Partnership with Bloomington Community Access Television (BCAT)

Studio Space

The Southwest Suburban Cable Commission (SWSCC) and SWTV have maintained a strong partnership with BCAT to provide free studio access to residents of Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield. The space may be used by residents to create their own video productions. Although the studio space is free to use, SWTV residents must undergo training and schedule a time to use the space with BCAT's Communications Specialist, Ben Vinar. 

Ben may be reached by phone at: 952-826-4980 or via e-mail:

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Production Club

In addition to studio space, SWTV and BCAT are offering a bimonthly meeting for producers called Production Club. We will share information about a different video production topic each month and have time to have a discussion about. The monthly topics may switch due to a speaker's schedule. 

Unless otherwise specified, Production Club meets at BCAT's Studio at the following dates and times:

2018 Schedule

February 21 @ 6:30 p.m. - Using a Field Switcher: How To Direct Multiple Cameras In The Field

April 11 @ 6:30 p.m. - Camera Support Systems

June 27 @ 6:30 p.m. - Audio Tips & Tricks

August 29 @ 6:30 p.m. - TBD Field Trip!

October 17 @ 6:30 p.m. - Future of Public Access - w/special guest Mike Wassenaar, President of ACM

December 5 @ 7p.m. -  End Of The Year Party

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Teen Video Boot Camp 2019

SWTV and BCAT are offering a few video production camps just for teenagers this summer! Teen Video Boot Camp will provide 12-to-17-year-old residents a chance to take turns running a video camera, audio equipment, acting and directing, and create their own short film! Have fun being a part of a production team, make new friends, and learn to produce quality videos. The final day will include a screening of the film for friends and family!

To register, please contact Ben Vinar. Registration is due by June 1. Camp size may range from a minimum of 4 participants to a maximum of 16.

Ages: 12 to 17 years old

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: BCAT Studio
                 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
                 Bloomington, MN 55431

Cost: Free to residents of Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield through a contract
          between BCAT and the SWSCC; Bloomington residents pay $15 for a one-year student membership
          to BCAT.
Teens Shooting Videos