Clodagh Drummey

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I am CCTV's Associate Director of Programs and Development. I work with CCTV's technology outreach programs and help raise funds to support them. If you are interested in learning about CCTV's work in the community, please contact me.
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July 14, 2014 - 1:32pm I found the best way to make friends, to set goals, pursue my passion of writing, creative arts, and learning new things is through Cambridge and of course, CCTV. I have forgotten fine nuances of many a wonderful moment in life. With the CCTV programs, I write more, blog more, document more with videos and pictures, and to my surprise, it is fun to revisit those memories even if they are only a few months old. It's easy to know what you want to edit; for the first project, it is almost everything. The "how-to" part was the most challenging. I did not have the software, and sat in a class with a great teacher. I also got a lot of support from the staff, and that put me on a path of wanting to go on to the next level of editing. I feel grateful to have discovered CCTV. It's a pool of creative, encouraging people who care about their neighbors and community. I love what CCTV does, and it's definitely a community resource---- to pursue interests, to connect with people, to learn, and give back to the community. - Indu Please make a donation in support of CCTV's training program today! read more
June 30, 2014 - 10:32am I believe the first time I ever experienced CCTV was in 2008 during the School Year Production Program (SYPP). I was in 8th grade at the time going into 9th--needless to say I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, but I was open to discovering different life paths, you could say. Little did I know CCTV would give me a glimpse into a path I'd later take after graduating high school. I loved SYPP so much I decided to do the Summer Media Institute (SMI) where I got to work in the TV studio, learn camerawork and editing skills that in 2014 ended up helping me in my classes at Emerson College. I now study Studio TV with dreams of producing and working with nonprofits to connect inner city youth to media arts--and none of this, none of these realizations or life paths would I have discovered without getting involved in 2008 with CCTV. Not only did I learn valuable technical skills as a teen, I was taught the value of creativity and collaboration in a "real world" working environment. Now I'm working for SMI where I know I'll continue to gain skills and learn more about what I'm interested in pursuing in life both personally and professionally. -- Xia CCTV needs the support... read more
May 6, 2014 - 12:00am CCTV is looking for teens to participate in our annual Summer Media Institute, or SMI. The SMI is a 6 week media production and work experience program for Cambridge teens. Participants learn storytelling and media skills while working as media artists to produce videos about themselves and their community. Interested teens between 14 and 18 should apply to the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and request "CCTV" as their work site. Applications are available here and must be submitted by this Friday, May 9. read more
April 4, 2014 - 11:24am Do you want to change the way people think about an issue? Do you want to educate the Cambridge audience about your organization's work? Each year, CCTV's Public Service Announcement (PSA) Day gives local non-profit organizations a chance to create informative PSAs that communicate the services they provide to the community. PSAs are shown on CCTV's three cable channels, and have the potential of reaching more than 33,000 households! In addition, PSAs can be submitted to other television stations, uploaded to your organization's website, or used for any other public relations projects. Register for PSA Day! This year, PSA Day will take place on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 from 10 am to 5 pm. To sign up, all you need to do is contact CCTV to schedule a 30-minute taping appointment, prepare a 30-second presentation, and show up for the recording appointment. Please email Susan Fleischmann or call 617-401-4004 to schedule your slot. The registration fee is $75 for non-CCTV members. A discounted rate of $50 is available to organizations that are CCTV members. Read about the benefits of Organizational Membership here. To become an organizational member, please complete... read more
December 23, 2013 - 10:21am Dear Family and Friends, My name is Mohammad Sayed. Some of my homework over the Thanksgiving break was to thank and be thankful to kind people like all of you, and to share our stories. My story is about Cambridge Community Television, a place that made my dream of becoming a filmmaker come true. In 2009, I moved to Cambridge from Afghanistan. About two years ago I could not believe what I read on the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment application. There was a quick description and explanation of CCTV. I rushed to my mom in the kitchen and showed her the description. I said, "Really, this is a place where I can use professional cameras and get training from adult experts." She was very happy to see me this excited. CCTV is better then Hollywood. Everything at CCTV is free and you have all the equipments that you need to become a professional filmmaker. I am in the Youth Media Program and have made many films. I learned how to use all of the field cameras and studio equipment and software like Final Cut X, and Motion. I learned the importance of telling a story to other people, and how to visually communicate the problems of our community. Most importantly, at CCTV we are like... read more
December 20, 2013 - 10:11am Embrace the season of giving and consider making a donation to CCTV this holiday season! Support CCTV's technology training programs which teach people from all walks of life how to use computers and create media that is expressive of who they are and what they believe in. Today we're 87% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal, which we will only reach with the support of friends like you! With your help, CCTV will continue to expand our popular Youth Media Program, a media arts and work experience program for Cambridge teens.Working in paid positions as media artists, teens are challenged to break through mainstream messages to tell honest stories about themselves and their community. The Summer Media Institute (SMI) introduces teens to basic media production and career skills; in the School Year Production Program (SYPP) teens deepen and utilize these skills to bring attention to issues affecting their community. This year, the popular program served more young people than ever-- a diverse group of 50 teens. "The Youth Media Program is a place where you learn and at the same time you get to know people." "Teens learn skills to use in order to make their voice heard... read more
December 16, 2013 - 11:19am Embrace the season of giving and consider making a donation to CCTV this holiday season in support of CCTV's technology training programs which teach people from all walks of life how to use computers, and create media that is expressive of who they are and what they believe in. We're 84% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal, which we will only reach with the support of friends like you! With your help, CCTV will continue to grow our computer training programs for older adults. Every Mondays from 1 pm to 3 pm, Computer for 50 + provides older adults with a chance to receive computer training and support from patient and knowledgeable volunteers. Also, Age Engage, a collaboration between Google and CCTV, pairs people over 50 with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. In 2013, 6 Age Engage sessions were held at CCTV. A participant from our November session explained, "We customized the approach because I didn't need to start from the very beginning. I was set up with a gmail account which I've always knew that I wanted to do.” Other participants... read more
December 11, 2013 - 5:01pm Embrace the season of giving and consider making a donation to CCTV this holiday season in support of CCTV's technology training programs which teach people from all walks of life how to use computers, and create media that is expressive of who they are and what they believe in. We're 84% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal, which we will only reach with the support of friends like you! With your help, CCTV will continue to grow our popular Youth Media Program, a media arts and work experience program for Cambridge teens. Avery, a teen involved in the Youth Media Program, recently spoke of the experience and the impact its had on his life. "To everyone, it’s just a place on 438 Massachusetts Ave, but to me, it’s a place to make a change... a change in our perception of the world. A change in our surroundings. A change in ourselves. Everybody here was given an opportunity to further their depth as a person, an experience many could not have received otherwise. I got the chance to develop my understanding of camerawork and express myself through film at CCTV." read more
December 10, 2013 - 9:11am We are excited to unveil a new Underwriting Campaign for 2014 that offers local businesses a cost-effective way to reach a diverse cross-section of Cambridge residents while supporting our community media center. Participating businesses will not only be acknowledged on the local cable channels, but will also receive recognition at the annual Back Lot BBQ, CCTV’s popular fundraiser, which routinely draws between 200 and 250 attendees. Check out our various underwriting opportunities. We are happy to work with you to customize your sponsorship to best fit your needs. Please contact Susan Fleischmann at 617 401 4004 or susan@cctvcambridge.org for more information read more
December 4, 2013 - 10:19am We are proud to report that "I Am a Muslim," a short documentary produced by teens in CCTV's Youth Media Program, is featured in 'Seen & Heard,' a blog created by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to showcase youth art. Check out the blog at www.seenandheard.massculturalcouncil.org. The film, produced by teens in the Summer Media Institute in July of 2013, explores Muslim stereotypes and what it is like to be a Muslim in Cambridge. Congrats to the teens who worked on the film: Iman Gheraissa, Avery Guan, and Liam O'Connell. read more

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