We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and wish you a Happy New Year. What did you resolve for 2019? Was it to become more involved in the community? Volunteer? Learn a new skill? Stay better informed of local news? GCTV can help you with all of that!
GCTV is Media You Create! We offer free training and use of equipment to community producers looking to share local news, ideas and entertainment with the Guilford Community on our broadcast channels. Use your equipment, our equipment or a mix of both.
There are plenty of ways to become involved at GCTV and, by extension, the Guilford Community. Volunteers are needed in the studio and out in the field as well as for editing. If working the technical side of things is not for you then maybe you are more comfortable in front of the camera. Start your own show or be a volunteer moderator for organizations looking to get information out to the public. Not sure where to start? Contact us!
GCTV offers several opportunities for students of all ages. Interning is a great way to add skills to a resume for college and careers in media production. Students both in high school and college have earned course credit and community service hours for their time at GCTV. High school students interested in testing their production skills can now register for the 2019 GCTV Student Video Contest. GCTV will be giving away $1000 in scholarships to the producers of the top 3 videos. Student under the age of 11 are also welcomed at GCTV. We have hosted group tours for cub scouts and worked with youth producers as young as 7 years old who wanted to learn how to storyboard and film their ideas.
Watch GCTV on our three cable channels. Programming is changed three times per week with programs repeating every 3-4 hours per day. Watch and share programming anywhere and anytime by subscribing for free to our YouTube channel. Programming is updated weekly.
We look forward to working with old friends and making many new ones in 2019!
GCTV invites students of all ages to contact us about internship opportunities in media production. All ages are welcome and no experience is needed. GCTV is a something for everyone organization and has facilitated skill growth in video production, graphic design, on-camera projects and even writing for our blog. If you are a Guilford student or know a Guilford student that has interest in any of these areas please contact Shannon Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org to setup an interview and tour of the studio. Details on GCTV’s Internship Program can be found here.
GCTV will also launch registration for the 4th Annual Student Video contest in October. This contest is open to Guilford students in grades 9-12. The producers of the top 3 videos, as determined by our judges, will receive a scholarship which can be used for school or to advance their video production skills. Details on the Student Video Contest can be found here. Check back often as we will be posting registration packets on October 7th. Here is the video of the 2018 Awards Ceremony.
GCTV also offers opportunities for students to earn course credit. Guilford students have produced Capstone projects through GCTV and college students have earned independent study credit through collaborating with GCTV. If you think your school and advisors would support such collaboration for credit please contact us to set up an appointment to discuss options. Details can be found here.
Students and adults have earned community service hours for their work at GCTV. School, church and even some employers require community service hours. Volunteering at GCTV is a great opportunity to give back to the community and learn new skills in the process. Learn more about volunteering for community service hours.
Whatever brings you to GCTV we welcome you. GCTV is media you create!
GCTV will close August 26th – September 3rd for summer break and re-open for regular office hours on Tuesday September 4th.
With our broadcast channels restored after a recent power failure we will write the broadcast schedule to change at it’s usual time of 12am on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Look for announcements coming in September to march with GCTV in the Citizen’s Day Parade, news on the 2019 Student Video Contest, GCTV collaboration with Guilford Free Library and many more great programs from community producers like you!
We have successfully restored function to all three channels. Unfortunately it appears there was some damage to our equipment. While we assess the extent of the damage and next steps we would appreciate hearing from the community if anyone experiences any issues with receiving our broadcast on Comcast or Frontier. If you see dark channels, or video with no audio or anything in general that does not look right please email us at email@example.com Please let us know the channel, show, day and time. This information will help us troubleshoot any other issues that may present themselves.
A schedule has been published to run beginning tonight at midnight. We will also be adding new content to our YouTube channel. The shows continue to go on and there is always something to watch on GCTV!
GCTV has experienced a failure in one of the main power supplies that powers our broadcast equipment. The result is that all three channels are currently dark. We are working to restore functionality to the channels this weekend.
We have over 1200 videos available for viewing and sharing on our YouTube channel with new programs added weekly after their first broadcast. In the event that restoring service to broadcast takes longer than planned we will upload all new programming with producer permission for internet to our YouTube channel so that it can be shared with the community in a timely manner.
We thank you for your patience and continued support. Please feel free to email GCTV at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
GCTV welcomes all community members, political parties, candidates, campaigns and supporters to use our facilities to communicate with the public during the upcoming election cycle. To familiarize you with our policies and procedures, we have included links to our website where you can download our Policies and Procedures Manual as well as our Scheduling Guidelines. We also invite you to contact GCTV with any questions you may have regarding creating and broadcasting political advocacy programming.
GCTV has adopted guidelines for the broadcast of political advocacy programming to ensure that everyone who wants to communicate is able to do so in a fair and balanced manner, while minimizing disruption to other community programming.
Here are some excerpts from GCTV’s Policy & Procedures Manual concerning Political Advocacy Programming. We encourage you to share these guidelines with party and campaign officials and anyone working on behalf of candidates.
2.9 Political Advocacy Programming: Programming submitted by a political party or individual for the purpose of arguing for or against a ballot measure coming up on Town, State or National election and referendum dates. This includes election of public officials, budget referendums and any other ballot item which may be introduced for debate.
188.8.131.52 – Political Advocacy Programming
184.108.40.206.1 GCTV reserves the right to limit Political Advocacy programming to 3 play cycles per program.
220.127.116.11.2 GCTV reserves the right to give bipartisan programming the priority for additional runs. An example of such programming is candidate debates where all political parties are equally represented.
18.104.22.168.3 Town meetings and programs produced by Guilford Public Schools and the Town of Guilford are not considered political advocacy programming. Programs submitted by these two entities and their departments and commissions are considered official communication from the Town about Town and School business and are not subject to the restrictions of political programming.
4.2.8. GCTV reserves the right to remove all political advocacy programs on the night or broadcast cycle before an election or referendum.
22.214.171.124 Political advocacy programs submitted for On-Demand viewing will remain available for viewing and sharing until after the election or referendum.
We encourage you to read both documents in their entirety. All producers are subject to the policies regarding broadcast of programming and use of GCTV facilities.
GCTV needs your help to launch our 4th Annual Student Video Contest, offering local young people the opportunity to showcase their media talents. Like before, the contest will be open to Guilford students who are in grades 9-12. They do not need to be attending GHS – all high school age Guilford residents are welcome to participate.
This year, GCTV is seeking community support for the contest. The producers of the top three videos are awarded a scholarship, which in years past has been funded by anonymous donors. This year’s funding goal is $2500. It is our hope that with community support we can increase the amount of scholarship money offered in this year’s contest from $1000 – $2000 and have some funds to rollover into the next year’s contest scholarship.
Please consider contributing to the Student Video Contest Scholarship fund. If GCTV is fortunate enough to exceed our funding goal of $2500 for this year all remaining funds will be carried over into the next year’s contest in 2020. If we meet our current bench mark of $1000 but do not reach the $2000 needed to double our scholarship then funds in excess of $1000 will carry over into next year’s contest.
The playlist below has individual student video submissions from the past three years, as well as the past three award ceremony videos. Topics range from fiction and tourism to advocacy & commentary. If one can think it up, one can make it happen at GCTV!
There is always something to watch on GCTV, whether browsing our three broadcast channels or searching through the over 1200 videos on our YouTube channel.
Here are some highlights of the programs submitted to GCTV by community members. Remember, anyone in the Guilford community can produce content for our channels. All ages and skill levels are welcome. We provide the training and equipment free of charge…though donations are always appreciated as they help us keep pace with evolving technology.