Sean Effel

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I am responsible for planning and implementing new technology and systems throughout our organization, from databases to websites to production gear. I get to wear a lot of hats throughout the year, so it's pretty cool. I like long walks in the snow and my favorite ice cream is vanilla.
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March 20, 2015 - 12:54pm Today the earth finishes one quarter of a revolution and the northern hemisphere is now sharing the same amount of sunshine with the south. Technically this means our side of the planet will be getting more heat and all this record breaking snow will start to vanish. Enjoy this photo of our beloved sidewalk sign fending off the snow and sludge of the city. read more
December 2, 2014 - 12:49pm Our producers and hosts got together right before Thanksgiving to plan out the production of the newest about-to-be-a-sensation game show at CCTV, The Wikiest Link. Here you can catch a look at Marissa Fisher, Ted DeBettencourt, David Yao, Frank Morris, and Sean Effel. Watch for this game show to release on our channels before the end of the year. Check it out at http://www.cctvcambridge.org/wikiest read more
December 2, 2014 - 12:45pm CCTV was on scene to record the activities at the Rib Fest on Oct 5, 2014. We got a good look at the restaurants, judges, awards, music, and everything else that happened that day. For those of you who don't know, the Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town and a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge. Participating restaurants include Abigail’s, ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, Bambara, Cambridge Brewing Co., The Cambridge Police Department Pitmasters, Commonwealth, East by Northeast, East Side Bar & Grille, Filarmonica Santo Antonio, Lone Star, Lord Hobo, Ole Mexican Grill, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Portugalia, Puritan & Co., Ridge Vocational Culinary Arts Students, State Park, and Tupelo. The East Cambridge Business Association sponsors this event each year. The mission of the East Cambridge Business Association is to promote and maintain sustainable commerce in East Cambridge; to be a single voice for its members; to promote activities that bond East Cambridge businesses with their neighborhood; to preserve the historical integrity and importance of East Cambridge;... read more
November 18, 2014 - 1:24pm Few people harnessed the platform with such celebrity as Captain Krunch. Enjoy this video starring Krunch himself, a contemporary of Dangerous Dean, Anthony D, the Executive Destroyers, and former CCTV staffer Artman Martins and their enthusiasm for back yard wrestling leagues. read more
November 3, 2014 - 5:28pm Affiliate Membership allows producers who live outside of Cambridge to submit programming to be seen on CCTV's channels (with a local sponsor). Affiliate Members are also allowed access to our public computer lab hours throughout the week, and are covered by CCTV's insurance when renting equipment. Please note that there are NO REFUNDS of membership fees for any reason. You may also make this purchase to renew your existing membership. read more
October 31, 2014 - 10:37am Inspired by the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon discovery, that Gregory Brothers video, a little known internet time waster, and that other famous game show, CCTV has undertaken a new game show entitled The Wikiest Link. If you have ever been at a party and looked up the answer to how Napoleon Bonaparte was poisoned, or the difference between AC and DC, or how the genetic engineering of gypsy moths failed in Medford, then you are definitely skilled enough to try your luck here on The Wikiest Link. Cable channels:CCTV Channel 8 in CambridgeSCATV Channel 3 in SomervilleBNN Channels 23 (Comcast) and 83 (RCN) in Boston(Live streaming available from each station, video on demand available after broadcast date.) Episode 1: 11:30PM, Jan 23, 2015 This episode features MIT PhD candidate and Toxoplasma gondii researcher Kim Cirelli, the freelance marketing consultant Kenny Soto, and game developer Sharat Bhat of Fire Hose Games. Missed it? Here's the episode in full: Episode 2: 11:30PM, Jan 30, 2015 This episode features game designer Chris Foster of Harmonix Music Systems, game developer Kristen Mukai of Proletariat Inc., and game designer Sean Baptiste of Fire Hose Games. Episode 3... read more
October 23, 2014 - 1:35pm Access Membership provides full access to all of CCTV's services, classes, facilities, and live channels plus $300 in free classes each year. Discounts are available for youth and seniors. You can pay online but you will be required to show proof of your Cambridge residency and sign an agreement with our policies on your next visit to our facilities in order to activate your membership. If the cost of a full membership is prohibiting you from joining, please contact our staff to make other potential arrangements. Please note that there are NO REFUNDS of membership fees for any reason. Before you make your payment please remember that the Access memberships below are available to Cambridge MA residents only and require proof of residency to activate. You may also make this purchase to renew your existing membership. read more
August 25, 2014 - 5:35pm Cambridge Community Television uses Google's file sharing service, Google Drive, for making copies of our live television programs available for producers to download. This service is intended to allow our producers to download their own video files and share them separately on the video sharing service of their choice. Files may take as much as 24 hours to become available after the program has aired, and files are only stored for 7 days following the live air date - at which point the new episode is being uploaded. Use Google Chrome as your web browser for best results. If you cannot access files with Chrome, try using Mozilla Firefox. If you have a Google account, login with your name and password with your web browser. Follow the link to the download area (link below). Locate the file you want on the list. If you click the icon then your video will open in a "Preview Mode". We are told that Preview Mode sometimes appears as if the file cannot be viewed. That's OK. Instead of clicking on the video icon you want, do this next step... Locate the file you want and CONTROL-CLICK (Windows) or COMMAND-CLICK (Mac) to open the video in its own window. Click the download link at... read more
August 14, 2014 - 12:48pm This six-part miniseries features discussions with guests about adopting pets through agencies, protecting consumers when buying pets, caring for sick pets while balancing a budget, working with seeing-eye dogs, training police department K9 units, treating hospital patients with pet therapy, clips from the Humane Society of the United States, and a whole lot of advice on tough situations with animal owners. Hear great information from the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs, Fairy Dogparents, Pet Partners, The Cambridge Police Department and Department of Public Health, and the well know Ask Dog Lady columnist Monica Collins. This miniseries is produced by volunteers at Cambridge Community Television in Cambridge, MA, in July 2014. You can catch the Tails of the City series on CCTV's channels starting September 1, 2014, on Channel 08 on Mondays 9:30PM and Tuesdays 10AM. You can preview the whole series on Vimeo.com. If you are a public access station anywhere in the United States you can download this series from this link at PegMedia.org (the account is free, the download cost is pennies per episode). Congratulations to all the great volunteers at CCTV who worked on... read more
June 27, 2014 - 4:28pm Dave Wakeling was performing at Johnny D's in Davis Square when he ran into our member Kristina Kehrer. She convinced him to step into a dark alley and give Cambridge Community Television a little shoutout. Thanks for the kind words, Dave, and thanks for the legwork, Kristina! read more
May 22, 2014 - 10:12am Bold Italics Uderline Strikethrough Numbered List Numbered List Bullet list Bullet list Headline 1 Headline 2 Quotes Preview Dramatically recaptiualize user-centric strategic theme areas and installed base mindshare. Enthusiastically synthesize leading-edge web-readiness rather than quality paradigms. Dynamically disseminate web-enabled deliverables rather than equity invested benefits. Objectively streamline next-generation metrics vis-a-vis ubiquitous mindshare. Globally streamline prospective scenarios whereas collaborative human capital. Collaboratively visualize cross functional solutions rather than transparent growth strategies. Dynamically syndicate wireless scenarios for clicks-and-mortar catalysts for change. Collaboratively scale user-centric collaboration and idea-sharing via accurate meta-services. Quickly architect leveraged supply chains before resource maximizing bandwidth. Interactively evolve an expanded array of content without mission-critical scenarios. Intrinsicly initiate transparent relationships rather than go forward channels. Rapidiously implement economically sound alignments with emerging expertise. Interactively facilitate exceptional... read more
May 21, 2014 - 11:00am CCTV recorded Mr. Chomsky's talk at the Cambridge Public Library. If you weren't able to attend the event, you can catch the rebroadcast on Channel 9 in Cambridge or on our live Channel 9 webstream Saturdays 5/31/14 - 6/21/14 @ 4 PM, Sundays 6/1/14 - 6/22/14 @ 9 PM, Tuesdays 6/3/14 - 6/24/14 @ 10 AM. Mr. Chomsky generously loaned CCTV his star power for a few moments after his talk was finished. read more
May 12, 2014 - 6:24pm Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, recording a conversation with Undersecretary Barbara Anthony for an episode of Consumer Affairs, lent some of his star power to CCTV. read more
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March 21, 2014 - 4:21pm Cambridge Trust Company is a proud sponsor of Cambridge Community Television! This sponsorship ensures that programming by and about our community is available on CCTV's channels. read more
March 19, 2014 - 3:22pm Cambridge Community Television is holding it's annual Public Service Announcement Day this year on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 from 10 am to 5 pm. New 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. 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. If you don't know how to craft your PSA then we offer free workshops two weeks in advance of the production day. Please contact Susan Fleischmann at 617-401-4004 to schedule your slot. read more
March 19, 2014 - 1:36pm CCTV's website has been accepting calendar listings of community events since 2006. But we have not accepted what we call "community announcements", messages directed at our audience that are not about a specific date and time. Now, with a little work, we can finally do it. read more
March 12, 2014 - 3:56pm Cambridge Community Television is holding it's annual Public Service Announcement Day this year on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 from 10 am to 5 pm. New 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. 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. If you don't know how to craft your PSA then we offer free workshops two weeks in advance of the production day. Please contact Susan Fleischmann at 617-401-4004 to schedule your slot. read more
February 28, 2014 - 6:22pm Enter your community oriented programming into the Hometown Media Awards by April 30, 2014 (or if you are a CCTV member you can enter by April 25 to receive a 50% discount from us). Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way. Winners of the Hometown Media Awards will be recognized during the Alliance for Community Media 2014 Conference & Exhibition in May. CCTV can get you a discount on entering this contest. Entering through CCTV, we will pay half of your registration fee making your cost only $25.00. You must be an Access Member of CCTV and you must submit your program entry electronically through the festival website. Deadline to submit entries and get our member discount through CCTV is April 25, 2014. All program entries must have been shown on CCTV's channels between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Note that your video must be under 30 minutes and the size of your file must be under 300MB. If you must send DVDs to enter the festival then your fee will be $95! Read the Hometown Media... read more
January 1, 2014 - 3:16pm The City of Cambridge is lifting the snow emergency parking ban at 7am Wednesday, February 18. More information is available on the City’s website www.cambridgema.gov. read more

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