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Summer schedule & Wednesday night studio workshops!
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RVTV  Newsletter

Friday, July 11, 2014
 


It's been a time of massive changes for all of us in the local cable TV field.

As those of you who aren't either on the Ashland Home Net cable system or on Internet viewing streams have noticed, we've had a big channel line-up shift on the local Charter Cable feeds.

For Charter customers in Jackson County, our Public Access Channel has moved from 15 to 182 (alongside Channel 9 moving to 180 and Channel 14 moving to 181).

Public Access is also on Channel 182 now in Josephine County, alongside Grants Pass Government Access' move from 21 to 183.


There is some degree of improved reception with this new digital cable feed of the channels; the flip side is that Charter customers have to pay for these boxes (immediately for more than one at home, and for every digital receiver after an initial period). An additional point of potential confusion is we now have different cable channel numbers between the two cable systems.

RVTV Staff is looking for ways to inform local viewers about our respective channels and potentially re-envision how they are promoted. We welcome your feedback as content providers for our community access program; we also continue to encourage producers of ongoing series to make promos letting viewers know when to tune in -- and include both channel numbers (15 on Ashland Home Net, 182 on Charter Cable) in your spot if possible!


Back To Basics

NEW SUMMERTIME EVENING SCHEDULE FOR STUDIO PRODUCTION CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS

Summer is finally here and while we miss working with many of the creative and enthusiastic SOU students often found at the Digital Media Center, the absence of academic classes does allow for some temporary flexibility in what kind of scheduling we can offer for our public access workshops.

With that in mind, we've scheduled a special Wednesday night series of the basic Studio Certification program through July and August. These four workshops, taken as a series, will enable any resident of Jackson or Josephine County to become a fully fledged Studio Producer, able to launch their own studio productions as well as crewing the programs of others.

Wednesday, July 16th – 6-8pm
Introduction to the Studio — explore cameras, sound and lighting, along with some basic fundamentals of production.
Wednesday, July 30th – 6-8pm
Introduction to the Control Room — get familiar with the high definition digital video switcher and learn about graphics.
Wednesday, August 6th – 6-8pm
Introduction to Directing — tie together the production space and production control elements into a coherent production.
Wednesday, August 27th – 6-8pm
Capstone Experience: LIVE Production — you will produce your own television program appearing on RVTV Channel 15/182!

Courses for new producers are $30 per session, while volunteering on Public Access productions is, naturally, free. Those who have already gone through our Studio Production Certification, but need a skills tune-up, are welcome to observe without being charged, so long as space is available. You can pre-pay to guarantee your seat in the class — just contact Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or (541) 552-6898.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES


Our normal weekly equipment checkout time is on Wednesday 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 or Brandon.

Pictured: Robbie DaCosta in the RVTV studio.
Photo by Charles Douglas.

 

THIS WEEKPRODUCTIONS


Friday
7/11/14
5PM-8PM
LIVE: 6:30-7:30





 

Live Huge
Producer: Ginny Auer
Director: Wanda Borland
Graphics Manager: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Rik Burns

Audio Engineer: Bob Ayres
Set Designer: TBA
Camera Operator: Urban Kohler
 

Saturday
7/12/14
9AM-12PM



 

Tough Times
Producer: Therese Swenson
Director: Michael Rhoades
Technical Director: Bob Ayres
Graphics Manager: David Wilson
Audio Engineer: John Letz
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth
 

Saturday
7/12/14
12PM-3PM
 




 

Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
Producer: Gokul Gokani
Director: Wanda Borland
Graphics Manager: Michael Rhoades
Audio Engineer: David Wilson
Set Designer: TBA
Floor Manager: Kumud Gokani
Camera Operator: John Letz
 

Saturday
7/12/14
3PM-6PM
 

 

 

Cooking With Kumud
Producer: Kumud Gokani
Director: Wanda Borland
Graphics Manager: John Letz
Set Designer: TBA
Audio Engineer: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Gokul Gokani
Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
 

Studio Production Times
for Summer Quarter 2014


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. July 11
   5-8pm
 

Ginny Auer - Live Huge
 
Sat. July 12
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Gokul Gokani - Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 
Fri. July 18
   5-8pm
 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike
 
Sat. July 19
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Therese Swenson - Tough Times
David Wilson - After Hours w/Robbie DaCosta
Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
 
Fri. July 25
   5-8pm
 

OPEN - TBA
 
Sat. July 26
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 
Cynthia Salbato - Secret Book Club
Peggy Siders - Southern Oregon Music
Peggy Siders - Southern Oregon Music
Fri. Aug. 1
   5-8pm
 

OPEN - TBA
 
Sat. Aug. 2
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

OPEN - TBA
David Wilson - After Hours w/Robbie DaCosta
Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
 
Fri. Aug. 8
   5-8pm
 

OPEN - TBA
 
Sat. Aug. 9
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

OPEN - TBA
Bob Ayres - untitled
Rik Burns - untitled
 
Fri. Aug. 15
   5-8pm
 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike
 
Sat. Aug. 16
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

OPEN - TBA
Therese Swenson - Tough Times
Rik Burns - untitled
 
Fri. Aug. 22
   5-8pm
 

OPEN - TBA
 
Sat. Aug. 23
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
David Wilson - After Hours w/Robbie DaCosta
Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
 
Fri. Aug. 29
   5-8pm
 

OPEN - TBA
 
Sat. Aug. 30
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Bob Ayres - untitled
Michael Ball - Southern Oregon Music
Peggy Siders - Southern Oregon Music
 
Fri. Sep. 5
   5-8pm
 

OPEN - TBA
 
Sat. Sep. 6
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
Rik Burns - untitled
 
Fri. Sep. 12
   5-8pm
 

Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
 
Sat. Sep. 13
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Oscar Rodriguez - Un Solo Camino
OPEN - TBA
OPEN - TBA
 
Fri. Sep. 19
   5-8pm
 

Therese Swenson - Tough Times
 
Sat. Sep. 20
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Oscar Rodriguez - Un Solo Camino
Bob Ayres - untitled
Gokul Gokani - Meditation, The Art Of Loving
 
Fri. Sep. 26
   5-8pm
 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike
 
Sat. Sep. 27
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Nancy Bloom - Life Passages
Gokul Go Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 

 

STUDIO TIMESLOT NOTICE


We have ONE studio timeslot left unclaimed for July, coming up on Friday the 25th from 5-8pm (going LIVE on Channel 15/182 from 6:30 to 7:30pm). With the live cablecast opportunity, you can run for a solid hour, chop it in half for two 28 1/2-minute episodes, or chop it into thirds for three 18-minute episodes.

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.

Above, Anne Lundgren joins RVTV studio producer Ginny Auer on her very first episode of 'Live Huge' on June 28th. Anne's production company, Joma Films, successfully completed their Kickstarter campaign for a new local film, 'Black Road' going into production later this month.

SHOW
SPOTLIGHT


A new feature of this newsletter highlighting a recent public access production of note...

...this week's show:
'Dr. Mike'




Hosted and produced by Michael Rhoades, this new all-live series shot on the third Friday of each month provides viewers with new perspectives on how to deal with stress and anxiety in their lives. This advice is not only provided en masse but in one-on-one conversations with viewers who make use of new Google Hangout technologies to 'video call in' to the show!

These programs can be seen on RVTV Channel 15/182 at various times during the 'Well-Being And Lifestyle' programming bloc; they're also available on-demand via our Public Access Archive:
 

Dr. Mike: Episode 5

Dr. Mike: Episode 6

Parking Problems Resolved!


The recurring nightmare of parking scarcity around the DMC has been addressed, thanks to the work of DMC Production Manager Brandon Givens in negotiating a solution with Campus Public Safety.

We now have TWELVE (12) guest passes for volunteers and guests who are visiting the Digital Media Center in association with a studio production or a public access workshop. As of this Friday, they can be signed out by Brandon, Joe or Charles, and will be good for parking in any appropriate space in the vicinity of the DMC.

Please note that the yellow spaces, which are available all day Saturday and Sunday, do not require these passes. But if you wish to use a Red or Green space in front of the DMC, in the gravel lot next to the McNair athletic facility or in the parking lot across the street, you may check out a DMC Guest Pass to do so.

DMC Guest Passes may NOT be used to park in a timed 15 or 30 minute space in front of the DMC. Also, under no circumstances may DMC guests park in the designated 'bus parking' area across the back alley behind the DMC, in the unpaved lot at the top of Stadium Street near Ashland St., nor in the Head Start parking area on Webster St. near Walker Ave.

To check out a DMC Guest Pass, you will be required to sign them out with RVTV Staff only (not a student worker or another producer), during which time you must temporarily surrender your driver's license (to prevent loss of the parking passes). Please also remember to bring your license plate number so that we can verify with Campus Public Safety which vehicles were covered with the Guest Pass during our open hours.
 

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 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Fridays 5-8pm
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. If at all possible, make it a habit to call or preferably e-mail in advance to make an appointment. This will hopefully 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.

SD CARDS & DV TAPES NOTICE


Due to budgetary issues (which are beyond our immediate control), RVTV must announce with immediate effect that we will not supply either SD cards for our Panasonic HD cameras or mini-DV tapes for our Canon Vixia HD cameras & our other standard definition cameras.

SD Cards are available at the SOU Bookstore as well as at many reputable vendors in local storefronts as well as at Internet-based outlets. Tapes are not available at the Bookstore but are also available at a variety of brick-and-mortar and virtual stores.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes…but on the bright side, this means you can retain your own recording media for future use!

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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