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CCTV Summer Media Institute Screening

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 6:55pm
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:00Join us on Wednesday August 12 at 6 pm at the MIT Museum for a screening of work produced by teens in CCTV's Summer Media Institute.

The Summer Media Institute, or SMI, is a six-week media arts and work experience program run in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks Program.

Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute, which is the cornerstone of CCTV's year round Youth Media Program, has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Each summer, as teens work in paid positions as media artists, they gain valuable job skills and knowledge about the working world. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology.

More details about the Youth Media Program, including links to videos produced by our teens, can be found here. Neighborhood & CommunityExhibits$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

25 Years of Teens Making Media that Matters

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:37am

It's hard to believe that the 2015 Summer Media Institute is halfway over. This week, teens began work on their main assignments-- documentaries exploring issues that that they believe are important to young people. Their topics are interesting and complex; examples include race and diversity, gender and identity, college affordability.

Teens are working in groups of three, sharing all planning, production and post-production roles. Earlier in the week, teens were challenged to research their topics, narrow their focus and articulate their point of view. Today, many teams are filming interviews.

Please consider making a donation to support CCTV's youth education programs.

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Let's Inspire More Young People Through the Arts

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:22pm

Week 2 was action packed for the Summer Media Institute. On Monday, the teens wrapped up their first production assignment-- creative videos exploring a variety of scientific concepts that they were introduced to during a visit to the MIT Museum. You can watch them on the right side of the youth page on our website. On Friday, the group visited Emerson College. For many, this was their first exposure to an institution of higher learning.
Also, last week teens received their first paycheck. In preparation, the group participated in a Financial Literacy workshop organized by the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Savings Bank. One teen explained, "I learned a lot about banking and saving."

Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology.

In celebration of 25 years of empowering young people through the arts, this year our our goal is to raise $25,000 to support the expanding needs of our Youth Media Program. Please consider making a donation to support CCTV's youth education programs.

Neighborhood & Community

The Summer Media Institute Begins Again

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 7:27pm

Thirty-five teens are involved in the 2015 annual Summer Media Institute, a comprehensive media arts and work experience program offered in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks program. To learn more about it, watch this award-winning video about the program, produced during the summer of 2014 by participant Sam Brill-Weil.

SMI 2014 from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

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Google Employees Give Back to the Cambridge Community

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:44pm

CCTV teamed up with Google to offer another successful session of Age Engage on Friday, June 5, 2015 as a part of GoogleServe week. GoogleServe is week of volunteer service that engages employees in a variety of community service activities-- everything from building homes to teaching community members how to use technology. Last year, more than 6,500 Googlers volunteered almost 80,000 hours during GoogleServe.

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 technology training. The training, tailored to each participant's interests and experience, is very popular. During Friday's session, 13 Google employees worked with 13 older adults. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Participants got help with Facebook, Internet security, Google maps and more.

One participant, Jeanne, explained, "Daniel helped me with internet security and we installed 2 factor authentication on my laptop. Thank you for the experience. I'm very grateful for such knowledgeable help."

CCTV School Year Production Program End of Semester Screening

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:12am

On Thursday, June 11 at 6 pm, teens in CCTV's School Year Production Program will host a video screening. The event is free and open to the public. The School Year Production program is an after school media arts and work experience program. Teens in the program learn storytelling, camera, editing, lighting and audio skills, and they are paid to work as media artists, producing a variety of pieces exploring who they are, where they live, and what they believe in.

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Google Age Engage

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:42pm
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:00 to 15:00

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 5, 2015 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 5, 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.

EducationClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00

Media Maker Day, TOMORROW 5/16

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:51pm

Special for Access Members who refer a friend new to CCTV: we'll add $25 to your class voucher. Check out this creative video made by our intern for more details.

Make it happen at CCTV's Media Maker Day. Come sample and work in a wide variety of different media, from creating on the fly journalist broadcasts to the art of Photoshop image manipulation.

Walk into an interactive video feedback experiment in CCTV’s main studio, making use of cameras and sound equipment to provide a heady sensory experience.

Drop into our computer lab, where speedy demonstrations of Photoshop image manipulation and Vine video creation will help you experiment with images and short video.

Step in to the storytelling booth, where you can explore memory and nostalgia, record a story, and make use of some special props.

Step right up onto the BeLive set, where citizen journalists will interview you live on the air.

If you’re not feeling camera ready, watch recent, cutting edge video work from local Cambridge filmmakers on monitors throughout the facility.

Or simply enjoy some free snacks and chat with staff about the many ways you can use CCTV as a resource to realize your vision or idea for a project.

2015 Business Breakfast, May 14th (free)

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:13pm
Join us at CCTV's Business Breakfast: Small is Agile: Increasing Local Businesses' Marketing Reach

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8AM
CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square

Small businesses in Cambridge face unique challenges in reaching local customers.

Join us to learn about strategies for building a lean, mean marketing machine for your local business. This breakfast presentation will feature Curt Fennell of Google, who will introduce Google's economical suite of Google for Work products. He will also discuss ways to reach local customers through the use of Google AdWords. You'll have a rare chance to learn directly from Google employees how Adwords can help step up your game and build local awareness and business leads.

You will also learn about CCTV's opportunities for business partnerships. Stretch your business exposure into 32,000 homes in Cambridge, while strengthening community initiatives, including the Youth Media Program, a media skill building work program for local teens, and NeighborMedia, a citizen journalism program that amplifies Cambridge's voices and promotes vibrant local discourse. A small investment will give you high visibility now, and a stronger future for Cambridge.

A continental breakfast, sponsored by Harvest Co-op Markets, will be served.

To sign up, call Susan Fleischmann at 617-401-4004