87 Lafayette Street NYC 10013 - (212) 966-4510
Monday - Friday | 10am-6pm
Admin (Wed 8/26 - Thu 8/27)
Labor Day (Sat 9/5 - Mon 9/7)
Columbus Day (Mon 10/12)
Veterans Day (Wed 11/11)
Thanksgiving (Thu 11/26 - Sun 11/29)
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 to web design and motion graphics, DCTV is a one-of-a-kind training facility that offers practical knowledge to everyone.
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.
For a list of all of our current classes, including Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and more...
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DCTV is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature, and supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by Bloomberg Philanthropies.