Did you hear that LPCTV is re-branding? We will soon be changing our name to "Okemo Valley TV". This is a big task, which includes all new graphics, signs, posters, banners, etc. And it all starts with a logo. This is where we could use your help. We are looking for community involvement in the design of the new logo for Okemo Valley TV! We are having a logo design contest now through the end of August. Not only will you be helping to create a new identity & look for your community TV station, but there is also the extra incentive of a $250 cash prize for the winning entry. The deadline for all entries has been extended to September 30th.
So, please get in touch if this piques your interest. Send us an email, or call the station at 228-8808 for details and information on guidelines, etc. Logos should be created in Adobe Illustrator. Don't have Illustrator? That's OK, because we do - and you can come here to use it. Don't know Illustrator super well? That's OK, too, becasue we can show you.
Here is helpful link to tips on logo design: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/logos-learn-what-separates-the-great-from-the-good/?trackingid=MYYBS32Z&mv=email
There were over 50 ballots cast in the Board of Directors election last week. Congratulations to newly-elected Board members Jon Clinch and Kurt Van Buskirk-Woods and to Sharon Bixby & Fra DeVine for being re-elected.
Awards are a way for us to recognize and show appreciation for community members who have volunteered a considerable amount of time and energy into creating noteworthy and original programming over the past year. As presented at our annual meeting on June 22nd, this year's award recipients are:
"Outstanding Achievement Award": Plymouth Vermont Historical Society
for dedication to the planning, coordination, & production of the feature documentary "Irene- Ruin to Renewal"
"Producer of the Year": John Specker
for being one of the more prolific community producers since we opened the new studio in 2013, recording a large of volume of traditional American folk songs.
"Youth Award": Aiyana Fortin
for once again producing a winning entry into the Vermont History Day's doucmentary category, and for her volunteer work with us.
We are pleased to report that we have covered (or will cover) 4 local school graduations: Black River HS, Ludlow Elementary School, Mt. Holly School, & Cavendish Town Elementary School. In addition, we recorded the BRHS Senior Awards ceremony, and we have several other end-of-school-year recordings. You can place an order for any of them on DVD or Blu Ray by clicking here.
The Board of Directrors meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 25 has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm.
The LPCTV Board of Directors is holding a vote on an amendment to the election By Laws at this meeting. You can find our By Laws on the Organizational Documents page.
And here is a draft of the amendment on which the vote will be held on May 30th. If you have any questions or comments about this amendment, please contact us directly.
Did you know that you can BE the media? We recently started offering "Train the Trainer" media production workshops for our volunteers and staff, and would like to invite all community members to participate. They are being held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 6 - 7pm. The next one will be on Thursday, April 27th, when we will be covering basic TV Studio production set-up & technique. We will go over setting up & framing camera shots, putting on microphones, setting lights, and using the intercom and "talk back" systems. Everyone is invited! RSVP by sending a quick email.
Are you interested in coming to an orientation or workshop on a different day or time? We offer them on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Sign up here.
We are pleased to announce that its two TV channels can now be found on VTel’s “VTelevision”. The programming can be seen throughout the VTel service area in Southern Vermont. This includes subscribers in the Towns for which LPCTV is designated to serve: Mount Holly, Plymouth, Andover, & Reading. Examples of relevant programming for this audience include coverage of community events, “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of local government meetings, music and other performances from local artists, and programming produced for and by the local schools.
LPCTV’s local community “public access" channel can be found on VTel channel 160 and its education / government channel is on VTel 161. Both of these channels are in standard definition. In the near future, there will be the addition of HD channels, which means LPCTV’s programming will also be viewable in high definition on VTelevision.