A big change hit the Twitterverse this week when most users saw their character limit expand from 140 to 280. This concept was introduced in September, when a select group of users were allowed to start tweeting with 280 characters. Now, everyone is eligible, unless they are using the site in Japanese, Korean or Chinese. This is the first time Twitter has changed their character limit since launching in 2006.

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 17:31

Meet our new interns!

NewTV's pleased to announce two new additions to our internship program. Natalie Nonken, our new full-time Education Channel intern, is a sophomore at Northeastern University and is majoring in media and screen studies and communications. Natalie mostly grew up in Ohio and Connecticut and is interested in going into all aspects of film and TV. One day, she hopes to be writing and acting in films and television shows. She also loves theatre, music, dance, and pilates.

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Thursday, 09 January 2014 17:03

4K is Coming

With all the advances in technology, the latest many have been hearing about is the upcoming 4K Revolution. Most major TV companies are looking to roll out 4K TVs this year, along with computers maximizing speed to process the footage.

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Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:02

Art of the Interview Workshop

What does it take to make a documentary?

Published in Workshops
Thursday, 06 February 2014 17:01

Newton News Celebrates 20 Years

Beginning on January 24, 1994, NewTV’s first original program aired, Newton News!

Published in Workshops
Monday, 10 February 2014 16:59

4K Gets Cheaper and Cheaper...

For those who savvy themselves as independent filmmakers or visual storytellers, most notably myself, are excited by the recent news out of Blackmagic Design. Blackmagic has been an important company to filmmakers for their software DaVinci Resolve, one of the best color correction solutions on the market, as well as for their seemingly endless line of adapters for video monitoring. With the anticipated release of their Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, filmmakers were eager to learn the price and see how the camera holds up against other 4K cameras.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:54

Resources for Editors

Music, sound fx, graphics, filters, transitions, stock footage, stills -- when editing these are just a few things you can add to your project to make it look pretty slick. And as an editor, your arsenal of effects can sometimes be just as important as the content you are editing. So what are some of my favorite spots to hit up when editing? I'll give you a little peak into some of the resources I frequently tap into

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Friday, 14 February 2014 16:52

Editing Advice

Editing can be the most time-consuming and satisfying portion of the filmmaking or television producing process. Everything has been conceptualized and shot at this point, so it's now in your hands to transfer that vision into something tangible for an audience to digest. Putting the pieces together can be a daunting journey, so here are some little pieces that I've picked up on the way that can help you create a well-edited piece.

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 17:51

Wait a minute, Adobe Premiere?

Changes -- especially when it comes to technology -- are inevitable. For the many of you who have received the latest NewTV Newsletter and diligently read about the latest happenings at the Studio, you may have noticed that we made the decision to move away from teaching Final Cut Pro 7, and have instead decided to move towards teaching Adobe Premiere Pro. This decision took a long time to make. However, after weighing several different options, the necessity for the move was clear

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Friday, 16 May 2014 17:40

The future of local-access TV

Our very own Jenn Adams is featured in the Boston Globe today! The article, "Local-access cable shows are sharpening their focus," discusses tech advances in local access television and the need to stay ahead financially in today's complicated TV landscape. The story also mentions The Folklorist's upcoming national syndication to an estimated 62 million homes and reveals NewTV's Director, Bob Kelly's, plan to lessen dependency on cable television. Check it out here.

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