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RVTV Bulletin

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


FIRST RULE OF PRODUCTION: GOOD AUDIO

As my old boss told me more than once:  "You can instantly distinguish between an amateur from a professional production by the audio quality."

For the first time at RVTV, we're offering you access to the skills & talent of a professional field recording expert with documented production work on major film and television projects across the country.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 17 from 6-8pm for our two-part Audio & Grip Intermediate Workshops with Michael Hoover, our Digital Media Center Equipment Manager as well as producer of 'Southern Oregon Songwriters Circle.'

In these workshops you will learn how to:

  • Develop your skills in safe and sane use of rigging in studio grip work.
  • Understand what is necessary vs. overkill in construction your audio plan.
  • Learn about Diegetic and Non Diegetic Audio and understand the uses of each in sound design.
  • Explore how you would best deploy microphones for more complicated studio set-ups (two sets, live audience, teleplay/theater, live music).
  • Share best practices for a clean and well-running physical studio environment.

NOTICE: As this is the first time this workshop is being offered, we are offering a discounted price of $20 to enroll. As this is an Intermediate-level course, only Basic Studio Certification is required.

We already have sign-ups rolling in for this workshop, which we announced at our Producers Meeting, and I can promise you that it won't be offered at this price again. Space is strictly limited to eight participants, so sign up today!

-Charles

UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES


Our normal 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.


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
4/15/16
5PM-8PM

LIVE: 6:30-7:30




 

Southern Oregon News Network
Producer: Alex McGlasson
Director: Charles Douglas
Lighting Designer: Evan Carbone
Audio Engineer: David Wilson
Script Supervisor: TBA
Floor Manager: Bob Sexton
Camera Operator: Steve Dreben

 

Saturday
4/16/16
9AM-12PM






 

Adventures In Education
Producer: John Letz
Director: Denise Ross
Graphics Manager: Wanda Borland
Lighting Designer: David Wilson
Audio Engineer: Alex McGlasson
Script Supervisor: TBA
Floor Manager: Gary Mark Roberts
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
4/16/16
12PM-3PM







 

Worth Fighting For
Producer: Robert Ayres
Director: Rik Burns
Technical Director: Kayla Elrod
Graphics Manager: Wanda Borland
Lighting Designer: TBA
Audio Engineer: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Gary Mark Roberts
Camera Operator: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
4/16/16
3PM-6PM






 

Jewish Voices For Peace
Producer: Andrew Reilly
Director: Rik Burns
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: TBA
Lighting Designer: TBA
Audio Engineer: Joseph Kauth
Floor Manager: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 
   

Studio Production Times
for Spring Quarter 2016



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. 22
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Rik Burns - GMTV Live - Community Forum

 
Sat. Apr. 23
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm

 

Denise Ross - Astrology, Symbolism & Myth
Dan Lehner - Peace On Mother Earth
Mike Kasper - The Poet's Eye
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
 
Fri. Apr. 29
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Dan Lehner - Peace On Mother Earth

 
Sat. Apr. 30
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
Michael D. Fox - Clowning Around
Alex Mesadieu - The Alex Show
 
Fri. May 6
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

David Wilson - South. Oregon Songwriters Circle

 
Sat. May 7
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Denise Ross - Astrology, Symbolism & Myth
Michael D. Fox - Clowning Around
Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
 
Fri. May 13
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network

 
Sat. May 14
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Regina Ayars - Girl Talk
Steve Dreben - In Their Words
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
 
Fri. May 20
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Dan Lehner - Peace On Mother Earth

 
Sat. May 21
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Gary Mark Roberts - Anything Goes
Britt Ivy - Passion
Alex Mesadieu - Rogue Valley Comedy (ADULT)
 
Fri. May 27
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network

 
Sat. May 28
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Gokul Gokani - Meditation, The Art Of Loving

Mike Kasper - The Poet's Eye
 
Fri. June 3
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

David Wilson - South. Oregon Songwriters Circle

 
Sat. June 4
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Andrew Reilly - Jewish Voices For Peace
Dan Lehner - Peace On Mother Earth
Jordan Mackay - Southern Oregon News Network
Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network
 
Fri. June 10 &
Sat. June 11

 

STUDIO CLOSED (SOU Commencement)

 
Fri. June 17
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network

 
Sat. June 18
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Gokul Gokani - Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
Gary Mark Roberts - Anything Goes
Steve Dreben - In Their Words
 
Fri. June 24
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Charlie Delgado - On The Media

 
Sat. June 25
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
   6pm-9pm
 

Regina Ayars - Girl Talk
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
Alex McGlasson - South. Ore. Classic Kids Show
Alex McGlasson - Southern Oregon News Network
 


The next RVTV Studio Producers Quarterly Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the DMC Classroom, where we will bid out studio production timeslots for July, August and September.

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DEADLINE IS APRIL 21 FOR MEDIA AWARDS SUBMISSIONS


Local producers of programs appearing on RVTV Voices are invited to submit their programs for contention in the 2016 Hometown Media Awards.

Held by the Alliance for Community Media, these national awards honor and promote community media and local cable programs that are distributed on PEG access cable television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

Programs entered must have had their first telecast on a local cable access channel or their initial stream/web distribution on or between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

Producers are encouraged to review the rules and information for this contest, and are reminded that the deadline for submission is April 21 -- the submission fee to ACM is $75, though producers may have Rogue Valley Community Television (an ACM member station) submit their bid for $50 if turned in to RVTV by April 12.

NOW ANNOUNCING: INTERMEDIATE EDITING!


We've been hearing from local producers (both studio and field) for literally *years* now -- there's a huge demand for further training in video editing!

Your relief has finally arrived, in the form of a brand-new two-part Intermediate Editing workshop series.



Taught by DMC Digital Outreach Coordinator Michael Bryant, the producer of the documentary 'Becoming' highlighting the championship season of the Southern Oregon University football team, this workshop will get you up to speed on the latest tools incorporated in the 2015 Creative Cloud version of Adobe Premiere (now available on all four terminals of our Digital Commons).

Thursday, April 21st, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 5th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Registration is already underway and the first four sign-ups, well, get to use computers -- write to Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or Eli at andersoe4@sou.edu to register -- the cost is $20 as this is a first-time workshop.
 

FIELD HIGHLIGHT

Above, Ashland resident Jim Falkenstein shows viewers how to navigate an area hiking trail on Jim In Ashland.

He's handed in thirty-three (!!) of these slices of local Nature & Ecology for us to enjoy, both on the channels and available on our Public Access Archive -- remember that your short-form content is more likely to play more often on RVTV Voices!


Jim In Ashland
 

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP RESCHEDULING


Due to lack of pre-registered enrollment, the On-Set Networking Advanced Studio Workshops scheduled for the next two Thursdays have been cancelled, and the proposed schedule for holding them later this year goes as follows:

Tuesday, July 5th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Contact Charles Douglas at douglasc@sou.edu to register -- the cost is $40.
 

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow...

 

RVTV has been going strong for 25 years and, like any other network, there have been many unique programs as well as series which have come and gone over the years – a process of creative destruction that matches the evolving passions of our producer community as well as the tastes and interests of the greater community.

In that same time there have been steady upgrades in the media technology standards, both in the wider world and even here at our humble community access operation. From VHS tapes to Super VHS to DVD to digital files, the march of progress has steadily allowed for greater audio & video quality, for more reliable program scheduling and for reduced staff costs given the increasingly foolproof automation of tasks – the nightmare of spending hours a day stacking tapes or arranging DVD carousels is thankfully behind us!

Upon recommendation of your Public Access Advisory Council, RVTV staff in early 2013 eliminated the submission fee for submission of local origination content – which is what our RVTV Voices channel is primarily here to provide – so long as it is provided in a digital format. For the most part, this has been a smooth transition, with 100% of studio productions and well over 80% of field productions in the first year coming in to us in digital – in 2015, we’ve received no more than a dozen DVD submissions and zero in VHS or other formats.

With the digital transmission upgrade and HD streaming standard nearly upon us, the Advisory Council met last fall to review the fee structure given the October 15, 2015 sunset on acceptance of standard definition content. They recommended, and staff now announces, that local submissions will continue to be free to RVTV, so long as they continue to be in digital format (MPEG-2 or MOV files) -- and that they also must be in High Definition (720p minimum).

Any Standard Definition content previously in circulation on RVTV Voices is no longer being aired as of 2016, and any future SD content submitted will have to undergo an up-conversion process as substandard file formats simply will not work in the new programming sever configuration. This up-conversion process is one which will tie up scarce computing resources and staff time, which is why the PAAC recommended and staff have authorized the imposition of a $25 fee per local program ($30 per imported program) undergoing this ‘extra work’ by staff.

As your author was well aware that these changes were on the horizon, the ‘spring cleaning’ of our older programming and non-current series – announced over six months ago – was belayed by RVTV staff as this SD-to-HD conversion process will automatically create much the same result.

Whether automatic due to technological upgrades or as a matter of dutifully enforcing Community Access Policy provisions, staff is well aware that we may be saying goodbye to a number of long-standing series

If you have questions, concerns or just want to find out more, please inquire with DMC staff.

- Charles

A REMINDER ON 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 Alex during these particular hours:

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Fridays 4-6pm
Saturdays 9am-6pm


(PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES)


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 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.

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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