[Boston-video] CCTV Training Reportback 6/30
Boston IMC- DNC Video
dncvideo at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 7 21:03:20 PDT 2004
Hello Video folks!
I'm sorry this message comes so late! This is one of several back-logged messages that should be posted today.
The first of several Cambridge Community TV Orientations happened on Wednesday, June 30th. We have 5 Video folks in attendance: Robert, Lev, Scott, Mike and Svea. Sharpie was late but stopped by my place for a brief update later that evening evening.
Our orientation included a tour of the facilities, including CCTV's live studios, computer labs, editing suites and dubbing station. After a brief introduction and overview of the history of CCTV. After the tour, we discussed CCTV's requirements for our use of space, including IMC's need to sign a contract stating that we will respect their equipment and accept responsibility for abuse of the space. There are also several courtest rules that we will need to follow to use the space, and Robert is drafting a list that will be mutually acceptible.
At this point, our use of space is as follows:
We can enter the facility on July 23rd to setup for the DNC-IMC coverage. There will be a short list of Boston IMC and others who will receive a full training for how to use the space. One of these "Trainers" will need to be at CCTV at all times for us to use the space. We'll need to figure out rotating shifts and stuff in the next few weeks. We have 24-hour access to each area that is being donated to the IMC team. CCTV is airing our pre-recorded "Segments" during their programming. Susan has also offered us a daily 20-30 minute slot for prerecorded news programming (material must be submitted to programming director by 9pm each day before airtime)
Robert agreed to draft a "CCTV Rules" document that we discussed during the meeting and have formally submit to Susan for comments. Some of the "CCTV Rules" refer to the IMC "Press Pass Application" that Boston IMC has created to insure respect of our donor's space. We will probably be signing the CCTV use-of-space contract on the 19th. Both drafts of these documents are posted at the end of this message.
We also arranged a meeting for July 19th at 6:30pm(?) to meet with Susan to sign our contract, deliver our "Segments" for their inclusion in their programming, and discuss other last-minute organizational stuff. Mike and I attended the monthly Orientation to better familiarize ourselves with the CCTV community and the organization that we're receiving our space donation from.
CCTV Followup Meeting
After we finished meeting with Susan, we all met outside of CCTV and talked about plans, goals, and proposals for the various Video projects at the DNC. We discussed the following proposals for Projects:
"Segments", scheduling a time to review segments (July 17th or 18th), mailings of segments (to local access or imc's), daily television broadcast (20-30 minutes) for CCTV, legal council before we air daily footage (from National Lawyers Guild), creating rotating shifts at CCTV for 24 hour access, creating table for laptops in dubbing room, dispatch & collection of footage for news program, long-term experimental documentary project, mailings for documentary, and we all shuffled VHS tapes that we're borrowing/lending each other.
Boston Independent Media Center
Cambridge Community Television Access
The Boston Independent Media Center (IMC) has signed a contract with Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) stating that Boston IMC is responsible for both the space and the equipment therein that CCTV has generously given to us to use during the Democratic National Convention. We ask that all volunteers working with Boston IMC follow these rules that CCTV and the Boston IMC have decided upon to maintain our excellent relationship with CCTV, to show thanks for donating these resources to IMC volunteers, and to engage other groups in a responsible and respectful manner.
Boston IMC may assign several volunteers to work at CCTV, however no more than seven volunteers are allowed within the designated Boston IMC space at CCTV at any time.
Boston IMC volunteers shall keep their press passes visible at all times, especially when entering the CCTV building to facilitate with security. A Boston IMCDNC issued press pass with photo ID are required to enter the CCTV space.
Boston IMC volunteers shall adhere to all of the rules and regulations agreed upon as an official IMC Press Pass holders including the general IMC Principles of Unity.
CCTV equipment will not be altered in any way while the IMC uses their space (no reorganizing computer files, re-patching dubbing bay, moving desks or equipment from original location).
Boston IMC Press Pass Application
Boston Independent Media Center Mission Statement
The Boston Independent Media Center is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice. Through this work, we seek to further the self-determination of people under-represented in the media, and to illuminate and analyze local and global issues that impact ecosystems, communities and individuals. We are dedicated to generating alternatives to the corporate media and to identifying and creating positive models for a sustainable and equitable society.
Responsibilities and Benefits of IMC-Credentialed Journalists
IMC Journalists will behave nonviolently when using IMC resources, or when covering events as an IMC press pass holder. This includes refraining from abusive or discriminatory language and behavior.
IMC Journalists will not engage in any illegal activities while in the IMC space.
Access/use of IMC resources will be determined at the discretion of the IMC collective. Access will be assigned based on four criteria: (1) those under-represented in media production and content; (2) those with demonstrated abilities; (3) those with proven distribution channels; (4) those most willing to provide unrestricted access to their resources.
The IMC is a space for media work; no direct action planning will take place within the space. However we strongly encourage coverage of direct action and interviews with people involved in this vital form of resistance.
Press pass bearers become IMC Affiliate Members with the responsibilities and benefits described above. Full Membership in the Boston IMC carries additional responsibilities and benefits, as described in the IMC Structure and Governance documents (by-laws).
Journalists bearing IMC credentials are eligible to use IMC equipment and resources in accordance with guidelines established by the local IMC collective. They assume responsibility for the safety of such equipment during its use, and remain solely responsible for their own actions.
Boston Independent Media Center Press Pass Application
ID type, # (copy attached)_____________________________________________________________
I have read, and personally support, the IMC Mission Statement (above).
I agree to abide by the established guidelines for use of IMC resources (above).
I understand that there is a suggested donation of $20 for use of an IMC Press Pass (sliding scale)
Interested in volunteering at the IMC-DNC? Yes No
By filling out and signing the above, I accept the responsibilities and benefits conferred on me as an IMC Affiliate Member. This membership is granted by the IMC collective for the purpose of my journalistic work, and may be revoked by the collective if I violate the terms of this agreement. I understand that this information is intended for Boston IndyMedia members only.
This application form is intended for Boston IMC use only. When you arrive in Boston you will receive your DNC info-packet, press pass, and other orientations for your specific project interests. A public IMC Space is available at the Convergence Welcome Center for those people who do not feel comfortable using our contracted space or providing us with their name and contact information.
Please e-mail this application form to the Boston IndyMedia Office, subjest: Press Application:
imc-boston-office at indymedia.org
Postal applications postmarked by July 15th 2004 should be mailed to:
Attn: Press Application
Boston Independent Media Center
PO Box 441414
Somerville MA 02144
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