“Green Screen 101” Cape Ann TV- Lunch & Learn Series ‘After-Hours’

Learn how to green screen at Cape Ann TV’s next Lunch & Learn ‘After-Hours’! on Tuesday, March 21 at 7PM

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Tuesday, March 21 at 7PM with “Green Screen 101”. Presentation and demonstration by Ted Reed, professional video producer.
Think of all the times you’ve wanted to battle with Vikings, dive deep beneath the ocean waves and fly to the moon and beyond. Well, now you can!
Join us for our first Lunch and Learn ‘After-Hours,’ when we explore the basics of shooting on green screen. We’ll cover the basics of what you need for cameras, lighting, and software right here at Cape Ann TV’s studios. Find out how to make your own special effects—special!
Chroma Key or Green Screen is a fantastic tool for filmmaking that opens up so many storytelling opportunities. It isn’t too difficult provided you know the basics and is easy to use for your films whether you are making an independent low budget film or Hollywood Blockbuster.
Green screens are a key tool in a technique called chroma keying. In a basic scenario this may involve a person/subject being filmed standing in front of a green (or blue) screen. Then using an editing program the green color is digitally removed from the video file leaving the person/subject. A new image/video is then layered behind them. If done well it should look as though the person is actually standing in the scenario that is happening in the background.
The ability to chroma key opens up an array of options for filmmakers. For example if you are filming a news story and you need your presenter to look as though they are standing out the front of the Taj Mahal, then you could use this technique instead of ACTUALLY taking a news reporter to the Taj Mahal. It saves a lot of time and money.
Join award-winning local video producer Ted Reed on Tuesday March 21st at 7PM at Cape Ann TV for Lunch & Learn After Hours “Green Screen 101”. This event is free and open to the public.
Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot.

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series: “DSLR vs. Camcorder – What’s the right choice for your shoot?”

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, November 2 at 12 pm with “DSLR vs. Camcorder – What’s the right choice for your shoot?”presented by professional video producer, Ted Reed.

camcordervdslrv3Digital SLRs have become the hot video tool, but what’s the best way to use them? When is a traditional camcorder the preferred choice? Award-winning TV producer Ted Reed will show how to get the most out of both, their strengths and weaknesses, and even how to use both together effectively.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 2 at 12 pm at Cape Ann TV for this event. Lunch is provided and this event is free.

 Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot. 

Whales: An Unforgettable Journey” Tonight

“Whales: An Unforgettable Journey” premieres tonight at 8pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. Originally shown in IMAX theaters, this 45-minute documentary shows breathtaking close up encounters with whales and dolphins. It’s narrated by Patrick Stewart.

The movie is produced by the Ocean Alliance (the Snotbot people, whose world headquarters are at the old Paint Factory on Rocky Neck.) They were kind enough to give give us permission to show this movie on Cape Ann TV.

Here’s more about the Ocean Alliance and the remarkable work they do: Ocean Alliance collects a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life relating particularly to toxicology, behavior, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data they work with their scientific partners to advise educators and policy makers on wise stewardship of the oceans to: reduce pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, maintain human access to fish and other sea life, and promote ocean and human health.

The movie also airs on Tuesday, May, 3 at 7 pm; Wednesday, May 4 at 10 am and 2 pm; Thursday, May 5 at 5am and 6:30pm; Friday, May, 6 at 7:30pm; Saturday, May 7 at 2pm and 10pm; and Sunday, May 8 at 12pm and 11pm.

Power of Play

Hundreds of children and parents had a great time at the Power of Play event held at the Gloucester High School Field House on Sunday, March 2o. Cape Ann TV was there and we created this highlight video. The video was shot and edited by our intern Anthony Farenwald.

Cape Ann TV Production Class March 31

Jim Capillo, Cape Ann TV’s Studio Manager is teaching the basics of field video production on Thursday, March 31 at 6-8 pm. He will show you how to use Cape Ann TV’s cameras and microphones to capture good video and audio, and he will get you on the road to making your own television program.

Jim’s top three reason of why you should take this class is:

1- You will learn the basics on how to produce a tv show.

2- You will become a better camera operator.

3- You will better understand the process of how television is put together (behind the scenes.)

This class is open to any resident of Cape Ann who is Cape Ann TV member (see our website Membership page for details: www.capeanntv.org)

Contact Lisa at: lsmith@capeanntv.org or 978-281-2443 to sign up for the class.


Jim's Jib

“On the Waterfront” Series is Finalist for National Award

Cape Ann Television’s original program On the Waterfront was selected as a Finalist in the Cynopsis Media Social Good Awards. Cynopsis Media is the publisher of five national trade publications for the television, media, digital, and sports TV industries. Other finalists include National Geographic, Discovery Channel, ESPN, Netflix, Sony Pictures, Time Warner, and Viacom. Cape Ann Television is the only community media center represented. The awards will be held at the Yale Club in New York City in April.

Cape Ann TV’s Camera Basics Class

Next Class: Monday, November 26, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cape Ann TV
Class is free to all Cape Ann TV Members!

Learn the basics of videography in this introduction class led by Jim Capillo, Cape Ann TV’s Studio Manager. He will teach what you need to know to get great video & audio in the field.

You must be a member of Cape Ann TV to take this class. Membership Forms are available online and at Cape Ann TV. No experience necessary. More info about membership here: http://capeanntv.org/membership/

To sign up for this class email Lisa at:
or call: 978-281-2443