Shirin Mozaffari

CCTV , Cambridge MA
I am a documentary filmmaker and an educator, graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA. I am responsible for CCTV's media and technology training program. I also organize members and interns to shoot and edit coverage of community events in Cambridge.
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August 21, 2014 - 4:34pm In an effort to bring attention to different areas of Cambridge, Cambridge Community Television has created short video segments profiling different neighborhoods in the city. In this video, Vice Mayor, Dennis Benzan introduces Area Four. Video shot by Shirin Mozaffari, Joanna Tam, Ian Cameron and edited by Shirin Mozaffari and Matthew Begbie. Motion graphics by Menglei Han. Hosted by Dennis Benzan. read more
August 14, 2014 - 11:09am 8. Digital Media Buying Quick Guide read more
August 5, 2014 - 4:11pm Digital Media Buying Guide This is a Media Buying guide for external hard drives and SDHC cards to be used by our members who are looking to purchase media that is compatible with our systems here at CCTV. When buying external hard drives for editing, consider: Capacity Storage capacities can be as low as 100GB, and high as 3TB. If you have lots of media or graphics files, greater storage capacity is both better and more expensive. A typical 30 minute recording at CCTV can be between 10 and 30GB. Editing can often take up 3 or 4 times the space of your final product. Connectivity Many drives feature multiple ports so that you can use it on many different computer systems. Make sure that the drive you are purchasing have a Firewire, Thunderbolt, or USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. Speed Video files are huge. The transfer speed of a hard drive really matters. The faster the transfer rate then the better the performance. Conventional hard drives have spinning discs inside them and we recommend using a drive with a minimum of 7200 rpm (rotations per minute). Solid state hard drives don’t have moving parts and have a very high transfer rate, but they are more expensive and store less data.... read more
July 31, 2014 - 12:43pm In an effort to bring attention to different areas of Cambridge, Cambridge Community Television has created short video segments profiling different neighborhoods in the city. In this video, Ginny Berkowitz introduces North Cambridge. Information regarding public art and city parks was obtained from the Cambridge Arts Council and City of Cambridge websites. Video shot by Shirin Mozaffari and Ian Cameron and edited by Shirin Mozaffari. Photography by Ian Cameron. Motion graphics by Menglei Han. Hosted by Ginny Berkowitz. read more
July 24, 2014 - 2:29pm In an effort to bring attention to different areas of Cambridge, Cambridge Community Television has created short video segments profiling different neighborhoods in the city. In this video Gavin Kleespies introduces West Cambridge. Video shot by Ian Cameron and edited by Shirin Mozaffari. Motion graphics by Menglei Han. Hosted by Gavin Kleespies. read more
July 17, 2014 - 10:29am Throughout my time at Cambridge Community Television, I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of individuals as a Production Training Mentor. From mentees with a solid grasp of technology and video editing software, to even the most novice of students. The majority of my help has included assistance with editing, supporting students with basic understanding of the Final Cut Pro X timeline, organizing and cutting clips, using titles and fades, and even the more advanced aspects of post-production including color correction and audio editing. My work has also included assigning tasks to help mentees get a clear vision for their project ideas and their “BeLive” programs, and to assist in brainstorming ideas to take their plans and goals to a whole new level. I have provided feedback on completed pieces and given general help on pace and narrative structure. As for the variety of mentees I have had, my work has primarily consisted of adults, but I have also had the opportunity to work with younger people, including several who are just beginning a new step in pursuing their higher education, and recent graduates. Zach is an Emerson College BFA Film Production Student from Suffield... read more
July 10, 2014 - 1:44pm The pastors and congregation of Cambridge Black Pastor's Alliance gathered at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 9th to pray and rally on the streets of Cambridge in the aftermath of the shooting of Area IV resident, Kensley David. The Cambridge Black Pastor Alliance says: "It is time for our community to move from a space of grief and mourning to commitment and determination that Cambridge will not become a war zone where the armies of hopelessness and purposelessness do battle on our streets." Footage shot by Maurice Wilkey and edited by Shirin Mozaffari. read more
July 1, 2014 - 10:46am Certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, disproportionately affect minority populations in the U.S. In this episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia correspondent Maurice Wilkey delves into the issue of men's health and racial disparities, as he interviews local experts and residents on the topic. In the first segment of the show, Wilkey sits down with Albert Pless, program manager of the Men's Health League, and Dr. Jeremy Keller, a physician with Cambridge Health Alliance, to gain some insight into the problem. He then speaks with Derek Arledge, a trainer and coordinator for CHA's Men's Health Program, as well as Herman Lee Manigo, a health league participant, to talk about healthy lifestyle choices. In accompanying roll-ins, Wilkey provides provides information on statistics and resources for the community, as well as takes to a local barbershop to interview men about their well-being and understanding of health disparities among men of color. Cambridge Uncovered is a collaboration between Cambridge Community Television's Production Department and NeighborMedia citizen journalism initiative. Production group participants: Anjan Biswas, Erik... read more
June 26, 2014 - 5:27pm Zach Anderson ( Production Training Mentor) is an Emerson College BFA Film Production Student from Suffield, CT, expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2015. Zach has worked on a variety of projects including short narrative fiction, short documentary, event video, weddings, commercials, and television pilots. He has a passion for Producing and all things under the umbrella of filmmaking, and is excited to bring his expertise and skills to the CCTV family! What he can help You With: Camera Shooting, Technical Assistance, Editing with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop, Video Uploading for Web, iMovie, iDVD, DSLR Shooting, Audio Capture/Microphone Set-Up, Post-Production Troubleshooting, Pacing, Script Revision, Lighting Set-up, Script Formatting Available hours - by appointment Mondays - 5:30 - 9:30 PM. Other times available by request. You can contact Zach by email at read more
June 19, 2014 - 1:03pm Prominent Ugandan LGBT activist, John Abdallah Wambere, spoke at the Cambridge Pride Brunch, at the Cambridge City Hall on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Watch John Abdallah Wambere's remarks here and stay tuned for the video of the full program which includes remarks by Mayor David Maher, the GLBT Commission John Gintell and Aren Stone and award presentations on CCTV channels. read more