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DCTV

DCTV

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TriBeCa, New York, New York
(207 Reviews)

Founded in 1972, DCTV is a non-profit media arts center for NYC’s independent filmmakers. Fostering a diverse and inclusive community in its landmark firehouse located in Chinatown/Tribeca, DCTV provides affordable workshops, production equipment and space rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening and event series, renowned youth media programs, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house.


Offering over 150 hands-on workshops in digital filmmaking and media arts each year, from basic video production to advanced editing, DCTV is a one-of-a-kind training facility. Unlike other centers, we provide the space and the gear, and keep class sizes small so you can gain a wealth of information in a short amount of time. With consistently low prices and a convenient location, you don’t have to stop your life to pick up a new skill.  


Reviews of DCTV

(207 Reviews)
Production Week

6/16/2019
Anneliese D.

Attended: Production Week


Great course for beginners with little or no technical experience. Covered camera, lighting, audio and shooting fundamentals. Small class size and great teacher!

After Effects

6/7/2019
Hawmi G.

Attended: After Effects


Ivo was a knowledgeable and generous teacher. Great learning.

Camera Fundamentals

4/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Camera Fundamentals


Class was a very fun and informative experience. Also, the instructor was awesome! I had a great experience, although at the same time, I feel like we could’ve accomplished a little bit more within the 2 days.

Audio Fundamentals

4/8/2019
Serafin S.

Attended: Audio Fundamentals


The Audio Fundamentals course is pretty much on the spot with what it says it is. This "course" presents some very bare bones information that would probably be valuable to someone with an absolute zero knowledge of hardware. And when I mean zero, I mean that whomsoever takes this course can only fathom that the difference between hertz and kilohertz is that one rents cars and the other rents bigger cars. The unfortunate part of this is that the course is a practical prerequisite to taking any other audio course that DCTV offers. Especially one that would teach you how to work with audio software. You can't just jump to learning how to use pro tools (which seems like the only DAW that DCTV either uses or teaches). Granted that doesn't lay on Coursehorse. It's very much all on DCTV and how they choose to do their classes. I'm sure there is a method to the madness, so to speak. As I said, the course is useful to those who are walking into the world of audio/video with no background or knowledge of either. But for me and what I wanted to accomplish, all it did was cost me money and time that i could've dedicated to something more productive.

Video DSLR

3/24/2019
Heather H.

Attended: Video DSLR


Such a great class and worth every penny! It was hands on and we even had a chance to work out in the field. The instructor was patient and very knowledgeable. I would totally take another class with DCTV.

Final Cut Pro

3/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Final Cut Pro


Fairly good class! Definitely helps you understand the basics. Would be more helpful if the text wasn't involved at all, and if it were more faster-paced. Also if there was an option to tailor this for what you're looking for out of it (i.e. movie making vs promotional videos, vs social videos)

Premiere

1/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Premiere


I think for a course for begginers the most important thing is to know, learn and get to know the tools that are mostly used. Focusing on one project and going through the tools in a broader way in order to acquire a skill set.

Premiere

12/30/2018
Cristian T.

Attended: Premiere


Great class.

Documentary Theory

12/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Documentary Theory


Excellent teacher, excellent content. I wish there were more sessions and more time. Thank you!

Camera Fundamentals

12/1/2018
Kristine K.

Attended: Camera Fundamentals


Sisa, the instructor, was very friendly, open and knowledgeable in her approach to the class. She seemlessly applied the students’ questions to the coursework she already established. Her patience and care was phenomenal. Very rare these days. I am grateful for the experience and feel more prepared to explore my next steps. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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87 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013
DCTV
TriBeCa, Manhattan
87 Lafayette St
Btwn White & Walker Streets
New York, New York 10013

Upcoming Classes at DCTV

Video DSLR
Video DSLR
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 22nd, 11am - 5pm

Art of the Interview
Art of the Interview
Next start date:

Tuesday Jun 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Stop Motion Animation
Stop Motion Animation
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 29th, 11am - 5pm

Digital Cinematography: Camera
Digital Cinematography: Camera
Next start date:

Monday Jul 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Avid For Premiere Editors
Avid For Premiere Editors
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Camera Fundamentals
Camera Fundamentals
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Get Your Film Into Festivals
Get Your Film Into Festivals
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Audio Fundamentals
Audio Fundamentals
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 13th, 11am - 5pm

Audio Storytelling: Podcasts and Soundscapes
Audio Storytelling: Podcasts and Soundscapes
Next start date:

Monday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Premiere: Intermediate
Premiere: Intermediate
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Digital Cinematography: Lighting
Digital Cinematography: Lighting
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 20th, 11am - 5pm

Production Week
Production Week
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Monday Jul 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Docu Edit
Docu Edit
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 5pm

Docu Intensive
Docu Intensive
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Monday Jul 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Premiere
Premiere
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 20th, 11am - 5pm

Trailer Editing
Trailer Editing
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Documentary Grant Writing
Documentary Grant Writing
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Camera Movement
Camera Movement
Next start date:

Friday Aug 9th, 11am - 5pm

Open Edit Hours
Open Edit Hours
Next start date:

Friday Jul 19th, 11am - 5pm

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Teachers at DCTV

Adam Levy Adam Harrison Levy Adam Harrison Levy and Stephanie Gould Adella Ladjevardi Aharon Rothschild Áine Pennello Alex Gilwit Alex Mallis Alexander Kaluzhsky Amy Grumbling Andrea Ortega-Williams Angela Tucker Anna Rose Holmer Aubrey Franchell Ava Jarden Brian Bolster Brian Criner Cassie Wagler Cassie Tarakajian Chanelle Aponte Pearson Charlie Rokosny Chloe Zimmerman Chris Rogy Christopher Tedeschi and Judith Matloff Craig Lowy Dan Schoenbrun​ Danielle Lessovitz Danya Abt Deirdre Fishel Edgardo Parada Elizabeth Press Emile Klein Emily Allen Ethan Fixell Gabe Quiroga Gabriel Long Gary Levitt Glenn McClanan Grayson Earle Hal Siegel Harlo Holmes Heather Martino Heather Contant Iris Devons Isil Bagdadi & Michael Sergio Iva Radivojevic Ivo Stoop Iyabo Boyd Jay Sterrenberg Jeremy Workman Jerron Smith Jessica Kingdon Jessye Herrell Jonathan Novick Jonathan Smith Josh Koury Josh Koury & Sarah Enid Hagey Joshua Sarlo Julia Gaynin Kasia Mychajlowycz Keith Miller Kristina Pozenel Laura Valladao Laura Coxson Leah Moskowitz Liam Billingham Lila Yomtoob Lisa Gross Lorenzo Gattorna Louis Legge Luis Gallo Mar Trevino María Villaseñor Marianna Moneymaker Marie Lafia Martha Shane Martyna Starosta Matt Cascella Max Fuchs Melissa Nicolardi Michael Woods Mike Knowlton Miki Foster Morgan Paar Nathan Fitch Nathan Silver Neil J. Rosini Nicholas Weissman Patrick Reis Philip Leaman Raj Kottamasu Ramzy Telley Rehana Esmail Reiko Tahara Roger Schulte Ryan Joseph Saied Abbasi Sam Tarakajian Sam Tarakajian Sam Feder Sara Nodjoumi Sarah Friedland Sarah Enid Hagey Sasha Shaw Sasha Wortzel Sean Hanley Sisa Bueno Son Le Sonya Rhee Stefanie Dworkin Stephanie Rabins Stephanie Bravo Stephanie Bravo Stephen Kurpis Steven Zelin Teodora Altomare Tim Szetela Tommi Gweilo Tommi Kelly Tommi Tommi Tzu-An Wu Zachary Levy
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