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SCATV Media Club for Middle School Students
Media Club for Middle School Students at SCATV
Somerville Community Access Television is starting a 10-session Next Generation Producers afterschool media club for Somerville middle school students. The club will meet on Wednesdays, beginning on January 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 at 90 Union Square. The students will work with two professional video producers to create TV shows in a three-camera TV studio, storytelling, and stop-motion animation. The students get hands-on training in all aspects of production, and their finished projects will be shown on SCATV Channel 3, and posted on-line.
The head instructor, Gordon Nelson, has been teaching video production to youth since 2003. He has also taught filmmaking to college students at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Mass College of Art. His films have been screened across the U.S. and internationally.
This is a wonderful opportunity for creative students, ages 11 to 14 who want to have fun making movies. The Winter session of the afterschool Media Club runs from January 11 to March 21, and the cost is $125. Need-based scholarships are available. Call 617-628-8826 for more information or visit the Next Generation Producer website, http://nextgenerationproducers.wordpress.com.
Contact: Gordon Nelson, 617-628-8826, email@example.com
|Where||Somerville Community Access Television 90 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||3:30 pm–5:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Kids, Teens|
|Price||$12.50 per class|
More About Somerville Community Access Television
If you have something you want to get on TV, SCATV is the place to do it. Since 1983, this public access TV station has offered residents the training, tools and TV channel they need to create their own television and videos. Programs are cablecast on Channel 3 to every cable subscriber in Somerville.
For a small membership fee, residents can take very affordable video production and editing classes and learn to use SCATV's fully equipped three-camera studio. The station also has a host-operated studio, where one person can sit down and create a show without the help of crew. Use of all equipment and the facilities is free as long as the project is for SCATV. Others may use SCATV resources for a rental fee.
The nonprofit station also offers youth programs, provides local election coverage and produces public service announcements. Community groups may use the facilities for meetings at no cost. And the station's public areas double as an art gallery.
Also of note, the station is a true community crossroads drawing in a very diverse array of members from across the city. Members often collaborate on projects, which run in a variety of languages. One of those shows, "Dead Air Live" is the longest-running access TV show in the country.