DCTV

DCTV

Tech
TriBeCa, New York, New York
(213 Reviews)

Founded in 1972, DCTV is a non-profit media arts center for NYC’s independent filmmakers. Fostering a diverse and inclusive community in its landmark firehouse located in Chinatown/Tribeca, DCTV provides affordable workshops, production equipment and space rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening and event series, renowned youth media programs, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house.


Offering over 150 hands-on workshops in digital filmmaking and media arts each year, from basic video production to advanced editing, DCTV is a one-of-a-kind training facility. Unlike other centers, we provide the space and the gear, and keep class sizes small so you can gain a wealth of information in a short amount of time. With consistently low prices and a convenient location, you don’t have to stop your life to pick up a new skill.  


Reviews of DCTV

(213 Reviews)
Trailer Editing

8/21/2019
Will R.

Attended: Trailer Editing


The workshop is great for people wanting to understand the fundamental structure of trailers and key elements. For those more advanced, you get to see the instructor's editing workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro. I wouldn't mind if this course was longer and allowed for more time on the editing process. The instructor is great!

Get Your Film Into Festivals

7/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Get Your Film Into Festivals


1. Class needed to be 30 minutes longer, especially with there being total beginners. Initially a good amount of time was spent answering questions, thus it is important to allow enough time to answer all. Subsequently, the syllabus was left to the end and less time to cover in depth. 2. Another option is to just create an intermediate level for people with festival experience versus total beginners. But ideally just extend the time by15-30mins to help. Or the last option is to just remove the short instructor film video shown & discussion, as this will help save time for student questions. 3. Insert instructor name with final email confirmation. 4. Add a way for students to contact each other after class for networking. Thanks

Production Week

6/16/2019
Anneliese D.

Attended: Production Week


Great course for beginners with little or no technical experience. Covered camera, lighting, audio and shooting fundamentals. Small class size and great teacher!

After Effects

6/7/2019
Hawmi G.

Attended: After Effects


Ivo was a knowledgeable and generous teacher. Great learning.

Camera Fundamentals

4/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Camera Fundamentals


Class was a very fun and informative experience. Also, the instructor was awesome! I had a great experience, although at the same time, I feel like we could’ve accomplished a little bit more within the 2 days.

Audio Fundamentals

4/8/2019
Serafin S.

Attended: Audio Fundamentals


The Audio Fundamentals course is pretty much on the spot with what it says it is. This "course" presents some very bare bones information that would probably be valuable to someone with an absolute zero knowledge of hardware. And when I mean zero, I mean that whomsoever takes this course can only fathom that the difference between hertz and kilohertz is that one rents cars and the other rents bigger cars. The unfortunate part of this is that the course is a practical prerequisite to taking any other audio course that DCTV offers. Especially one that would teach you how to work with audio software. You can't just jump to learning how to use pro tools (which seems like the only DAW that DCTV either uses or teaches). Granted that doesn't lay on Coursehorse. It's very much all on DCTV and how they choose to do their classes. I'm sure there is a method to the madness, so to speak. As I said, the course is useful to those who are walking into the world of audio/video with no background or knowledge of either. But for me and what I wanted to accomplish, all it did was cost me money and time that i could've dedicated to something more productive.

Video DSLR

3/24/2019
Heather H.

Attended: Video DSLR


Such a great class and worth every penny! It was hands on and we even had a chance to work out in the field. The instructor was patient and very knowledgeable. I would totally take another class with DCTV.

Final Cut Pro

3/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Final Cut Pro


Fairly good class! Definitely helps you understand the basics. Would be more helpful if the text wasn't involved at all, and if it were more faster-paced. Also if there was an option to tailor this for what you're looking for out of it (i.e. movie making vs promotional videos, vs social videos)

Premiere

1/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Premiere


I think for a course for begginers the most important thing is to know, learn and get to know the tools that are mostly used. Focusing on one project and going through the tools in a broader way in order to acquire a skill set.

Premiere

12/30/2018
Cristian T.

Attended: Premiere


Great class.

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87 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013
DCTV
TriBeCa, Manhattan
87 Lafayette St
Btwn White & Walker Streets
New York, New York 10013

Upcoming Classes at DCTV

Camera Fundamentals
Camera Fundamentals
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Premiere
Premiere
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

DaVinci Resolve: Color Correction
DaVinci Resolve: Color Correction
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 14th, 11am - 3:30pm

Production Week
Production Week
Next start date:

Monday Sep 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Photoshop
Photoshop
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Avid
Avid
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Audio Fundamentals
Audio Fundamentals
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Editing Techniques
Editing Techniques
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Documentary Budgeting
Documentary Budgeting
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Documentary Theory
Documentary Theory
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Log Footage: Production
Log Footage: Production
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Keeping It Legal
Keeping It Legal
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 5th, 11am - 5pm

After Effects: Film Title Design
After Effects: Film Title Design
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Lighting Fundamentals
Lighting Fundamentals
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 12th, 11am - 5pm

Avid For Premiere Editors
Avid For Premiere Editors
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Developing Your Story
Developing Your Story
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Documentary Grant Writing
Documentary Grant Writing
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Digital Cinematography: Camera
Digital Cinematography: Camera
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 11am - 3:30pm

Pro Tools
Pro Tools
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 11am - 5pm

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Teachers at DCTV

Adam Levy Adam Harrison Levy Adam Harrison Levy and Stephanie Gould Adella Ladjevardi Aharon Rothschild Áine Pennello Alex Gilwit Alex Mallis Alexander Kaluzhsky Amy Grumbling Andrea Ortega-Williams Angela Tucker Anna Rose Holmer Anne de Mare Ariela Halevi Aubrey Franchell Ava Jarden Brian Bolster Brian Criner Cassie Wagler Cassie Tarakajian Chanelle Aponte Pearson Charlie Rokosny Chloe Zimmerman Chris Rogy Christopher Tedeschi and Judith Matloff Craig Lowy Dan Schoenbrun​ Danielle Lessovitz Danya Abt Deirdre Fishel Edgardo Parada Elizabeth Press Emile Klein Emily Allen Ethan Fixell Gabe Quiroga Gabriel Long Gary Levitt Glenn McClanan Grayson Earle Hal Siegel Harlo Holmes Heather Martino Heather Contant Iris Devons Isil Bagdadi & Michael Sergio Iva Radivojevic Ivo Stoop Iyabo Boyd Jay Sterrenberg Jeremy Workman Jerron Smith Jessica Kingdon Jessye Herrell Jonathan Novick Jonathan Smith Josh Koury Josh Koury & Sarah Enid Hagey Joshua Sarlo Julia Gaynin Kasia Mychajlowycz Keith Miller Kristina Pozenel Laura Valladao Laura Coxson Leah Moskowitz Liam Billingham Lila Yomtoob Lisa Gross Lizi Oceransky Lorenzo Gattorna Louis Legge Luis Gallo Mar Trevino María Villaseñor Marianna Moneymaker Marie Lafia Martha Shane Martyna Starosta Matt Cascella Max Fuchs Melissa Nicolardi Michael Woods Mike Knowlton Miki Foster Morgan Paar Nathan Fitch Nathan Silver Neil J. Rosini Nicholas Weissman Patrick Reis Philip Leaman Raj Kottamasu Ramzy Telley Rehana Esmail Reiko Tahara Roger Schulte Ryan Joseph Saied Abbasi Sam Tarakajian Sam Tarakajian Sam Feder Sara Nodjoumi Sarah Friedland Sarah Enid Hagey Sasha Shaw Sasha Wortzel Sean Hanley Sisa Bueno Son Le Sonya Rhee Stefanie Dworkin Stephanie Rabins Stephanie Bravo Stephanie Bravo Stephen Kurpis Steven Zelin Talia Salzberg Horowitz Teodora Altomare Tim Szetela Tommi Gweilo Tommi Kelly Tommi Tommi Tzu-An Wu Zachary Levy
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