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 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.

Communicate with fellow members, share ideas & needs, post helpful information, etc. through the NCTV Closed Member Facebook Group.

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

  • Talent $10
  • Student $20
  • Individual $75
  • Non-Profits $150
  • Small Business $250
Benefits & Requirements Talent Student Individual Non-Profit Small Business Corporate Sponsor
Annual Membership Price $10 $20 $75 $150 $250 $1,000
Number of individuals on membership 1 1 1 1 1 1
Number of requested volunteer hours per year or 20 20 40 10
Number of requested local production submissions 2 4 2 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
Professional Production Advice yes yes yes yes yes
Access to Stock Footage & Stock Music Library yes yes yes yes yes
Filmmaking workshops (additional fees may apply) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Invitation to the yearly member BBQ yes yes yes yes yes yes
Enrollment into the Assist Program 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 one-on-one or group training sessions $25hr $25hr $25hr $25hr $25hr
Discounted Professional Video Services by the NCTV Production Crew yes yes 6hrs
Professional Video Services by the NCTV 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

As a member, you will be required to submit a few video projects per year that can be aired on Public Access (PEG).  These can be anything from 30 second PSA’s and informational pieces to 30-minute shows and mini-movies. Your membership allows you use of the facility and equipment for your own projects as well as projects to be aired on the NCTV Public Access 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.

Dedicated Programming Slots

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

NCTV 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 2018

Classes, Training & Workshops

NCTV 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 NCTV 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.


As a member of the Nevada County Digital Media Center, you will be given the opportunity to participate and or conduct paid or unpaid workshops for fellow members.

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 Hours

Members can choose to submit content OR provide volunteer hours to fulfill their membership requirement. Volunteer hours can be everything from running a camera at a community event to helping fellow members with projects as long as no payment is received. They can also be helping here at the studio with everything from painting to engineering and technical help. If you have a special skill, let us know……we might just be able to put you to work.


Download the form and drop it off or mail it in – Membership form