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Spring studio production times set, Advanced Workshop on in-studio Skype launches next week!
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RVTV  Newsletter

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We welcomed a near-record crowd of studio-certified local media makers a fortnight ago for our Quarterly Studio Producers Meeting!

In addition to hearing the latest on the triumphs and tragedies at our local Digital Media Center, producers were given the sneak peak to upcoming events such as Independent Media Week and our new Advanced Workshop series for those looking to up their TV game (look for more on this later in the newsletter).

The group also celebrated the Winter Quarter recipient of the Awesome Award, which is given to the producer who has devoted the most hours in-studio to help their fellow producers make our growing RVTV public access program possible.

This year's Awesome Award winner is...


David Wilson!

David donated 67 hours in the last three months -- the second-highest total on record -- to the thriving public access studio scene. It's truly Producers Helping Producers which is raising the bar for local community TV!

David, along with top volunteers Denise Ross, Wanda Borland, Chris Brass and John Letz, were granted additional timeslots 'off the top' as part of our modified lottery system for the studio production times in the upcoming quarter.

Read on down to the end of this newsletter to see what productions are mapped out for Spring 2014 -- please e-mail Charles at douglasc@sou.edu if you'd like to get on the Wait List if any cancellations crop up.

...and if you're reading this as a non-studio-certified local resident who'd like to get in on the fun, look to your right for more details on our Studio Production Certification Workshop series, the successful conclusion of which will enable you to attend our next Quarterly Studio Producers Meeting on Wednesday, June 4th at 7pm in Room 121 of the DMC!


Advanced Workshop: On-Set Networking & Skype

REMINDER -- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO SECURE YOUR SEAT!

As promised, our studio producers who took the two-part Intermediate Directing workshop series (Production Design & Production Process) are now eligible for a new set of Advanced Studio Workshops to impart expert knowledge on particular aspects of making professional television here at the DMC.

After polling the 11 studio producers who've completed Intermediate Directing, we've determined that the first Advanced Workshop will be On-Set Networking & Skype.

This workshop will delve into the use of the "Aux Out" function of the high definition studio Tricaster to feed any available video sources to the stand-up widescreen Samsung display -- and not just the how, but the when and why you would deploy different resources at the appropriate time of your production.

We'll also show you how the Matrox converter system works to translate the feed from our studio-dedicated Mac ProBook laptop to the Tricaster system and how these sets of devices can be tied together so you can run your own Powerpoint set-up, display websites and even play streaming or recorded media from the host's chair. Finally, we will get into the benefits and pitfalls of using Skype and other video conferencing software, and show you how you can maximize quality and give a truly global perspective to your audience by bringing them guests from anywhere on Earth with a decent Internet connection...as long as it's hard-wired, not wi-fi, which we'll go over too!

The Advanced Workshop: On-Set Networking & Skype series will take place on Wednesday, March 26th and Wednesday, April 2nd from 6-8pm and shall be team-taught by Brandon Givens and Charles Douglas. Reserve your seat now in this first-ever workshop for just $40 by e-mailing douglasc@sou.edu or calling (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) 552-6892Please 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.
 

THIS WEEKPRODUCTIONS

Friday
3/21/14

5PM-8PM

(LIVE: 6:30-7:30)

Dr. Mike
Producer: Michael Rhoades
Director: Denise Ross
Graphics Manager: John Letz
Audio Engineer: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Michael Rhoades
Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
 
Saturday
3/22/14
9AM-12PM
 
 
The Andy Draper Show
Producer: Chris Brass
Director: Chris Brass
Graphics Manager: Wanda Borland
Audio Engineer: Michael Rhoades
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: TBA
 
Saturday
3/22/14
12PM-3PM
 
 
Southern Oregon Music
Producer: Peggy Siders
Director: Michael Ball
Technical Director: Peggy Siders
Floor Manager: David Wilson
Camera Operator: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
 
Saturday
3/22/14
3PM-6PM
 
 
 
Southern Oregon Music
Producer: Michael Ball
Director: Michael Ball
Technical Director: Peggy Siders
Floor Manager: David Wilson
Camera Operator: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA
Camera Operator: TBA

 
FYI: The final production timeslot of Winter Quarter will take place on Saturday, March 29. Britt Ivy is scheduled to produce 'Passion' from 9am-12pm, followed by Dean Walker with 'Presence from 12-3pm and finally David Wilson with 'Animals Matter' from 3-6pm.

Studio Production Times
for Spring 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. Cancellations must be made in e-mail format and followed up for confirmation with RVTV staff.
 
Fri. April 4
   5-8pm

 

Jason Houk - On The Media
 
Sat. April 5
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Chris Brass - The Bible Today
Kumud Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
Joseph Kauth - Life Passages
 
Sat. April 12
 
STUDIO CLOSED
 
Fri. April 18
   5-8pm
 

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

 

Denise Ross - Grow Your Small Business
David Wilson - The Robbie DaCosta Show
Michael Ball - Southern Oregon Music
 
Sat. April 26
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

SPECIAL GUESTS IN STUDIO
Joseph Kauth - Life Passages
Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
 
Fri. May 2
   5-8pm
 

Jason Houk - On The Media
 
Sat. May 3
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Chris Brass - The Bible Today
Michael Ball - The Robbie DaCosta Show
Peggy Siders - Southern Oregon Music
 
Sat. May 10
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Chris Brass - The Andy Draper Show
Gokul Gokani - Art & Awareness of Happy Health
Gokul Gokani - Cooking With Kumud
 
Fri. May 16
   5-8pm
 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike
 
Sat. May 17
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
David Wilson - The Robbie DaCosta Show
Andrew Gannon - Youth Review
 
Sat. May 24
 
STUDIO CLOSED
 
Sat. May 31
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Gokul Gokani - Meditation, The Art Of Loving
David Wilson - The Robbie DaCosta Show
Wanda Borland - Animals Matter
 
Fri. June 6
   5-8pm
 

Jason Houk - On The Media
 
Sat. June 7
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

John Letz - Adventures In Education
Britt Ivy - Passion
Craig Comstock - Like, Wow!
 
Sat. June 14
 
STUDIO CLOSED
 
Fri. June 20
   5-8pm
 

Michael Rhoades - Dr. Mike
 
Sat. June 21
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Denise Ross - Grow Your Small Business
Joseph Kauth - Life Passages
Britt Ivy - Passion
 
Sat. June 28
   9am-12pm
   12pm-3pm
   3pm-6pm

 

Chris Brass - The Bible Today
Kumud Gokani - Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
Peggy Siders - Southern Oregon Music
 

 

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!

RVTV independent producer Joseph Kauth runs camera and manages the studio floor during the recent 'Habitat For Humanity' production. Joseph will be co-producing 'Life Passages' with host Nancy Bloom this Spring.

SHOW
SPOTLIGHT


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

...this week's show:
'Habitat For Humanity'




Hosted and produced by Denise Ross, this pair of programs highlight the local non-profit Rogue Valley Habitat For Humanity and their efforts to build community by building homes for local families of limited means.

The first episode focused on green building programs with Denise interviewing Construction Manager Dan Thomas; the second, with Marketing and Development Director Sarah Primerano (pictured on right with Denise) focused on an all-female built construction project.

These programs can be seen on RVTV Channel 15 at various times during the 'News and Politics' and 'Education' programming blocs; they're also available on-demand via our Public Access Archive:
 

Rogue Valley Habitat For Humanity: Habitat Builds Green

Rogue Valley Habitat For Humanity: 2014 All Women Built Home

STUDIO PRODUCTION CERTIFICATION COMING UP!


The Spring Quarter round of basic studio courses are nearly upon us...a great opportunity to get a friend, coworker or indymedia fan involved in the fun here at the RVTV studio!

Participants will learn the ins and outs of operating a studio environment, get an introduction to the cameras, lighting, sound, graphics and video switching equipment and work with professionals at RVTV to produce content which will go on the air at the conclusion of the course!

The four sequential workshops will take place on successive Friday evenings:
  • April 11th – 6-8pm
  • April 25th – 6-8pm
  • May 9th – 6-8pm
  • May 30th – 6-8pm
Courses for new producers are $30 per workshop, while volunteering on Public Access productions is, naturally, free! (Not to mention a key part of getting hands-on training and building connections with other public access producers.) Pre-payment for all four workshops ($120) guarantees your seat in the course.

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.

Just contact Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or (541) 552-6898, or visit rvtv.sou.edu/
studio-certification/
for more information.

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!
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