When you think about WCTV and community media, most of you likely think of one of our staff members or volunteers carrying a camera to a local event or hosting a show in our studio. But last weekend's Fun on the Fourth celebration is a reminder that community media comes from all different types of sources.
Did you see the drone video of the fireworks, courtesy of Tom Berrigan? He was in town on Sunday and ended up capturing some of the most impressive video of the Wilmington fireworks ever recorded.
Also on the Common all weekend: Craig Musicant was taking pictures and shooting time lapse video for the Fourth of July Committee. Take a look at Sunday night, sped up in less than three minutes:
Both of those videos are now airing as part of our Fourth of July coverage on WCTV's Public Channel (Comcast 9 / Verizon 37). Even though they weren't shot or edited on WCTV equipment, these types of videos really show off what community media is all about: people in town sharing video of interest.
We have a couple of "shows" on our air that follow this similar model.
Wildlife of Wilmington is shot by Mark Holleran. He uploads them to Facebook, then shares with us to compile into highlights like this one:
We also broadcast Airgoz Aerial Photography from Jamie Boudreau. His drone video is stunning and his YouTube page is always being updated with video from across the region. Jamie shares his Wilmington videos on air on WCTV.
I encourage anyone who wants to take video and pictures from across the community to consider whether what they've captured has a wider audience. WCTV is not only here to provide video equipment and training, but also a platform for residents to share what they shoot and help connect us all through media.
- Shaun Neville