Channel 4 Vancouver

Shaw TV Workshops

ShawTV
Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Shaw offers many volunteer opportunities in studio, mobile and on location (EFP) productions. Our volunteer program is designed to provide each participant with a progressive range of current production experiences. There are a variety of positions available including producing, directing, camera, floor-director, teleprompter operator, production assistant, video tape operator or graphics operator. Whether you are pursuing a career in television or looking for a challenging extracurricular activity or hobby, community television volunteering has something for everyone.

Shaw is currently accepting volunteer applications. 

Shaw Volunteer Opportunities (.doc)  
Volunteer

Orientation Session
Shaw Tower

Date Upcoming

The session will provide an overview of what opportunities are available through the Volunteer program. As well, the session introduces Shaw’s values and conduct expectations.

Shaw Volunteer Opportunities (.doc) 

*Please submit a completed Shaw TV Volunteer application form with your resume and two written references to receive details regarding the next orientation*

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Editing - Adobe Premiere Pro

Editing - Adobe Premiere Pro
Shaw Tower

July 14, 3:00pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will cover basic Adobe Premier Pro editing - differences and similarities to Final Cut Pro, how to import footage, rendering source footage, understanding the layout, building the timeline, adding effects and graphics, exporting projects in different formats.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Editing - FCP1 Intro

Editing - FCP1 Intro
Shaw Tower

Date Upcoming

This workshop will cover basic Final Cut Pro editing - loading footage, timeline orientation, adding music, graphics, insert and overwrite edits, keyboard shortcuts, and outputting sequences to tape, along with exporting in digital formats.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Editing - FCP2 Advanced

Editing - FCP2 Advanced
Shaw Tower Edit 5

July 15, 5:30pm - 9:30 pm

This workshop picks up on the basic workshop and looks at optimizing the OS system, file management, advance logging techniques, quick keys for editing, viewer window editing , and trim window editing, multi-cam editing (time permitting). Prerequisite: FCP Basic Workshop

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

On-Air - Basic

On-Air - Basic
Shaw Tower - Meeting Room

July 7, 4:00pm - 6:00 pm

The workshop will cover the roles of the television reporter, interviewer and host. You will also learn the basics of the TV interview.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

P2 Camera and field lighting

P2 Camera and field lighting
Shaw Tower - Camera Room

July 14, 3:30pm - 5:30 pm

This workshop will provide basic information on operating our Panasonic P2HD (AG-HPX300P) Memory Card Camera-Recorder. The workshop will cover areas such as formatting cards, selecting record levels and basic camera operation, including the use of tripods and lights.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Producing

Producing
Shaw Tower - Meeting Room

July 7, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will outline the producer's role and responsibilities. You will also learn how to develop a story idea into an on air segment, and what it takes to be an effective producer.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Studio and Control Room

Studio and Control Room
Shaw Tower - Studio

July 6, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop provides an orientation and practical experience in the operation of a television production studio, including lighting, studio camera basics, switcher, VTR, audio, CCU (shading) and graphics.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Writing and Research

Writing and Research
Shaw Tower

July 6, 4:00pm - 6:00 pm

Learn how to effectively research your story, identify your audience and develop a focus for your story. The instructor will also explain writing to pictures and writing pitfalls to avoid.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *