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As another local election cycle is upon us I would like to take this opportunity to provide all interested parties with information about our political programming policy as well as reiterate our mask policy.
Political Programming Policy
GCTV Policies and Procedures Manual has a section written for political programming. Section 18.104.22.168 of the policy makes the distinction between political advocacyprogramming and non-partisan political programming and how these programs are scheduled. We encourage all producers of political programming to read this section carefully and contact GCTV staff with any questions you may have. Please note that it can take up to 7 days from the time we receive a finished video and signed User Access Agreement to broadcast the video. Please plan your productions accordingly.
For the protection of our staff, volunteers and producers GCTV is requiring both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons to wear masks at all times when in the studio, accept for those actively on stage in the studio for a recorded show. Anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask should contact GCTV staff to arrange for remote assistance in the production of your video. You will not be permitted in the studio facility without a mask.
The Unknown with Covid-19
As infection rates increase we may be faced with a decision to close the studio again for the safety of staff and producers. In that event we will work to help producers create and send their programming to us remotely. This is a link to a video produced to show how a mobile device can be used to create programming for broadcast. https://youtu.be/NILEs3RZLog
For now, our studio facilities are open to the public, by appointment only and limited to 5 people plus staff. It is recommended that you schedule your production time in advance as scheduling is on a first come first served basis.
If you have any questions please contact Shannon Gale, Station Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is the best way to communicate, especially in the event GCTV must go remote.
GCTV will be closed the following days this summer.
July 25, 26, 27 & 29
September 5, 6, 7
We will otherwise be open for regular office hours as listed on our website. If you think you will need field equipment during the time we are closed please contact us so we can arrange for you to pick it up during our open hours.
Open hours are by appointment only and limited to 5 people at any given time.
GCTV would like to thank the Guilford Foundation for their generous support of our technology upgrade to our studio! Over the summer GCTV was awarded a grant to replace 3 of our studio cameras as well as our video switcher. Our new Tricaster Mini HD records HiDef video and now has the capability to stream a studio program LIVE to social media platforms such Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
The studio is now fully operational and ready to welcome new shows for the holiday season and the New Year!
Please join us in thanking the Guilford Foundation for making this upgrade possible. GCTV is a non-profit organization that supports freedom of speech & community journalism by providing equipment & training to Guilford community members & other non-profit organizations looking to produce non-commercial programs for our cable channels. When you support The Guilford Foundation you support community organizations like GCTV.
Contact us today to schedule a training session or book your next studio shoot.
With a new school year underway GCTV has openings for student interns. While students of all ages are welcome at our studio we are looking for students who are currently in middle school and high school and have an interest in media production.
Interns have the opportunity to get involved in every aspect of production at GCTV. Training is provided in camera work, audio, directing, scripting and editing. If graphic design and animation is your thing we have a place for you here too! Let’s not forget about opportunities to be in front of the camera. If your interests are in acting, sportscasting, being an anchor for the 6pm news, or performing arts then GCTV is the place to start. Interns assist on various community programs and are given time to work on their own project ideas with state of the art technology.
No experience is necessary. Email email@example.com to setup a tour and see what we have to offer.
We are very excited to announce our first studio equipment upgrade in almost 10 years. Thanks to the generous support of the Guilford Foundation we will be replacing our studio cameras, and our video switcher. The new video switcher will give us the ability to broadcast Live from the studio to internet based channels such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Periscope. GCTV will also be replacing our 30+ year old intercom system that links camera crew and control room to each other during shoots.
We will be working on the upgrade during the month of August and early September and will be ready to produce new programs toward mid September. While our studio is under construction we will still be open for regular office hours for those who want to edit, sign out field equipment or discuss an upcoming project.
GCTV is Media You Create and now is the time to talk to us about your next project!
June is half over but we have a lot going on here at GCTV. Look for new episodes of Spiritual Invitation with Carla Augustyn and Expedition Earth with Scott Tucker. Also, new segments from The Florence Griswold House will also be coming to broadcast as they highlight their upcoming Fragile Earth exhibit. Of note, GCTV intern, Sam Stark is also interning with the Florence Griswold House. We are so pleased to have him share his video production skills with other organizations and have that content shared on our channels.
On June 26th at 6:30pm GCTV Board Member, Al DiMarzio, will give a presentation at the Library entitled “Ready, Set, Go…Make Your Video”. This free, 1 hour presentation will give an overview of the different types of cameras available for video production. Point and shoot cameras, pro cameras, cell phones and DSLRs will be covered and the pros and cons of each will be discussed. We hope you can join us for this informative presentation. Please register at the Guilford Free Library.
Later this month we will be filming the 4th Annual Student Video Contest Awards Ceremony. This will be held June 29th, 10am at the Guilford Free Library. We hope you will join us as we introduce the producers of the top 3 videos, debut their work and announce the contest winner. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org