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CCTV's Primetime Presents: School Shoes

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:57pm

Beginning Studio Production: Primetime!

The CCTV Beginning Studio Production: Primetime! class culminates in an exciting live studio shoot, oftentimes of a band or other artistic performance. This video is from the most recent Primetime studio shoot on April 9, 2014 with the band School Shoes. We will be having another Primetime class coming up beginning on Monday, June 23 at 6PM. Please feel free to call 617-661-6900 or stop by and sign up!

April 2014 Primetime Shoot:
Band "School Shoes": Ty Ueda - guitars and vocals, TJ Freda - guitar, John Niro - guitar, Zane McDaniel - guitar, Bill Shaner - bass, Brian Nogueira - drums
Producers: Chau Le, Simon McDonough, Vicki Meredith, Barbara Noll, Hiroko Okahashi, Wayne Robinson, Renato Salvador, Melissa Yee
Instructor: Ben Brown

Beginning Studio Production: Primetime!

Gain Studio Camera and Floor Director certification, as well as exposure to technical directing through actual experience planning and shooting a studio show that will be shown on CCTV’s channels and website. A great first production experience, and a terrific way to meet other producers. This class certifies Access Members to produce in the studio with CCTV's new HD equipment!

Cost: $60 for members, $240 for non-members

Dates:

  • Mon, 06/23/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Mon, 06/30/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Mon, 07/07/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Mon, 07/14/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

Education

CCTV's Primetime Presents: School Shoes

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:57pm

Beginning Studio Production: Primetime!

The CCTV Beginning Studio Production: Primetime! class culminates in an exciting live studio shoot, oftentimes of a band or other artistic performance. This video is from the most recent Primetime studio shoot on April 9, 2014 with the band School Shoes. We will be having another Primetime class coming up beginning on Monday, June 23 at 6PM. Please feel free to call 617-661-6900 or stop by and sign up!

April 2014 Primetime Shoot:
Band "School Shoes": Ty Ueda - guitars and vocals, TJ Freda - guitar, John Niro - guitar, Zane McDaniel - guitar, Bill Shaner - bass, Brian Nogueira - drums
Producers: Chau Le, Simon McDonough, Vicki Meredith, Barbara Noll, Hiroko Okahashi, Wayne Robinson, Renato Salvador, Melissa Yee
Instructor: Ben Brown

Beginning Studio Production: Primetime!

Gain Studio Camera and Floor Director certification, as well as exposure to technical directing through actual experience planning and shooting a studio show that will be shown on CCTV’s channels and website. A great first production experience, and a terrific way to meet other producers. This class certifies Access Members to produce in the studio with CCTV's new HD equipment!

Cost: $60 for members, $240 for non-members

Dates:

  • Mon, 06/23/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Mon, 06/30/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Mon, 07/07/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Mon, 07/14/2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

Education

Youth Video Screening TONIGHT!

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:13pm

Stop by CCTV Wednesday, June 4th to see what the School Year Production Program has been up to this semester. Teens will screen educational videos and films exploring stereotypes.

Projects by:
Eden Abebe, Amaniya Cotten, Facundo Gianello, Marie Nherisson, Christelle Paul, Mohammad Sayed, Maha Shahid

Refreshments will be served!

Thanks to our collaborators:
Cambridge Community Services' City Links, and Cambridge Housing Authority's Workforce.

Thanks also to our funders:
Cambridge Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council YouthReach Program
Cambridge Community Foundation, Draper Laboratory, and the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation: Youth in the Arts Initiative

Arts & Entertainment

Programming Highlights: Wed, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:31pm

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

Caught Up (EXPLICIT)
A man gets caught up. Caught up by cops, murder, interrogation, and endless questions. But the real question is: will the caught be on the cops...? Viewer Discretion Advised. Produced by David Barsir.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sun 2:15 AM & Mon 12:15 AM

The Thoughts of Self-Esteem (EXPLICIT)
An experimental short film dealing with the practice of positive affirmations and the self-destructiveness of human nature. Viewer Discretion Advised. Produced by Alan Verly.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sun 2:30 AM & Mon 12:30 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • N.U.M.B. Presents: Ant Thomas, the first installment of a mini-documentary series showcasing various artists in the New Underground Movements of Boston music scene featuring hip-hop artist Ant Thomas as well as the sound engineering crew that helps him produce. Produced by Kwesi Abbensetts.
  • StoriesLive 2014 Scholarship Slam, a collection of excerpts of the winning stories from the 2014 StoriesLive Regional Scholarship Story Slam - a program that gives high school students the opportunity to tell a unique story in the hopes of being awarded scholarship money prizes. Produced by Paula Junn.
  • Chairbot, a mini-documentary featuring Simon Hong discussing his invention, the Chairbot, a new kind of chair engineered to allow one to alternate between sitting and standing as a way to combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Produced by Lanae Bennett.
  • JAHSpirit Music Video: "Go Easy" - Promo 3, a third promo video featuring director and producer Angel Aiguier featuring and discussing snippets of the upcoming work-in-progess music video for the song "Go Easy" by the band JAHSpirit from their album "Tough & Humble." Produced by Angel Aiguier.
  • Before & After PhotoShop, a photo-video diary chronicling 30 years of Hiroko Okahashi's life and the evolution of her vision and artistic skills through her pictures. Produced by Hiroko Okahashi.
  • NeighborMedia: Together Festival 2014 Opening Night, featuring NeighborMedia correspondent Maurice Wilkey interviewing DJs KC Hallet and Bob Diesel about the 5th Annual Together Festival opening party, which took place on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Middlesex Lounge located in Cambridge, MA, and also served as a tribute to the late DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles. Produced by Maurice Wilkey.

Movie Of The Week: "Waterfront Lady"
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
Ch. 9 - Sat 9 PM

Encuentra La Luz Primaria En Ti
Desarrolla el orden divino en ti, con la ayuda de Dios. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Premiering this week: Sat 10 PM, Mon 8 PM & Tue 4 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

MIT Presents: "Big Lasers & Biology"
Christopher Rowlands discusses the process(es) of treating cancer and mapping the connectome with light. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

Muslim Athletic League: Men's Basketball 2014 Playoffs
The Muslim Athletic League's men's basketball 2014 season playoffs. The Muslim Athletic League (MAL) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit open to all with the goals of bridging gaps and nurturing understanding between Muslim and Non-Muslim youth and adults through sports, and to open opportunities for its participants. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM, Sat 6 PM & Sun 2:30 PM

Noam Chomsky on Foreign Policy
Noam Chomsky discusses driving forces in foreign policy at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, is widely described as the father of modern linguistics and has written and lectured on philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, and politics. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Sat 4 PM, Sun 9 PM & Tue 10 AM

The 10 Commandments Of God Through Moses
A program discussing how God helps all of us through his 10 Commandments, and how we can apply them every day. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 11:30 PM, Thu 2:30 PM, Fri 9 AM, Sat 5:30 PM, Sun 8 PM, Mon 10 PM & Tue 9:30 AM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the Live stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

Programming Highlights: Wed, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:31pm

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

Caught Up (EXPLICIT)
A man gets caught up. Caught up by cops, murder, interrogation, and endless questions. But the real question is: will the caught be on the cops...? Viewer Discretion Advised. Produced by David Barsir.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sun 2:15 AM & Mon 12:15 AM

The Thoughts of Self-Esteem (EXPLICIT)
An experimental short film dealing with the practice of positive affirmations and the self-destructiveness of human nature. Viewer Discretion Advised. Produced by Alan Verly.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sun 2:30 AM & Mon 12:30 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • N.U.M.B. Presents: Ant Thomas, the first installment of a mini-documentary series showcasing various artists in the New Underground Movements of Boston music scene featuring hip-hop artist Ant Thomas as well as the sound engineering crew that helps him produce. Produced by Kwesi Abbensetts.
  • StoriesLive 2014 Scholarship Slam, a collection of excerpts of the winning stories from the 2014 StoriesLive Regional Scholarship Story Slam - a program that gives high school students the opportunity to tell a unique story in the hopes of being awarded scholarship money prizes. Produced by Paula Junn.
  • Chairbot, a mini-documentary featuring Simon Hong discussing his invention, the Chairbot, a new kind of chair engineered to allow one to alternate between sitting and standing as a way to combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Produced by Lanae Bennett.
  • JAHSpirit Music Video: "Go Easy" - Promo 3, a third promo video featuring director and producer Angel Aiguier featuring and discussing snippets of the upcoming work-in-progess music video for the song "Go Easy" by the band JAHSpirit from their album "Tough & Humble." Produced by Angel Aiguier.
  • Before & After PhotoShop, a photo-video diary chronicling 30 years of Hiroko Okahashi's life and the evolution of her vision and artistic skills through her pictures. Produced by Hiroko Okahashi.
  • NeighborMedia: Together Festival 2014 Opening Night, featuring NeighborMedia correspondent Maurice Wilkey interviewing DJs KC Hallet and Bob Diesel about the 5th Annual Together Festival opening party, which took place on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Middlesex Lounge located in Cambridge, MA, and also served as a tribute to the late DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles. Produced by Maurice Wilkey.

Movie Of The Week: "Waterfront Lady"
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
Ch. 9 - Sat 9 PM

Encuentra La Luz Primaria En Ti
Desarrolla el orden divino en ti, con la ayuda de Dios. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Premiering this week: Sat 10 PM, Mon 8 PM & Tue 4 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

MIT Presents: "Big Lasers & Biology"
Christopher Rowlands discusses the process(es) of treating cancer and mapping the connectome with light. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

Muslim Athletic League: Men's Basketball 2014 Playoffs
The Muslim Athletic League's men's basketball 2014 season playoffs. The Muslim Athletic League (MAL) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit open to all with the goals of bridging gaps and nurturing understanding between Muslim and Non-Muslim youth and adults through sports, and to open opportunities for its participants. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM, Sat 6 PM & Sun 2:30 PM

Noam Chomsky on Foreign Policy
Noam Chomsky discusses driving forces in foreign policy at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, is widely described as the father of modern linguistics and has written and lectured on philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, and politics. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Sat 4 PM, Sun 9 PM & Tue 10 AM

The 10 Commandments Of God Through Moses
A program discussing how God helps all of us through his 10 Commandments, and how we can apply them every day. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 11:30 PM, Thu 2:30 PM, Fri 9 AM, Sat 5:30 PM, Sun 8 PM, Mon 10 PM & Tue 9:30 AM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the Live stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

Age Engage

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:42pm

Age Engage: One-to-One Internet Assistance (FREE)
Cambridge Community Television pairs with Google

CCTV is excited to announce that we will be teaming with Google to host another session of Age Engage on June 6, 2014 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV in which individuals over 50 learn how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. Learn how to send email, search the Internet, pay bills on-line, and more. Training will be tailored to each participant's interests and experience. People of all levels are welcome to register. The session will take place at Cambridge Community Television.

When:
Friday, June 6, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Where:
Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Register Today!
Please call Allison Rodriguez at 617-401-4009 or email allison@cctvcambridge.org

*Participants must be able to commit to the session time and be interested in receiving one-to-one Internet training.

Education

Programming Highlights: Wed, May 28 - Tue, Jun 3, 2014

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:55am

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

MIT Presents: "Big Lasers & Biology"
Christopher Rowlands discusses the process(es) of treating cancer and mapping the connectome with light. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • Before & After PhotoShop, a photo-video diary chronicling 30 years of Hiroko Okahashi's life and the evolution of her vision and artistic skills through her pictures. Produced by Hiroko Okahashi.
  • NeighborMedia: Together Festival 2014 Opening Night, featuring NeighborMedia correspondent Maurice Wilkey interviewing DJs KC Hallet and Bob Diesel about the 5th Annual Together Festival opening party, which took place on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Middlesex Lounge located in Cambridge, MA, and also served as a tribute to the late DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles. Produced by Maurice Wilkey.
  • Coloring Coorain: How Not to Be an Artist, featuring Coorain interviewing art school graduates Santiago Cárdenas and Rachel Milligan. Produced by Coorain Devin.
  • NeighborMedia: Youth Housing Initiative, featuring NeighborMedia correspondent Christian Herold interviewing two students working on creating a homeless youth shelter in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Produced by Christian Herold.

Muslim Athletic League: Men's Basketball 2014 Playoffs
The Muslim Athletic League's men's basketball 2014 season playoffs. The Muslim Athletic League (MAL) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit open to all with the goals of bridging gaps and nurturing understanding between Muslim and Non-Muslim youth and adults through sports, and to open opportunities for its participants. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM, Sat 6 PM & Sun 2:30 PM

Noam Chomsky on Foreign Policy
Noam Chomsky discusses driving forces in foreign policy at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, is widely described as the father of modern linguistics and has written and lectured on philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, and politics. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Sat 4 PM, Sun 9 PM & Tue 10 AM

Movie Of The Week: "The Giant Gila Monster"
In this sci-fi monster classic, a giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community with a heroic teenager attempting to destroy the creature.
Ch. 9 - Sat 9 PM

The 10 Commandments Of God Through Moses
A program discussing how God helps all of us through his 10 Commandments, and how we can apply them every day. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Premiering this week: Sat 5:30 PM, Sun 8 PM & Tue 9:30 AM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

NeighborMedia: Before They Fade Away - "Little Mary"
"Little Mary," also known as "The Mayor of Inman Square," has lived in Inman Square in Cambridge, MA, for nearly 70 years, and NeighborMedia correspondent Kristina Kehrer presents this video homage to the much-loved and soon-to-be-missed "Mayor" as she makes the move to assisted living. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 11:30 PM, Thu 2:30 PM, Sat 6 PM, Sun 6:30 PM, Mon 9:30 AM & Tue 9:30 PM

"The Trap Leprechaun" Music Video (EXPLICIT)
A trailer for an upcoming special documenting the crazy, loud, fun (and green!) party that was St. Patrick's Day 2014 in Boston, MA. Viewer Discretion Advised. Produced by David Barsir.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 3:05 AM, Thu 1:05 AM, Sun 2:05 AM & Mon 12:05 AM

Divine Prophetic Healing: Become Like the Little Children - Part 3
Part 3 of a three-part series discussing advice from God and the Bible for how a person can heal his or her own life and how children speak the language of Heaven. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Showing this week: Wed 11:30 AM, Thu 9 AM, Fri 8 AM, Sat 5 PM, Mon 10 PM & Tue 8 PM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the Live stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

Programming Highlights: Wed, May 21 - Tue, May 27, 2014

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 7:04pm

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

NeighborMedia: Before They Fade Away - "Little Mary"
"Little Mary," also known as "The Mayor of Inman Square," has lived in Inman Square in Cambridge, MA, for nearly 70 years, and NeighborMedia correspondent Kristina Kehrer presents this video homage to the much-loved and soon-to-be-missed "Mayor" as she makes the move to assisted living. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
Ch. 96 - Premiering this week: Sat 6 PM, Sun 6:30 PM, Mon 9:30 AM & Tue 9:30 PM

"The Trap Leprechaun" Music Video (EXPLICIT)
A trailer for an upcoming special documenting the crazy, loud, fun (and green!) party that was St. Patrick's Day 2014 in Boston, MA. Viewer Discretion Advised. Produced by David Barsir.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sun 2:05 AM & Mon 12:05 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • Coloring Coorain: How Not to Be an Artist, featuring Coorain interviewing art school graduates Santiago Cárdenas and Rachel Milligan. Produced by Coorain Devin.
  • NeighborMedia: Youth Housing Initiative, featuring NeighborMedia correspondent Christian Herold interviewing two students working on creating a homeless youth shelter in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Produced by Christian Herold.
  • "A Lament" Music Video, a music video for the song "A Lament" by the death metal band Wreck and Reference featuring old black-and-white war footage. Produced by Alan Verly.

Movie Of The Week: "Boy! What a Girl!"
In this classic gender-bending musical comedy, a couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.
Ch. 9 - Sat 9 PM

Divine Prophetic Healing: Become Like the Little Children - Part 3
Part 3 of a three-part series discussing advice from God and the Bible for how a person can heal his or her own life and how children speak the language of Heaven. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Premiering this week: Sat 5 PM, Mon 10 PM & Tue 8 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

MIT Presents: "The MIT Logarhythms"
A performance by The Logarhythms, an MIT acapella group which originally formed in the spring of 1949 when a group of students came together to sing. Building upon the influence of barbershop tunes they swiftly began singing all over campus, building a fan base throughout Cambridge. Over the next few decades the 'Logs' introduced gospel, doo-wop, and modern hits, performing at several MIT events including Commencement. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

Visual Radio
Host Joe Viglione interviews personalities and professionals from across the entertainment industry and discusses a variety of media issues. Produced by Joe Viglione.
Ch. 8 - Showing weekly: Saturdays @ 1 PM & Tuesdays @ 11 PM

"St. Paddy's Weekend 2014" Trailer (EXPLICIT)
A trailer for an upcoming special documenting the crazy, loud, fun (and green!) party that was St. Patrick's Day 2014 in Boston, MA. Viewer Discretion Advised. Produced by David Barsir.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Thu 1 AM, Fri 12 AM, Sun 2 AM & Mon 12 AM

Mahibere Kidusan TV
An Amharic-language religious program made to teach residents the word of God in relation to day-to-day life. Produced by Fistsum Tilahun.
Ch. 96 - Showing weekly: Saturdays @ 1 PM & Sundays @ 7 PM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the Live stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

Why I Love CCTV: Paula Junn's Story

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:00pm

When Paula Junn got involved at Cambridge Community Television in 2011, she was looking to take advantage of some of the amazing benefits that come with being an intern at CCTV. Little did she realize she’d take advantage of so much more: being part of such an inspiring community.

“I heard great things about the perks of being a CCTV intern from my boss, Norah Dooley, who was also an intern a few years before me,” said Junn, who works as the program director at Massmouth Inc., a nonprofit storytelling organization.

Indeed, there are many great perks to interning at this award-winning community media center: the opportunity to take multimedia classes for free, learn a variety of media-making skills and use state-of-the-art equipment for one’s own production project.

Not only did Junn learn how to use camera equipment, set up proper lighting, edit video and tell stories digitally, “I got to know the people who are active in Cambridge. I love being part of the community that is CCTV,” she said.

As a computerCentral lab intern, the 30-year-old Cantabrigian assists members on their respective projects – whether they be in Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X or simply printing and scanning images.

It’s a position, Junn said, she rather enjoys. “I like helping people with what I know about computers. I like that even with my limited knowledge of computers, I could still be of help to people since there is so much diversity in skill levels.”

But there’s an added bonus to the gig: “Not only do I help the members, the members also help me learn new things all time,” she said. “I love the vibrant community and the diversity we have here. I love the passion and dedication that each member brings and has in their work. And I learned that patience and a warm smile go a long way in alleviating stressful situations.”

In her time as an intern, Junn has experienced a plethora of positive moments. Among the most memorable was when the power went out in Central Square:

“It was a bizarre experience, as all the lights at CCTV, as well as neighboring stores, were out. There was not much we could do at the time, so I closed the lab and went home. Instead of a moment of panic, I was pleasantly surprised by the good nature, optimism, and playfulness of the people at CCTV. We rolled with the punches and dealt with the situation with laughter rather than frustration and anger.”

Junn added that CCTV operates on the notion of teamwork. “It’s been so nice to have such helpful and supportive staff help me resolve challenging situations. Through my time here, I can vouch for the goodness in our team that is CCTV.”

Outside of her role as intern, Junn keeps busy by participating in some for her favorite activities: jewelry-making, telling and listening to stories, watching movies, dancing and spending time with good company.

But Junn will soon be parting ways with the good company of CCTV. This summer, after three years serving computerCENTRAL, Junn will be moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to enroll in a Master of Fine Arts Program. “It’s my first time concretely working and exploring as an artist, so I’m very excited,” she said.

In addition to taking with her some fond memories of CCTV, she’ll also take with her memories of the city she’s called home for the past eight years.

“I love that Cambridge is in between a small town and a big city. It has the convenience of a big city, but still has a small town feel .... I also love the summer dance parties in Central Square and festivals in Harvard Square. The community is so diverse and vibrant with all the technologically advanced paired with the artsy.”

In fact, CCTV is sort of a microcosm of the city, Junn said – and interning here is something she highly recommends.

“I like the opportunity that arises with learning new skills and being an uplifting presence,” she said. “I will miss the people and the sense of community.”

CCTV will miss her, too.

Cambridge Community Television accepts interns on a rolling basis. Whether you’re interested in the computer lab, the excitement of live television, videography and editing, marketing and outreach or administrative assignments, make sure to visit http://www.cctvcambridge.org/internships to learn more and to apply.

Junn made the most of her experience. You could do the same as well.

Neighborhood & Community

Viewer Feedback Survey

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:53pm

CLICK HERE to go to the survey!

Photoshop CS6 for Video and Social Media

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:30am
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 18:00 to 21:00

Production Identity and distinguished branding will make your program stand out in the crowd. Join this fast paced, intensive workshop exploring Photoshop CS6 to draw shapes and text effects to conceive a logo. Students will learn how to utilize this logo in FCPX as well as in online forums such as facebook. Instructor: Garabed Setrakian

Pre-requisite: Edit I

Dates:

  • Sun, 05/18/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Mon, 05/19/2014, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$120.00Member Cost: $60.00