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RVTV  Newsletter

Friday, July 18, 2014
 

Here's your chance to get some equipment together and get outside to enjoy your film summer!

This quarter's Field Production Certification Workshop series will give you the basics on the principles of film & video, run through an introduction to the equipment on hand for public access producers and open the door for you to use our Public Access Edit Lab, which is seeing more and more use now that our upgraded Mac terminals offer the full range of Adobe Creative Suite software as well as Final Cut X video editing software.


Participants will film and edit a final project for this workshop, either a Public Service Announcement (PSA) or short film between 2-5 minutes in duration. A good recent example is 'Preserving Ashland Creek' by newly certified RVTV field producer Kate Nixon.

All four workshops will be taught by RVTV Mentor and prolific field producer David Bruce, who produces programs such as 'aMuse' and 'After Ten' under The Rogue Cap. David was featured in "Take 3," the most recent episode of The Jeffersonian, which is a co-production between the DMC and Southern Oregon Public Television (SOPTV) which involves our SOU film & video students in all aspects of production.

The Field Production series will take place on the following dates:


Saturday, July 26th – 12-2pm: Introduction to the Principles of Field Production & basic techniques of television and film producers.

Saturday, August 2nd – 12-2pm: Introduction to RVTV Field Equipment & the fundamentals of camera, tripod and microphone operation.

Saturday, August 9th – 12-2pm: Introduction to the Principles of Editing, demonstrations of HD vs. SD program design & review of PSA Proposals.

Saturday, September 6th – 12-2pm: Project premiere! Attendees review projects, provide feedback and are given tips and tools for future endeavors.

Workshops are $30 each. You can pre-pay to guarantee your seat in the class — just contact Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or (541) 552-6898. Currently certified field producers may re-take the class free of charge only if there are open seats remaining
 


Beyond The Basics

HOW YOU CAN FURTHER DEVELOP 'THE CREATIVE PROCESS' IN DESIGNING YOUR MEDIA PROJECT

By popular demand, the follow-up to our basic Field Production series will be coming to the DMC later this summer!

The Creative Process is a three-part series to help producers develop their documentary or short story with the intent of turning their concept into a video. While completion of the basic Field Production Certification series is recommended, The Creative Process is open to any resident of Southern Oregon – though space is limited to ten participants. The objective is for participants to complete a shooting script, storyboard or screenplay for later development -- the all-important 'pre-production' phase in the evolution of a program.

RVTV mentor David Bruce is both the teacher and the developer of the course materials for this series and he's giving potential participants three options to choose from for when they'd like the workshops to be held:

Thursdays on Aug. 21, Aug. 28 & Sept. 4 from 7-9pm
Thursdays on Sept. 11, Sept. 18 & Sept. 25 from 7-9 pm
Saturdays on Sept. 13, Sept. 20 & Sept. 27 from 12-2pm


Prospective enrollees are asked to take a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7M63FD3 to let RVTV staff know which of these options works for you -- please select as many options as you are available for. Workshops will cost $40 each and pre-payment is highly recommended to secure your seat as this class is expected to fill up quickly - 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
7/18/14
5PM-8PM
LIVE: 6:30-7:30





 

Dr. Mike
Producer: Michael Rhoades
Director: Denise Ross
Graphics Manager: David Wilson
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth

Audio Engineer: Bob Ayres
Set Designer: TBA
Camera Operator: Satya Palacios
 

Saturday
7/19/14
9AM-12PM



 

Tough Times
Producer: Therese Swenson
Director: Wanda Borland
Technical Director: Bob Ayres
Graphics Manager: Andrew Gannon
Audio Engineer: John Letz
Floor Manager: David Wilson
 

Saturday
7/19/14
12PM-3PM
 




 

After Hours
Producer: David Wilson
Director: Wanda Borland
Graphics Manager: John Letz
Audio Engineer: Bob Ayres
Set Designer: TBA
Floor Manager: Lisa LaPierre
Camera Operator: Satya Palacios
Camera Operator: Gary Roberts
 

Saturday
7/19/14
3PM-6PM
 

 

 

Animals Matter
Producer: Wanda Borland
Director: Wanda Borland
Graphics Manager: David Wilson
Script Supervisor: Peggy Siders
Set Designer: Michael Ball
Audio Engineer: Bob Ayres
Floor Manager: Ginny Auer
Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: Satya Palacios
 

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 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, 'Tough Times' producer and host Therese Swenson speaks with local educator John Letz (an RVTV producer in his own right) at the RVTV studio last Saturday about his work with the Bear Creek Watershed Education Partners, which teams up with local schools to provide hands-on learning through activities like water monitoring, creekside planting and restoration, and river clean-ups.
 

Tough Times: Community Services
 

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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