Training Classes

For more information on the FREE Citizens Television Studio and Field Production Classes please register online by clicking on the "Class Registration" link just below picture You will be given an opportunity to submit an Access Application, qhich is required at an orientation of which you will be notified by email only.

Classes forMarch-June 2019 now forming
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Class Registration

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Studio and Field Production Classes

Note: Classes are only for those who will produce or work on
television programs for showing on the Citizens Television channels.

Citizens Television offers video training classes in both field production (remote video recording) and studio production throughout the year, with limited classes from June thru August. These classes are available *FREE to residents and full-time students in the New Haven, West Haven and Hamden (CT) area. Persons who work or volunteer at non-profit organizations (including religious institutions) in the three towns may, regardless of where they live, also take classes and produce programs exclusively for the organization.

The classes, the use of the field equipment,of the studio, and of the editing facilities are all provided *free of charge.

Our equipment is designed to be lightweight and easy to operate. The CTV staff will continue to be available with ongoing technical help and further training from the beginning of projects to the completed program. When the show is completed, CTV will provide free air time for telecasting the show (no commercial content or promotion, permitted). Students who successfully complete the course training will become certified producers (field or studio or both) at CTV.

Some students may choose to only complete certain studio modules (camera, audio, graphics, lighting, etc.) to assist with CTV productions rather than create their own studio productions. They can be certified on that module, but will not be a certified producer. Only certified producers may take out equipment and book CTV studio production facilities. Module training does not apply to field production classes, as there are only two modules (camera and editing), and both must be completed for the student to use either as a producer.

CTV reserves the right to assess a training fee of $350.00 on any student who completes any module of field or studio production training but does not provide any programming or production services to CTV.O

At orientation information will be provided about CTV, public access, what may be expected from CTV staff, and what will be expected of the students and eventual producers. A copy of the CTV Rules and Procedures and a tour of the studio will also be provided.

Class Schedule
We now provide classes on an intensified basis in order to speed up the certification process. Both of the field classes (Field Cameras and Editing) are taught in a single day over an eight (8) hour period, or in two half day sessions. Studio production is taught either in a four consecutive days format (1pm-5pm), evenings (5pm-9pm) in four-hour classes,or in 4 consecutive weeks, one day or evening in each week in four-hour sessions. Certified field producers may take out CTV Field Equipment (camera, tripod, light kit, microphone, etc.) to shoot footage outside of CTV. Studio producers may book and utilize the CTV studio for live and recorded studio productions. All producers must put their programs on CTV first.

Once you have read and understand these conditions and requirements, you will attend an orientation with CTV staff, where you will select your training schedule. Orientation attendance is mandatory for all qualified persons interested in taking a field or studio production class. Fill out the Access Application below, and bring it to the orientation to secure a seat in the up and coming class. Be sure to also bring a valid id to show proof of residency, including a driver's license or CT DMV identity card, or a lease or utility bill with a Hamden, New Haven or West Haven, CT address.


Rules & Procedures

Access Application

Non-Harrassement Policy

Student Availability

Program Proposal

843 State St
New Haven, CT, 06511
203-562-2288 ph
203-562-0864 fax

Ch. 26 Ch. 27 Ch. 96

CTV Channels
Program Schedules

26 -Education Access
27 -Public Access
96 -Government Access

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tues-Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Fri & Sun: CLOSED
Sat: Appointment Only


Producers and Sponsors
must drop off their DVDs
at least one (1) week
prior to the day they are
scheduled to be shown.

If CTV is closed, DVDs
may be submitted in the
secure (camera-monitored)
mailbox provided outside
the door.


CTV Local Origination
Studio Programs

Alma's Place
Alma Hall/CTV, Producer

Another Option
John Mullins, Producer

Bourbon Street
Andrew James, Producer

Brother Gonzalee
Gonzalee Henderson, Producer

Cannabis, Then & Now
George Zito, Producer

Elm City Roots
Angi Carter, Producer

From Where We Sit
Jacquleline Bracey/CTV, Producer

Going Nuts About Health
Dawn Slade/CTV, Producer

Got Girlfriends?
Peaches Quinn/CTV, Producer

In Our Opinion
Dr. Paul Musco, Producer

Keeping It Real
Henry & Cynthia James, Producers

Keith Calls It
Keith Young Sr., Producer

The Lacy Show
Lacy Joy Whitefeather, Producer

Mike Nice
Mike Howard, Producer

Minority Report
Jose Candelario, Producer

Mike Illian & Kurt Boucher, Producers

OneWorld Presents
N'Zinga Shani, Producer

Out In New Haven
John D. Allen/CTV. Producer

Pilot Light
Willard Burnett
& Belinda Roberts, Producers

Sandbox Chronicles
Gabor Kau tzner/CTV, Producer

Signs of the Times
Samuel & Cheryl Thomas, Producers

It's News To You
Mike Illian & Kurt Boucher, Producers

Wellness Wisdom
Diane Frankel-Gramelis/CTV Producer

Your Healthcare
Dr. Amit Lahav/CTV, Producer