Members of BIG have access to our state-of-the-art facility, complete with HD cameras, DSLRs 360 cameras, private editing suites, educational computer labs, a theatre, and more! Whatever your filming goals and needs, BIG has the resources to bring your vision to the screen. Members can register for BIG Workshops to learn new skills or refine their techniques and may also volunteer to get involved in ongoing projects.
Please note that starting in January 2019, we are making the following change to our membership pricing policy: the cost of Individual Content Creator Memberships will now be $50 or more per year for Brookline residents and $100 per year for non-residents.
Members can self-determine what level of membership they can afford, but in order for BIG to continue its broad community-based media services, in light of recent challenges to BIG’s funding through franchise fees, a membership donation of $50 or more is highly encouraged. Thank you for your support in 2019 and beyond!
There are often a lot of questions that come up around membership, so we have included some frequently asked questions below:
Who can become a member?
Any Brookline resident or Brookline-based organization, as well as non-Brookline residents, are eligible to become a member.
What is the cost associated with membership?
Starting in January 2019, membership rates are as follows:
- $50 or more per year for Brookline residents
- $100 per year for non-residents
- $30 for students who are Brookline residents
- $50 for students who are non-Brookline residents
- $30 for senior Brookline residents
- $35 for senior non-residents
What comes with membership?
Membership at BIG includes access to a wide array of media making tools and resources, including:
- Television studio use for regular shows
- Recently upgraded editing suites
- DSLRs, and new camera equipment including gimbals
- Recording audio in our recently-renovated Whisper audio recording studio
- Emerging media resources
- Low-cost staff tutorials and classes
How do I become a member?
To become a member of BIG, simply sign up here to attend an orientation tour at BIG. During this tour, you will learn more about our space, offerings, opportunities, and policies.
Once you have taken this tour, signed our membership agreement, and paid the annual membership fee, you will become a member of BIG! Review our member policies here.
How do renew my membership?
If you are already a member of BIG, there are many ways to renew your membership. You can renew your membership in person at BIG by making a payment via cash, credit card or check, you can mail a check made out to Brookline Interactive Group, and you can renew it online as well! To renew online, please visit our PayPal portal, enter in the fee based on your membership rate, and then email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our records to reflect that you have renewed.
Your privileges as a BIG member correspond to the workshops and classes you have taken and to your volunteer experience on member and community produced programs. Members will be permitted to reserve and use edit suites, take-out field equipment on which they have been trained, and can utilize studio space after they have volunteered on live shows and completed a comprehensive training for using the studio and control room.
Based on your goals as a member, BIG recommends the following membership tracks in order to access the equipment and facilities: