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NOTE: Nominations for 2018 are closed. Thank you to all those who submitted recommendations!
Concord TV Is Looking for Fascinating People, Businesses, and Organizations!
Who Would You Recommend?
ConcordTV’s live annual telecast CONCORD ON AIR is scheduled for Sunday, October 28th, this year – it’s one of our most exciting annual events; a live telecast about the community where the stars are the city of Concord and its citizens. The program will be the kick-off of ConcordTV’s 20th year as a media resource for the community!
A special feature of the telecast is our spotlight on Concord’s “Most Fascinating Individuals” of the past year. This year, we’re starting the selection process a bit sooner, allowing more time to capture these amazing folks and their stories on video so everyone can appreciate their important contributions to our lives.
Here’s where YOU come in: we’ve selected six community categories and we’d like you to recommend individuals in those categories for ConcordTV to consider for the honors.
(Please feel free to recommend more than one per community category or leave any line blank.)
Most Fascinating Individuals of 2018 Criteria:
1. Must be active in the Concord Community.
2. Must not be a staff or board member of ConcordTV.
Notice of Concord Community TV Live Budget Presentation for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and open Board Meeting on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. to be televised on Concord’s cable TV channels 22 and 6. Please note Channel 17 will carry the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting at that time. Public welcome to attend. Concord Community TV will hold the presentation at its location in Concord High School, entrance D.
Starting Monday, April 16, 2018 the city will will begin work on the 2018 Water Main Replacement and City Pavement Projects in the area surrounding ConcordTV’s home, Concord High School. While this project will improve the city’s infrastructure, it will have a significant impact on those visiting our office and studios.
Here is some important information you should know:
Road Closures Effective April 12th – May 18th:
• Warren Street will be closed.
• Westbourne Road will become One Way Only (traffic flow will move toward School Street)
With Warren Street closed, visitors to the studio should use the temporary Pleasant Street entrance to the CHS Parking Lot, as seen in the map below.
If coming to the studio and have any questions as to how the project is affecting accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us at 603-226-8872.
A public meeting on the project was held on March 21st:
Matt Cashman, Concord School District Director of Facilities and Planning, quick overview of changes for students and parents:
ConcordTV’s 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available. The report highlights ConcordTV’s many activities throughout the 2016-2017 fiscal year, celebrating the accomplishments of the station, and its friends, with a month-by-month pictorial journey. We think it’s a lot more interesting than your average annual report!
It’s one of our favorite, and busiest, times of the year here at ConcordTV. With celebrations aplenty from Main Street to Penacook, and friends old and new visiting the studio to send greetings to all, we just love the holiday season! And we’re filming as much of the fun as we can.
Of course, no holiday season is complete without a greeting from the staff here at ConcordTV. This year, we enlisted the help of friends from Red River Theatres, Intown Concord, the Concord Library, Concord Parks and Recreation, and more in putting together “It’s a Wonderful Station!”, our take on “It’s a Wonderful Life.” After Mike loses all of the stations money to greedy Mr. Potter, Josh wishes that he’d never become ConcordTV Station Manager. Can Emmett convince Josh otherwise, and earn himself a snazzy pair of running shoes in the process? Watch and find out!
Other organizations from across the city got in on the holiday greeting fun. Whether involving simple best wishes, talking moose, or takes on “Miracle on 34th Street” (kudos to City Hall on that one!), check out our playlist featuring many of your Concord friends.
Concord likes trees. So much so, that city had TWO Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies, on City Plaza and in Pencook. We were at both, so if you missed them, be sure to take a look.
For a lot of us, the holidays are about finding that perfect gift. And as the annual Midnight Merriment festivities remind us, one of the best places to find those gifts is our very own Main Street. If you need some shopping inspiration, look no further.
And as we approach the end of this post, and the end of this year, we want to thank all of you for being part of our extended ConcordTV family. We honored to be a part of this community, and can’t wait to share even more about what makes it so great in 2018! Happy holidays from all of us at ConcordTV!
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
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
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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)
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!
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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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!
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.