A Brooklyn Free Speech Tradition: Every year after the B Free Awards the whole staff gets together for a photo to capture the memory of the night. This photo was taken at the 6th Annual B Free Awards on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Brooklyn Free Speech staff wants to say thank you for your time, your dedication, and your commitment to community-made media. We'll see you at the 7th Annual B Free Awards on Saturday. March 28, 2020.
Photo: Elliot Guilbe

 

Welcome! This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers. 

Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy-winning community television network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. The initiative seeks to empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world.

The BRIC Media Center gives Brooklynites the tools and know-how to professionally create and cablecast their own television programs on Brooklyn Free Speech television, a community television network displaying programs that reflect the borough's diversity of thought and culture. 

We provide all Brooklynites with access to high-quality TV and podcast studio facilities and equipment, and wallet-friendly media training. We are located in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street (between Rockwell Place & DeKalb Avenue).

The majority of our facility is reserved for use by our Certified Community Producers.

COVID-19 MODIFIED BRIC MEDIA CENTER HOURS
PHYSICAL SPACE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC SINCE LATE MARCH 2020

REGULAR HOURS (CLOSED)
Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 9:50PM
Sat - Sun, 10AM - 7:50PM

2020 HOLIDAY HOURS
BRIC Media Center Closed on days listed below
Sat, Mar 28 (B FREE AWARDS POSTPONED)
Thu, May 7 (Facility Upgrades & Maintenance)
Mon, May 25 (Memorial Day)
Fri, July 3 (Independence Day Observed)
Sat, July 4 (Independence Day)
Sun, Aug 9 (Summer Sundays)
Sun, Aug 16 (Summer Sundays)
Sun, Aug 23 (Summer Sundays)
Sun, Aug 30 (Summer Sundays)
Sun, Sep 6 (Day before Labor Day)
Mon, Sep 7 (Labor Day)
Mon, Oct 12 (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
Sat, Oct 17 (B FREE AWARDS RESCHEDULED DATE)
Thu, Nov 26 (Thanksgiving Day)
Fri, Nov 27 (Day after Thanksgiving)
Thu, Dec 24, 2020 - Fri, Jan 1, 2021 (Holiday Break)

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What is a Certified Community Producer?
A Certified Community Producer is anyone who has completed one of the ten (10) media education certification courses we offer: TV Studio Production, Video Production in the Field, Video Editing with Premiere, Mini-Studio Production, the BRIC Documentary Intensive, Black Box Filmmaking, the BRIC Podcast Intensive, Intro to Radio Podcasting, Studio Podcasting, and the Field Audio Equipment Certification.

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After completion of a certification course you become a Certified Community Producer and gain free, exclusive access to the equipment and facilities related to the specific area of study you chose.

So, if you take our TV Studio Production class, you become a Certified Community Producer and gain free access to our two TV studios. If you take our Studio Podcasting class, you become a Certified Community Producer and gain free access to our podcast studio. Being certified to use the podcast studio does not give you access to use the TV studios and vice versa. Why? Our curricula are designed to give you specialized training on how to use our equipment to ensure success on your projects.

Here are just a few of the free, exclusive perks afforded to BRIC Media Center Certified Community Producers:

  1. Free content distribution on BRIC's Emmy and Hometown Media Award-winning, Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network;
  2. Exclusive access to Brooklyn Free Speech's two TV studios; 
  3. Exclusive access to Brooklyn Free Speech's podcast studio; 
  4. Exclusive access to Brooklyn Free Speech's mini (hotline) studio;
  5. Free Access to Gear (see the full list of gear available at the BRIC Media Center here)
    1. HD cameras;
    2. Audio equipment;
    3. Lighting equipment;
    4. Advanced cinematic-style HD cameras
    5. Editing laptops / suites outfitted with Adobe Premiere CS6 and AVID; 
  6. Success-driven workshops to help you push your projects forward;
  7. Access to our large, ever-growing network of content creators—completely free of charge.

Take a Virtual Tour

Now that you've learned some of the basics about The BRIC Media Center, are you interested in learning more? Of course you are!

Your virtual tour guide will be Alease Annan, Marketing Manager with BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV network. On camera is Joseph Ranghelli, BRIC's Manager of Community Producer Services. Since we can't all be together right now, we're inviting you into our home for a virtual tour of our 9,000 sq. ft. media production house.

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