How to begin? Send an email query to Freeman with your idea. Be aware, that if you call us first, we will ask you to follow-up with an email with your contact information and interests.
WPAA-TV is a volunteer run organization. Nearly everything we do is fueled by volunteers. The volunteers at WPAA-TV believe in creating and sharing in the public interest. Some citizen media makers are eligible for community service credit. What does not qualify as community service worthy of credit? A few things. Opinion only or ‘all about me” content doe not provide a service. Making a horror movie does not count either. That said, “The opportunities are endless.”
Stories are human’s best tool for making a difference in our world.
A forever gift to the world of young readers: 6000 Books
Begins May 10th. TUES-WED-THURS from 2:30-4:30 pm
The feature project is creating video versions of the United Nations 6000 Stories. 6000 Books There are multilingual opportunities.
Youth participants will be trained to be effective readers and basic video editing.
This initiative is eligible for community services after the 1st session of training.
Helping Judith: Reaching Thousands of Listeners
As Told Her Podcasts: Chaptering
Chaptering our podcast was done remotely during the pandemic. You know how chapters help you know what is in a book. It is the same in a podcast. It also helps the listener go back to important sections. Chaptering remains a remote service option. You must be a good listener and proof your work.
Video Production: A 3-Minute Movie or Make TV
Check out the ongoing 3-Minute Movie opportunity. Producing a short movie can take between 3 – 30 hours. It is an excellent way to complete a high school capstone project. If your project is for credit, you must log your tasks & hours. Register here. Tell us it is for Community Service. Check out this community service movie created by Team Hercules 2021.
Make TV: Organize a talent show, poetry slam. Interview someone who has a great story. Express – Show – Perform. Producing TV can take between 2 and 20 hours. Did you make your shows graphics? Did you do promotion?
re-Make TV: Reproduce a video recorded by a community organization. Help turn an ‘as it happened’ recording into ‘concise evergreen’ video production. Many of the videos captured on live calls, or in hybrid meetings, include content specific to the event ‘as it happens’, technical glitch interruptions, presentations with hums, thought words and extraneous mentions by the presenter(s). Reproduction is time consuming. Three to four hours can easily be spent to ‘reproduce’ a 30 minute segment. Some assignments can be done remotely with our WeVideo tool. These assignments are for youth with a serious interest in digital media.
There are several tips about being better at determining Fact from Fake, video production and even essay writing. Updates happen regularly in our #BeTheMedia FaceBook Group here.
Join us as a volunteer for High School Community Service, College Internships, or just plain fun in retirement. Volunteering has no age limit.