Resources for Volunteers and Crew
Crewing on a show!
Helping to create a show can be a lot of fun! You can be a camera operator, floor manager, direct a show or be a host all while hanging out with great people. It's simple, easy and affordable.
Steps to Becoming a crew member
Step 1: Become a member of the station
Step 2: Take the studio workshop
Step 3: Put your name on the Eager to Crew List
Step 4: Talk with producers and staff to find openings
Resources for crew members
Add your name to let others know you want to help crew their shows.
Just because you can't attend the class doesn't mean you can't learn. Check out our guides, tutorials and more.
Short guides to getting things done.
A list of help requests from producers - This is still a work in progress so stay tuned.
Producing a show is a group effort. Let's all just get along.
The staff are smart but sometimes you just need to ask the right staff member for the best answer.
Access User Fees per year
- $45 - Residents of Mountain View, Cupertino & Los Altos
- $90 - Non-residents
- $30 - Youth (17 and under) or Senior (55 and over). Residents of Mountain View, Cupertino & Los Altos
- $210 - Organization; 3 specific people yearly. Can live in any city.
$200 - Import Producer
Once you've paid and your training is complete, you may start checking out equipment, booking studio time, and recruiting crew from the KMVT crew database.
Every show is unique and different but there is still a need to have a full crew working on the production. Below are the most common positions used in our studio.
This is the creative person behind the show. They organize the crew, talent, message and look of the show. They are also the owners of the copyright to the show.
*Our Producer Workshop helps you get started, check it out.
The Director makes the creative choices about which camera will be shown and when to put graphics and other elements into the show.The Director is responsible for providing the prodcuer the outcome of their production.
*Our Director Workshop can help you fine tune your skills.
Technical Director (TD)
The Technical Director is the assistant and right-hand to the Director of the production. The TD operates our video switcher, changing cameras and putting titles up.
TriCaster Operator (TO)
The TO works with the TD to control our video switcher. We use a Tricaster 855. The TO is responsible for loading graphics and recording the show.
The Audio Engineer is the person responsible for the overall audio (sound) portion of the show. This position includes micing talent in the studio, setting proper levels on the audio board, and monitoring audio throughout the production including roll -in audio.
*Check out our Audio Workshop for all the tips of pro audio engineers
The Camera Operator works under the supervision of the TD during set-up and under the Director during the production. CO's are responsible for the camera positioning and shots given to the Director during the production.
*Our Intro to Studio Production helps you get started, check it out.
The floor director is Responsible for everything that happens on the studio floor. They are also the point of contact between the Director and Talent. Repsonsible for giving cues', identifying which cameras are "hot".
Most shows have a host. The host asks questions of the talent and moves the content of the program along.
The talent/guest of the show is one that is invited in to talk about a specific topic of interest. This person is brought in by the Producer
The person responsible for managing the talent. You are responsible for making sure that the talent is comfortable and feels at ease to be on TV.