This Week at NewTV

Written by Jessica Leff, Digital Marketing and Events Coordinator

This week was a busy one here at NewTV. It began with eight of our staff members attending the Mass Access Spring Conference at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield and will end with a shoot tonight for The Folklorist. In between we had the Emmy® nominations party (where The Folklorist was nominated for six Emmys®) and The Red Carpet Awards. Of course, this was all in addition to everything that happens during an average week.

Keep on Learning

Written by Michael Sills, Director of Member Media

The most important thing to remember while working in video (and in any profession for that matter) is that you are always learning. I know I am. Daily, I’m online checking blogs for new equipment, techniques or skills I’m trying to improve upon. My weekends are usually spent working on my own projects or helping others with theirs in the hopes that I pick up something and stay sharp. Regularly, someone will ask me a question at NewTV that I don’t have an answer for, so I head online to find it for him or her. Not knowing everything is natural; it makes you better at what you do. Never stop learning; there is always something to improve upon.

On the Board of MassAccess

Written by Stephen M. Kessinger, Director of Government Media

In January, I joined the MassAccess Board of Directors. It is an honor to work with my colleagues in this industry and on behalf of cities and towns across the Commonwealth to legislate for the future of community media as well as share in the common goal of providing access and transparency to residents. We are fortunate here at NewTV to have both our Production Services Manager, Melinda Garfield, and myself represented as part of the Board. Our work encompasses outreach and partnership, as we share ideas on technology, strategy and overall mission.

Before Photoshop: The Evolution of TV Graphics

Written by Shelly Kamanitz, Director of Marketing and Creative Services

Graphics have been used for decades to help brand and visually enhance television shows, but the technology used to create and distribute them has changed dramatically over the years.

So You Made A Short Film, Now What?

Written by Angela Harrer, Co-Director of Original Programming

Making short films is a great way to get a quick crash course in the film industry. But, some of those films never see the light of day. This could be because the filmmaker looses interest or no longer identifies with their project. It could be for time or budgetary reasons. Or, it could be because they didn't plan far enough ahead to know where their films can and should go. 

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