PATV offers workshops to provide local residents the basic skills necessary to produce television programming. Successful completion of each workshop certifies producers to use PATV equipment and facilities for their production. Workshops may be scheduled by appointment.  Get started by contacting us today!

“Guidelines” introductory course
This class is REQUIRED for all new producers, providers, and potential members! Guidelines is an introduction and prerequisite to our technical workshops. View PATV’s Guidelines Booklet.

Meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m.

High Definition Video
This class covers the proper handling, settings, and operation of PATV’s digital video cameras. From the basics for beginners to advanced camera settings for enthusiasts, this is your one stop shop for everything digital. 
Once this class is completed, you are cleared to check out our high definition video cameras for fast and convenient video recording.

Meets the first Monday of every month from 1-3 p.m.

Also meets the 2nd to last Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m.

TV Studio Production
Everything you need to know to produce a show in the PATV studio. Covers studio cameras, lights, audio, graphics & directing.

Appointment only: 319-338-7035 or [email protected]

Video Editing
Get started editing digital video with Final Cut X interface! Students should have basic computer literacy. Take the opportunity to upload recorded video files directly into our video editing software.

Appointment only: 319-338-7035 or [email protected]


Organize your project in this class. We will work on your ideas and plan all steps of production in this informal class. Who is your audience? How do you shoot it? What are your goals for the project?

Ready to get started? Send us your name and contact info and our workshop coordinator will be in touch with you shortly! You can also contact us to schedule a workshop by calling 319.338.7035


4 Responses so far.

  1. Carl Marshall says:

    I am in my mid 40s and have always wanted to learn and work in television/radio. I have a strong customer service,sales, and management background, and currently work for the hacap organization a well known non for profit community resource. As I stated, this has always been a dream of mine. Where would a person like myself start??

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for the question. PATV’s a great place for anybody in the community to come learn TV production. Whether you want to start your own show or volunteer as crew for somebody else’s, there are always opportunities for new producers. Guidlelines is the free introductory course for all new producers here, and typically takes place the 1st Sunday of the month. Give us a call (319) 338-7035 and we’ll get you signed up!

  3. Josh Hotchkin says:

    I am interested in making a film? Would this be a project that PATV could help me with? Equipment? What is the minimum training required?

  4. Shaun Majid says:

    Hello, recently I sang with a local guitarist who has many years of experience writing his own materials. What came out from this musical collaboration is a recording that I feel very poetic that perhaps, an element of visual art could be incorporated into it. I’d like to learn how to make this happen. Perhaps I’m still forming the exact idea how this is going to work for me. Is IPTV a good place to start at this time? Please advice.

    Regards, Shaun

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