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RVTV Newsletter

Friday, February 6, 2015

Pictured: RVTV Producer Gary Mark Roberts runs camera in the studio. He was certified last year, and already produces his own studio show!
 

Expanding The Circle

It's a constant refrain you hear from me to whoever will listen -- we need sign-ups for our upcoming workshops.

Well, it is something we require at RVTV in order to expand our offerings for those Advanced Workshops we've been asked to teach -- more on that next week.

This week I'd like to pique your interest in those basic certifications that most people on our Newsletter distribution list are already in possession of -- not because you need to repeat these courses (though you're more than welcome to, especially if it's been a while) -- but because the ranks of both studio production and field shoot volunteers are a resource that must be renewed.

It's our charge from SOU and from our partners in local government to not only accept your local programming (and that non-local stuff you may sponsor) on our public access channel, but to make available the tools and training to give more and more community members the means to make their voice heard in the mass media.

This is a mission your staff at the Digital Media Center takes very seriously, as it's our goal with RVTV Voices to raise both the quality and quantity of local programming on a channel that's been running a 24-7 schedule for over a year now. The quality part is addressed by the Intermediate Directing workshops and the specialized courses which follow on from that -- but the quantity might be just as important; we must ever strive towards finding those who are unheard, or as Amy Goodman has said, to "go to where the silence is."

Those of you who currently make studio shows, as well as those who have before and may yet return to active producing, are well aware that a quality core of volunteer crew is what makes it happen. Attrition is a natural part of the process as people retire, graduate, find work elsewhere or otherwise drop off the active roster. These ranks of competent, trained studio operators are directly replenished by the new participants every quarter who go through the Studio Production Certification Workshop process.

Likewise, those of you who prefer sticking to open-air work may enjoy the lone wolf routine, and for some shoots it's all that's needed -- but as you raise those production values, you will inevitably find the need to have a helper for your field shoot. It's our Field Production Certification Workshop series taught by RVTV Mentor and prolific producer David Bruce that builds the ranks of locals to draw on for these sort of efforts.

So if you care about Producers Helping Producers, please help us spread the word about these portals to active public access participation in the Rogue Valley:

STUDIO PRODUCTION CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS
all classes held in the RVTV Studio on Fridays at 6 p.m.
FEBRUARY 13 - Introduction to the Studio
FEBRUARY 27 - Introduction to the Control Room
MARCH 6 - Introduction to Directing
MARCH 13 - Capstone Experience (final project)

Studio Certification requires the successful completion of these workshops as well as 18 hours of volunteer credits, i.e. choosing six (6) ongoing public access studio shows to volunteer crew for.
Cost is $30 per workshop, pre-payment required to secure enrollment. Contact Charles at (541) 552-6898 or douglasc@sou.edu to sign up.


FIELD PRODUCTION CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS
all classes held in the DMC Classroom on Saturdays at 12 p.m.
FEBRUARY 21 - Introduction to the Principles of Field Production
FEBRUARY 28 - Introduction to Field Equipment Use
March 1-6: Attendees develop ideas for their PSA projects.
MARCH 7 - Introduction to Principles of Editing
March 8-20: Attendees film & edit projects.
MARCH 21 - Project Premiere & Resource Tips
Field Certification requires the successful completion of these workshops and the completion of a PSA or short film at least two minutes in length.
Cost is $30 per workshop, pre-payment required to secure enrollment. Contact Charles at (541) 552-6898 or douglasc@sou.edu to sign up.

- Charles

You Followed Through!


Pictured: A production still from "Wingbabe" produced and directed by Michelle Branch in the RVTV studio.

We're pleased to announce that producers stepped forward to fill those 3-6pm studio production timeslots in February & March!

Please check the production calendar at the end of the newsletter to see what's happening when for local productions rounding out the Winter Quarter.

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES


Our normal weekly equipment checkout time is now on Tuesdays between 3:30-6:30 p.m. Producers are highly encouraged to reserve the equipment they need IN ADVANCE. To do so, please e-mail Charles Douglas at douglasc@sou.edu or call (541) 552-6898. Please turn in equipment during this time and notify us in advance of any time conflicts – do NOT leave equipment at the front desk, the back counter, or with anyone other than Charles, Brandon or Alexander.


Pictured: RVTV Public Access producer Rik Burns gets a shot of touring band 'RGB' in the RVTV Studio, with Gary Mark Roberts crewing in the background.
Photo by Charles Douglas.

 

THIS WEEKPRODUCTIONS


Friday
2/6/15
5PM-8PM
(LIVE: 6:30-7:30)




 

Food Freedom
Producer: Sean Gordon
Director: Sean Gordon
Technical Director: Biome Erickson
Graphics Manager: David Wilson
Floor Manager: TBA

Audio Engineer: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
2/7/15
9AM-12PM





 

Ramping Up Your English
Producer: John Letz
Director: Bob Schropp
Technical Director: Gary Mark Roberts
Graphics Manager: Wanda Borland
Floor Manager: Lisa LaPierre

Audio Engineer: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: Rik Burns
 

Saturday
2/7/15
12PM-3PM





 

Southern Oregon News Network
Producer: Jasmine Karcey
Director: Jasmine Karcey
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: Parker Mills
Floor Manager: Rik Burns

Audio Engineer: Blake Helmken
Camera Operator: David Wilson
 

Saturday
2/7/15
3PM-6PM





 
Southern Oregon News Network
Producer: Jasmine Karcey
Director: Jasmine Karcey
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: Parker Mills
Floor Manager: Rik Burns

Audio Engineer: Blake Helmken
Camera Operator: David Wilson

 

Studio Production Times
for Winter Quarter 2015



REMINDER: All cancellations must be made with 7 (seven) days notice, at the peril of losing all production timeslots for this quarter and the next. Yes, we really mean it -- no exceptions aside from documented death in the family, serious illness or other actual emergency. A guest cancellation is not a valid reason -- have a Plan B in place! Cancellations must be made in e-mail format and followed up for confirmation with RVTV staff.
 
Sat. Feb. 14
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
Britt Ivy - Passion
Wanda Borland - Southern Oregon Head Start
 
Fri. Feb. 20
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Sean Gordon - Food Freedom

 
Sat. Feb. 21
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Wanda Borland - In Their Words
Gary Roberts - Anything Goes
 
Sat. Feb. 28
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 
Britt Ivy - Passion
Bob Ayres - Worth Fighting For
Jasmine Karcey - Southern Oregon News Network
Sat. Mar. 7
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Wanda Borland - Southern Oregon Head Start
Rik Burns - Media Bluntz
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 
Sat. Mar. 14
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Gokul Gokani - The Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
 
Fri. Mar. 20
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

 
Sat. Mar. 21
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Britt Ivy - Passion
Gokul Gokani - Meditation, The Art Of Loving
 
Fri. Mar. 27
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Rik Burns - Dialogues With Dad

 
Sat. Mar. 28
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Wanda Borland - Cooking With Kumud
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
Alexander Mesadieu - TBA
 


The next RVTV Studio Producers Quarterly Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the DMC Classroom, where we will bid out studio production timeslots for April, May & June.

#IndyMediaWeek

Mark your calendars for April 26-May 2, 2015!

The 11th Annual Rogue Valley Independent Media Week is coming to community-oriented TVs, radios and print racks near you -- and the DMC is once again a hotbed of activity coordinating these efforts amongst various media outlets and independent-minded educators and supporters. We're thrilled to announce that this year we're joining our efforts with #EMCON -- the student-centered, student-organized Emerging Media Convention going into its second year on the campus of Southern Oregon University.

Please visit and 'like' our Facebook page, 'follow' us on Twitter and let us know if you'd like to get involved in the growing grassroots media scene in Southern Oregon. We're gathering this Saturday to discuss who our Keynote Speaker will be this year and lots more -- join us for these meetings, which are always held here at the Digital Media Center.

In the weeks to come we'll also be lining up a new round of Public Service Announcements from local residents and RVTV Producers on the topic of: "What does Independent Media mean to you?" Please let us know if you'd like to participate.

COMMUNITY ACCESS POLICY -- READ UP!


The new Community Access Policy is the law of the land for Public Access here at the DMC.

We invite you to read through it and find out more about what steps to take to get a series on RVTV, how to get an underwriter on your program, the do's, don'ts and much, much more.

STUDIO HIGHLIGHT

Above, Tough Times host Therese Swenson (amidst her RVTV Studio virtual set) speaks with KSKQ Music Director Kayla Elrod earlier this month about the shared mission of community empowerment between local independent TV and radio outlets.

If you would like to learn about the use of virtual sets and more, please let us know if you want to sign up for the Green Screen Fundamentals pair of RVTV Advanced Workshops!
 

Tough Times: KSKQ Radio

A REMINDER ON PROGRAMMING SUBMISSION HOURS



Due to staffing issues at the DMC, we are asking producers to submit their field productions, promos and any other programs to Brandon or Charles during these particular hours:

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm
Fridays 5-8pm
Saturdays 9am-6pm


(PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES)


This also applies to “walk-in consultations” – while we want to be open to inquires at all hours, the realities of limited staffing hours and increased operational demands make this a regrettable, but necessary request. If at all possible, make it a habit to call or preferably e-mail in advance to make an appointment. This will make for more efficient and successful outcomes for all concerned.

Please note that these program submission hours do not apply to any special appointments you’ve set up with RVTV staff – another incentive for pre-planned meetings – and your reservations to use the Public Access Edit Lab can be accomplished during any time of day that the lights are on at the DMC.

SUBMIT PROGRAMS DIGITALLY!


Save money save the environment! Quit using plastic DVDs and get a re-usable thumbdrive to give us your program. You won’t have to pay for submitting local programs (a charge still applied on imports) and we’ll off-load your programs while you wait. It’s good for the Earth and good for your pocketbook, as well as saving RVTV staff a significant amount of time spent ripping DVDs.

FIELD HIGHLIGHT

Above, the congregation of the First Church of the Nazarene comes together for their weekly celebration of faith on Jan. 17 at their Medford house of worship -- and the video production of this event in episodes of The Naz is brought to you weekly thanks to Phillip McClung (with more than a little help from longtime RVTV Producer Bob Schropp).
 

The Naz: Resolution - Rethinking Circumstances, Part 2

HAVE YOU LIKED US YET? OR FOLLOWED US?


We’re just going to keep belaboring the point: Social media tools are a key way for you to get the word out about YOUR programs to build YOUR audience on the Internet, which is quickly becoming the most important mass media platform in the world.

facebook.com/
RogueValleyCommunityTelevision


twitter.com/
RogueValleyTV


Those are our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please, ‘like’ in the former case and ‘follow’ in the later one. If you don’t have accounts on either or both, take five minutes each and set them up; you don’t have to give out personal information if you don’t want to in the process.

We’re counting on you to help us get the word out about your programs!
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