SCATV Producers Development & Skillshare Day – April 30th!

SCATV Producers Development Day

The goal of this event would be to collectively pool the experience of SCATV producers into an learning environment made up of 45-minute skillshare sessions largely led by them to impart their knowledge of TV production as well as SMC facilities and equipment. This will hopefully lead to higher production values as well as better communication and working relationships among members.


11am-3pm, Somerville Media Center


Sunday, April 30
Light snacks provided. Bring your own lunch.


Controlled Chaos: Remote Production Planning
11:00 am – 11:45 am

Topics covered:
Scriptwriting, storyboarding, creating a shotlist and time management. Remote production. Pre-production planning. Editing to camera. Strategies for Lighting, and Sound, Multi-Cam.

Rob David, Adam Stone, Brian Zipp, Henry Parker

The Interview/ Talk Show Format
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Topics covered:
How to find guests, put them at ease and how to ask the right questions; Recruiting talent including finding a crew for your talk show.

Henry Parker, Joe Lynch, Lisa Wilks, Crystal Chandler, Fallon O’Brien

Unlock Studio Secrets
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Topics covered:
Unlock Tricaster capabilities you might have not known about. Learn how to master the lighting grid, Teleprompter and more!

Adam Stone, Charlie Tesch, Ricardo Pineda, Bryan McKeon, Daley Baker, Peter Levine

Distribution Beyond Somerville – Get Your Stuff Out There!
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Topics covered:
You’ve spent countless hours creating your work. Now, how do you get people to see it? Creating your own YouTube and Vimeo channels and playlists will be discussed as well as sites where other community access centers look for content such as Peg Media, and Telvue Connect (a paid service). Shooting simultaneously on Facebook Live as a way to increase viewership with also be discussed.

Sam Baltrusis, Ken McIntyre, Erica Jones, Crystal Chandler, Fallon O’Brien, Adam Stone