Workshops & Programs

While Sun Prairie Media Center is well known for its KIDS-4 program, SPMC also has a lot to offer the community of Sun Prairie. All Sun Prairie residents are eligible to participate in the SPMC workshops, designed to offer information on all aspects of video and radio production.

Through these workshops residents are offered not only the chance to expand their video and audio skills, but also the chance to gain the knowledge necessary to become an independent producer for SPMC. If you would like to schedule a workshop or program, please contact the Sun Prairie Media Center.

On-Location Production


This workshop provides information on basic camcorder set-up and usage. This class covers what a producer needs to know filming away from the studio for all productions from sporting events to concerts. Participation in this workshop is necessary to obtain a SPMC producer's card, which is required for equipment checkout. The session consists of small group instruction and is made up of an actual on-location production.
  • Cost:
    • Resident - $25
    • Nonresident - $35
    • Under 15 years of age - Free

Post-Production


Editing a program and giving it titles and credits creates a more finished, professional look. In this workshop, participants are given personal instruction on use of the video and computer equipment used to edit video while adding graphics and text to programs. Currently, we offer Final Cut Pro for editing software.
  • Cost:
    • Resident - $35
    • Nonresident - $45
    • Under 15 years of age - Free

In-Studio Production


An in-studio production utilizes the facilities at Sun Prairie Media Center to the fullest. This class covers instruction on studio lighting, switching, studio sound and studio cameras. This is the same kind of production executed by many weekly shows at Sun Prairie Media Center. This is excellent instruction for volunteers and independent producers alike. In-studio productions are common for both recorded and live programs.
  • Cost:
    • Resident - $35
    • Nonresident - $45
    • Under 15 years of age - Free

Radio Production


Participants in this workshop will learn how to successfully produce a radio program for The SUN, 103.5FM. Topics include music automation, voice tracking, playing tracks/cuts from physical media, host a talk show, even taking phone calls.
  • Cost:
    • Resident - $25
    • Nonresident - $35
    • Under 15 years of age - Free