The steps to creating your own CTV21 series are simple. It starts with finding a few friends (4) who will work behind the scenes to make sure the picture is straight, the microphones are on and the titles are spelled correctly. They don’t need any experience; just one evening a month to help you knock off a couple of shows. In 2 hours they are back to their regular lives feeling good about helping you share something important with the community.
We don’t have a quota system here, if you plan on creating a series but only do three episodes…No problem. Your commitment to us is completing and airing programs in which you have used CTV21 equipment to create it. The only limitation on the number of programs you produce, intended for a series time slot, is the length of time you may hold on to that time slot. To maintain a series time slot we require at least 2 new programs per month.
Series program production is the easiest because you are creating something with a recurring theme that can be explored and expanded upon in a myriad of ways. Setting up the credits and the style you choose to present the information will be the same each time. The guests or objects used to present the specific aspect of the theme for each show are all that need change. In one preproduction session – Credits: Done! - Program open/close: Done! The rest is content generated by you conversing with your guests.
You don’t need be the host. A producer may invite someone to be the host and then control the content through that person. Not quite like channeling, more like a spokesperson for your opinion. This can free you up to oversee how things roll in front and behind the camera – true control!
Feedback is a popular desire of producers; when an audience member reaches back a producer knows their message was received and if it was understood. Producing a series allows you to build a following from the regular time slot you will get, improving your opportunity to receive comments from the public.
Producing a series also helps develop a reputation for yourself in the community, that is, as long as you are nice to your guests. When you are filling the guest chairs for future shows it will be easier because they will know what to expect and may ask to be on the show.
Still not sold? Give CTV21 a call and we start you off with a tour and consultation to see how your idea can work.
CTV-21 is the community access channel for residents of the Charter service area. Anyone who lives within Charter’s 14-town coverage area may produce or provide a program to CTV-21. We provide a range of opportunities for anyone who wants to produce from quick and simple custom training to a comprehensive production workshop. All these services are provided free. Please call the department (203) 304-4050, or visit us online – either facebook, or www.communityvision21.com – for more information.