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Channeling the Upper Valley

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May 16, 2022

Weekly Highlights

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@CATV in the Briggs and JAM, the Upper Valley & Online

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We hope you'll drop in during WRIF! 

Film & Media Maker Open House at JAM 

Saturday, May 21, 5-6:30pm 

Come JAM with CATV in our new home-in-progress at Junction Arts & Media in the Newberry Market space between Tuckerbox & Piecemeal Pies

5 S. Main Street, White River Junction VT 

MEET film/media makers > LEARN about media production equipment & facilities including podcast and studio livestream recording free to the public >DRINK > DANCE > NOSH> SHARE >>your ideas for building our local multimedia community.

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CATV is a proud presenting sponsor of

WRIF 2022

May 20-29

Briggs Opera House & Lyman Park

White River Junction, VT

Schedule & passes now available:

White River Indie Films (WRIF) Festival 2022 delivers two weekends of new global cinema that puts a lens to our changing world. Ten feature films and an array of shorts at the Briggs Opera House, a free outdoor screening in Lyman Park, a showcase of local filmmakers, panel conversations, movie trivia night, parties, and more.

WRIF 2022 Official Trailer:

Edited by CATV volunteer & Lebanon High student Liza Batski

WRIF 2022 Sizzle Reel


@CATV Upper Valley Channel on Comcast 1075/Vtel 169 & 1169

@CATV Government Channel on Comcast 1085/Vtel 170& 1170

@Streaming at, CATV On-Demand, YouTube

Their mission, should they choose to accept it...

...which they did... was to make an entire original film in under 48 hours. It must include: tapping, the line "Does your mother know?", and a bouquet of flowers. It must not exceed 8 minutes in length, and it must conform to a genre pulled out of a bear's head (don't ask).

Thank You for the Lessons - 48 FIlm Slam Winner 2022

And the CATV 48-Hour Film Competition WINNER is...


Directed, filmed and edited by CATV Video Camp alum Calvin McCrory & Family

Genre:  German Expressionism

(which Calvin google-searched and mastered last Friday night)

Premiered May 7 2022 at the Briggs Opera House

View the full line-up of Upper Valley cinematic creativity on

CATV's YouTube "JUST IN" playlist!  

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Hanover salutes Julia Griffin

The Town of Hanover gave special tribute to town manager of 25 years, Julia Griffin, who recalled coming to her first town meeting with her four-month-old in her arms.  Skip ahead to 1 hour and 13 minutes for the moment so many were came for this year. Congratulations, Julia, and CATV wishes to add our thanks for your service and commitment on CATV's board of directors!

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Local Government & School Boards on CATV 

Pictured: Norwich, VT Selectboard.

Find local government and school meetings for Hartford, Norwich, and Hartland, VT; Hanover, NH and Lebanon, NH (SAU88 only).

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Upper Valley Religious Services on CATV 

Pictured: Riverbank Church, White River Junction

Join your local house of worship or visit a new one Sundays.


@CATV Podcasts


May's Mental Health Awareness Month provides the inspiration for Episode 5. We promise it is not depressing, but instead filled with hope, help, and healing.

Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; CATV Upper Valley media community; three Upper Valley bookstores: Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.


@CATV's "jamLABs" with local media professionals & jam CAMPs for kids


jamCAMP spotlight:

News & Multimedia Journalism Camp

What are the roles and responsibilities of “the media” in our democracy? What makes a good story? How do we know “truth” in reporting?  Campers entering grades 9-12 (high school) will choose current issues of concern to them to report across digital media, including text, podcasting/radio, and TV/ streaming. Professionals from the field will share techniques for conducting interviews, verifying sources, evaluating “truth, making strong creative choices of form and content to achieve engaging storytelling, and journalistic careers of service to the public.

Guests include Maggie Cassidy (VTDigger), Jim Kenyon (Valley News), Rob Gurwitt (Daybreak), and Elizabeth Wilcox (author and journalist).

Directed by Tamsin Orion (documentary filmmaker).

What’s your media jam, kids? 

Find out at CATV's jamCAMPs!

June 27 - July 1 Studio Production

July 5-8 Music Video Production

July 11-18 News & Multimedia Journalism

July 18-22 Animation Camp



(Tuition Waiver or Assistance Available)

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jamLAB media workshop

Wednesday 5/18 6pm-9pm at JAM

Writing for Television

with Jordyn Fitch

Have you ever watched a really awful episode of something and thought, "I could definitely do this better." Well, you’re right, you probably could. In this media lab, we will focus on writing for television. You’ll learn and discuss the basic conventions of TV writing, and how it varies from writing for the silver screen, as well as delve into the differences between episodic and serial story structures, writing for genre, and how to know what medium works best for telling your story. Whether you have a pilot idea that’s been bonking around in your cranium for years, or just really love a good binge show, I hope this media lab can serve as an entry point for you into the dynamic world of my very, very favorite medium.

Jordyn Fitch grew up in Miramar, Florida, attended Dartmouth College as a Film and Media Studies major, and shares their filmmaking talents with the Upper Valley as CATV's Community Engagement Producer.


jamLABs run through May 29 at CATV


From around the region...


CATV partners with the Vermont Access Network (VAN) for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

In this hour-long interview Republican candidate for Congress Erika Redic discusses her belief that "the Green Mountain State has become better known for its mountain of taxes and regulations than its ski resorts. We’re leaving drug addicts and mentally ill people on the street and calling it mercy."

CATV supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

Contact Us
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Studio in the Briggs Opera House

5 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001

Media Lab in the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

1 Gifford Road, White River Junction, VT 05001

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