Become a Member

A membership to the Nevada County Digital Media Center not only helps support our local communities voice but it gives you an opportunity to come to learn from and work with a variety of people. Everyone from creative filmmakers to industry personnel. A membership gives you access to everything we have here in the studio at no additional cost, in addition to low cost & free use of equipment for projects outside of the studio.

Membership is a yearly cost and starts from the date of purchase.

  • Talent $20
  • Student $30
  • Individual $75
  • Non-Profits $150
  • Small Business $250
Benefits & Requirements Talent Student Individual Non-Profit Small Business Gold Sponsor
Annual Membership Price $20 $30 $75 $150 $250 $1,000
Number of individuals on membership 1 1 1 1 1 1
Free access to the studio, equipment & Creative Lab (per year) Non-PEG Projects 40 Hours 60 Hours 60 Hours 60 Hours 60 Hours
Free access to the studio, equipment & Creative Lab (per year) PEG Projects unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited
Access to equipment for field use (fees may apply) unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited
Free basic studio & equipment training yes yes yes yes yes
Access to Stock Footage & Stock Music Library yes yes yes yes yes
Discounted filmmaking workshops & classes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Invitation to the yearly member BBQ yes yes yes yes yes yes
Free Professional Production Advice yes yes yes yes yes
Enrollment into Volunteer Discount Program yes yes yes yes yes yes
Enrollment into the Production Assist Program yes yes yes yes yes yes
Listing in the Talent Guide yes yes yes
Dedicated programming slots for content submissions yes yes yes yes yes
Use of meeting room & studio for casting calls & production meetings yes yes yes yes yes yes
Discounted Professional Video Services by the NCM Production Crew yes yes yes yes yes 6hrs
Free Professional Video Services by the NCM Production Crew* 3hrs 6hrs
60-second Business Video or PSA (scheduled programming & provided) yes
10-second Underwriter Thank You (scheduled programming) yes
Tax Deductible yes
* Not available for grandfathered memberships

Your membership allows you use of the facility and equipment for your own projects, as well as projects to be aired on the NCM Channels. Talent memberships have restricted use for the facility & equipment.

Content Submission

Any Nevada County citizen can submit content (that fits within the scope of Public Access) however, only members can request time slots for re-occurring shows.

For members who are interested in creating a weekly “series”, the dedicated time slot is available.

NCM Assist Program

This program connects members who are editors, cinematographers and digital artists with other members who require help with their media projects.

Talent Guide

This is an online listing of all members (no contact information) and their skills. It is meant to help aid each other in finding help on projects. This is arriving summer of 2019

Classes, Training & Workshops

NCM offers a variety of classes, training, and workshops for its members. Everything from basic camera skills and scriptwriting to advance camera skills and lighting. These are taught by both industry professionals and skilled NCM members.  Members who are interested in using the studio or Creative Lab are required to be trained first. We offer a variety of training sessions each month. Please check the calendar of upcoming classes, workshops & training dates/times.

Production Advice

Are you having a problem getting your project off the ground? You can sit down with our Production Professionals that will help you get started.

Volunteer Discount Program

Members can now volunteer with NCM and bank their hours. These hours can be used in a variety of ways. They can be helping here at the studio with everything from painting, engineering and technical help to providing help with marketing, community outreach, and office help. If you have a special skill, let us know……we might just be able to put you to work.

Your banked ours can be used for classes & workshops, production service help, private one-on-one instruction and more. One hour of volunteer time is equal to a $1 credit.

Membership Cancellation
  • Membership cancellations received within 30 days of registration are eligible to receive a full refund less 15% service fee.
  • Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Cancellations must be in writing (email is acceptable) and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
  • All benefits and incentives received by the participant must be canceled/returned to Nevada County Media at the time of cancellation.
  • Refunds will be credited back in the form of a check within one week from the requested refund.
Become a Member today

Register & pay online or download the form and drop it off or mail it in – Membership form