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Cape Ann TV

Lunch & Learn Series:

“The Canon FX-105 Camcorder-Beyond Automatic”


Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, October 5th,2016 at 12pm with “”The Canon FX-105 Camcorder–Beyond Automatic”” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

Cape Ann TV has several Canon FX-105 HD camcorders available to its members for shooting projects outside our studio. They’re light, easy to run around with for action shooting, and produce great pictures and sound as a “point and shoot” video camera.

But this camera can do a whole lot more once you take the settings off automatic. Join us for our next “Lunch and Learn” at Cape Ann TV and see how to take this remarkable tool to the next level in picture control, audio and much more. Ted Reed, Emmy-award-winning TV director and cinematographer and Cape Ann resident, will lead this session.


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

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.


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.”


Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series: Lighting for Interviews with Ted Reed

On Wednesday, April 27th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Cape Ann TV will be hosting a demonstration by professional video producer, Ted Reed, on how to properly light an interview. Ted will go over fundamental practices for lighting an interview to help you gain creative control over your lighting setups.

Ted will be conducting his demonstration using Cape Ann TV’s BRAND NEWlighting equipment.  Cape Ann TV recently invested in a Fillex field lighting kit with three mini-fresnel LED lights, 3 C-stands, and flag kit. “This additional lighting equipment perfectly compliments our existing equipment. Now our members will have total control over their lighting setups,” said Cape Ann TV Executive Director Erich Archer

Ted Reed Bio: Ted Reed has been writing, producing, shooting, directing, editing, (and eating, drinking  and sleeping) television and independent documentary production for decades. A longtime resident of Cape Ann, and winner of thirteen Emmy awards, Ted also taught filmmaking workshops at Tufts University, Boston University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Endicott College, and the Boston Film and Video Foundation. He has worked nationally and internationally on news specials, magazine shows, documentaries, webcasts and corporate films as well as hundreds of TV commercials.  “One thing I’d like to see is everyone who wants to find their inner filmmaker to go ahead and make their movie,” he says. “You can make a commercial or a feature film with your phone, so why not?” His most recent work can be seen on his website, www.tedreed.tv.

We hope you can join us on Wednesday April 27th at noon for some lunch and learning!  Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot!

Lighting Set up

Nothing Gold Can Stay- From Ted Reed

Hi Joey–

Robert Frost’s poem about spring came to mind on a recent walk on the Boulevard, looking toward Stage Fort Park:


Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. 

–Robert Frost, 1923

St Anthonys Feast From Rockport’s Ted Reed

Ted Reed From Rockport has an impressive TV resume.

Ted Writes-

 I’ve worked in the Film and TV industry for over 30 years, starting at WBZ-TV, won 13 Emmy awards, and have lived in Rockport for 40 years.

He produced this trailer about St Anthony’s Feast In The North End for WBZ