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ENROLL TODAY: Intermediate Directing workshops March 20 & 21!
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RVTV Bulletin

Monday, March 13, 2017

 

INTERMEDIATE DIRECTING AND SPRING CLEANING


Pictured: Public Access Coordinator Charles Douglas addresses the Quarterly Studio Producers Meeting in the RVTV Studio. Photo by Alex Mesadieu.

A great turnout at last week's Quarterly Studio Producers Meeting (and the Producer Social beforehand) kicked off the return of sunshine for an exciting 2017 at Rogue Valley Community Television.

A nearly unprecedented 95% of studio production timeslots for April, May and June were snapped up (42 out of 44) by producers both newly-certified and with decades of experience; this encompassed the return of late-night Saturday 6-9pm timeslots thanks to an efficient Winter Quarter without the plague of unannounced cancellations.

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Workshops in Advanced Lighting and Cinematography were teased at our most recent meeting, but with the proviso that these would not be held this next term without a sufficiently enrolled Intermediate Directing offering, as it takes completion of this pair of workshops to serve as the prerequisite for more advanced offerings -- in other words, we need a pool of Intermediate producers to make it possible to fill these other classes!

So...enroll in Intermediate Directing today by contacting Charles at douglasc@sou.edu and get set for these dates next week:

Monday, March 20, 6-8pm - Production Design
Tuesday, March 21, 6-8pm - Production Process


Again, this two part workshop series is designed as the immediate follow-up to our basic Studio Certification process, not only for those producers who also wish to Direct, but for any producer who wants to up their game and learn advanced techniques to 'win the game before ever stepping onto the field.'

Production Design covers topics such as: Team building, coordination, pre-production elements, art direction, set design, plan for sound, plan for graphics, music selection. “The accompaniment parts.” Good practices. Planning to tell the story visually & with audio. Packaging and wrapping. Crew communication. Art & Sets, Camera & lights, Sound & Music, and Fonts/Colors/Graphics all coordinated.

Production Process covers topics such as: Developing the plan with your team, clear communication, shot progression, keeping it dynamic, moving the camera, where you would move it and why. Intercutting and transitions, using the rules to maximum effect. Speed & pacing, anticipating the conversation, increasing your rate of cutting. Talking fast & multitasking. Communicating with your on-set crew, differentiating this from communicating with your control room crew. Comparison of coordinated elements in action vs. divergent elements.

These intermediate workshops are team-taught by DMC Manager Brandon Givens (an exerpienced director of local newscasts for nearly a decade) along with Charles Douglas, and cost $35 each, $70 total -- and RVTV Staff is willing to work out a payment plan to make sure studio producers have access to this advanced training -- just call Charles at (541) 552-6898 to work out the details.

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Also of interest to both studio and field producers of the series that appear on the RVTV Voices line-up -- we are prepping a Spring Cleaning of our programming line-up.

Those producers who have not met their obligation to complete three new episodes for their series in the current quarter (or twelve in the last year for those who turn them in as a batch submission) will be receiving a form-generated letter by the end of March.

Don't be afraid of this letter! Your series will not be immediately cancelled -- instead, you will be provided the opportunity to send back a Production Proposal sheet outlining how you plan to get your series back on-track and turn in three new episodes prior to the end of Spring Quarter. This means no series will be cancelled unless this obligation has not been met by June 30.

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Lastly -- we know it's been a while since you received this Bulletin! We hope you will engage with the revised content we've included here, so click on the links, ask questions and, if you feel so encouraged, write something to your fellow producers! We welcome the use of this space to help you build capacity for your field productions, to recruit studio crewmembers or to help further our offerings to build non-commercial media here in Southern Oregon.

- Charles
 

Q: What is the PAAC?

 

A: The Public Access Advisory Council!


Logo design pending review, designed by Christopher Wikel


What is the PAAC?

The Public Access Advisory Board (PAAC) is a group of community members who are interested in and committed to promoting the use of community public access television to educate citizens across the Rogue Valley. We encourage individuals to create programming that entertains, engages and educates the culturally diverse people in our valley.  The PAAC also represents the producers and their interests to the Digital Media Center (DMC) staff and SOU, and advocates for the RVTV public access program to the local governments in Southern Oregon. We lobby for equipment upgrades and workshops that producers request.

 

Who is on the Board?

David Bruce (Chair), Regina Ayars (Secretary/Treasurer), Alex McGlasson (Vice Chair), J. Lisa LaPierre, David Wilson, Charlie Delgado, Denise Ross, and Rik Burns. Monthly meetings are held at the DMC on the  fourth Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30pm.

 

How can I become a member?

Join an PAAC meeting as a guest to better understand what the PAAC is and how you might be able to contribute to its representation of RVTV Public Access in the community. If you are interested, fill out an application and give it to Charles Douglas or Brandon Givens. The application will be reviewed and you will be notified. You do not have to be RVTV producer to be on the PAAC.

You can also join an active PAAC Committee (Events, Fundraising) without joining the full Council -- contact the Chair for details.

 

What events did PAAC sponsor in 2016

 

Producer Appreciation Night

All Rogue Valley Television (RVTV) producers were honored with a live program in 2016 that included interviews and clips from recent programs. Whether you produced one show or twenty during 2015, your efforts were acknowledged by your peers and DMC staff. This is an annual event and producers will again be honored in the summer of 2017 for their 2016 programming achievements.

 

September and December Producer Socials

To encourage producers to socialize together and get ideas from each other that could help them improve their shows. The casual environment enables producers to chat and exchange “dos and don'ts” that might not otherwise be discusses. These are also PAAC fundraisers for other sponsored events. The DMC provides the refreshments.

 

October SOU Volunteer Fair

Two members of the PAAC, Regina Ayars and David Bruce, hosted an information table at the annual SOU Volunteer Fair on October 19th from 11 am-2 pm in the Rogue River Room in the Stevenson Union on campus. They distributed information about RVTV public access and how to become a producer of your own TV show. Workshop schedules and videos of community produced programs were shown.

 

Events Sponsored and Planned for 2017

 

February 11, 2017 - Southern Oregon Television Awards (SOTA)

RVTV producers were honored at the first annual SOTA Event held at the DMC on Saturday, February 11. The event was broadcast LIVE and has been rebroadcast on RVTV. The event kicked off with a social hour before the live show that began at 7pm.  

    Awards included:

    Lifetime Achievement Award         Nancy Bloom

    Producer of the Year                       Wanda Borland

    Best On-Air Personality                  Alex McGlasson

    Program of the Year                        John Letz

 

March, May, September, December 2017 Producer Socials

Prior to each Producers Meeting, the PAAC hosts a Social Hour from 6-7pm to encourage producers to exchange ideas about how to improve programming and just get to know each other better. Refreshments are served and sponsored by the DMC. These socials are also PAAC fundraisers for other sponsored events. The DMC provides the refreshments. It's fun so join us.

 

August 4, 2017 - Producers Appreciation Night

RVTV producers will be honored for their dedication to providing public access community programing during 2016. The event will once again be hosted at the DMC studio.

- Regina Ayars, Public Access Advisory Council
 

UPCOMING STUDIO PRODUCTIONS



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
3/17/17
5PM-8PM

LIVE: 6:30-7:30




 

Dr. Mike
Producer: Michael Rhoades
Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: Charlie Delgado
Audio Engineer: Jasmin Putnam
Script Supervisor: TBA
Floor Manager: George Cerneskie
Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
 

Saturday
3/18/17
9AM-12PM





 

Ramping Up Your English
Producer: John Letz
Director: Denise Ross
Graphics Manager: Michael D. Fox
Lighting Designer: TBA
Audio Engineer: Gary Mark Roberts
Floor Manager: Gary Mark Roberts
Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
 

Saturday
3/18/17
12PM-3PM







 

Anything Goes
Producer: Gary Mark Roberts
Director: Gary Mark Roberts
Graphics Manager: Denise Ross
Lighting Designer: TBA
Audio Engineer: Elijah Anderson-Justis
Floor Manager: Wanda Borland
Cam #4 Operator: Alex McGlasson
Camera Operator: John Letz
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
3/18/17
3PM-6PM





 

A Focus On...
Producer: Wanda Borland
Director: Wanda Borland
Graphics Manager: Amanda Hare
Lighting Designer: TBA
Audio Engineer: TBA
Floor Manager: John Letz
Camera Operator: TBA
 
   

Studio Production Times
for Spring Quarter 2017


Pictured: RVTV Public Access producer Mark Stein manages the floor during the Southern Oregon Television Awards in February, with camera operator Patrick McNulty crewing in the background. Photo by Christopher Wikel.

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. Apr. 14
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Jenifer Knippel - JenUwin Playtime

 
Sat. Apr. 15
   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
Wanda Borland - A Focus On...
 
Fri. Apr. 21
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud

 
Sat. Apr. 22
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Regina Ayars - Girl Talk
Gary Mark Roberts - Anything Goes
Jasmin Solvera - True Talks With Jasmin
OPEN - TBA
 
Fri. Apr. 28
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Public Access News

 
Sat. Apr. 29
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Denise Ross - Astrology, Symbolism & Myth
Britt Ivy - Passion
Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network
 
Fri. May 5
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Jesse Eells-Adams - So. Or. Songwriters Circle

 
Sat. May 6
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Jasmin Solvera - True Talks With Jasmin
Jenifer Knippel - JenUwin Playtime
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Matthew Anlas - Exhibit A
 
Fri. May 12
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Public Access News

 
Sat. May 13
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

J. Lisa La Pierre - SOCKS
Wanda Borland - The Andy Draper Show
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
Britt Ivy - Passion
 
Fri. May 19
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

 
Sat. May 20
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Meadowsweet Levi - untitled
Gary Mark Roberts - Anything Goes
Steve Dreben - In Their Words
Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network
 
Fri. June 2
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Public Access News

 
Sat. June 3
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Jasmin Solvera - True Talks With Jasmin
Meadowsweet Levi - untitled
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
OPEN - TBA
 
Fri. June 9
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Jasmin Solvera - True Talks With Jasmin

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

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
J. Lisa La Pierre - SOCKS
Jenifer Knippel - JenUwin Playtime
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
 
Fri. June 23
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Jasmin Solvera - True Talks With Jasmin

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

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Regina Ayars - Girl Talk
Gary Mark Roberts - Anything Goes
Steve Dreben - In Their Words
Britt Ivy - Passion
 
Fri. June 30
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Public Access News

 

The next RVTV Studio Producers Quarterly Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the DMC Classroom, where we will bid out studio production timeslots for the Summer Quarter of 2017.

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NOTICE OF STUDIO AVAILABILITY


The following studio production timeslots are currently open and available to any Studio-Certified producer in good standing:
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Saturday, April 22nd, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 3rd, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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These are the only available times in the RVTV studio for Spring Quarter, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

FIELD HIGHLIGHT

Local producers John Kellogg and Michael Bryant show some love for the southern Oregon outdoors in their short field production highlighting adventures over hill and stream.

The cool news: Adventures in Ashland Oregon won in a campus stories contest hosted by DJI -- the world's biggest drone company!


Adventures In Ashland

 

UTILIZE THE POWER

OF SOCIAL MEDIA


Partner with our social media pages on both Facebook and Twitter by liking and following us! Increase your audience by inviting our social media team to your show to get photos of your production and broadcast them online!

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!

STUDIO CERTIFICATION
WORKSHOPS COMING UP IN APRIL!


Do you know someone who would benefit from becoming involved in the Friday & Saturday studio productions at the Digital Media Center?

Whether a local student, a fellow congregant at a house of worship, a member of your local club or civic organization, or just someone who you'd like to rope into crewing your program -- this is your chance to grow the ranks of community media!

RVTV is holding a set of Monday evening sessions in April & May of our Studio Production Certification Workshop series -- the starting ground for any local resident to learn safe & sane use of studio equipment, become a Studio Producer "for life" and make their own live or recorded programs in the High Definition studio here at the Digital Media Center.

Monday, April 10th, 6-8 p.m.
Monday, April 24th, 6-8 p.m.
Monday, May 1st, 6-8 p.m.
Monday, May 8th, 6-8 p.m.

This series is already almost booked to capacity
, so act fast if you or someone you know would like to get involved with the thriving studio production community here at RVTV public access!

The cost is $30 per workshop ($120 overall), but only for pre-paid registration -- and the registration deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, April 7th -- assuming it isn't already full by then!

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

STUDIO HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating all the great producers of RVTV Public Access, the Southern Oregon Television Awards aired live on February 11th, produced by the Events Committee of the Public Access Advisory Council.

We appreciate all that our producers do for Rogue Valley Public Access, and are very proud of the community we have created together.


Southern Oregon Television Awards 2017

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 Eli during these hours:
 
Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Fridays 4-6pm
Saturdays 9am-6pm

 

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.  
 
Call or e-mail in advance to make an appointment.

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 you're able to use the Public Access Edit Lab any time of day that the lights are on at the DMC.
 

RVTV IN THE NEWS



 
“Local people creating news about the issues they care about—there is real, exciting potential there,” - Charles Douglas

Our local alternative (semi) weekly newspaper, The Rogue Valley Messenger, released a Public Profile on RVTV's own, Charles Douglas. From journalist to team leader and educator, learn more about him by reading it here.

EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT


Our 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 Eli.
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