All individuals all eligible for membership. Any public or private organization, institution or group that is located in or serves Berkeley or has a majority of Berkeley residents as users may apply for organizational membership.
To apply for membership, all individuals interested must attend a “Orientation”. At this point they may complete the usership application and pay the membership fee. In the case of an organizational membership, the organizational representatives must provide a letter from the
organization they represent, which names them as the representatives and briefly describes the project that they will be working on.
Members receive access to training workshops, equipment use, dubbing stations, and cablecast time.
Without becoming a member you may submit your production for just $10.00 per episode.
Berkeley residents may submit non-commercial announcements to be aired on the Community Bulletin Board to be played on BeTV 28 for FREE.
Berkeley residents ar $40.00 per year.
Non-residents are $120.00 per year.
Organizational Membership Guidelines
Berkeley Community Media offers organizational memberships to public or private organizations, institutions and groups:
Currently the Organizational Membership price for Berkeley Based Non-Profit Organizations is $120.00 per year for up to three people and $40 per year for each additional person
Currently the Organizational Membership for Non-Profits who are located outside Berkeley the price is $150.00 and $50 per year for each additional person.
To apply for an organizational membership the organization representative must provide the following:
• A letter on the organization’s letterhead, stating the names of all people to be included in the membership, and a brief description of the project(s) that the organization will be working on.
• The yearly membership fee: 120.00 for Berkeley Based Organizations and 150.00 for Non-Berkeley Based Organizations.
• A completed membership application form and a signed indemnity agreement from every member of the joining organization.
• A copy of a current driver’s license or other form of identification from every member of the joining organization.
In addition, each person that will be included in the membership needs to attend a public orientation before signing up for any production workshops. If the organization’s representatives cannot attend a regularly scheduled public orientation, a special orientation may be scheduled at a convenient time.
In the event that an organization needs to substitute members, the request must be made in writing. The individual members of the organization will be valid until the expiration date of the organization’s main contact person.
All projects completed through use of BCM facilities must air on one of our stations. A completed program proposal must be submitted and approved before any facilities reservations are made. Only one program proposal from any organization can be active at one time. That program must be completed before the organization can submit a new program proposal. Organizational members may only work on non-commercial projects pertaining to the organization’s stated mission.
In the event that organizations prefer not to produce programs themselves in accordance with the traditional production model, organizations may also hire professional media services such as videographers, editors, studio production crew at low rates. Furthermore, BCM facilities such as studio space, video projector and screen may also be rented. BCM can be contracted to produce PSAs, promotional videos, training videos, event coverage videos and various other videos in the past. Please ask a staff person for more information.
Berkeley Community Media offers individual memberships to
Yearly fee= $40.00
Non-Berkeley Residents = $120.00
To apply for an individual membership the person must provide the following:
-The yearly membership fee
-A completed individual membership application
-A signed compliance and indemnity agreement
-A copy of a current driver’s license or other form of identification
-One proof of residence, such as a current utility statement, rental agreement, etc.
In addition, the person must attend a public orientation before signing up for any production classes.
A completed program proposal must be submitted and approved before any facilities reservations are made. Only one program proposal from any individual member can be active at one time. That program must be completed before the individual can submit a new program proposal. The individual must follow all program guidelines as outlined in the BCM operating rules in procedures section of the handbook.
Facilities are to be used by BCM members who are certified for that equipment only. Non-members may accompany the member as long as they do not use the BCM facilities and are not disruptive to the facility.
Edit suite time is limited to two reservations per week, for up to 10 hours. Drop-in reservations are not included in this limit. Edit suite use is limited to 30 hours per program. Edit and camera reservations must be made 48 hours in advance or are available on a drop-in basis. Camera reservations are for two days only but may be rented at the rate of $20 per day for additional days.
Studio reservations can be made up to 10 days in advance of the date and must be accompanied by a program proposal and a full crew of BCM certified members. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 10 days in advance.
Class fees are due at the time of sign-up, in order to guarantee your spot.
Class cancellations received at least three days before the class begins may receive full refunds. Cancellations after three days will be credited towards another class and a no-show will be considered a loss of the class fee and a minor violation.
Final Cut Pro X Workshop
Studio Production Workshop
HD Production Workshop
Studio Lighting Workshop
Berkeley Community Media
2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(between Bancroft and Allston in the "G" Building of Berkeley High School)
Voice (510) 848-2288
Fax (510) 848-0265
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The objective of Berkeley Community Media (BCM) is to strengthen our community through increasing and enhancing communication among its residents. BCM exists to provide Berkeley residents and organizations with the tools and training needed to effectively communicate with one another and with our schools and governmental bodies through the use of television and other electronic media.More