We saw a lot of new programs on the air this month and have even more to come in March. Look for the IRIS presentation, Building Code Board of Appeals, new segments from In This Together and Spiritual Invitation with Carla Augustyn.
The three finalists in the GCTV Student Video Contest have been announced and we are finalizing plans for a studio shoot to unveil their ranking in the contest. Like last year, finalists may invite family and friends to participate in a live studio audience during the filming. We plan to broadcast the studio production sometime in April. Videos that did not make the top three will be aired after the award ceremony.
We leave you with some highlights from February’s broadcasts and look forward to bringing you some new programs soon.
February is shaping up to be a busy month at GCTV. We will continue to receive and broadcast budget related programming, which will be made available on our Budget2017 Youtube playlist. In This Together will be releasing a new episode in the series featuring the Sierra Club and is already making plans to go back into production to bring you more segments.
GCTV is proud to offer our support for a student pursuing the GHS Capstone project. Work will not be finalized until May, but we look forward to sharing the final product with you. We also invite any Guilford student whose class assignment involves video production to sign up for production time at GCTV! You can make use of our studio, editing and field equipment to complete your assignment. Just be sure to get in our calendar as soon as the assignment is put in your calendar.
Registration for the Student Video Contest closes this Sunday, February 5 2017 at 3:30pm. All entries will then be forwarded to our community judges for review. Look for an announcement toward the end of February about the 3 finalists.
Summers, compared to the rest of the year, are typically slow at GCTV. School is out, families go on vacation and the warm weather has producers thinking about anything other than video production. This summer, however, has been busy.
GCTV has 6 interns working for us. What are they doing for a studio that is in its slow season? Each intern has a mission: develop a project of their choosing or reach out to a local non-profit and work with them to produce a PSA about their organization.
This summer we have students working with SARAH and Shoreline Arts. We have interns planning an orientation video to prepare freshman getting ready to enter high school and we have interns planning videos on a variety of social issues.
The interns come to GCTV to learn about video production. GCTV exists to broadcast local programming, which we have more of largely because of student involvement in providing technical assistance to our producers. We are proud to be a venue that facilitates students transition into the role of producer as they learn to develop their own ideas into programming for their community.
There is always something to do at GCTV and always room for more interns, producers and volunteers.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
GCTV will close for summer vacation July 23-31st and will reopen for regular office hours on Monday, August 1st.
We are working on the broadcast schedule for that period of time, which will be a mix of new content and old favorites.
New content will be uploaded to our YouTube channel when we return in August.
Don’t forget that May 22 is the deadline for students in grades 5-12 to submit videos to the GCTV Student Video contest.
In the meantime, check out these upcoming events!
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Rep. Sean Scanlon moderated a community forum on the heroin epidemic occurring across the state, including in the town of Guilford, CT. Thanks to two community volunteer producers this forum was filmed and recently broadcast on GCTV’s Comcast and Frontier channels. It is now available for viewing and sharing via our YouTube channel.
Please share this video with all who may be interested. If you are aware of similar community events in the upcoming months and would like to see them on GCTV please email email@example.com to learn more about becoming a community producer.
Happy New Year Guilford!
We are looking forward to another year of serving the Guilford community, connecting with old friends and making new ones. GCTV is media by and for the Guilford community. Our mission is to provide you with the tools and training to share what matters most to you.
What would you like to see more of on the GCTV channels in 2016? Concerts, sports, spiritual discussion? How about health and wellness news? How-to videos or man-on-the-street discussion of town events.
All of this is possible when there are community members interested enough to produce the content! GCTV has the gear and the expertise to train you. Contact us with your ideas and we will show you how to make it happen.
To assist you with your planning check out our production calendar below (a.k.a our studio office hours). These are the times when you can make an appointment to come in for training, use the studio, edit or pick up field equipment. Facility use is on a first come, first served basis so book time in the GCTV calendar as soon as an event is booked in your calendar.
It is recommended that if you are promoting an upcoming event you plan to have the completed production to us 3 weeks prior to the event date. This means plan on filming the promo 4-6 weeks prior to the event date. This is to allow enough time for the video to be broadcast to the community.
Videos that are not time sensitive can have a longer production timeframe. This lessens the pressure on new producers just learning the process and provides a little breathing room for seasoned producers wanting to try something new without a looming deadline.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project idea. We look forward to working with you.