Marissa Acosta

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I am responsible for the upkeep of CCTV's facilities and equipment. I also oversee many interns in the areas of cablecast, studio and facilities, archiving, bulletin board, Bandwidth TV and Easy Access.
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November 13, 2013 - 4:37pm Quick Startup Guide for the Smartfade ETC 1296 Control Console How the Console should normally look 1. Before you begin to use the lighting board, make sure it is set to its standard “normal” setting. All faders should be set to their lowest positions. How to turn on the Console 1. Make sure the console is plugged into a power outlet. 2. Make sure the DMX cable is plugged in. The male end of the cable should be plugged into the DMX out port on the console. The female end of the cable should be plugged into a DMX input outlet on the wall. There are DMX outlets in both the studio and master control, so one can use the console in either room. 3. Press the MODE button. Various lights will flash on the console as it powers on. Make sure that the display shows “Full Control” as the selected mode. If it does not, use the wheel on the console to select that mode. Overview of the Console There are 24 numbered faders on the Smartfade ETC 1296 Control Console. Each fader allows you to control up to 4 different channels, for a total of 96 channels at a time. With patching, the DMX interface is actually capable of controlling up to 512 channels, but just not at the same time.... read more
July 18, 2013 - 8:34pm Here is an overview and list of our production equipment and facilities. Use of gear and facilities is available free of charge for members working on productions to be shown on CCTV's channels, and is available at commercial rental rates for non-CCTV use. To determine if you are eligible for free equipment use, read about the Production Contract. BeLive! Studio The BeLive studio is an open forum for the expression of ideas, politics, culture, news, and more. This low-tech, single-camera studio enables any Cambridge resident or organization to have a 27-minute live program on Channel 9 without elaborate equipment training. Any Cambridge resident may have a one-time BeLive show without becoming a member. Access Membership is required for an ongoing weekly or monthly series. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis. To request a BeLive slot, please submit a request form. Cambridge Community Radio Cambridge Community Radio slots are available from 10am to 4pm on Channel 9. Any Access Member may request a weekly or monthly slot to produce a two hour block of audio programming. Download the application to get started. Live Multi-Camera Studio We have a 25' x 25', four... read more
March 7, 2013 - 9:10pm What are the most newsworthy stories from the last 40 years? The Boston area's history is America's history. Over the last 40 years, the Hub has been home to some of the nation's biggest news stories. The Boston area has lived the stories that continue to inspire authors, poets, playwrights and screenwriters. This month, the residents of Greater Boston can choose which of those stories we want see again. WGBH Media Library and Archives has teamed up with Boston Public Library, Cambridge Community Television, Northeast Historical Film and WCVB News to create the Boston TV News Digital Library ( Now through March 30, individuals can search the catalog for stories about their towns, their teams, and the topics they are most interested in to vote for the stories they want WGBH to preserve. In all, WGBH and their partners will preserve 40 hours of content. YOU CAN VOTE to make sure Cambridge content is included! In addition to this project, the WGBH Media Library and Archives provide online access to unique and historically important content produced by WGBH. For more information, visit read more
October 5, 2012 - 7:02pm Jemima, Duncan and Kamron, three young Citysprouts interns, do a cooking demo and talk about the fun activities they experience at Citysprouts. This program also serves as outreach for the upcoming event: Citysprouts Harvest Festival Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 12 to 3pm Kennedy Longfellow School, 158 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA (details below) Come learn about school gardening from kids who know! Young teen Iron Chef Dip Off sponsored by Chipotle at 1pm Intern award ceremony to follow Hands on cooking, crafts and demonstrations by and for kids Make Stone Soup! Dance to the music of Connect 3 Tacos by Chipotle All proceeds benefit CitySprouts For more information: read more
September 27, 2012 - 3:44pm I believe that Dance Smack is the future. Whole episode HERE read more
June 28, 2012 - 4:51pm velvety vox + serous marimba + precise rhythm = bury me standing Whole episode HERE read more
May 30, 2012 - 9:45pm This was incendiary. http://www.existest.org Whole episode HERE read more
May 11, 2012 - 4:58pm Join us at CCTV this Sunday, May 13, between 1-4pm for a variety of entertainment, including music, video, visual art and spoken word. The performances will take place in CCTV's studio and will also be broadcast live on CCTV Channel 8. Here is the performance schedule: 1:00-1:20pm - Owen Grey: Storyteller. Poet. 1:30-1:50pm - Kelli Eagan, Songwriter 2:00-2:20pm - Dirty Water Brass Band, a street band based in Cambridge & Somerville 2:30-2:50pm - Tim Tsang (Drawing/Music/Performance Art) 3:00-3:20pm -Sally Martin's Suzuki Violin Studio at New School of Music 3:30-3:50pm - Mudface (Music) For more information about Cambridge Open Studios 2012, visit HERE. Hope to see you there! read more
April 26, 2012 - 6:59pm muito boa! Whole episode HERE read more
March 30, 2012 - 3:53pm They were totally the opposite of their name. Also, they crushed it. Whole episode HERE read more