On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 6 – 8 p.m., the Gray Public Library, in coordination with the Town of Gray Communications and Information Department and Standing Oak Media, is hosting Gray's first-ever Community Media Night. The informative event, hosted by broadcast media professional Randy Visser, aims to explain to community members how they can utilize the public access platform offered by Gray Community Television.
Visser plans to cover the following information:
Gray Community Media - Orientation and Support Services
Orientation - What is Community Media?
- History of Public, Educational, Government (PEG) Access Cable and Cable Franchising.
- How have we organized PEG in Gray? Where can I see this programming?
- Examples of quality community programming from other communities.
- Bulletin Board Announcements.
Support Services for GCTV Public Access Users.
- Review GCT Policy Documents
- Review Program Application Form and Submission Process
In the meantime, to help you start thinking about community media, here are ten easy steps for getting your video produced and on the channel:
- Identify your “communication objective” in three short sentences or fewer. What do you hope to accomplish?
- Identify your audience. Who do you want to see this video?
- Identify whether this will be an “edited” show, or a “live” show. Discuss the pros/cons.
- Create a simple outline listing all the “critical content” that needs to be shared. This could also be a short list of content you want to share with the community.
- Identify who will collect the needed content (video, graphics, audio clips, photos etc.…) Set up a schedule for collecting this content. Reserve equipment if needed.
- Set-up time to edit the material. Will you need help?
- Fill out channel “Application Form," submit and schedule program on GCTV.
- Promote your program! Engage your audience! Get feedback. Did you meet your communication objective?
If you have any questions about this event, please email Gray Community Television.