Production teams will work together for 72 hours to write, shoot, edit and deliver a 2-7 minute short film. Each team will be randomly assigned a genre that their film MUST fit into, as well as a character, prop, line of dialogue and Reading 375 event that MUST be in the film.
At least one member of each registered team MUST attend the Kick-off event at RCTV Studios on Thursday, June 6th to draw genres and to receive the required elements. Teams then have 72 hours (until 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 9th) to deliver to RCTV a fictional narrative film in the genre; including all other required elements. Members of nearby public access studios are welcome to participate.
Summer 2019 Workshops for Kids and Teens!
Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28
8:30am-5:30pm (full day)
Cost $28 for half day or $55 for full day
Instructors: RCTV Staff
RCTV’s Open Studio is a great time to learn something new and/or improve your skills in video production. RCTV Staff will gladly assist you in any project you wish to work on. Sign-up for half or full days. 10% discount applies when registering for 5 full days.
Three-Day TV Acting Workshop
Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3
Instructors: Angela Merrill & Laura Davis
In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to create a script, use professional cameras and gain the acting skills necessary to be the star of your own one-of-a-kind TV show!
One-Week Video Production Workshop
Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12
Instructors: Anna Cuevas &Laura Davis
During this week long workshop, you will learn techniques that are necessary in video
production. Learn what it takes to properly script-write, direct, crew, act and edit your own
unique television show or short film. Teachers will guide you thru programs such as: Celtx, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop, as well as, state-of-the-art camera equipment and even chroma-key to help you create a masterpiece. Viewing for Family and Friends on the final day at 4:30pm.
President of the Art Club and Rocket Independent Video Club; works at RCTV
By Olivia Romos of the Daily Times Chronicle
Matteo Coelho is a dedicated and committed senior at Reading Memorial High school and is a member of the National Honors Society. During sophomore year, he was granted the core value award for Responsibility. As the President of the Art Club and the Reading Independent Video Club at RMHS, Mateo is known by his peers as determined in his work, outgoing, and above all, kind to everybody he meets. Matteo is employed at the Reading Community Television on Main Street and enjoys working at RCTV because he feels he is always bettering himself and securing his future in pursuing film in college. He believes the skills and tools he 1has acquired to produce content, have been mostly thanks to his workplace. Whether it’s helping direct locally produced programming, running camera for RMHS Sports coverage, or filming government meetings, Matteo is constantly exposed to what he enjoys.
“My bosses Angela Merrill and Phil Rushworth have been a huge part of my growth as an artist and as a person in general.” Matteo shares. Matteo has worked with: many young people at RCTV that either have or are working towards their Film and Communication Degrees. They have taught him all he, knows about composition and storytelling through screenplays and camera work; To mention just a few, Courtney Quinlan, Alexander Witham, Rob Moore, and Anna Cuevas. Continue reading
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