Friday, August 29, 2014
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.
- Additionally, RVTV Mentor and prolific field producer David Bruce (featured in "Take 3," the most recent episode of The Jeffersonian news magazine) is offering for the final time this year his 'Creative Process' trio of scriptwriting workshops -- see 'Beyond The Basics' below this article.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.