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Welcome to the Training Bulletin Board

To FPA Radio Producers
Getting started with Spinitron
A new version of the Spinitron how-to guide is now available. Page 4 now includes the information regarding the "Turning on Music Recognition" option.
Please feel free to contact us at the Training or Programming Department if you have any follow-up questions.
A copy of the guide is avaialble HERE
Jan - June 2023 Catalog
Attn: Members Our next semester catalog is now available for pick-up at the station and a copy can be mailed out upon request. While we work to update our website with the latest information a copy of the training schedule is available online HERE
Registrations for the none assigned ACE courses will begin Dec. 1st. ACE will open their registrations in early January.


The SSD HyperDecks in our studios A, B and C have been replaced with a new model and the steps to format the SSD cards and selecting the recording format are now slightly different. Certified TV Producers and studio crew can request a copy of the revised step-by-step guide by contact us at the Training Dept.

Fairfax Public Access will hold its OPEN THE BOOKS DAY on Friday, September 16, 2022. FPA records, including financial statements, will be open for inspection by members in the FPA administrative offices. In addition, Steve Mullen, FPA's treasurer, will be available to answer questions from 2:00p.m - 9:00 p.m. Dan Burnett, FPA's outside auditor will also be available later in the afternoon.

Free Refresher Day Training

Wednesdays, 1hr refresher options

Times: noon to 8pm (pending staff and facility availability)

Cost: Free for members previously certified in the equipment

Click Here to learn more about how to register for a refresher session and learn the topics staff can cover
FALL 2022 Course Semester New Participation Numbers
Attn: Members We have an important message to share regarding a change to our course participation numbers for this semester. As part of our recent update to the COVID precautionary safety measures, class maximum participation limits have also been adjusted.
Please CLICK HERE to view these changes
JULY 2022 Updated COVID Protocols

The FPA board of directors voted to eliminate the six feet social distancing rule and established new capacity limits for the various studios and room in the FPA building.

Click Here to learn more about the changes

A new pair of sneak peek training blips have now been added to your teaser clips - "Studio D - Recording Pod".

Please enjoy and share these clips from the various training workshops available here at Fairfax Public Access. CLICK HERE

To learn more of what FPA has to offer please visit fcac.org.

Operations Manual Update
A new version of our Operation Manual (Policies and Procedures) is now available online at the following LINK
As part of this update, Section V. and X. have been modified to include information regarding the use of the new Studio D (recording pod) facility.
Print versions are also available for pick-up at the station. These new versions are labeled " v. April 2022 ".
Equipment Update: CueiT Teleprompter system

In March 2022, FPA will update the teleprompter system in each TV control room to a newer intuitive software offered by CueiT. Productions using the prompter will now have several new options.

Members can contact the Training Dept. for copies of the new how-to-guide and video tutorial link.
New RTS Floor Director headset
Attention all FPA TV studio producers and crew:
New RTS floor director headsets are now available for checkout from the equipment room. The updated headsets works very similar to the prior unit but floor director volunteers can request assistance from our technical adviser staff to review its basic function upon first use.
Click here for a quick look at the new headset.

Equipment Training Tutorials

Certified FPA members can request access to the following equipment tutorial videos available to view on our YouTube page.

Studios A & B equipment: cameras, teleprompter & countdown clock, lights, audio board and mics, prop usage tips.

Field equipment: Field audio, Field Lighting, Field Specialty equipment and Field Cameras.

Studio C: Studio C TriCaster system and studio equipment

Radio studios: Classroom companion tutorial.

Contact the Training Dept. for the links.

Attention producers and volunteers !!!!
Help us coordinate production needs and volunteer opportunities by keeping our networking lists updated with your latest information and crew information.
In order to add or update your information please review this document and contact us at the Training Dept. to approve any changes.CLICK HERE

Jay Erausquin FPA-Director of Training 571-749-1102 jerausquin@fcac.org
Steven BurgoonFPA-Member Training Specialist571-749-1105sburgoon@fcac.org