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Public Access Newsletter – July 18, 2013

OPEN HOUSE & SPECIAL SEMINAR COMING UP!

We’d like to spread the word far and wide about our Digital Media Center Open House on Wednesday, July 31 from 7-9 p.m. This is your chance to connect with videographers, studio crewmembers, field producers, show hosts and other grassroots media makers from across Southern Oregon!

In addition to an orientation towards the end of the evening for those new to the facilities of Rogue Valley Community Television within the DMC, we have a special seminar at 7 p.m. planned, the intent of which is to empower local producers to promote their shows on-line, build audiences via social media and make use of our new Underwriting Policy. We wish to empower you with the tools to get the word out about your shows, build community engagement with your production and build the support you need to sustain your series.

Our Public Access Advisory Board will be on hand as well to speak about their work and to share with you some of the ‘dreams come true’ already taking place through RVTV. The future of this vital regional resource (including our services to local governments and educational institutions) depends more than ever on an active and thriving Public Access producer community.

If you would like to get involved to help the PAAB get the word out about this special event, or if you’d like to pitch in by bringing refreshments, or if you just have more questions, please let Charles (douglasc@sou.edu) or Brandon (givensb@sou.edu) know. We’re counting on your support!

NEW POLICIES TAKING EFFECT THIS SUMMER

As alluded to above, we have a new Underwriting Policy, developed by staff, to which your Public Access Advisory Board has given its stamp of approval. This brings our policies up to 21st Century standards in terms of allowing attractive and effective underwriting credits to appear in association with public access programming.

Program-specific queries will be answered at our upcoming Open House, but in summary, the new underwriting allowable on Public Access Channel 15 will be the same sorts of 15-second credits you see on many other Public Access stations around the country, as well as the kind of credits you might view on a PBS station. Some of the language in our policy was directly inspired by national PBS standards which ensure that we properly acknowledge those individuals, businesses and organizations which support the production of particular programs, while keeping away from blatantly commercial content which is not allowed on our non-commercial channels.

Please review the policy at http://rvtv.sou.edu/public-access-2/rvtv-underwriting-policy/ and make staff aware of any questions that may arise. We’re happy to provide tips on designing effective spots to interest possible supporters of your program while avoiding potential pitfalls.

The other new policy is our new Fee Schedule, shared with producers at our most recent Quarterly Meeting. We’ll provide greater detail on this in our next newsletter.

ASHLAND CITY BAND NOW IN PRODUCTION

One of our favorite traditions here at RVTV is taking out the full compliment of field gear and filming the performances of Ashland City Band at Lithia Park as part of our partnership with the city where we live.

Our first recording of the summer is already up on the Public Access Archive for you to enjoy at http://archive.org/details/PA776177 and is also airing on our channels (including every Sunday at 10 a.m. on RVTV Community Access Channel 15).

This is a mostly volunteer effort with crewmembers drawn from the diverse ranks of our field producers. If you would like to get involved and enjoy a sunny summer evening with us at the bandshell, please write Charles at douglasc@sou.edu or call (541) 552-6898. We will be there every Thursday (crew call at 5:30 p.m.) through August 15.

PUBLIC ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD WORKS TO PROTECT RVTV FUNDING

The RVTV Public Access Advisory Board, which represents your interests in preserving and protecting public access media in the Rogue Valley, represented you all in a statement read by member Joyce Segers at a recent Jackson County Board of Commissioners meeting, which you can view here: http://cvp.telvue.com/player?id=T01550&chapter=46455

Thanks in part to the good work of Joyce and the PAAB in advocating on your behalf, RVTV has been granted a six-month extension in its contract with Jackson County, which includes funding for public access on Channel 15 as well as for the cablecast, webcast and on-demand streaming of all Jackson County government meetings on Channel 14 (not to mention the Ask The Commissioners and Jackson County Close Up studio shows broadcast live on Channel 9).

While the news is a relief, this is only a temporary reprieve and RVTV is not out of the woods yet, as Commissioners are looking to put an item on the November ballot to levy a fee to pay for certain county services. If this fee fails, so might county funding for public, education and government access TV services, and your Public Access Advisory Board is planning accordingly.

This includes making Public Access a more self-sustaining initiative with updated user fees, as well as seeking grant funding opportunities as they arise. A new Visioning and Branding Committee has also formed thanks to RVTV Mentor Dean Walker to provide community access with a future focus.

YOUR input is needed if the important work of the Public Access Advisory Board is to succeed – we have a vacancy open to any resident of Southern Oregon who wishes to contribute their efforts. Contact Brandon (givensb@sou.edu) or Charles (douglasc@sou.edu) for an application.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES

Due to scheduling conflicts with our Ashland City Band production and other special projects at RVTV, it turns out that neither Thursday or Friday are workable for holding our Public Access Equipment check-out time.

Our normal weekly equipment checkout times will be Wednesdays between 3-6 p.m. as of July 24.

Producers are highly encouraged to reserve the equipment they need IN ADVANCE. To do so, please e-mail Charles Douglas at douglasc@sou.edu or call (541) 552-6898.

Sat.            8am-11am        Bob Schropp – Staying Connected
July 27      11am-2pm        Gokul Gokani – Meditation, The Art Of Loving
2pm-5pm          Dean Walker – Presence

Fri.              5pm-8pm          Jason Houk – On The Media
Aug. 2       LIVE at 6:30

Sat.            8am-11am        Therese Swenson – Tough Times
Aug. 3       11am-2pm        Michael D. Fox – The Mickey Balloonman Show
2pm-5pm          Nica Vano – Yoga

Sat.            8am-11am        Denise Ross – Your Web Presence
Aug. 10     11am-2pm        Peggy Siders – Southern Oregon Music
2pm-5pm          Sheral Graham – Rogue Valley Musicians Spotlight

Fri.              5pm-8pm          Oscar Rodriguez – One Way
Aug. 16     LIVE at 6:30

Sat.            8am-11am        Therese Swenson – Tough Times
Aug. 17     11am-2pm        Britt Ivy – Passion
2pm-5pm          Bob Schropp – Staying Connected

Sat.            8am-11am        OPEN – Contact RVTV To Reserve
Aug. 24     11am-2pm        Kumud Gokani – Cooking With Kumud
2pm-5pm          Craig Comstock – Like, Wow!

Sat.                                       STUDIO CLOSED – NO PRODUCTIONS
Aug. 31                                (Labor Day Weekend)

Fri.              5pm-8pm          Jason Houk – On The Media
Sep. 6        LIVE at 6:30

Sat.            8am-11am        Therese Swenson – Tough Times
Sep. 7        11am-2pm        Michael D. Fox – The Mickey Balloonman Show
2pm-5pm          Kumud Gokani – Meditation, The Art Of Loving

Sat.            8am-11am        Britt Ivy – Passion
Sep. 14      11am-2pm        Oscar Rodriguez – One Way
2pm-5pm          Dean Walker – Presence

Fri.              5pm-8pm          Gokul Gokani – Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
Sep. 20      LIVE at 6:30

Sat.            8am-11am        Oscar Rodriguez – One Way
Sep. 21      11am-2pm        Angie Christianson – Talking Points
2pm-5pm          Dean Walker – Presence

Sat.            8am-11am        Nica Vano – (show title TBA)
Sep. 28      11am-2pm        Nancy Bloom – Life Passages
2pm-5pm          Craig Comstock – Like, Wow!

News & schedules for studio production

THIS WEEKS PRODUCTIONS
7/19/135PM-8PMLIVE AT 6:30 PM Life PassagesProducer: Nancy Bloom
Director: Bob Schropp
Graphics Manager: Michael D. Fox
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth
Audio Engineer: Don Wertheimer
Set Designer: Denise Ross
Camera Operator: Wanda Borland
Camera Operator: Charlie Delgado
Production Assistant: Nica Vano
7/20/138AM-11AM The Moon-Dust
Story Hour
Producer: Moon Dust
Director: Michael Rhoades
Graphics Manager: Bob Schropp
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: Denise Ross
7/20/1311AM-2PM The Moon-Dust
Story Hour
Producer: Moon Dust
Director: Michael Rhoades
Graphics Manager: Bob Schropp
Floor Manager: Denise Ross
Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
7/20/132PM-5PM Cooking With KumudProducer: Kumud Gokani
Director: Dean Walker
Graphics Manager: Michael D. Fox
Floor Manager: Wanda Borland

 

Sneak peak of the following weekend:

Sat. 7/27/13: 8-11 am – Staying Connected
Producer: Bob Schropp
Director: Dean Walker
Graphics Manager: Peggy Siders

Sat. 7/27/13: 11 am-2 pm – Meditation, The Art Of Loving
Producer: Kumud Gokani
Director: Michael Rhoades
Technical Director: Dean Walker
Graphics Manager: Michael D. Fox
Audio Engineer: Bob Schropp
Lighting Manager: Denise Ross
Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: Wanda Borland
Camera Operator: Charlie Delgado

Sat. 7/27/13:       2-5 pm – Presence
Producer: Dean Walker
Director: Bob Schropp
Technical Director: Denise Ross
Floor Manager: Michael Rhoades
Camera Operator: Wanda Borland

As you may have noticed, we are expanding our advance listing of crewmembers to make sure producers have lined up sufficient support from our RVTV Public Access crew pool; if you are having trouble finding volunteers, that probably means you need to be volunteering more yourself on other people’s shows.

If you would like to be contacted to Direct or crew for any programs, please contact Charles (douglasc@sou.edu) so that we can put Producers in contact with you. We always need capable Directors and crewmembers wanting to hone their skills!

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