Friday, September 18, 2015
Are you looking to up your game when it comes to the all-important stage of your production that happens before you ever turn on a camera?
When it comes to composing your work and getting that shot list put together, you would do well to take this opportunity to "Realize Your Dream" and enroll in a special three-part workshop, The Creative Process, taught by RVTV Mentor David Bruce.
You will get an in-depth look at the dramatic arc key to successful story telling, and how 'The Hero's Journey' applies to tales great and small. By the end of this workshop, you will be well underway in developing your shooting script, story board or full documentary or feature script for further field or studio production.
These workshops take place over the next three Saturdays in the classroom at the SOU Digital Media Center:
Saturday, September 19, 12-2pm
Saturday, September 26, 12-2pm
Saturday, October 3, 12-2pm
The cost is only $20 per workshop, and once enrolled, you can re-take them as many times as you like. To register, contact Charles at email@example.com 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.