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: BVinar@BloomingtonMN.gov


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Producers Club

In addition to studio space, SWTV and BCAT are offering a bimonthly meeting for producers called Producers 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. Please contact Ben or Dietrich for the latest information.

2018 Schedule

Feb. 15 - Content Creation Strategies 

April 19 - The Process of Documentary Filmmaking

June 21 - Let's Talk About Audio

Aug.16 - Why Lighting Matters

Oct. 18 - What Is Set Design

Dec. 6 -  End Of The Year Party

Teen Video Boot Camp

IMPORTANT: Registration for June is full but we may offer another Camp later this summer! Please reach out to Ben!



SWTV and BCAT are offering a week-long, video production camp 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 15. Camp size may range from a minimum of 4 participants to a maximum of 16.

Ages: 12 to 17 years old

Dates: June 25 – June 29, 2018

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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.