currently has more than 800 members made up of an engaged constituency of people of color, working people, women, sexual minorities, people with disabilities, activists, educators, artists, seniors, returning citizens, and young people. The majority of members are people of color representing neighborhoods from across the city. Visit

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