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Feb 14, 2014 Attention members! Refer a friend to CCTV's next free orientation and earn $$$ toward your class voucher! Here's how: Earn $30 toward your voucher for every Cambridge resident you get to sign up for a full Access Membership at the time of Orientation! No limit here, so get as many Cantabrigians to sign up as possible! Earn $10 toward your voucher just by having a friend show up to orientation -... more
Feb 11, 2014 CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info! Debuting this Week on CCTV! CCTV Valentine's Day 2014 Special: Messages Of Love! The CCTV team heads to the streets to record people's video love messages and valentines for their friends, family, and... more
Feb 9, 2014 On February 11, thousands of websites (including this one!) will host banners urging people to call/email Congress. We'll ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans. The SOPA and PIPA protests were successful because we all took part, as a community. As Aaron Swartz put it, everybody "made themselves the hero of their... more
Feb 7, 2014 Ever wonder how Diane Sawyer does it? Then sign up for this 5-session production class that will teach students to produce their own professional 3-5 minute news segments in the field, working in teams or working alone. This brand new course will provide instruction on traditional methods of storytelling, exploring voice-over as well as visual devices. Students will acquire knowledge of... more
Feb 5, 2014 In order to make sure that our staff and members stay safe and warm, CCTV will be closed today, Wednesday, February 5. We will reopen Thursday at noon. Stay safe! more
Feb 4, 2014 CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info! Debuting this Week on CCTV! Food for Thought: Let's Talk About Genetically Modified Foods An insightful conversation and analysis with Consumer Reports experts about the ethics and safety of... more
Feb 3, 2014 We are upgrading our studio to HD! Come and take a look at our new Broadcast Pix Mica switcher, and Sony XD cameras. There is a Beginning Studio Production class starting on March 19th - and for those of you who have studio experience, we have a Broadcast Pix crash course scheduled on March 6. more
Jan 29, 2014 Dig out of the snow and make your way to CCTV on Thursday for the end-of-semester screening of CCTV's School Year Production Program! Projects by: Nabiet Berhane, Kyania Burke, Ziaul Islam, Marie Nherisson, Cinthia Pineda, Yanka Petri, Emily Rucker, Mohammad Sayed, Maha Shahid, & Facundo Gianello. Refreshments will be served! Thanks to our collaborators: Cambridge Community Services' City... more
Jan 24, 2014 Writing about live events can be tricky for a new reporter. What angle do you take? Who do you interview? How do you capture the atmosphere and information of the event in an interesting, captivating way? Join journalist and author Sam Baltrusis as he gives you the tools to cover Cambridge-centric events in this intensive three-day workshop. Instructor: Sam Baltrusis Dates: Mon, 01/27/2014, 6:00... more
Jan 21, 2014 CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info! Debuting this Week on CCTV! Rantland A collection of wacky, funny, and outspoken short films, monologues, and cartoons produced by Will Kurtz.Ch. 8 - Premiering this week Saturday 5 PM, Sunday 7 PM,... more
Jan 17, 2014 Picture it: January 2013 - a year ago this month. I was attending FREE orientation at CCTV, hoping to start the new year off on the right foot. I wanted new experiences, the opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills. I remember walking in and thinking, "Wow, this place seems so neat!" Little did I know of the all great things that would come ... Within a week, I was taking classes: Field... more
Jan 15, 2014 CCTV offers some pretty fantastic classes. If you've been involved at the station in any capacity, you already know that. One thing we LOVE to do is offer the community some of the BEST tools for learning and creating meaningful media. Check out these three upcoming classes that are sure to be engaging, inspiring and just plain rad. Call 617-661-6900 or see the staff member at the front desk to... more
Jan 12, 2014 Yves St. Pierre is producing and hosting a 3-hour live remembrance of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, tonight until 8pm on Channel 8. more
Jan 10, 2014 NeighborMedia citizen journalists are covering Cambridge like never before! This innovative initiative by CCTV trains passionate and curious residents to become reporters through classes, mentorship and camaraderie. The past few months, in particular, have been especially exciting for those involved in the program. First of all, NeighborMedia correspondents (as well as CCTV members, in general)... more
Dec 23, 2013 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... more
Dec 22, 2013 News reporting has changed a lot over the years. From newspapers to the birth of the "Big Three" television networks to 24-hour cable news coverage, the ways in which news is covered has morphed to meet with the times. In the 21st century, the landscape of the news industry has evolved drastically with the Internet, social media and citizen journalism playing key roles in how we consume our news... more
Dec 20, 2013 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... more
Dec 16, 2013 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... more
Dec 11, 2013 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... more
Dec 10, 2013 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... more
Dec 8, 2013 Beginning Studio Production: Primetime! The CCTV Beginning Studio Production: Primetime! class culminates in an exciting live studio shoot, oftentimes of a band or other artistic performance. This video is from the most recent Primetime studio shoot on August 28, 2013 with the band Alchemilla. We will be having another Primetime class coming up beginning on December 11th. For additional... more

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