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RVTV Bulletin

Friday, January 5, 2018

 

CHANGES TO STUDIO AVAILABILITY


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 month's Quarterly Studio Producers Meeting (and the Producer Social beforehand) wrapped up a year of growth at Rogue Valley Community Television.

All but one of our live Friday evening production timeslots were snapped up for the new Winter Quarter of January, February and March by producers both newly-certified and with decades of experience; we also filled most of our Saturday non-live production spots (see below).

However, due to the rash of cancellations we suffered in the prior two quarters, senior management at the Digital Media Center has determined that, going forward, public access studio timeslots will be restricted to thirty-six (36) per quarter. This represents a 15-30% reduction over the prior few quarters.

We understand that this move will not come without some consternation on the part of producers who have enjoyed an unprecedented amount of studio access in recent times...but unfortunately, a small subset of producers have abused their privileges by either repeatedly underutilizing their production timeslot to produce little or no actual programming, or engaging in no-notice or repeated unexcused cancellations of their studio times (which deprives everyone else access).

As the DMC no longer enjoys the benefit of a student Studio Manager subsidized by Southern Oregon University, we also face necessary limits on the ability of staff to properly support studio productions, which has also led to the elimination of 6 - 9 p.m. studio production timeslots on Saturdays.

We welcome your comments and concerns on these recent measures -- and if you want to get involved in efforts to increase community support for RVTV in order to increase the resources allocated to make public access services happen at the DMC, please take up the challenge of working with the Public Access Advisory Council and engage in their fundraising, awareness-building and advocacy efforts. If their plans come to fruition, and if the mis-use of studio times subsides, these policy issues may be revisited in the future.

It should also be mentioned that producers continue to have the opportunity to load-in their graphics, images and videos in advance of Friday/Saturday production timeslots. This comes with the proviso that it is the producer's responsibility to make sure roll-in videos and other items conform with the TriCaster and playback correctly -- producer may not 'bail' on their production or skip out on their fees because they failed to prepare for their production. As always, consult the Producer Portal to check for available times, and drop a line to either douglasc@sou.edu or wikelc@sou.edu to reserve a time.

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Workshops in On-Set Networking and Green Screen 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 in March:

Tuesday, March 13, 6-8pm - Production Design
Tuesday, March 20, 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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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.

If you use this Bulletin, we'll make them more often.

- 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), Charlie Delgado, Christopher Wikel (Student Representative) and David Nienow. As of 2018, monthly meetings are held at the DMC on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

 

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, Advocacy, 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 in 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 were honored for their dedication to providing public access community programing during 2016. The event was once again hosted at the DMC studio.

- Regina Ayars, Public Access Advisory Council
(updated by the editor)
 

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
1/5/18
5PM-8PM

LIVE: 6:30-7:30




 

Power Encounter
Producer: Cynthia Biondi
Director: Dale Grimes
Technical Director: Linda Addington
Graphics Manager: Michelle Millette
Audio Engineer: Keith Millette
Lighting Designer: TBA
Floor Manager: Angie Melum
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
1/6/18
9AM-12PM






 

Girl Talk
Producer: Regina Ayars
Director: Wanda Borland
Graphics Manager: TBA
Lighting Designer: TBA
Script Supervisor: TBA
Audio Engineer: TBA
Floor Manager: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
1/6/18
12PM-3PM

 

TBA
Producer: OPEN
Director: OPEN

 

Saturday
1/6/18
3PM-6PM
 

TBA
Producer: OPEN
Director: OPEN
 
   

Studio Production Times
for Winter Quarter 2018


Pictured: RVTV Public Access producer Mark Stein manages the floor during the Southern Oregon Television Awards in 2017, 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. Only one unexcused cancellation may be make per quarter. 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. No exceptions!
 
Fri. Jan. 12
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Public Access News

 
Sat. Jan. 13
   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
   3pm-6pm
 

Jim Falkenstein - Let's Take This Outside
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Dorothy Nienow - Rogue Artisans & Crafters
 
Fri. Feb. 2
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Dale Grimes - Passing Through

 
Sat. Feb. 3
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Regina Ayars - Getaway Girl
Lynne Likens - Passing Through
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
 
Fri. Feb. 9
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

OPEN - TBA

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

   3pm-6pm
 

Regina Ayars - Cooking With Kumud
Gary Mark Roberts - In Their Words
David Nienow - Gems of the Rogue Valley
 
Fri. Feb. 16
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Cynthia Biondi - Power Encounter

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

   3pm-6pm
 

Regina Ayars - Girl Talk
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Dorothy Nienow - Rogue Artisans & Crafters
 
Fri. Feb. 23
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Public Access News

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

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Michael D. Fox - Clowning Around
David Nienow - Rogue Artisans & Crafters
 
Fri. March 2
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Cynthia Biondi - Power Encounter

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

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Lynne Likens - Passing Through
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
 
Fri. March 23
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Cynthia Biondi - Power Encounter

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

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Gary Mark Roberts - In Their Words
David Nienow - Rogue Artisans & Crafters
 
Fri. March 30
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Public Access News

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

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Meadowsweet Levi - SEEDS
Cassandra Wass - Rogue Artisans & Crafters
George Cerneskie - Uncle Joe's RV Park
 
   
   

The next RVTV Studio Producers Quarterly Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the DMC Classroom, where we will bid out studio production timeslots for the Spring Quarter of 2018.

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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, January 6, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, February 9, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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These are the only available times in the RVTV studio for Winter Quarter, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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, Chris or Josh 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.

Do not drop in and pester non-public access staff (Brandon, Joe, front desk SOU folks) if you do not have 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.
 

STUDIO CERTIFICATION
WORKSHOPS COMING UP IN FEBRUARY!


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 Tuesday evening sessions in February & March 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.

Tuesday, February 6, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 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 ($150 overall), but only for pre-paid registration -- and the registration deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, February 2 -- 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 11, 2017, 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

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!

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

 

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, Chris or Josh.
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