Public Event TV: One Camera Shoot


Wallace Dam Fishway: Harry Haakonsen Dedication Video is complete.  I did not editorialize but I did edit the material presenting the nearly 2-hour event in 30 minutes, with a slight restructuring of the sequence of events.  I did give the project slightly more than one hour per minute of production attention. I enjoyed creating the … Continue reading Public Event TV: One Camera Shoot

Poetry Returns to Wallingford – at least for a day


As other teams before them, this year’s CT Teen Poetry Slam Team is making plans to go to San Franscisco, California to participate in Brave New Voices–Witness the Word 2012.  They will be using the WPAA-TV facility to workshop performance techniques and do a fundraising feature performance on April 14th at 8PM.  There is no … Continue reading Poetry Returns to Wallingford – at least for a day

Diversity: WPAA-TV Content


During Black History Month, WPAA-TV played a locally produced documentary film No Barriers Too High about Marcus McCraven, a remarkable story of achievement, excellence and accomplishment against enormous odds. It is also a contemporary story about a life lived which exemplifies the value of education and informs, by example, about the experience of race in America — … Continue reading Diversity: WPAA-TV Content

Middle School and Digital Literacy


Last year to help fulfill the mission of the media center at WPAA-TV I became a middle school blog reader. The goal was to contribute to improving young bloggers’ digital literacy. It turns out that blog communication, even with an educational agenda, becomes personal and transformative. My blog rule: Do not blog like shampoo instructions: Lather. … Continue reading Middle School and Digital Literacy

RecipEtc for AGRItude


RecipEtc [res-uh-pees]: Several methods to attain success with ingredients, directions and knowledgeable variations AGRItude: A positive awareness and attitude about food and the systems that provide food.                               ~ ~ ~ 2012 Project: Develop a regularly scheduled community media program that provides timely, quality amplification of what at is already being done independently in the area … Continue reading RecipEtc for AGRItude

2012 — seeds of change


In 2009, a few of us experimented with format and crew development. We completed programs for 6 non-profit/community organizations. The intiative was then interrupted by the evolution of WPAA into a media center (new building/location); and the crew was distracted by the creation of studioW (which is now a Piece Theatre project) and general skills retooling. In … Continue reading 2012 — seeds of change

Performance at studioW — all good


The February studioW theater performances are currently being produced for TV viewing. There was a full array of performances that evening hosted by Piece Theatre. The Visual Arts display was equally enchanting with Recycle Art by Karen J Wassmer and Ryk Wilkinson, photography by Steve Walter (his gallery is here). Adam Stone from Boston was … Continue reading Performance at studioW — all good