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.
Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 9:50PM
Sat - Sun, 10AM - 7:50PM
(BRIC Media Center Closed on days listed below)
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 (B Free Awards Weekend)
Sun, Apr 7, 2019 (B Free Awards Weekend)
Sun, May 19, 2019 (Media Center Maintenance)
Mon, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
Thu, July 4, 2019 (Independence Day)
Fri, July 5, 2019 (Day After Independence Day)
Mon, Sep 2, 2019 (Labor Day)
Mon, Oct 7, 2019 (Columbus Day)
Thu, Nov 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day)
Fri, Nov 29, 2019 (Day After Thanksgiving)
Wed, Dec 25, 2019 - Wed, Jan 1, 2020 (Holiday Good Times)
What is a Certified Community Producer?
A Certified Community Producer is anyone who has completed one of the nine (9) media education certification courses we offer: Television Studio Production, Video Production in the Field, Video Editing with Premiere, Mini-Studio Production, the BRIC Documentary Intensive, Intimate Eye: Capturing Theatrical Performance, Intro to Radio Podcasting, Studio Podcasting, and Field Audio Equipment Certification.
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 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:
- Free channel time on the Emmy-winning, Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network;
- Exclusive access to Brooklyn Free Speech's two TV studios;
- Exclusive access to Brooklyn Free Speech's podcast studio;
- Exclusive access to Brooklyn Free Speech's mini studio;
- Editing laptops / suites outfitted with Adobe Premiere CS6 and AVID;
- HD cameras;
- Advanced cinematic-style HD cameras
- Audio equipment
- Lighting equipment;
- Success-driven workshops to help you push your projects forward;
- Access to our large, ever-growing network of emerging media moguls— 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!
Hosted by Gen Ai Liu, Special Projects Manager and Leon Taylor we invite you to take a virtual tour of BRIC House, our state-of-the-art, newly renovated media center in the great city of Brooklyn.