Certifications & Workshops

Equipment Workshops

Workshop Quiz Links

General & Cameras Workshop is the first workshop taken by any SCTV member. At this workshop, you will be taught the SCTV Equipment Guidelines, how to use the Canon C100, and how to conduct yourself on set. Members who complete General and Cameras Workshop are able checkout SCTV cameras and be on set. After the workshop, or if you have taken one in a previous academic year, take the corresponding quiz here to receive a certification:

General & Camera Certification Quiz

After the quiz, make sure to fill out our corresponding feedback form here:

General & Camera Workshop Feedback 

The Equipment Department has teamed up with Student Media Organization, Shutter Slug, to bring you a Photography Workshop called General & Photography.

At this workshop, you will be taught the basics of photography. This workshop is geared towards print publications looking to acquire more knowledge in photojournalism and photography basics. Members who complete Photography Certification will be able to checkout SCTV camera gear.

General & Photography Quiz here

At this workshop, you will be taught how to get clean recordings with the H5 and various types of microphones. Members who complete the Audio Workshop are able checkout SCTV audio gear.

Audio Certification Quiz here

After the quiz, make sure to fill out our corresponding feedback form here:

Audio Feedback Form here

At this workshop, you will learn the basics of lighting and safe set practices. Key concepts include 3-point lighting, voltage, amperage, and gaffing. Members who complete Lighting Certification will be able to checkout SCTV lighting gear.

Lighting Certification Quiz here

After taking the quiz, please fill out the feedback form:

Lighting Feedback Form Here

The CHPNow workshop specifically focuses on basic journalism techniques such as three-point lighting, learning how to use the Canon 60D for off-campus shoots, and incorporating Lavalier microphones into the interview process.


We work specifically with CHPNow to schedule and teach this certification; unfortunately, it is not open to public SCTV members.

CHPNow Quiz Available Here

At this workshop, you will learn the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, in addition to working with multiple types of footage, basic color correction and VFX, and other Premiere techniques.

Editing Workshops for Fall 2019 are currently scheduled for the following dates:

  1. November 9th, 2019 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
  2. November 10th, 2019 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Editing Workshop RSVP

Editing Workshop Quiz

SCTV offers advanced certifications for the Steadicam, Flycam, Tricaster, GoPro Omni, and Crane.

Completing an advanced certification allows members to check out the specified equipment.

Email sctvequipment@gmail.com for an advanced certification request, or keep an eye out for an advanced certification throughout the year!

THREE core SCTV Workshops are available for members:


Members who have completed the General & Camera or General & Photography Workshop and passed the corresponding quiz are able to work on the set of productions and checkout SCTV cameras.

Members who have completed Audio Workshop and the Audio Workshop Quiz are allowed to checkout SCTV audio gear.

Members who have completed Lighting Workshop and the Lighting Workshop Quiz are allowed to checkout SCTV lighting and grip gear.

SCTV also offers Advanced Workshops for the Flycam, Steadicam, Tricaster, GoPro Omni, Rhino Slider, and Crane.

During Weeks 1 – 2 of each quarter, workshops will be held at the Student Media Press Center.

Fill out a reservation form located below and you will receive an email with a confirmation of your time.

Equipment Workshop Reservation Form.

If you cannot attend any of the scheduled equipment workshops, you can request a make-up workshop through the link below:

Make-Up Workshop Form

At the end of every certification, members must take and pass the appropriate quiz.

Certifications last until the end of that academic year. At the beginning of the following academic year, previously certified members only need to retake and pass the quizzes of their past certifications to renew.

Note: You may not take a Certification Quiz if you have not attended a workshop at least once.

Important: If you retake a certification quiz, it is your responsibility to send the equipment team an email at sctvequipment@gmail.com notifying the team that you have retaken the quiz. Once an Equipment Manager confirms your certification quiz, you will be scheduled an appointment with an Equipment Manager to go over your quiz, receive an SCTV Card, and sign our Equipment Usage Guidelines form in person.