Women in Film and Video/New England Presents – How To Utilize Your Local Public Access Station to Realize Your Cinematic Vision: Whether Narrative or Documentary. Thursday, July 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at CCTV (Cambridge Community Television), 438 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA.
Are you dreaming of telling a fantastic true-life story or creating your own indie film? Your motivation is high but you lack resources. This special event will explore how you can tap into equipment, training, and expertise, all at nominal cost, as part of a federally-mandated program to help interested people become accomplished film-makers.
The panel, representing five greater Boston-area public access TV stations will explore how Community Television Stations can be used to learn all of the tools of film-making from basic camera and sound recording to sound design and post-production. For more senior level filmmakers, this will be an opportunity to learn how signing on as a Public Access member can gain you access to resources, ranging from camera and sound equipment to a full editing station – if you are willing to broadcast your piece on your local Public Access TV station. Featured are: Kathy Bisbee, Executive Director of Brookline Interactive Group, Paula Hersey, Director of Outreach and Special Projects at Cape Cod Community Media; Allison Maria Rodriguez, Training Coordinator at Cambridge Community TV; Kevin Wetmore, Youth Coordinator at Arlington Community Media, and Brian Zipp, Executive Director at Somerville Community Access TV.
The panelists will present select media examples of work done by filmmakers in each of their communities. Kathy Bisbee will also discuss a filmmaker grant program available to residents in her community. The discussion will be moderated by Alecia Orsini Lebeda, Women in Film and Video/New England President. There will be time for Q&A and networking, following the discussion.