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​​​ 2805 S. Industrial Highway, Ste 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Office Hours: Monday-Friday,
10 a.m.-6 p.m., by appointment only

Facility Hours: By appointment only



​​​​​​​​​CTN provides free video production training and equipment for Ann Arbor residents and local area non-profits. Workshops cover the various aspects of television and digital media production. CTN requires proof of residency with a photo ID. Check to see if you are an Ann Arbor resident. To register for a workshop at CTN contact us (734) 794-6150 or email [email protected]

Workshops Offered   ​

  • Preview (Prerequisite)-  One on one hour long session with CTN staff to become familiar with all of CTN Services​.
  • Studio - Go behind the scenes in a professional TV studio to learn how TV is created. This workshop provides participants with hands on experience running a three camera studio, including studio lighting, set design, studio camera operation, control room environment, audio set up and monitoring, graphics creation/operation, video switcher and directing.
  • Hotline Studio - Produce programs with minimal assistance with full studio results in CTN’s Mini Studio. This workshop provides participants with hands on experience in a small, self-controlled studio environment, including remote camera operation, audio mixing, graphics creation and video switching. 
  • Remote Equipment - This workshop provides participants with hands on experience using various digital cameras and related field production gear designed for shooting on location(s). Cameras include, JVC GY HM 100U, GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition, Canon 70D DSLR, and the Canon T3i DSLR  (subject to change).
  • FCPX Editing -This workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of the FCPX User Interface (UI). From importing, managing media within FCPX, standard editing tools and their functions, exporting finished projects and digital media management advice and recommendations.
  • One Night Workshops