Think you might be interested in community media but don't know where to start? Have a vague idea of who we are but want to learn more?
Last month, WCTV held its first "Media Meet-Up" at our station. These sessions are designed to be informal discussions on a specific topic, but can tangent off into other areas, depending on where the conversation goes.
The first Meet-Up was meant for producers; specifically, how to put together an in-studio show or learn the basics of "being in charge" of a TV production. We had a few people show up and we're looking to build from there!
We've got more Meet-Ups and workshops coming up on the calendar. These can be for current members or new volunteers. As I've said in the past, community media is all about what you want to put into it and what you want to get out of it. Whether you have a specific interest in the equipment or want to promote a town topic or event, this might be the right place for you.
All of these sessions are designed to be "one-off" events and are free to members (membership is also free!). You can certainly attend as many as you like, but you might find that only one or two topics appeal to your interests. Once you get a sense for how things work, we can schedule one-on-one sessions to hone in. Without further ado, here's the upcoming schedule:
August 21st: 7PM
Field Camera Workshop
Learn basics of our field cameras and get ready to step out to record an event you want to share. RSVP Adam Dusenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 23rd: 7PM
Media Meet-Up: Interviewing
Get some tips and trade some secrets on how to conduct an on-air interview, whether you're in studio or out in the field. RSVP to Lisa Kapala at email@example.com or say you're attending through our Facebook page here.
August 26th: 10A-3P
Studio Boot Camp
This half-day event will walk you through everything you need to know to get a studio production on air. From setting up mics to using the switcher, it's all about being behind-the-scenes. Great course for beginners and members looking to brush up on skills. We'll order some pizzas! RSVP Adam Dusenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've got more coming up in the calendar! Stay tuned in the months ahead and don't be shy about contacting us is you have more questions.