For Access Bellingham

May/June Classes are Full

Thank you so much for your interest in the Access Bellingham camera and editing classes. Unfortunately, we are completely booked for our May through July Access Bellingham Camera and Editing Classes.

In addition, our waiting list is full.  So we will not be adding any new people to the waiting list for this session.

Our next session begins the first week in August. (classes August 1st and 2nd), and meetings continue every Tuesday through September and October.

To sign up for our August classes, click the link to the right to find the registration form:


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Click here to register for

Camera and Editing Certification

 August 1st and 2nd

September 5th and 6th 

Join the Access Production Crew

Access Bellingham Camera and Editing Certification Classes give you the basic skills to start making videos. Classes are designed to introduce the equipment and introduce you to the Access Bellingham community.

Any Bellingham resident is welcome to submit programs to Access Bellingham. You do not have to attend classes.

Access Bellingham Video Training

Certification Classes

1st Tuesday and Wednesday of each month

Camera and Editing Certification classes are for new producers interested in learning the basics of camera, audio, editing and producing for Access Bellingham. After completing the classes, producers can begin using the Access TV production gear.

Ongoing Training

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month

Training Classes continue every Tuesday that is not a certification class.  (So every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month). These meetings are a chance to work on programs, learn specific skills and connect with your Access Production community.

Video Training and Certification Classes

Camera and Editing Certification classes meet the 1st Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. If you have an idea for a show, want to become part of our Access Bellingham Crew or are just curious about Access Bellingham – these classes are for you. No prior knowledge  about television or video is required.

Classes for new participants are held four times a year  (fall, winter, spring and summer). The camera certification class will be held one month, followed by the editing certification class the next month, followed by a month of special events and a chance to complete your programs.

Classes are free for Bellingham residents. Upon completion, producers will have continued support during our ongoing Tuesday training. Producers also have the opportunity to use Access video equipment for their programs.


  • Advanced Registration is required
  • Classes are limited to 12 people
  • Must be a Bellingham resident
  • Must be 17 years of age (exceptions made regularly, contact director for info)

Currently Registering for

Camera Certification

May 2nd and 3rd

Editing Certification

June 6th and 7th

Classes meet:

The first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month
6 – 8:30pm
Bellingham IT Fireplace Room
625 Halleck Street
(in the same building as the Municipal Court House)

See Map Below

Participants are encouraged to join the Tuesday Production Meetings

After you register, please print and complete the three release forms below.
Bring these to the first class.

All 3 release forms are required in order to participate in the training program.

If classes are full, please click this link to join our Waiting List.



For Training and Production Meetings

625 Halleck Street

in the Bellingham IT Fireplace Room

(in the same building as the Municipal Court House)

Fireplace Room - Video Production Classes

Become Part of the Access Production Crew

How to become part of the Access Production Crew:

To become part of the  Access Production Crew, a participant must:

  1. Complete the Camera and Editing Certification Course (or the equivalent)
  2. Be 18 years of age or older (17  with a parent or guardians signature)
  3. Have a valid Driver’s License, State ID, or other form of identification showing you are a current Bellingham resident.
  4. Complete a program for Access Bellingham.

As a member of the  Access Production Crew, participants have additional access to production gear and the editing suite to complete their videos. *participants retain all ownership, rights and responsibilities of videos made through the program.

Current Class Schedule for 2017:

Camera Certification Class
Meets first Tuesday and Wednesday of:

  • Feb
  • May
  • Aug
  • Oct

Editing Certification Class
meets first Tuesday and Wednesday of

  • March
  • June
  • Sept
  • Nov

Ongoing Training
meets every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of each month.

  • January 1st through  – Dec 15th