We are very excited to announce the inaugural episode of a new series we’re calling Community ACTion. Every Friday morning we will open Studio A to non-profit organizations in Arlington and the surrounding communities, inviting them to come and tell us what they do and how they do it. At ACMi we are always seeking new ways to foster closer connections throughout our community, and helping Arlington residents become better informed about the important services and opportunities provided by our local non-profits is one of our main goals in introducing this new series.
We filmed our first episode this morning! The Young Adult Vocational Program (YAVP) is a transitional program that provides daily structure for young adults with psychiatric disabilities. YAVP’s Program Director, Ray Thomas, came to Studio A with a number of the program’s clients. Several of them worked behind the scenes on the production, and two were featured guests, discussing the success they have enjoyed as YAVP participants and the beneficial effect it has had on their lives. Under the artful direction of ACMi’s Jonathan Barbato and Jessica Barnthouse (gotta love those JBs!), the whole shoot went smoothly and was a worthy introduction to what promises to be an exciting, enriching, and highly informative addition to the ACMi schedule.
If you are connected to a local non-profit or know someone who is, Community ACTion is for YOU. Make arrangements to join us any Friday morning at Studio A and help us and Arlington get to know who you are. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will follow up from there. Let’s make some community magic together!
Something special occurred last week at the Boston Herald headquarters. A group of diverse educators from around the state were each awarded a $1000 grant for being recognized as Mass. Literacy Champions. ACMi’s Production Coordinator Jonathan Barbato arrived to spread media literacy through an iPhone Filmmaking Workshop.
“Jonathan brought a special energy into the room with his workshop. Everybody was excited about creating videos on their phones and sharing their ideas with others,” says Julie DeFrancesco, Director of Mass Literacy Foundation.
Everyone has the ability to create beautiful videos on-the-fly with a smart phone. Jonathan’s number one tip is to hold your phone in the landscape position, or sideways (see photo above), as opposed to the portrait position, which is upright.
ACMi recently joined with the Ottoson News Network (ONN) to cover the 2014 Ottoson 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony. Above, ONN team member Colin Gilbert wraps up post-production on the event coverage, which you can find airing now on ACMi’s Education Channel (Comcast 9, RCN 13, Verizon 24).
Free Speech TV, our satellite carrier for Democracy NOW! has changed its schedule for the noon time play back.
This playback will be moved to 3PM for all weekdays.
Thank you for your understanding.
There will be a special Selectmen Meeting tomorrow, July 1, 2014 at 7PM on the Government channel (Comcast 22, RCN 15, Verizon 26).
ACMi is partnering with our colleagues at Somerville Community Access TV (SCATV) to present ROUGH CUT MEDIA SOCIAL. This event is open to all media makers who have a video work-in-progress. This means a TV show, documentary, experimental film, music videos, etc. You will screen 3-5 minutes of your piece, and the audience will give their feedback immediately following. A select group of filmmakers will guide the feedback process throughout the event. One such esteemed critic is Mike Oliver from the Medford Arts Council. Feel free to come just to watch – no film submission is required! And Free Snacks will be provided!!
Here’s all you need to know about ROUGH CUT:
Date: Sunday, June 29th, from 3-5pm
Location Details: The event is held at The Uniun, 3 Sanborn Court, Union Square (across from Stone Place Park).
Contact: Erica Jones, email@example.com at
Technical Specs: Bring your video on a thumbdrive or DVD
RSVP HERE to the Facebook event!
ACMi is delighted to pass on this exciting news about the Steve Katsos Show Fifth Anniversary Spectacular, coming up this Sunday, June 29, at 7:30 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. Please read on for a personal invite from the Man himself…
Dear Friends and ACMi Community,
This Sunday at the Regent Theatre, we will have The Steve Katsos Show Fifth Anniversary Spectacular
at 7:30 pm. The event will be carried live on ACMi and aired as a
special on CharterTV3 on Thanksgiving. The taped version of this show will also air on public stations all over the world, helping us to raise money for The Jimmy Fund
. We have a real HD production truck donated for the event for the first time ever. This is a one-time deal, and I am so excited for the donation. Come to the Regent Theatre to feel what it was like to be on the set of The Ed Sullivan Show or The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The cameras are professional, the technicians are top-notch, and the truck is used on national events for ESPN. I am grateful that 150 staff and performers donate their time on this night to maximize our gift to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. It is an amazing event, and I am humbled to have my name on it.
We need the community to come celebrate with us and help support our drive to raise $15,000 for a great cause. We have opened the balcony up at the Regent Theatre and tickets are only $10. Orchestra seats are $20. Please come enjoy the show or make a donation using the links below. Thank you for doing all that you can do.
Buy Tickets to The Steve Katsos Show Fifth Anniversary Spectacular:
Did you know that you may be carrying everything you need to make an original video
in your pocket?!
It’s true - your iPhone is powerful and versatile enough to do the job IF you get the right training to unleash its capabilities. That’s where ACMi comes in! Our outstanding
Production Coordinator, Jonathan Barbato, will teach you the tips and tricks you need to get the most out of your iPhone video.
Pocket Filmmaking Workshop 101
- Tuesday 6-8 pm, July 1, 8 & 15
- Session 1: shooting your footage
- Session 2: editing on iMovie
- Session 3: uploading to YouTube
Each participant will require:
- A smartphone or tablet with charger
- A Mac laptop (or ACMi can provide access to our own)
Email to sign up at Pocket@acmi.tv
Be among the first iPhone-ographers in town!
Join us in July!
Yes, it’s time for all our treasured ACMi members out there to renew your memberships, and for first-time members to sign up to get the most bang for your buck. Our membership period runs from July 1 to June 30 each year, and access to both the equipment and the resources the studio makes available requires that your membership be current. The membership fee for the 2014-2015 period is $40 for an Individual and $70 for a Family or Group (up to 4 members). ACMi will be mailing renewal forms out to all active members in the coming week – please look out for our mailing and send your renewal form and fee back to us ASAP!!