Remote Community Production

April 15, 2020

Community Production During Covid19

1. Record community content on your phone, your ipad, your home video camera or use a teleconferencing platform that allows you to record.
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We will add titles, share the program with TV viewers around the state and archive it for the future!Create community producer content while the Town Meeting TV public studios are closed due to Covid19.

Contact us with any questions, ideas, or comments: Morourke [at] cctv [dot] org

2. Collect Community Based Content from a Group For Community Based Coverage.



You are often in the best position to record content that tells the story you want to tell. But you don't have to do it alone. Select a few folks to record specific parts of the protest.

Here are a few more best practices:

1. Lots of cutaways - shots of the cars, signs etc. the visual images that tell the story.
2. Record someone who introduces the demonstration and provides commentary
3. Record any other speakers or additional commentary
To tell the story best, we need to hear from someone explaining the why, where, how, and what of your event or issue.
Why are you there, what are you asking or demanding, what do you hope to have happen, who are you talking to (your audience) and how can people get involved? How can people learn more?
Upload Your Video Content
If you have multiple people recording at an event we can create a unique folder for all your participants to upload content to.
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We will edit the footage together, add titles, share the program with TV viewers around the state, and archive it for the future!
3. Studio Production While The Studio is Closed
You can get your guest to meet virtually and record your own show. Below are some guidelines for using Zoom.

Using Zoom to Create Your Own Studio TV Shows
Zoom is one online tool that allows for pretty good audio and video quality regardless of a user's home system or bandwidth.

Invite your guests into the meeting early and make sure they are comfortable using Zoom. Allow time to practice.

Lock the ‘meeting’ before starting

Make sure you are recording!

Create a clear start, Give yourself and your guests a clear countdown 


As the host, when you change the view from “Gallery View” to “Speaker View” it will change what shows up on the recording. 

Gallery View shows all guests                                Speaker View shows one guest 
Here is a very short video demonstration of views, added titles and screen sharing:                                                                                                             

Both the host and the guest(s) can share their screen to show images, powerpoint graphics, webclips, videos etc.
Create a clear Ending. “That’s A Wrap or Thank You For Joining Me”

Upload your finished file(s) and the form so we can title it for TV and online playback.

Some other suggestions:
Keep it short 10-20 minutes
Get to the ‘meat’ quickly
Know the points you want to cover and any actions you want your audience to take - include web links when you fill out the form!
Listen for surprises 

Don’t Forget to Record and Send Us Your Videos!
Record your call/video conference and then upload the file to our submission link
We will add titles - please make sure to fill out the form to assist us with this: