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ConcordTV Social Media Workshops

Sign Up Now for ConcordTV Social Media Workshops!

 

Social Media Foundations

 

Facebook, Instagram, YouTube: three of the platforms every artist, business, or nonprofit should understand in order to share their message and grow their audience. This workshop covers the basics of these three social media platforms, where you’ll learn functionality, optimization and how to make social media part of your routine, without feeling overwhelmed.

Friday, December 1st * 8:30 am to 12:00 noon * $25.
 

Telling Your Story through Video Marketing

 

Everyone has a story to tell about themselves, their business, their band. But how do you stand out in the multitude of social media platforms and endless video content begging for the attention of their audience? This workshop, while covering the technical aspects of recording / editing video, dives into the concept of telling your story with authenticity and clarity.

Friday, January 26th * 8:30 am to 4:00 pm * $75
Lunch provided

 

Special Offer
Sign up by November 30th for both workshops and SAVE $25.00!
Both Workshops for $75.
Deadline for this special offer: November 30th
To register, please contact Jim or Doris at ConcordTV
(603) 226-8872 or email: doris@yourconcordtv.org

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ConcordTV Consulting Services

 

Want more one-on-one, in-depth training about the multimedia topic (social media, video, website, audio recording, Photoshop)? We offer 90 minute appointments that are scheduled with an individual staff member. Call us today (603-226-8872) to set up a time to come in!

(Personal Consultation fee: $50)

2017 Concord Election Coverage!

We’re providing live coverage of the election and its results from 7 PM until the results are in on November 7th, both on the air and online:

Every year, on the first Tuesday in November, Americans have their chance to set the direction of the country. 2017 is no different. While the elections being held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, may not generally be for state and national offices, we at ConcordTV believe voting for local offices is just as, if not more, important. The decisions made by the leaders we elect at the local level can often have a more immediate, direct, and lasting effect for the citizens of the cities they head. And the ideas, good or bad, generated within city halls, council chambers, and school district buildings have a habit of percolating up to state and national interest.

With that in mind, ConcordTV wants you to vote on November 7th, and we want you to do so being as informed as possible! We offered 15 minutes of studio time to all of the Concord’s Mayoral, City Councilor, and School Board candidates. 19 candidates were able to make it in and share a message with the voters of Concord. We were also able to capture three forums, sponsored by the Concord Monitor and held at Concord High School, where candidates in attendance discussed the variety of issues facing Concord now and in the years ahead.

All of this content can be found playing regularly on our channels (6, 17, and 22 on Comcast), and also can be found on demand on our YouTube channel in our “Meet Your Candidates 2017” playlist:

So please, take the time to learn about your local candidates. And remember, on November 7th, get out and vote!

Introducing the “Dogs of Concord” Digital Shorts Project!

The dog days of summer are here! Introducing the new digital series “Dogs of Concord” featuring local canines large and small. Stay tuned for new episodes every “Woof Wednesday.” We’re PAWsitive you won’t regret it!

Special thanks to our underwriter, Sandy’s Pet Food Center of Concord.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to us on YouTube for the latest “Dogs of Concord” and other videos.

Meet the 2017 Most Fascinating Individuals

As we approach our annual Concord On Air event, we are proud to announce 2017’s Most Fascinating Individuals!

Each of these MFIs, nominated by a member (or members) of the community, were selected from a group of outstanding 2017 candidates. You’ll be able to capture their stories during ConcordTV’s Concord On Air event, happening October 15th, 2017 from 12 – 8 PM.

Without further ado, 2017’s Most Fascinating Individuals are:

Betty Hoadley 

Taught for decades in the Concord School District and leader in the development of sports education and activities for all Concord area youth; passionate leader on the Concord School Board and beyond; Trustee of the State University System, and recently named the Friends of the Audi, 2017 Friend of The Year for her leadership in the Seat Restoration Project.

Her story featured during 7 to 8 pm time block

Joe Kasper 

Community leader and volunteer with several organizations: Goodlife Programs & Activities, Concord Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Greater Concord, Concord area Student Leadership (CASL), Capital Area Wellness Coalition, Lions Club; past area Governor Toastmasters International; Justice of the Peace and public speaker

His story featured during 5 to 6 pm time block

Steve Martin 

Production and Facilities Director at the Capitol Center for the Arts for 20 years; passionate about Concord’s historic buildings; respected by artists, rental clients, celebrities and stage crew of the theatre for his extensive theatrical and production expertise.

His story featured during 1 to 2 pm time block

Brooke Mills

Eighteen year old leader in founding the National Concussion Awareness Day in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of America; appointed by Governor Sununu to continuing serving on the Youth Legislative Advisory Panel; logged in 2,000 lifetime volunteer hours; 3rd runner up to Miss New Hampshire, April 2017; winner of the Miss NH Community Service Award.

Her story featured during 3 to 4 pm time block

Video Tech Tips


Creating video content from your smart device has never been easier! Hit record, share, and you’re done. BUT are your videos lacking professional quality?
Use these tips and you’ll be impressing your friends and family in no time!

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 1. During your recording keep your phone/tablet horizontal (landscape) not vertical (portrait)

 2. If you can’t afford a microphone try to shoot in a location with no background noise and move closer
to your subject.

 3. Avoid shaky video. Invest in a tripod or set your recording device on a sturdy object.

 4. Be aware of backgrounds. Make sure anything in the background appropriately represents what you want an audience to see.

 5. Use editing software such as iMovie or Adobe Clip to trim your video, add music, and/or text.

 6. Share! Most editing programs allow for easy uploading to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube
note: If creating a video specifically for Instagram there are other factors to keep in mind. We will address that in a future blog post

 7. If you’re still not getting the quality that you want, it might be time to look at more professional
gear. ConcordTV offers monthly video camera and editing classes that will help get you started.

Call us at 226-8872 to register for classes or to get more information.

 


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Annual Report 2015-16

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ConcordTV Annual Report 2015-16

We are proud to introduce this year’s annual report, a comprehensive look at everything happening at ConcordTV during the 2015-16 fiscal year. This report includes a message from our board chair and executive director, in addition to the recaps of our numerous activities and programs.

The theme is “The People’s Voice; the People’s Media”. We wish and hope that you will take time to look it over, and then give us a call and come by to visit if you’d like to re-connect.

2015-2016-annual-report

 

Concord TV Searches for 6 Most Fascinating Individuals

Concord Community TV is searching for the “2016 Most Fascinating Individuals”

Who can be considered fascinating? Think of an eclectic mix of captivating people from the greater Concord area who are prominent names (or work quietly behind the scenes) in the fields of politics, entertainment, sports, economic development, popular culture, philanthropy, civic pride, entertainment and beyond.

Nominations may be submitted by downloading the 2016 most fascinating nomination form and sending it to: ConcordTV, 170 Warren Street, Concord, NH 03301,
or emailing to: doris@yourconcordtv.org

DEADLINE is Friday, September 23rd. ConcordTV will contact those selected by Monday, October 3rd. They will be featured during ConcordTV’s 12 hour, live Telecast, Concord On Air, which will air on all three ConcordTV channels (22, 17 and 6), and streamed live on www.yourconcordtv.org from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Welcoming Melissa Sweatt to the ConcordTV Team


We’re thrilled to announce a new staff member of the ConcordTV staff, Melissa Sweatt. She’ll be taking over the scheduling for Channel 22 and you’ll likely see her around Concord on productions. Welcome, Melissa!

About Melissa

Working in the film and television industry has been a passion and dream of mine since I was 12­years ­old. I grew up in a small town north of Concord and was always writing stories, developing characters, creating plots, etc. but I always envisioned this stories as movies. As a graduate from The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, I have been able to pursue this dream to the best of my ability. I currently freelance for New Hampshire Public Television and Whitebridge Farm Productions. I also work part time for NH1 News, and am proud to be the newest edition to the ConcordTV family. In my spare time I enjoy writing screenplays, making my own short films, hanging out with friends, fishing, and lounging around the house with my cat and two dogs.


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6 Reasons to Create a PSA at ConcordTV


ConcordTV’s PSA Day is on September 14th and we want all Concord-area nonprofits to take advanced of the opportunity!

Wednesday, September 14th
Pick a 15-minute timeslot between 1 and 7pm
All PSAs will be taped in our studio
Come prepared with a script as well as your logo on a flashdrive

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 1. It’s FREE! That’s right, a completely free service for nonprofits.

 2. It only takes a 15 minute time commitment.

 3. PSAs are a great way to build public interest in your organization.

 4. The video you create will be great for your social media and website.

 5. We will air the PSAs on our Public Channel 22.

 6. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our new studio.

Call us at 226-8872 and talk to Jim to reserve your 15 minute block in the studio to record your PSAs.

If you’re bringing a logo please check that it’s the highest resolution possible (150×150 would not be suitable, 1200×1200 would be).

 


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