Contact Info

212.966.4510 x646

Office Hours

Mon-Fri | 10am-6pm

2020 Closings

Winter Holidays (12/24/19 - 1/1/20)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Mon 1/20)
Presidents' Day (Mon 2/17)
Cleaning (Tue 3/10)
COVID-19 (Fri 3/13 until further notice)
Updates as situation evolves here.

Memorial Day (Mon 5/25)
Juneteenth (Fri 6/19)
Independence Day (Fri 7/3)
Summer (Mon 8/17 - Mon 9/7)
Indigenous Peoples' Day (Mon 10/14)
Veterans Day (Mon 11/11)
Thanksgiving (Thu 11/26 - Fri 11/27)
Winter Holidays (12/23/20 - 1/1/21)

In Case of Inclement Weather

DCTV tends to follow NYC Public School closures, but please check DCTV's Twitter or email for our latest updates.

Due to the COVID-19 situation in NYC, no Workshops will take place at DCTV’s facility until further notice. We’re adapting our Workshops for remote learning. Check out our Online Offerings.

To support our community during this time, we are reducing all prices. We are offering Office Hours either for free or suggested donation, and in-depth Workshops at a sliding scale to be able to support our freelance instructors and cover some of our costs.

Let us know what other online offerings would be most helpful to you right now by filling out this brief survey.


DCTV is not just a learning center. We are a home-base dedicated to cultivating and supporting an expanding community of aspiring, emerging and established filmmakers. Independent filmmaking is an ever-evolving craft that requires storytellers to be up to date on the latest technology and techniques. We are here to support you.

Instead of talking, we’re doing.

DCTV Workshops provide people from all walks of life access to the skills they need to make media and tell their story. Offering over 150 affordable, hands-on workshops each year in all aspects of digital filmmaking and media arts, from basic video production to advanced editing and motion graphics, DCTV is a one-of-a-kind training facility that offers practical knowledge to everyone.

Here's how:

Just Bring Yourself

Unlike other centers, we provide the space and the gear, from high-end computers and software, to the professional production equipment that freelancers rely on most. Even the course curriculum and handouts are available on eReaders. So all you need to bring is yourself (plus a pen and notebook if you'd like.)

Get Your Hands Dirty

Our workshops are always small in size so you’re never lost in a crowd. If your workshop is computer-based, you work at your own iMac. If it’s equipment-based, we’re committed to a 2:1 student to camera ratio. And if it’s discussion-based, you’ll share ideas and get the personalized feedback you need.

Work With Great People

Whoever you are and whatever you’re looking for - whether it’s a career change, a new hobby, or another skill to add to your professional repertoire - there’s a place for you here. Our Instructors are not staunch professors. Highly informed yet down-to-earth, our instructors bring the tips + tricks they gain while out in the field to supplement our industry-standard curriculum.

You Don’t Have To Stop Everything

With workshops taking place on weeknights or weekends, some only three hours long, you can gain a wealth of information in a short amount of time. And with consistently low prices, and a convenient location in Chinatown/Tribeca, you don’t have to stop your life to pick up a new skill.

See all of our Winter/Spring 2020 Workshops here!