Access Framingham Side
 Community Media Center Update

I hope you're well and in good spirits.
I'm excited to update you on all the activity at Access Framingham as we transition into the Spring season on the clock, and hopefully, the weather. 
We successfully produced Charter Commission Candidate Introductions and a special edition of The Audrey Hall Show: Charter Commission Candidates Interviews.

The goal is to provide the Framingham community and Access Framingham viewers an opportunity to meet and learn about the candidates by hearing directly from them as they introduced themselves and fielded questions delivered by veteran host Audrey Hall.

The two-minute Charter Commission Introductions are scheduled to air between programs throughout the day until the Charter Commission vote takes place on March 29th.

The 10-minute Charter Commission Interviews on The Audrey Hall Specials will continue to air on Sundays from 12:30PM-5PM until March 27th.

As I've previously mentioned, Access Framingham is committed to becoming an even more valuable community asset to members, viewers and supporters of Access Framingham. We will continue to work hard to serve the Framingham community.

Stay tuned...
Scott Mercer
Executive Director
Access Framingham TV     

Upcoming Shoots and Events 
Spring! Best time to be in New England!

Also a great time to try something NEW!  We are upgrading our Edit systems in the member workroom and hope to have the newest edition of FCP X ready for a class starting on March 30th.  This three week intro class is great for folks that have never edited before, or are ready to make the switch to Final Cut Pro X from FCP 7.  If the systems are not ready in time, be warned we may postpone a week.  But we are being optimistic with the "Out like a Lamb" attitude!  This is a very limited class size of 8, so please sign up ASAP.

Thanks to everyone that "discovered" The Gallery at Access Framingham with the excellent work by George Lewis.
Our next artists have hung their work and we are having a reception on April 5th from 5:30-7:00.
I hope everyone will join me to celebrate the works of John Keane and Dave Gehman, who come to us through out partnership with the Framingham Artist's Guild.  Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet the artists, mingle with other friends of AF-TV, and have some refreshment on the 5th.  If you can't make the reception, feel free to stop by and take a look.
Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Sundays from 4pm-7pm, Thursdays & Fridays, 12pm-4pm or by appointment or chance.    
John Keane, "Beacon Hill on the Charles"

Dave Gehman, "Swift River East Branch"

We have a few AF-TV members that would like to start producing  shows but are in need of a Director and Crew. 
One is a politically-minded talk show giving local activists a voice on a variety of topics, another is discussing the current Opioid abuse crisis.  If you would like more information about either, I can put you in contact with the producers to get things started. 
In April we hope to bring you two NEW AF-TV series-  Woman 2 Woman with host Jen Maseda, and Novel Ideas with host Carol Latch...Stay Tuned! 

Thanks 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 can tape any of these upcoming events.
info@accessfram or call 508-875-5434

Saturday, March 19th 8pm-12am
59 Fountain Street (Former Bancroft Boxing) 
Fundraiser event for the Front Door Framingham Gateway Mural Project
Requesting camera and reporter (must be 21 +)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 5:30-8:00
Taste of MetroWest
Sheraton Framingham  
Representatives from the area's finest restaurants, caterers, gourmet and ethnic markets, gift boutiques, wineries, brew houses and local purveyors of fine liquors will offer delicious samples of food and beverages
Requesting camera and reporter

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7:00-9:00pm 
TENacious Engineering-FSU 
ten teams spanning the state from North Adams to Brewster are building chain reaction machines (in the style of Rube Goldberg) to honor the chain reaction that kicked off the very first Festival.
Requesting camera person  

Wednesday, March 23rd, 7:00-9:00
TWPTO Candidate Forum
Framingham High School room H100
Town Wide PTO candidates night (may be covered by the High School) 
Requesting 1-2 camera people

Wednesday, March 23rd, 7-9pm
World Citizen's Cafe
Amazing Things Arts Center
Camera Operator & Reporter Requested

Thursday, March 24th 
Travels with Jack 
AF-TV studio 
studio crew requested 
Thursday, March 24th
TB Study Program at Framingham History Center
Village Hall
Learn more about this revolutionary study, its continuing impact on public health, and the ravages of TB or "the white plague" from Dr. Alfred DeMaria, Jr., Medical Director and State Epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Bureau of Infectious Disease and Kathy Hursen - Framingham's Public Health Nurse and coordinator of the TB clinic from 1989-1995.
Camera and Reporter Requested

Saturday March 26 1:00-2:30pm
Ham Jams-music in the studio with guest Kwaku
Hip Hop artist Kwaku will perform a 30 minute set
3 Camera Operators, audio requested

Tuesday, March 29, 6-8pm
The Framingham Beat
AF-TV Studios
Crew members needed to assist with studio taping. Learn how we put together our newsmagazine show. Pizza is provided at 6pm prior to taping. Taping begins at 7pm.

Thursday, March 31, 5:00-8:30pm
Salute to Framingham
Sheraton Framingham
In 1992, the Salute to Framingham was created to honor individuals for their outstanding commitment and service to Framingham's youth. These honorees join a select group of people who have made a real difference in the lives of the youth of Framingham.
Camera Operator and Reporter Requested

Sunday, April 3, 9-5
Girl Scout 4th Annual STEM Conference and Expo
Sheraton Framingham
The STEM Conference and Expo gives girls from grades 6 to 12 the chance to hear from inspiring women in STEM fields, take part in experiments and live demonstrations, and meet with top local universities and businesses that specialize in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Camera and Reporter needed

Sunday, April 3, 5:00-6:00 pm
Ham Jams-Music in the Studio with Allison & Tristan
AF-TV studio

Camera Operators, Audio, Requested

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

Church of the Pentecost

image is a link to Church of the Pentecost
The Church of Pentecost is a Bible-based and Holy Spirit-led church.  
The establishment of the church can be traced back to the ministry in Ghana from 1937, of Pastor James and his wife Sophie McKeown, an Irish missionary from the United Kingdom.The church has grown to an internationally recognized church with branches on all the continents. 

Weekly services are recorded by Volunteer Ernest Semavor and Replayed here on AF-TV!  

March 2016
We Want To Share Your
Spring Pictures!

Send AF-TV your fun, scenic  pictures springtimea or  Easter pictures!  
We'll share photos on AF-TV's Community Bulletin Board from 5:00-5:30pm Mon-Fri 

Simply email images to
or click on this link:
Pictures for AF-TV
and add your photo(s)!
All Images Require:
 First & Last Name, valid email address and phone number.

All images must be suitable for broadcast and will be used at the discretion of AF-TV Staff. Some may even be highlighted on a Framingham Beat episode! 

 Stay Tuned!

Frank's Tech Tip 

The most important part of the video production workflow is what happens weeks before the camera starts rolling. Pre-production, or the planning and logistics phase of a video project, is where most of the magic happens before it gets recorded.
1. Create a production schedule rundown
A production schedule is a one-stop-shop for all your production questions and concerns, and should be updated regularly.
2. Overestimate the time you'll need
One of the best ways you can do that is by not giving yourself a razor-thin window of completion. So many unforeseen scheduling, shooting, and post-production conflicts could occur outside your control. Not to mention it's never a good idea to rush things.
3. Determine your equipment needs
Knowing exactly what equipment you'll need should be something that you have set in stone long before the first camera starts rolling.
4. Have a call sheet
This includes the contact information of every member of the film production crew as well as actors. A good call sheet is will answer all the basic "who, what, where, when, and why" questions at a glance.
5. Line up your talent
Once you have your script, storyboard, shot list, production schedule and call sheet lined up, it's time to put your talent on set.  

Happy Shooting! 

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 Hard Drive ERASURE
We are wiping ALL AFTV  Edit Room H ard Drives
If you have footage on a drive you want to keep, please transfer it to your personal external drive. If you have show elements you are still using, please put them in a folder with your name and "elements" and we will not erase the file. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Thank You!

Links to some Highlights from the Framingham Beat
Thursdays at 7:30
Fridays at 10:00
Saturdays at 9:00am
Sundays at 8:00
or anytime at 
Interview with Grace O'Donnell 
Interview with Grace O'Donnell
100 Males to College event at FSU
100 Males to College event at FSU
Nobscot Park Meeting
Nobscot Park Meeting
Beats and Rhymes at FSU 
Beats and Rhymes at FSU

Beautiful Decay at Danforth Art 
Beautiful Decay at Danforth Art

Grand Opening Christa McAuliffe Branch Library
Grand Opening Christa McAuliffe Branch Library

Pediatric Dentistry Month
Pediatric Dentistry Month


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


All Staff