Category Archives: Community Produced Videos

GCTV is programming content by and for the community of Guilford, CT. Programs are aired first on our Comcast and Frontier channels. Community producers can opt-in to our online channel and have their programming posted to YouTube by GCTV after it has broadcast. www.youtube.com/gctvguilford

GCTV Thanks Guilford Foundation

logo_finalGCTV 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!

MediaYouCreatePlease 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Internship Opportunities Available

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 info@guilfordtv.org to setup a tour and see what we have to offer.

GCTV To Upgrade Studio Equipment

logo_finalWe 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!

 

 

GCTV News – June 2019

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 info@guilfordtv.org

 

GCTV News – May 2019

GCTV will kick off it’s 2019 lecture series at the Guilford Free Library on Wednesday, May 8th with a presentation about using your mobile devices to make videos.  This is a topic that was addressed briefly as part of another presentation last year, but we wanted to create a dedicated presentation.  Mobile devices are used for so much more than just “talking on the phone” and their image capturing capabilities improve with each new release.

Mobile devices are a wonderful tool for community journalism and many of the standard practices of video composition apply when recording on mobile.  There are some things that are unique to working with mobile which this lecture will address. Check out this clip from last year.  We will revisit some of the things covered here in the upcoming lecture but invite you to come with questions of your own. You can register for this free lecture at the Guilford Free Library.

On May 29th we will return to the library with another lecture geared toward filming public events.  We will cover logistics, shot composition, securing permission of the speaker and also have a question and answer section.

The May broadcast schedule is active with new shows from The Traveling Epicurean, Women and Family Life Center, Guilford Rotary and CT Shoreline Indivisible.  We look forward to adding your show to the lineup soon!  Contact us to learn more about becoming a community producer.

A New Year & New Opportunities at GCTV

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!

Opportunities for Students At GCTV

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 info@guilfordtv.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!