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 Community Media Center Update

I hope you're well and in good spirits.
As you casually browse or thoroughly read this month's newsletter, we hope you consider all the available opportunities for you to take advantage of as a member.

Since many of the workshops offered take place in the evening, many of you expressed a desire for a daytime editing workshop. While the evening does accommodate those who work during the day or have other obligations, we realized through feedback that it didn't meet the needs of others, who actually have time available during the day.

So, we're excited that you shared your thoughts and we are now able to accommodate your needs with a daytime workshop. The Introduction to Final Cut Pro X editing workshop actually filled-up very quickly.

This is just one example of how a community media center should work for its members and the community it serves. We encourage you to continue to share your thoughts, so that we can work hard to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.

While all of your great ideas and suggestions may not make the cut, the ones that do, hopefully, improve your experience and our value as a community resource center.

We also learned there are organizations who are being displaced from their current facilities for a variety of reasons. As a community resource, we're discussing how our facility may accommodate some of the needs of these organizations as they figure out their next steps and how to continue to serve the community in their unique way.

We hope we can support these organizations in some small way as they go through their transition and they come out stronger as a result. We know we will from having the opportunity to support their efforts.

If we continue to support one another and share ideas, we believe the possibilities are endless for building an even stronger Framingham. 

In closing, I would like to emphasize and remind all of you once again, that this is your media access center and we want you to know we're here for you. So, please feel free to let us know how we can continue to help you share the stories of the community.

As I mentioned in last month's newsletter, we can't cover every Framingham event and activity, but we can definitely cover many more. Only if we have the opportunity to show you how to shoot, edit and produce the story and have fun doing it. 

There are plenty of shoots available this month for member volunteers, including the annual Concerts on the Green every Friday. So l et's do it together for Framingham and listen to some great music along the way!

Bring a friend or family member and share the amazing experience of television production. Be safe and have a great summer.
Scott Mercer
Executive Director
Access Framingham TV

AF-TV Special Events

Access Framingham Tenth Anniversary!
 October 2016 marks 10 years since we became a stand-along non-profit organization. We are planning some special events and would like to get some folks together for a committee. If you would like to help out, please let me know. We will be having a planning session soon. 
TV Camp at Framingham High School
AF-TV partnered with Framingham Public Schools  to create a two week video camp for Middle School aged kids. This was a free experience for youth thanks to a grant from 21st Century After School Programs. Kids were bused to Framingham High School for workshops in Studio Production, Social Media Skills and Media Literacy.  Access Framingham staff members Francesca Cerutti-Harris, Michael Goodman and Derek Sacks lead the team for the studio production sessions. The theme this year was the Olympics and the kids interviewed folks from Bancroft Boxing, the Framingham High School Athletic Director, Paul Spear, and to talk about the spotlight on Brazil...Ilma Paxion of WSRO and a representative of the Brazilian Consulate. The finished program will be aired on AF-TV and The Framingham Education Channel starting in mid-August.

We have new artwork in The Gallery at Access Framingham.  Artist Guild member Doreen Smith has her works of acrylic, watercolor and collage now through September 15th.  We will be having a Reception for the Artist on Wednesday, August 17th
from 6:00-7:30pm.
The Gallery at Access Framingham hours are Wednesdays  from 4pm-7pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm-4pm, and by appointment or chance.

Two Concerts Left!  This Friday is the rock band Unfinished Business, and next week is the re-scheduled rain date for the Tom Nutile Big Band.  Hope to see you there.
 Concert On the Green Schedule 
T hanks everyone & we hope to see you soon at Access Framingham!

Upcoming Shoots and Events
Lots of great events happening in Framingham!
Please let us know if you are able to help out!

Ham Jams with Trey Hughes 
Saturday, August 6th 12:00pm    AF-TV Studio
Camera Operators requested    

Framingham Rotary-Ken's Steak House
Golden Gate Dancers
August 8, 2016, 11:30am
At the next Rotary meeting, they will have the Golden Gate Dancers, a Russian Folk Dance troupe.
Camera and Reporter Needed
The Framingham Beat 
Tuesday, August 9th
Pizza at 6:00
Shoot at 7:00
Multiple crew positions needed.

Political Discussion
August 10th, 1pm, 4 Vernon St.
Studio crew needed
Travels with Jack 
Thursday, August 11th Crew call 6:00pm
 AF-TV Studio
Multiple crew positions needed.
Concerts on The Green
August 12th, 5pm-9pm
Tom Nutile Big Band
Framingham Center Green, Oak and Vernon St.
Multiple crew positions needed.

Woman to Woman Today

Sunday August 14
AF-TV Studio
Crew Call 4:00pm 
Multiple crew positions needed. 
Novel Ideas
Monday August 15th 6:00pm
AF-TV Studio
Camera Operator needed

Artist Reception
August 17th, 4 Vernon St, 6pm-7:30pm
Doreen Smith, Framingham Artist's Guild
Come mingle, enjoy snacks and wine and peruse the gallery.

Framingham Beat
August 23th, 4 Vernon St.
We start setting up at 4pm, we have pizza at 6pm and start shooting at 7pm. 
Multiple crew needed

Ham Jams with Blind Revision 
August 26, 3pm
AF-TV Studio
Multiple crew positions needed

Pediatric Brain Tumor-Ride for Kids 
August 28th, 9:00am
Bose Mountain
Camera Operator/Reporter needed  

For More Shoot Opportunities are added all the time!  Check out our website Calendar section or give us a call. 
Friend and Member of Access Framingham

Temple Baptist Church 

Image is a link to Temple Baptist Church
From the Temple Baptist Church Website
"Our primary purpose is to bring together adults, families and children of the Metro-West area into a vital community of faith in Christ."
Rev. Dan Buentello has been a member of Access Framingham for over 10 years and has consistently produced a bi-weekly show entitled Faith For Living.   

July/August 2016
AF-TV Closed Sundays for the Summer
Access Framingham will be closed on Sundays
through Labor Day.
Please plan your camera pickup and return accordingly

Notice of Directors To Be Elected at the Annual Meeting of Access Framingham on September 19, 2016
Access Framingham invites you to consider serving on the Board of Directors of Framingham Public Access Corporation, the not-for-profit corporation that operates Access Framingham to provide local cable TV and Web streaming of television programs created by and for the people of Framingham. 
At the Annual Meeting on September 19, 2016, Access Framingham members will elect three Directors to its Board to serve a three year term.
For more information about Access Framingham, please visit our website at In the Documents section of the About menu you will find these two documents:
Please read the "About Serving..." document. Then download, complete, and return your application. (Instructions are provided in the application.) The deadline for submitting your application is August 22, 2016.  Also, please visit us at the Access Framingham Community Media Center at 4 Vernon Street, Framingham.          
If you have any questions feel free to give us a call or email

Thank You,
Stephen Rollins
Clerk, Access Framingham

The Framingham Beat

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Frank's Tech Tip

Saving Content in Member Work Room  
Member Edit Storage Workflow
AFTV is not an an archive resource. If you have content valuable to you and or your organization; we suggest purchasing an external Hard Drive to store you content!
Editing on a Shared Drive
- create a NEW folder at the root of the external Hard Drive with your name.
- add all content/libraries to your NEW folder on the external Hard Drive (creating sub folders is recommended)
- after completion of each project DELETE RENDERED FILES
A) Select one or more projects in Browser
B) Choose File > Delete Generated Project
C) In the window that appears; select Delete Render Files and click OK
Editing on Personal Drive
The "Editing on a Shared Drive" workflow is recommended; but creating a folder with your name at the root is not necessary. 
Every Friday
In efforts to maintain the smoothest editing sessions for our members/volunteers/interns we are asking individuals NOT to save any content or libraries to the internal MAC Hard Drive. An AFTV Staff Member will delete ALL content/libraries/etc. each and every Friday at 6pm
Happy Editing!!

And Franks Tech Tip Video!
Establishing Shot Tech Tip 
Establishing Shot Tech Tip

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Ringing of the Bell at MWMC 
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AF-TV Staff 

Executive Director

Scott Mercer


Assistant Director

Francesca Cerutti-Harris


Production Coordinator 

Frank Morello


Education Channel Manager

Michael Goodman  


Education Channel Coordinator

Derek Sacks  


Studio Operation Coordinator

Shavarsh Morrissey 


 Administrative Assistant

Laurel Moss 


Studio Assistant 

Jared Greenberg


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