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Final advanced studio workshops of 2015 just ahead!
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RVTV Bulletin

Thursday, September 24, 2015



Pictured: RVTV Producer Michael Rhoades (left) puts his On-Set Networking certification to use on the Dr. Mike Live program, utilizing the studio laptop, on-set display and live video conferencing capabilities to take live comments on-air.

This is your last chance!

Well, not forever...but certainly for 2015.

Coming up are your final opportunities this year to enroll in Advanced Studio Workshops and get a crash course from RVTV professional staff in high-end production technologies and techniques.

First up is On-Set Networking, which permits you to utilize all of the technology depicted above -- the Mac PowerBook studio laptop, the Samsung on-set display and the Matrox scan converter which connects the laptop to our TriCaster system and enables you to feed full-motion audio/video signals, including Skype and Google Hangout video calls. Deeper than just this gear, On-Set Networking also gets you into the guts of the TriCaster system, showing you how the entire studio is wired from end to end, as well as a step-by-step walkthrough of our teleprompter rig.

On-Set Networking Advanced Studio Workshops
Tuesday, September 29th, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 6th, 6-8 p.m.


Also on deck is our first-ever Advanced Lighting series, which our capable Studio Manager, Evan Carbone, is taking point on. From the physical aspects of the appliances and basic lighting principles, participants will dive in to the lighting console, aspects of balancing & focusing intensity and use of texture to achieve unique effects. Also of particular importance, your skills in the use of appropriate color to bring out human skin tones will be sharpened.

Advanced Lighting Workshops
Monday, October 5th, 6-8 p.m.
Monday, October 12th, 6-8 p.m.


The cost is $40 per workshop, and once enrolled, you can re-take them as many times as you like. Completion of Intermediate Directing is a pre-requisite to enroll, and we will require three advance sign-ups to hold these courses! To register, contact Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or (541) 552-6898.

We've had a busy summer behind the scenes at the Digital Media Center as we prepare to take Rogue Valley Community Television to the next level in terms of the viewer experience.

There are still a number of spinning plates and moving gears on this deal -- but what we can tell you is that it is the intention of RVTV staff to start providing all of our live streaming channels in High Definition on our Internet platform at rvtv.sou.edu before the end of this year.

We're also presently working with our five local government partners and our two cable television providers to upgrade the cable channels from analog to digital transmission standards -- in other words, your TV experience would move from the VHS-quality you see now to something more resembling DVD-quality...and this process will also make us ready to go full-HD when Charter Cable and Ashland Home Network see fit to put RVTV on the same level as the local broadcast channels.

What's the punchline for our local producers? It means a dramatically better look for your programming, especially as 100% of your studio content is already in HD, along with the vast majority of our field programming.

The one 'kicker' of this transition is that all of the older, standard definition (480p, 4x3 aspect ratio) programming will be retired from service as of October 15, 2015. This is due to the new digital transmission system as this requires a consistent MPEG-2 file format which must be HD 720p at a minimum. Your Public Access Advisory Council spent their last two meetings examining the details of the digital transition plan and they have recommended we move forward with maintaining the zero-dollar level for programming submissions -- but only for HD programming.

Your professional and student staff want to do everything possible to make sure no one is 'left behind' by this development. All of our Field Production gear (available for check-out by Field-Certified Producers) is now at an HD standard, and our Public Access Edit Lab computers are also fully HD-capable.

If you have questions, concerns or just want to find out more, please inquire with DMC staff.


- Charles

UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES


Our normal weekly equipment checkout time is 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
9/25/15
5PM-8PM

LIVE: 6:30-7:30





 

Life Passages
Producer: Nancy Bloom
Director: Wanda Borland
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: Regina Ayars
Audio Engineer: TBA
Lighting Designer: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Dan Lehner
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
9/26/15
9AM-12PM






 

Astrology, Symbolism & Myth
Producer: Denise Ross
Director: John Letz
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: Gary Mark Roberts
Audio Engineer: Michael Rhoades
Lighting Designer: David Wilson
Floor Manager: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
9/26/15
12PM-3PM







 

Ramping Up Your English
Producer: John Letz
Director: Wanda Borland
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: TBA
Audio Engineer: TBA
Script Supervisor: Denise Ross
Lighting Designer: David Wilson
Floor Manager: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
9/26/15
3PM-6PM






 

The Poet's Eye
Producer: John Campbell
Director: Mike Kasper
Graphics Manager: TBA
Audio Engineer: John Letz
Lighting Designer: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Wanda Borland
Camera Operator: TBA

 

Studio Production Times
for Fall 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.
 
   
Fri. Oct. 2
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

OPEN - TBA

 
Sat. Oct. 3
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Alex McGlasson - So. Ore. News Network (ADULT)
Alex McGlasson - So. Ore. News Network (ADULT)
Gokul Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 
Fri. Oct. 9
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Kumud Gokani - Art & Awareness Of Happy Health

 
Sat. Oct. 10
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Bob Schropp - Tech Talk
Michael D. Fox - Clowning Around
Gokul Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 
Fri. Oct. 16
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

 
Sat. Oct. 17
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Bob Schropp - Tech Talk
Gokul Gokani - Meditation, The Art Of Loving
Alex McGlasson - So. Ore. News Network (ADULT)
 
Fri. Oct. 23
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

OPEN - TBA

 
Sat. Oct. 24
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Britt Ivy - Passion
Wanda Borland - Heart Warrior Project
 
Fri. Oct. 30
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

OPEN - TBA

 
Sat. Oct. 31
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Bob Schropp - Animals Impacting Our Health
Regina Ayars - Girl Talk
John Campbell - The Poet's Eye
 
Fri. Nov. 6
   and
Sat. Nov. 7

 

STUDIO CLOSED
(Ashland Culinary Festival)
 
Fri. Nov. 13
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Wanda Borland - In Their Words

 
Sat. Nov. 14
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
Britt Ivy - Passion
 
Fri. Nov. 20
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

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

   3pm-6pm
 

Michael D. Fox - Clowning Around
Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
Mike Kasper - The Poet's Eye
 
Fri. Nov. 27
   and
Sat. Nov. 28

 

STUDIO CLOSED
(Fall Break)
 
Fri. Dec. 4
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network

 
Sat. Dec. 5
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Regina Ayars - Girl Talk
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
John Letz - Adventures In Education
 
Fri. Dec. 11
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Wanda Borland - In Their Words

 
Sat. Dec. 12
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Gary Mark Roberts - Anything Goes
Britt Ivy - Passion
 
Fri. Dec. 18
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

 
Sat. Dec. 19
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Campbell - The Poet's Eye
Gary Mark Roberts - Anything Goes
Alex McGlasson - So. Ore. News Network (ADULT)
 
Fri. Dec. 25
   and
Sat. Dec. 26

 

STUDIO CLOSED
(Winter Break)
 


The next RVTV Studio Producers Quarterly Meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the DMC Classroom, where we will bid out studio production timeslots for October, November & December.

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STUDIO PRODUCTION TIMESLOT VACANCY NOTICE


The following studio production timeslots are currently open and available to any Studio-Certified producer in good standing:

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 5-8pm
Friday, Oct. 23rd, 5-8pm
Friday, Oct. 30th, 5-8pm


These are the only available times in the RVTV studio for the remainder of 2015, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Charles Douglas at douglasc@sou.edu to make your reservation.
 

FIELD PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE REQUESTS


(This space is provided for local producers to ask for help with their field shoots, so long as the 'final product' is aired on RVTV Voices. Drop Charles a line if you would like to reach out to the 300+ e-mail subscribers -- as well as website-based readers -- to this newsletter.)
 



Hi:

Local organizations are hosting the Governor’s Environmental Justice Taskforce at the "Fairness for the Land and  the Worker" 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Forum.

The forum will take place on Friday, September 25th at the Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Ave. in Medford. A public presentation on “What does Environmental Justice Look Like in Southern Oregon?” begins at 11:30 and features a panel of workers’ rights advocates from around the region. 

Public testimony will be received by the Task Force from 2:00-3:30. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The event is bilingual and a Spanish translator and translation headsets will be provided.

We hope you or your colleagues can make it.  I think the 1:30pm panel will be very informative, as will the public comment.
 
Sincerely,
 
Lisa Arkin,
Executive Director
Beyond Toxics
 

Hello fellow producers,

I am requesting volunteers to assist as camera operators for Saturday night video productions at the Medford First Church Of The Nazarene. The services run from 6-7 and are livestreamed and rebroadcast through RVTV.

It's a pretty high end production and is live on livestream as well as projected on 2 jumbotron screens. I volunteer as one of their camera producers and cam operator. After some time on the cams we would be open to train you on the camera switcher. It is a data video unit and a lot easier to use than the TriCaster.

Please contact me at rsamobile@msn.com please if interested.

Thank you.

Bob Schropp
 

FIELD HIGHLIGHT

Above, a shot of Oregon State PhD Lenny Thyme explores the science of geoengineering in the first RVTV submission by local resident Laura Lyn Hurst.

Look for this and other indy documentaries during the News & Politics programming bloc on RVTV Voices.
 

Dr. Lenny Thyme on Geo-Engineering

 

A REMINDER ON PROGRAMMING SUBMISSION HOURS



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

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Fridays 4-6pm
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.

STUDIO HIGHLIGHT

Above, RVTV Producer Wanda Borland (on ukulele), local performance artist Jenifer "Jen Uwin" Knippel and RVTV Producer Michael D. Fox dance on the set during the most recent episodes of Fox's Clowning Around. Tune in and enjoy with the kids (and the children-at-heart) every Saturday at 9 a.m. on RVTV Voices.


Clowning Around: Pantomiming with Pamela Joy

Clowning Around: Playtime w/Jen Uwin

 

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!

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.
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