MEDIA CENTER CLOSED PRESIDENTS' DAY DAY
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
The Media Center will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Click the link below for the full list of our 2017 holiday closures as well as the holiday upload schedule listing the adjusted upload due dates for your Brooklyn Free Speech show. Click here for the 2017 holiday upload schedule!
MINI-STUDIO CLOSED 2/9-2/12
The mini-studio will be closed from February 9 through February 12. The BRIC engineering team will be adding LED lighting, creating a better green screen experience, and adding a new black curtain to the space. These are great first steps to providing our community with a better mini-studio.
NEW! Job Board
Our goal is to help you succeed. Try out this new job board, courtesy of our friends at Monster.com and let us know what you think.
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Perfect Your Pitch Worksheet
We want you to succeed and we know that you want to succeed but great success comes with great preparation. Here are some great resources to ensure that you walk into your next pitch prepared and ready for success.
Film & Audio Festivals
Check out our comprehensive list of film festivals and award shows, then submit your TV show, film, short, or web series for consideration. We know you're talented. We know you have the drive. We know you have the ambition. All you needed was the information! Now go forth, and WIN!
Student/Producer Resource Guide
We truly value you as a media education student and Brooklyn Free Speech producer, and want to do everything to ensure that you succeed in your film and TV career. That's why we created this handy student/producer resource guide. Here you'll find:
- Television Studio A/B Tutorials
- Video Production in the Field Tutorials
- Adobe Premiere Tutorials
- Course Materials/Handouts
- + so much more!
GET INVOLVED! Volunteer with Brooklyn Free Speech
Interested in getting more involved with the New York Emmy-nominated Brooklyn Free Speech? We're always looking for great people like you. Fill out our volunteer form to get involved with events like BRIC FLIX, B Scene, and the 4th Annual B Free Awards on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
2017 Brooklyn Free Speech Holiday Upload Schedule
The Media Center will be closed several days throughout the year in honor and celebration of the holidays. Here's a list of our 2017 holiday closures as well as the holiday upload schedule listing the adjusted upload due dates for your Brooklyn Free Speech show.
Coney Island TV Studio Resource Page
Did you know that we have a TV studio in Coney Island that you can use? Featuring green screen capabilities, three cameras, a comprehensive graphics package, and TriCaster switcher, this studio gives you the ability to create and tell your own story near the beach in Coney Island.
TV Studio Crew Request Form
Do you need help with finding crew members for your Brooklyn Free Speech production happening at The Media Center or our fully-equipped TV studio at the Brooklyn Public Library's Coney Island branch? Fill out our online TV Studio Crew Request Form and we'll match you with fellow producers who specialize in your needed area (audio, directing, floor management).
Production Volunteer Form
Interested in getting more involved at Brooklyn Free Speech? Volunteering with your fellow Brooklyn Free Speech producers is the perfect networking and media skillset building opportunity. Ready. Set. Volunteer!
Media Education Certification Process
Not sure about how to get certified with our media education program? This is for you!
Reservations & Channel Time
You can find all of your Brooklyn Free Speech forms here.
Weekly Upload Schedule/Acceptable File Formats
We've created a convenient weekly upload schedule so that you always know the due date for your Brooklyn Free Speech program.
NEW! Sponsor Agreement Form
Have a show on Brooklyn Free Speech sponsored by a Brooklyn resident? Please have your sponsor fill out this form.
FAQs & Information
The Brooklyn Free Speech team loves questions so we've put together a handy list of some of the most frequently asked questions we get about BRIC, Community Media, and how to get your own show on the YOU-focused, YOU-curated, YOU-centric Brooklyn Free Speech.
From coiling cables to working with the audio boards in our television studios, we've got you covered. Our media tips are designed to give you useful information on using the state-of-the-art equipment available to you.
Become a BRIC Member today and get a 15% discount on community media classes.
Coney Island TV Studio Upgrade Class
Are you a certified community producer interested in using our state-of-the-art TV studio at the Brooklyn Public Library's Coney Island branch? Learn the ins and outs of the cameras and equipment available to you at the Coney Island TV studio— including how to set up the audio and video rack, load assets into the playback system, operate the TriCaster switcher, and create titles with the integrated graphics program. There is a refundable $10 fee to reserve your seat for this class. For more information, please email Liam Billingham, BRIC's Adult Education Specialist at lbillingham@BRICartsmedia.org.
Read The Media Center's Policies and Procedures Handbook
Free Online Training with Lynda.com
Did you know that media education offers free use of Lynda.com training videos to Certified Community Producers and students currently enrolled in a media education course? To reserve a Lynda.com license and book time in an edit suite or the media lab, please contact our Public Equipment department at 718.683.5645 or 718.683.5605. You will need a valid email address and a pair of headphones to utilize the training videos.
Skill Building Workshops: Field Production
The Field Production Workshop series consists of small group sessions designed to give producers who are Certified in Field Production additional time with field equipment with staff guidance.
Skill Building Workshops: The Producers' Think Tank
The Producers' Think Tank is a support system intended to aid Brooklyn Free Speech producers in moving their production projects or show ideas forward. Topics covered include production team building, concepting your show, and more.