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Make Your Own Media

We empower individuals and organizations to tell their stories by teaching basic and advanced media production skills and offering access to our wide-reaching cable channels. Participants learn to tell their stories of self and community in an engaging and thoughtful way. We offer a variety of programs, including:

  • Monthly classes on basic production skills and one on one skill development.
  • Special Workshops on advance technical skills and soft skills to ensure you are ready to enter the maker economy.
  • Custom training for staff and volunteers of non-profits to give the skills needed to communicate effectively with clients and donors.
  • In-depth project-based learning programs such as DocU and Making Media, Making Change

How to Get Started on Your Show!

Member Resources

In our regular monthly classes you will learn to create non-commercial media in an accessible and affordable way!  Any individual or organization interested in creating non-commercial media to share with the St. Paul community can become a SPNN member and use the facilities and field gear at SPNN for free, once they are certified. Our facilities offer a full-sized four camera HD television studio capable of broadcasting live and three edit suites. Available for checkout is a variety of field equipment, including: HD camcorders, light kits and miscellaneous audio equipment. Our training classes teach how to use all this equipment while learning how to effectively tell your story. Create your media using SPNN resources, then share it with the Saint Paul community using SPNN's channels, reaching over 50,000 homes. Membership starts as low as $25.

Unsure of how to get involved? Start with the Community Media 101 the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM. You can also find a list of our current class offerings here. We have classes and specialty workshops for people of all skill levels.For more information call the Access Desk at 651.298.8908 or email accessstaff@spnn.org.

Watch a sample of Access members work!