Access Equipment & The Means of Production

Check Out Equipment

I want to produce my own TV show--to air on Channel 17 and stream on my web site! Where do I get equipment?

Good News!
Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV is a government access TV channel open to all citizens! You can borrow the video equipment you need to make your show and air it on Channel 17. We have cameras, tripods and microphones available for check out by people living or working in our member communities. Equipment is lent out on a first-come, first-served, basis to and we provide one-on-one training once you make an appointment. You can also use our modest public digital editing facilities, including four Apple I Books with I Movie and Final Cut Express.

When you Reserve Equipment be sure you:

1. Know what you want to record, have an event set up, an interview or a date that you want to record on.

2. Indicate the exact dates you want to reserve a camera for. (Limit your reservation to as few days around the event as possible.)

3. Specify the equipment you will want to borrow. Tell us the name and model* of the camera you have been trained to use and the "collateral" equipment you will need (microphones, lights, etc.)

* Available Cameras: Sony TRV-17, Sony HCV-DCR, Sony PDX-10, Sony PD-170.We also have tripods and microphones to help you create an audible and watchable program.

Contact our morourke [at] cctv [dot] org (Training Coordinator, Meghan O'Rourke) to talk over your project and the training and equipment you will need. Call her at 802.862.3966 x16 or morourke [at] cctv [dot] org

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