FAQs

You cannot make up a missed session, and we ask that you arrive on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we may not permit you to attend that session. If you know that you cannot attend a session you are confirmed to attend, please contact us and we will gladly place you in the next available workshop. If you do not show up for your workshop and do not inform us in advance, then we will...
If you sign up for a workshop that is full, you will receive a spot on our waiting list. If a spot opens up, you will be notified via email. If a spot does not open up in the workshop for which you are on a waiting list, you will receive an email from MNN the day before the workshop is scheduled to begin.
While we wish we didn’t have to put you on a waiting list, we recently outfitted MNN’s facilities with state-of-the-art media production equipment. This once-in-a-decade upgrade means that all of our producers have access to the most up-to-date media production equipment to produce their programs. It also means all producers must be re-certified, and has increased demand for our...
MNN has television studios, production equipment, and editing facilities available for Manhattan residents. In order to use MNN equipment and facilities, you must be trained and certified as an MNN Certified Producer.
A regular series is a program with a regularly scheduled timeslot. You can apply for a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly slot. Keep in mind that a regular series is a 13-week commitment and you will need to be prepared to provide us with new shows on a regular basis. A regular series is great to build up an audience for your work. A single show is a program that has a one-time slot. You make a show...
For more information on MNN's classes and how to get access to our equipment, call our Education Hotline at 212-757-2670 x312 or email workshops@mnn.org ...
If you have used a prosumer or professional camera, or Final Cut Pro, you can attempt to test out of the class showcasing your familiarity with the equipment to one of our instructors. However, even if you have some experience, we highly recommend you take workshops to improve upon your skills. Workshops are also a great way to meet other people interested in making TV and you never know when you...
There are four times a year when you can start a series: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Our deadlines are posted online or you can always ask the Programming Department when the next deadline is by calling 212-757-2670 x305 or x334. To submit a regular series proposal, follow these directions .
We teach workshops every month in studio, editing, and field equipment. Workshops range from two to six sessions a month. We generally offer daytime and evening classes, though sometimes we provide weekend sessions to accommodate varying schedules. On your Training Agreement, please let us know when you are available.
Our introductory workshops are designed to be taken one at a time, so you can focus on learning one area of production while starting out. If you're following one of our workshop tracks you will be expected to create a show before you can begin another workshop track. Experienced students who are already active at MNN and have completed the requisite classes can take more than one Advanced...

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