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Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn: Tricky Lighting Situations

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, December 7 at 12 Noon with “Tricky Lighting Situations”.  Presentation and demonstration by Ted Reed, professional video producer.

One of the more challenging things to shoot video of is a meeting presentation. Usually, the speaker is at a podium and referring to a slide show projected on a screen or displayed on a video screen, and the existing lighting is far from optimal.

Dealing with different color temperatures and big exposure variations are just some of the problems—and what if you only have one light? We’ll examine and work out a solution for these and other tricky situations at our next Lunch and Learn atnoon on Wednesday December 7th at the Cape Ann TV studio. (38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester)

Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot.

Cape Ann TV has a big, beautiful and bold goal: to be one of the premiere community media stations in the country

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How? Executive Director Erich Archer states it plainly:  “The team at Cape Ann TV and this community make that goal possible. There’s something special and local: the characters, stories and the beauty of Cape Ann. People actively participate in this community, which is incredibly important.  Plus, there’s high caliber and diverse talent.”

CATV AND COMCAST

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Cape Ann TV is located at 38 Blackburn Center in Gloucester, MA, and it’s community television, local, social, and non-commercial. Unlike PBS –which produces shows for a national audience and broadcasts broadly via satellites– community television stations create, produce, and distribute content locally, via a cable provider. There are 350+ active community television stations across the country that operate with a variety of funding sources depending upon how they’re set up. *Since an FCC mandate in 1972, cable providers receive access to rights of way in exchange for funding local cable TV channels by and for the public. The cable television franchise contract fees pay for equipment, training, facilities, studio time and channels (air time). Currently the fiscal model for Cape Ann TV covers operation and capital needs.  Comcast is the local Cape Ann TV cable provider. Archer said that Cape Ann TV has spent more than a year working together with local governments, area schools, partners and citizens to outline and identify what the communities wanted to include in renegotiation terms for the next 10 year contract with Comcast. It was a massive document and effort, and is currently under negotiation.

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The original purpose of cable access continues to be providing TV studios and support for community members so they can make their own content. Our station, CATV, has much to offer that’s relevant. If you need video, CATV can make it for you whether you are an individual, non-profit, for profit or municipality. Make it a point to visit the station and use this invaluable resource. While you’re at it, why not

START YOUR OWN TV SHOW AT CATV

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Here’s your chance. Members can use the cameras, production, and the studio to make their own TV show. You can sign up for film maker and editing classes, lunch workshops, state of the art equipment, cameras, the conference room for community meetings, editing banks, and studio time. Do it. Have fun.

CREATE YOUR OWN PODCAST AT CATV

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There have been upgrades to CATV headquarters: new wall color, original art, and re-design including transposing an under-utilized lobby into a beautiful podcast studio. Podcasts are on an uptick everywhere thanks to easy on demand listening. Since the podcast studio was put in at Cape Ann TV there have been hundreds of downloads–beyond clicking and listening. Invested audiences are saving the shows to listen at their convenience. Archer notes, “We have podcasts about high school sports, one from NOAA about fishery-related issues, arts and variety, and more.” CATV encourages people to start one if they’re interested. “We’ll help them every step of the way.”

WHAT’S ON CATV?

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Cape Ann TV broadcasts original programs and local coverage: area high school sports, city council and municipal meetings, community meetings, Cape Ann Museum programs, library events, local artists and art groups, Cape Ann scenics, and school productions to name just a few. Award winning programs include: The Portrait Series; Awesome Gloucester; GMG podcastsWriters Block with John RonanAll Things Victorian; and the Emmy-winning On the Waterfront, a series about how local seafood gets to your plate.

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN HIRE CATV FOR COMMERCIAL CONTENT?

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Does your business or organization need any professional video shot? Cape Ann TV funding sources also include for profit productions for commercial content. So, if you want to make a video for commercial purposes that will not air on Cape Ann TV, you can contract Cape Ann TV to make it. CATV can work at a high quality and any budget. Do you have an exciting event you’d like to capture? Do you need to film a board room meeting? One example- CATV produced film for a permanent display at Cape Ann Museum.

DID YOU KNOW GRANT FUNDERS AND COMMUNITY GET DOUBLE VALUE?

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CATV has strategically partnered with organizations seeking grant funding. If an organization is writing a grant proposal that includes a video element, they can write CATV into the grant, and CATV will match the grant funds with in kind services. So for example Cape Ann Seafood Exchange wrote a big grant, and they won $5000 as part of this big grant to make a video. CATV matched that award which meant Seafood Exchange could make a $10,000 value video. Next time you’re writing a grant, think about ramping up the application with a video component, and plan ahead so it can happen!

A NOTE FROM MAYOR ROMEO-THEKEN

“Cape Ann Television is an invaluable asset to Gloucester and the Cape Ann community. The city turns to CATV for important local news, information and media education opportunities. The dedicated staff members and volunteers at Cape Ann Television through the leadership of Erich Archer work tirelessly to improve and broaden their coverage of public, education, and government events, keeping our citizens informed and entertained. I have been involved with Cape Ann Television for many years, sharing my views as a city councilor, mayoral candidate and finally, today as Mayor. From this personal experience, I have always recognized the value that CATV provides, allowing local citizens the opportunity to share opinions and information. It is a critical piece of our city’s democracy.” Mayor Romeo Theken, City of Gloucester, MA

DIRECTOR CATV

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Erich Archer has been at the helm of Cape Ann TV for three years. He is a filmmaker and editor by profession. “I try to produce at least one original project a year that I’m proud of. The two On the Waterfront episodes are definitely in that category, as are the two Portrait Series pieces.”

Prior to running the station he worked in Los Angeles in TV and advertising. He moved back from LA for…love.  His wife, Tara, is a wardrobe stylist who grew up on the North Shore. They have two children and reside in Beverly. As a boy, Archer spent summers on Wingaersheek beach with his family. His parents recently moved to Rocky Neck; his mother, Kathleen Gerdon Archer, had a gallery on Rocky Neck. That’s her original art on the walls.

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Helpful links:

Mass.gov Massachusetts Community Access Television 

National Alliance for Community Media 

MassAccess (Massachusetts Community Media, INC) state advocacy membership organization and network. Cape Ann TV is a member and Archer is serving as an officer.

*For more information see Cable Communications Act of 1984 

2014 Boston Globe good article by Steven Rosenberg

CAPE ANN PLEIN AIR VIDEO FROM CAPE ANN TV

Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith writes, “Ted Reed produced this video on the Cape Ann Plein Air Painting Competition and Festival. It focuses on the Paint Essex day of the competition. It includes great interviews from some of the fabulous artists from all over the country who came here to paint, with some local artists too! In this video you experience “Paint Essex” as you hear what the artists have to say, and see the beautiful scenery they painted and how they painted it.”

Cape Ann TV video: City Council & School Committee Joint Meeting School Consolidation

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Thanks Lisa Smith! Here is the direct link to Dave’s film of the October 18th Joint Meeting of the City Council & School Committee:

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Next school committee meeting is October 26.

Scary stories-scenes from City Council & School Committee Consolidation meeting

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See GMG for prior school consolidation meetings (with links)

Cape Ann TV link to the video (coming soon)

Building Management that works with MSBA

Samantha Verga’s Facebook Group (250+ and growing): Advocates for the Future of Gloucester Public Schools

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Ray Lamont’s Gloucester Daily Times article about the meeting

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Save the date! Ward 1 follow-up Elementary School meeting Monday 9/26 6:30pm at EGS

from Councilor Memhard:

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Update: Ray Lamont article “Consensus Sought On School Consolidation” in the Gloucester Daily Times

 GMG post on 9/14/16 school consolidation meeting with links to Cape Ann TV and plan 

Gloucester schools consolidation

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Mern Sibley speaking to the Gloucester School Committee Sept 14, 2016 about elementary schools merging

If you missed it, you’re in luck. Busy night of democracy was captured by Dave from Cape Ann TV- direct link if the video isn’t showing below.

The Chair of the School Committee, Johnathan Pope, opened with a power point presentation that went for the first 49 minutes. Questions from the floor began immediately after Pope’s background talk. First question up at minute 50–no surprise –concerned a clarification about the cost of West Parish, quickly followed by Mern Sibley’s remarks at minute 51 which received a large applause as did others throughout the evening. Some residents came prepared to speak. Some were spontaneous. The path to the mike was steady and fascinating. A few residents had more than one take like parent Kylie Mione  who is also by profession a teacher at Veterans.

Here’s a link to the Elementary School Plan Proposal August 2016

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Councilor Ward 1 Scott Memhard Facebook page has several posts about the school proposal.

The audience numbered less than 100 and included Councilors Memhard, Lundberg, Cox and Ciolino.

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Chair Johnathan Pope, School Committee, 9/14/16

Still a Few Seats Left for Cape Ann TV Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

Still a few seats left!

Cape Ann TV

Lunch & Learn Series:

How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

 

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, August 24th,2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

 

Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

 

 

Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot. 

WOW FIRST LOOK TOUR OF THE NEW WEST PARISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH SUPERINTENDENT SAFIER

WOW AND DOUBLE WOW!!! Check out this special edition of the Superintendent’s Corner as Dr. Richard Safier, Alex Corbett, and Telena Imel take us on a tour of the new West Parish Elementary School. This video was created by Lisa Smith and Becky Tober for Cape Ann TV.

The West Parish Elementary School open house for the West Parish community is on Thursday, August 25th. The entire Gloucester community is invited to tour the school on Sunday, August 28th. 

How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

Cape Ann TV

Lunch & Learn Series:

How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

 

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

 

Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot.

*Cape Ann TV in not affiliated nor endorses this application.  Please do your own research and use your own discretion when downloading.

Congratulations to Cape Ann TV for Winning Two National Video Awards!!

Cape Ann TV reeled in two first place awards in the Hometown Media Award Contest.

The two winning videos are Gloucester’s Giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree & Menorah, and Behind the Scenes at Gloucester Election Night 2015.

Gloucester’s Giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree & Menorah was entered in the Access Center Professional Division and won in the Community Events-General category. The program was produced by Cape Ann TV staff members, Lisa Smith and Rebecca Tober and was narrated by Cape Ann TV intern, Jill Wach. The ten-minute video profiled the people who created the Lobster Trap Tree on Main Street and the Menorah at the Temple Ahavat Achim, and the importance of these structures to the Cape Ann community.

Behind the Scenes at Gloucester Election Night 2015 was entered in the Independent Producer division and won in the Democracy in Action category. Matt Morris created this short, two-minute video. The video creatively shows the hustle and bustle at City Hall on election night and the live election coverage by Cape Ann TV. Matt Morris won a Hometown Media Award last year for his Awesome Gloucester series. Video link to Behind the Scenes at Gloucester Election Night 2015

The Hometown Media Awards is a national contest, sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, that honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are distributed on community access cable television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

Cape Ann TV Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

Cape Ann TV

Lunch & Learn Series:

How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

 

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

 

Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot. 

*Cape Ann TV in not affiliated nor endorses this application.  Please do your own research and use your own discretion when downloading.

GloucesterCast 181 With @KimSmithDesigns, Kellen O’Maley and @Joey_C Taped 5/16/16

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Topics Include:
Kellen O’Maley Connemara Bay Charter Fishing- Do you get residual business from Wicked Tuna- what type of charters do you specialize in. You went to University of Utah do you use any of the things you used in college to market your charter fishing business?  www.cbcharters.com
A lot of whale sightings Seven Seas Whale, Captain Bill’s, Cape Ann Whale Watching watching
Kellen Seine Boat Update

International Dory Fundraiser

 Ipswich banned the bag- John Hintlian Post-
Melissa Cox Facebook post-
“Today is the day we talk about banning plastic bags in Gloucester! O&A meeting is at 6pm at City Hall in the 1st floor conference room. Show up for or against. The original order was only for big stores but may be amended to include all stores. This isn’t a public hearing, you may not be able to speak. That will come when the public hearing is at full city council. Thank you!!”

Schooner Challenge June 6th  Now including the Adventure people can sign up-

COME SAIL IN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

Marty making the Good Morning Gloucester Movie, and I thought he did an incredible job capturing the spirit in part one
Red Shed Film Festival Tonight andkicks Off The week of Motif 1 Day

RED SHED FILM FESTIVAL AT THE SHALIN LIU THIS MONDAY NIGHT!!

Kim’s movie trailer  donate Kim’s
At Cape Ann TV RULE, Hunt’s TV,

“Pro Video Meet Up”

Matt Harding Coming To Gloucester 6PM May 20

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CATV’S LIGHTING WORKSHOP WITH TED REED

Ted Reed Erich ArcherFilmmakers, photographers, and videographers: Put Cape Ann TV’s Wednesday noon time Lunch and Learn series on your calendars! Ted Reed gave an outstanding talk on lighting for interviews at this week’s event and a great lineup is scheduled over the next several months.

Check out Ted’s website here. “Ted Reed has been creating award-winning film, television, and web video projects since the beginning of time…almost. Working with clients and projects of every size and budget, his work producing, writing, shooting and editing amount to a career that includes subjects and venues of practically every description. Take a look at some of the samples on this site, and then give him a call.”

 

GloucesterCast 177 w/ @KimSmithDesigns Rick Doucette @DonnaArd @Joey_C Taped 4/14/16 @CapeAnnTVCATV

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Thank you to Erich Archer, Becky Tober, Jim Capillo, Lisa Smith and Travis from Cape Ann TV who taped and produced the televised version of the podcast which will air soon on Cape Ann TV.

Pride Stride April 24th

Spring Almond Milk Share Being Offered At Mayflour Confections Rockport MA

six weeks of organic pressed almond milk being offered in April and May by Mayflour Confections- different flavors- Sea Salt & Honey, Vanilla Bean, Lavender, Pure, Matcha, Cacao

1 quart a week for six weeks-$80
2 quarts a week for six weeks – $150

 

A few notes:
  • We source our honey from Ipswich (Tomten Beeworks) and our sea salt from Atlantic Saltworks in Gloucester.
  • The almond milk is completely raw and contains about 30% almonds (store bought almond milk typically contains just 1-2%).
  • We press and bottle it on Mondays and it is available for pickup at Mayflour Confections in Rockport on Tuesdays.
  • Like the milkman, we take back the glass bottles each week for reuse.
If you need more info, here’s a link to our website, and one to the article that just came out in the Gloucester Times last week. To order, people can email orders@nectarandgreen.com.

Happy Valley Ventures MA, Inc., the non-profit seeking to construct and operate a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility in the Blackburn Industrial Park, will be holding an open house the evening of April 27

Mayor’s Art hotline-
On Sunday the doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the show will include a pick-a-prize auction and light refreshments – tickets are $35 each for adults and $15 for people 18 years and under.
Tickets are on sale at Bananas (78 Main St., Gloucester,) Alexandra’s Bread (265 Main St., Gloucester,) and online at Eventbrite. For more information, please contact BananasFashionShow@gmail.com
 

AJs At The Harbor Review tater tots appetizer. huge portions
The Rudder opens this Thursday 1/2 off everything including sushi and $1 oysters- No Brainer
Studio will be opening next weekend

Orange Leaf Open

This just in from George and Charles King:

WE HAVE AWESOME NEWS!!! Our Awesome Gloucester grant proposal for the Bacheler Civil War Coat has made it to the semi-finals! Now it’s up to our 3-5 minute pitch next Monday 7PM at the Gloucester House to bring it home!! Three other good projects will also try.

 

article we wrote for the Cape Ann Beacon 
Gloucestercoatkids@gmail.com

 

Tiny house hunters redefining the definition of success

Unbelievable amount of Turkeys  /Egrets
New Contraceptive method for men being tested on bunnies shot in the testes

Male Birth Control Working On Rabbits, Humans Are Next
Injections and birth control pills are completely blocking the flow of sperm in trials.

• Vasalgel, a reversible injection, blocked sperm in pre-clinical trials in rabbits.
• Male birth control pills have shown efficacy in animals.

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