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RVTV  Newsletter

Thursday, September 11, 2014
 
















Is there a law about filming in public?

Here in Ashland, there's been a "Motion Picture and Radio/Television Productions" ordinance on the books for the last thirty years. It hasn't been a concern to our RVTV field producers, as it specifically did not apply to non-commercial productions.

The RVTV Public Access Advisory Board, which gives producers a voice in community access issues, released the following statement today concerning the newly revised Film Productions Ordinance set to be introduced to the Ashland City Council next week:

 

Your Public Access Advisory Board urges RVTV producers to be aware of the proposed film permit ordinance coming before the Ashland City Council meeting on September 16, 2014. You are able to attend this meeting, taking place at 1175 East Main Street at 7 p.m., and to make public testimony to express your personal point of view.

The PAAB, along with RVTV staff and SOU faculty, have been monitoring the development of this ordinance for several months, and we're happy to report some significant improvements to the language which protect news reporting as well as personal filming.

However, the Advisory Board is recommending that the City Council include the following language in their proposed ordinance to stipulate that principles underlying the mission of RVTV are protected:


"Nothing in this ordinance shall infringe upon the individual right to express points of view for non-commercial purposes without City permission."

"Permit requirements shall not be imposed for non-commercial activity which does not assert exclusive use of City property or otherwise violate Section 6.36.020."

 

The Gauntlet Is Thrown Down...

It's up to you to engage in skill-building to raise the quality of your production
 

Pictured: Wanda Borland, David Wilson and Chris Brass run cameras in the RVTV studio during the production of 'Southern Oregon Music.'
Photo by Charles Douglas.


We've had a busy summer of new media experiments in our studio and out in the field here at Rogue Valley Community Television. As our partners at Southern Oregon University have the summer term off, we've used this scheduling flexibility to allow for live productions every Friday night; likewise, we've used mid-week times for studio certification classes and special intensive study sessions with our studio Tricaster.

There's been a lot of interest expressed by producers in developing those 'next level' skills when it comes to using the 'on-set display' & Skype/Google Hangout capabilities, using virtual sets, designing custom graphics and more.

The challenge we present as RVTV staff to you, the producers, is to materialize this interest and help us develop and deploy intermediate and advanced skill-building workshops that reflect your interests and meet your production needs.

 

  • One of our Public Access Advisory Board members is a graphic design instructor at our local community college. Leslie Wilson has graciously offered to get the ball rolling by offering an introductory "Groovy Graphics for Television" pair of workshops focusing on Adobe Photoshop -- which is available for use by all field-certified producers in our Public Access Edit Lab.



    If you're new to making customized slate graphics, lower-thirds and logos, or if you're an experienced hand at Photoshop looking to sharpen your skills, we do hope you'll avail yourself of this opportunity to learn from a pro.

     
  • We'll also be offering up the follow-up to the basic Studio Certification that several new producers have graduated from over the past couple of months -- Intermediate Directing #1 (Production Design) will be offered on Thursday, October 2nd from 6-8pm, followed by Intermediate Directing #2 (Production Process) on Thursday, October 9th from 6-8pm.
     
  • Lastly, we'll be looking at November & December to cue up Advanced Studio Workshops (for which completion of Intermediate Directing is required) -- we'll once again offer On-Set Networking and we'll launch the new Green Screen Fundamentals!


It's quite an autumn lineup we have planned... but if you're up for the challenge, all of us at RVTV are revved up and ready to offer you the tools you need to raise your production quality and give your show that unique 'look' to set it apart.

Please don't wait to make your reservations for these workshops -- too few reservations will result in cancellations! Pre-pay to guarantee your seat in the class — just contact Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or (541) 552-6898. You're also welcome to drop by during Program Submission Hours if you have further questions or any suggestions on a class that you'd like to see us offer.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES


Our normal weekly equipment checkout time is on Wednesday 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 or Brandon.

Pictured: Robbie DaCosta in the RVTV studio.
Photo by Charles Douglas.

 

THIS WEEKPRODUCTIONS


Friday
9/12/14
5PM-8PM
LIVE: 6:30-7:30





 

Life Passages
Producer: Nancy Bloom
Director: TBA
Technical Director: David Wilson
Graphics Manager: Michael Fox
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth

Audio Engineer: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
9/13/14
9AM-12PM


 

OPEN - TBA
Producer: TBA
Director: TBA


 

Saturday
9/13/14
12PM-3PM
 




 

Tough Times
Producer: Therese Swenson
Director: Wanda Borland
Technical Director: Gary Roberts
Graphics Manager: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth
Audio Engineer: TBA

 

Saturday
9/13/14
3PM-6PM

 

 



 

Green Machine Television
Producer: Rik Burns
Director: Wanda Borland
Technical Director: David Wilson
Graphics Manager: Bob Ayres
Audio Engineer: TBA
Floor Manager: Shanda Hurst

Script Supervisor: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: TBA

Camera Operator: TBA
 


Remaining studio production times for the Summer Quarter are:

Friday, Sept. 19, 5-8pm: Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

Saturday, Sept. 20, 9am-12pm: Bob Schropp - Crew PSAs and Promos

Saturday, Sept. 20, 12-3pm: Bob Ayres - Worth Fighting For

Saturday, Sept. 20, 3-6pm: Gokul Gokani - Cooking With Kumud

Friday, Sept. 26, 5-8pm: Therese Swenson - Tough Times

Saturday, Sept. 27, 9am-12pm: John Letz - Adventures In Education

Saturday, Sept. 27, 12-3pm: Nancy Bloom - Life Passages

Saturday, Sept. 27, 3-6pm: Gokul Gokani - Art & Awareness Of Happy Health

 

Studio Production Times
for Fall Quarter 2014


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. 3
   5-8pm
 

"Biome" Erickson - Constitutional Republic Now!
 
Sat. Oct. 4
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

OPEN - TBA
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
Gokul Gokani - Meditation, The Art Of Loving
 
Sat. Oct. 11
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 
Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
Bob Ayres - Worth Fighting For
Gokul Gokani - Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
Fri. Oct. 17
   5-8pm
 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike
 
Sat. Oct. 18
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm


 
Wanda Borland - The Andy Draper Show
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Parker Mills - Studio On Fire
 
Sat. Oct. 25
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

OPEN - TBA
Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 
Fri. Oct. 31
   5-8pm
 

"Biome" Erickson - Constitutional Republic Now!
 
Sat. Nov. 1
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

OPEN - TBA
Bob Ayres - Worth Fighting For
Ginny Auer - Live Huge
 
Sat. Nov. 15
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
Rik Burns - Green Machine Television
 
Fri. Nov. 21
   5-8pm
 

OPEN - TBA
 
Sat. Nov. 22
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
 
Fri. Dec. 5
   5-8pm
 

"Biome" Erickson - Constitutional Republic Now!
 
Sat. Dec. 6
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Bob Ayres - Worth Fighting For
Britt Ivy - Passion
 
Sat. Dec. 13
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Rik Burns - Green Machine Television
 
Fri. Dec. 19
   5-8pm
 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike
 
Sat. Dec. 20
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

OPEN - TBA
OPEN - TBA
Rik Burns - Media Bluntz
 

The RVTV Studio will be closed:
Nov. 7 & 8, Nov. 28 & 29 and Dec. 26 & 27.

STUDIO TIMESLOT VACANCY NOTICE


Studio-certified producers are invited to reserve a newly vacant studio production timeslot on Saturday, September 13th from 9am-12pm.

This opportunity is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis -- though if you reserve this time, you will be expected to follow through.

Please contact Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or (541) 552-6898.

Above, "Like, Wow!" producer and host Craig Comstock shares a laugh with Ashland resident & author Debra Zaslow in the studio last Saturday. Zaslow's book, "Bringing Bubbe Home" relates the touching story of bringing an elder home to live out her final days. "Like, Wow!" is shown on RVTV Voices (Channel 15/182) every Monday at 8 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Craig will be back in the studio for his next production on Saturday, Oct. 11.
 

Like, Wow!: Your Baby, Your Way

Like, Wow!: Bringing Bubbe Home



Production Support Request From Local Producer...


Producers and help needed to video a public forum at the Higher Education Center October 8 evening where local candidates for county commissioner and state senate will discuss their perspectives on global warming and their intended office in the Rogue Valley.  Ideally, I'd like a three camera shoot plus some lights, so as many as three people, but less would work.   We intend to put the resulting video on RVTV and use it in SOCAN (Southern Oregon Climate Action Now) and Rogue Climate libraries.  Please contact Brad Carrier, (RVTV Producer 0004) at (541) 482-3432 or e-mail carrierbrad@gmail.com to help out. 

Editor's note: You're welcome to put announcements like these in the newsletter too for any non-commercial video production intended for the RVTV audience -- just e-mail your 3-4 sentence statement, with contact info, to Charles at douglasc@sou.edu.
 

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 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Fridays 5-8pm
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. If at all possible, make it a habit to call or preferably e-mail in advance to make an appointment. This will hopefully 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.

SD CARDS & DV TAPES NOTICE


Due to budgetary issues (which are beyond our immediate control), RVTV must announce with immediate effect that we will not supply either SD cards for our Panasonic HD cameras or mini-DV tapes for our Canon Vixia HD cameras & our other standard definition cameras.

SD Cards are available at the SOU Bookstore as well as at many reputable vendors in local storefronts as well as at Internet-based outlets. Tapes are not available at the Bookstore but are also available at a variety of brick-and-mortar and virtual stores.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes…but on the bright side, this means you can retain your own recording media for future use!

SD CARDS & DV TAPES NOTICE


Due to budgetary issues (which are beyond our immediate control), RVTV must announce with immediate effect that we will not supply either SD cards for our Panasonic HD cameras or mini-DV tapes for our Canon Vixia HD cameras & our other standard definition cameras.

SD Cards are available at the SOU Bookstore as well as at many reputable vendors in local storefronts as well as at Internet-based outlets. Tapes are not available at the Bookstore but are also available at a variety of brick-and-mortar and virtual stores.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes…but on the bright side, this means you can retain your own recording media for future use!

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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