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RVTV Newsletter

Thursday, January 28, 2015

Pictured: RVTV Producer Parker Mills puts his set design skills to use.
 

Putting Proper Policies In Place

We'll be keeping the bloviating brief this week, as I have an eight-page document linked here that I'd really like for you to read. It's not a page-turner, admittedly, but it is an important roadmap for how we go forward here at RVTV.

This new Community Access Policy is, as of today, the law of the land for Public Access here at the DMC, and it incorporates the Series Status, Underwriting and other ad-hoc policies adopted over the last two years, as well as finally laying to rest the old programming guidelines that had fallen significantly out of date.

Your Public Access Advisory Board spent over a year reviewing, rehashing and deliberating over the items in the CAP, including making some changes in response to your feedback. All of us at RVTV hope that it will provide for clarity and consistency going forward, but that's not all it's for.

This new policy also includes, perhaps for the first time, a very succinct statement of what the Mission of RVTV is: "To
 promote free speech and community media by and for the people of the Rogue Valley in order to increase meaningful participation in civic life."

The CAP goes on to delineate the purposes of Community Access:

The RVTV Community Access program exists to support the production and distribution of non-commercial, community based images, audio and video generated by the people of Southern Oregon. Towards these ends, RVTV shall, to the greatest extent feasible:

A. Provide the citizens, organizations and institutions of Southern Oregon access to digital media tools such as a high-definition production studio, audio and video field equipment and computer editing equipment;

B. Design and offer community education programs to train local residents in the use of media production equipment and facilities;

C. Promote non-commercial, community-based media programs and programming blocs;

D. Encourage the use of community access amongst a diverse range of individuals, organizations and institutions in order to promote cross-cultural education and understanding;

E. Assure that no censorship over program content on community access channels exist aside from the minimum necessary to comply with applicable laws against obscenity, gambling or commercial advertising.

F. Solicit community support for the public, education and government access activities provided by RVTV at the Southern Oregon Digital Media Center.


We hope that you share our mission and will join us in making it come to as best a fruition as our community is able to accomplish. Please support your Public Access Advisory Board in the months to come as they help gear up these efforts.

- Charles

You Followed Through!


Pictured: A production still from "Wingbabe" produced and directed by Michelle Branch in the RVTV studio.

We're pleased to announce that producers stepped forward to fill those 3-6pm studio production timeslots in February & March!

Please check the production calendar at the end of the newsletter to see what's happening when for local productions rounding out the Winter Quarter.

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES


Our normal weekly equipment checkout time is MOVING starting Feb. 3 to 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 Alexander.


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
1/30/15
5PM-8PM
(LIVE: 6:30-7:30)




 

Dialogues With Dad
Producer: Rik Burns
Director: Denise Ross
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: Kayla Elrod
Floor Manager: David Wilson

Audio Engineer: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 

Saturday
1/31/15
9AM-12PM




 

Tough Times
Producer: Therese Swenson
Director: John Letz
Technical Director: Gary Mark Roberts
Graphics Manager: Michael Rhoades
Floor Manager: TBA

Audio Engineer: TBA
 

Saturday
1/31/15
12PM-3PM





 

Life Passages
Producer: Nancy Bloom
Director: Wanda Borland
Technical Director: TBA
Graphics Manager: Gary Mark Roberts
Floor Manager: John Letz

Audio Engineer: Michael Rhoades
Camera Operator: TBA
 
   

 

Studio Production Times
for Winter Quarter 2015



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. Feb. 6
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Sean Gordon - Food Freedom

 
Sat. Feb. 7
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm

John Letz - Ramping Up Your English
Rik Burns - Media Bluntz
Rik Burns - Media Bluntz
 
Sat. Feb. 14
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
Britt Ivy - Passion
Wanda Borland - Southern Oregon Head Start
 
Fri. Feb. 20
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

 
Sat. Feb. 21
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Wanda Borland - In Their Words
Gary Roberts - Anything Goes
 
Sat. Feb. 28
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 
Britt Ivy - Passion
Bob Ayres - Worth Fighting For
Jasmine Karcey - Southern Oregon News Network
Sat. Mar. 7
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Wanda Borland - Southern Oregon Head Start
Rik Burns - Media Bluntz
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 
Sat. Mar. 14
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Gokul Gokani - The Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
 
Fri. Mar. 20
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike

 
Sat. Mar. 21
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Britt Ivy - Passion
Gokul Gokani - Meditation, The Art Of Loving
 
Fri. Mar. 27
   5-8pm
(LIVE at 6:30)

 

Rik Burns - Dialogues With Dad

 
Sat. Mar. 28
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm

   3pm-6pm
 

Wanda Borland - Cooking With Kumud
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
Alexander Mesadieu - TBA
 


The next RVTV Studio Producers Quarterly Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the DMC Classroom, where we will bid out studio production timeslots for April, May & June.

#IndyMediaWeek

Mark your calendars for April 26-May 2, 2015!

The 11th Annual Rogue Valley Independent Media Week is coming to community-oriented TVs, radios and print racks near you -- and the DMC is once again a hotbed of activity coordinating these efforts amongst various media outlets and independent-minded educators and supporters. We're thrilled to announce that this year we're joining our efforts with #EMCON -- the student-centered, student-organized Emerging Media Convention going into its second year on the campus of Southern Oregon University.

Please visit and 'like' our Facebook page, 'follow' us on Twitter and let us know if you'd like to get involved in the growing grassroots media scene in Southern Oregon. We're gathering this Saturday to discuss who our Keynote Speaker will be this year and lots more -- join us for these meetings, which are always held here at the Digital Media Center.

In the weeks to come we'll also be lining up a new round of Public Service Announcements from local residents and RVTV Producers on the topic of: "What does Independent Media mean to you?" Please let us know if you'd like to participate.

STUDIO PRODUCTION TIMESLOT CANCELLATION NOTICE


As a result of a cancellation in a studio production timeslot (provided with at least one week of notice), the following time is available for use in the RVTV Studio:

Saturday, February 28th - 9am-Noon

Any studio-certified producer is eligible to bid for this production timeslot, first come, first served. We only ask that you follow through on producing your program if you reserve this time!

Drop Charles a line at douglasc@sou.edu if you're interested.

STUDIO HIGHLIGHT

Above, Tough Times host Therese Swenson (amidst her RVTV Studio virtual set) speaks with KSKQ Music Director Kayla Elrod earlier this month about the shared mission of community empowerment between local independent TV and radio outlets.

If you would like to learn about the use of virtual sets and more, please let us know if you want to sign up for the Green Screen Fundamentals pair of RVTV Advanced Workshops!
 

Tough Times: KSKQ Radio

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 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm
Fridays 5-8pm
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.

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.

FIELD HIGHLIGHT

Above, the congregation of the First Church of the Nazarene comes together for their weekly celebration of faith on Jan. 17 at their Medford house of worship -- and the video production of this event in episodes of The Naz is brought to you weekly thanks to Phillip McClung (with more than a little help from longtime RVTV Producer Bob Schropp).
 

The Naz: Resolution - Rethinking Circumstances, Part 2

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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