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Volunteer Opportunities

Shaw offers many volunteer opportunities in studio, mobile and on location (EFP) productions. Our volunteer program is designed to provide each participant with a progressive range of current production experiences. There are a variety of positions available including producing, directing, camera, floor-director, teleprompter operator, production assistant, video tape operator or graphics operator. Whether you are pursuing a career in television or looking for a challenging extracurricular activity or hobby, community television volunteering has something for everyone.

Shaw is currently accepting volunteer applications. 

Shaw Volunteer Opportunities (.doc)  
Training Videos

Shaw TV Training Videos & Shaw TV Workshops

Learn how we do what we do

We love what we do and we love working in the television broadcasting field. We want to give back to our community and pass on the skills we have to you. All our training videos will be posted here for you to use. We hope that you use these skills to produce great community programming that we can feature on Shaw TV or here on our Shaw TV website.

View our training videos... 

Volunteer

Orientation Session
Shaw Tower

Date Upcoming

The session will provide an overview of what opportunities are available through the Volunteer program. As well, the session introduces Shaw’s values and conduct expectations.

Shaw Volunteer Opportunities (.doc) 

*Please submit a completed Shaw TV Volunteer application form with your resume and two written references to receive details regarding the next orientation*

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Editing - Adobe Premiere Pro

Editing - Adobe Premiere Pro
Shaw Tower

Date Upcoming

This workshop will cover basic Adobe Premier Pro editing - differences and similarities to Final Cut Pro, how to import footage, rendering source footage, understanding the layout, building the timeline, adding effects and graphics, exporting projects in different formats.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Editing - Final Cut Pro 6 Intro

Editing - Final Cut Pro 6 Intro
Shaw Tower

Date Upcoming

This workshop will cover basic Final Cut Pro editing - loading footage, timeline orientation, adding music, graphics, insert and overwrite edits, keyboard shortcuts, and outputting sequences to tape, along with exporting in digital formats.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Editing - Final Cut X

Editing - Final Cut X
Shaw Tower Edit 6

Date Upcoming

You will learn how to transfer footage from a camera card, or a Hard drive. Also how to set up the FCP X layout, learn about libraries, events, and projects. Along with how to use the magnetic timeline, how to do cross edits, and connect clips, how to use keywords for organizing your footage, and how to output your project.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

On-Air - Basic

On-Air - Basic
Shaw Tower - Meeting Room

Date Upcoming

The workshop will cover the roles of the television reporter, interviewer and host. You will also learn the basics of the TV interview.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

P2 Camera and field lighting

P2 Camera and field lighting
Shaw Tower - Camera Room

Date Upcoming

This workshop will provide basic information on operating our Panasonic P2HD (AG-HPX300P) Memory Card Camera-Recorder. The workshop will cover areas such as formatting cards, selecting record levels and basic camera operation, including the use of tripods and lights.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Producing

Producing
Shaw Tower - Meeting Room

Date Upcoming

This workshop will outline the producer's role and responsibilities. You will also learn how to develop a story idea into an on air segment, and what it takes to be an effective producer.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Studio and Control Room

Studio and Control Room
Shaw Tower - Studio

Date Upcoming

This workshop provides an orientation and practical experience in the operation of a television production studio, including lighting, studio camera basics, switcher, VTR, audio, CCU (shading) and graphics.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *

Writing and Research

Writing and Research
Shaw Tower

Date Upcoming

Learn how to effectively research your story, identify your audience and develop a focus for your story. The instructor will also explain writing to pictures and writing pitfalls to avoid.

* Please request a link to the workshop signups from your access group or volunteer contact *