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This just in! BCTV has won two national “Hometown Media Awards” from the Alliance for Community Media.
This marks the third time that BCTV's highlight reel of local programming has won a national award from the Alliance for Community Media.
Production Manager Roland Boyden produces the video each year for BCTV's Members Meeting to showcase the variety of video subjects produced annually and the stories "behind-the-scenes" of how those videos are created by volunteers and staff.
We laughed, we cried, we clapped -- and we recorded. Local high school graduations are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the youth of the community, as well as the adults who teach and support them along the way. BUHS and Leland & Gray commencement ceremonies are on Channel 10, as well as online at these links:
Tune in to watch on cable channel 10 or online at this link:
Look for BCTV staff and volunteers setting up Friday afternoon at Brattleboro Union High School, then again Saturday morning at Leland and Gray Union High School in Townshend.
Congratulations Class of 2015!
Check out the Channel 8 lineup for speakers from the Slow Living Summit, a conference held in the days leading up to the Strolling of the Heifers Parade each year, and in 2015 dedicated to exploring the theme "Food, Mindfully." Keynote speaker Alisa Gravitz, CEO, Green America; with artistic partner Susan Rosano, mosaic artist and muralist present this opening night plenary to help kick off the 2015 Slow Living Summit at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, VT.
You've heard the moo-ving puns, you've seen the cow-themed hats -- put them both together and you get this colorful Open Studio roundtable with the founders and organizers of the Strolling of the Heifers Parade. This year's theme is "Love Your Farmer," and the Strolling team has activities organized all weekend long to celebrate farming and farmers in Vermont. Watch this year's parade live on BCTV Channel 8 - kicking it off live at 9:45 AM on June 6 to catch the Dairy Godmother making her appearance prior to the parade at 10.
Local Iraq War veteran John Lowery joins American Legion Post 5 Chairman Tom Costello and WTSA's Tim Johnson talking about the lecture series on Sunday, May 24, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Monday's Memorial Day ceremony features Greenwood School students recognizing each of the 46 local soldiers who died in the War. Find out more by watching the video.
More than 50 public access television staffers and board members gathered in BCTV's Studio for the annual meeting of Vermont Access Network (VAN) on May 1. The day started with a business meeting for the nonprofit, which connects 25 Community Media Centers that together operate 49 local cable channels statewide. According to vermontaccess.net, VAN Members use emerging communications technologies to foster free speech, encourage civic engagement, enhance public discourse, and allow elected officials and community members to communicate better.
This semester's Broadcast Journalism class of Landmark College students was so diligent and professional that we became concerned there would be no bloopers. But amidst the many takes, Production Manager Roland Boyden managed to find a few frames where things didn't go exactly as planned. And because most people in the world prefer blooper reels (and cat videos) to any other content, we are featuring this instead of the serious work of the students, which you watch here.
BCTV's Summer Video Campers create a short movie in five days. Ideas come from the campers and often include location shots and guest appearances in downtown Brattleboro, where BCTV is located. To learn more, watch videos and sign up, go to http://www.brattleborotv.org/use-bctv/summer-camp or meet our staff on Friday April 3 at the Youth Services Summer Camp Fair.