Dublin Community Television has been working hard on supporting members to develop their own programme ideas over the last few months which has resulted in more volunteer shows running on the station than on any other TV broadcaster in the country.
As more programmes get in to production we need more people to get involved, learn how to produce television and share their skills with a like minded crew. In order to facilitate this we are offering you to come and meet some of the producers that are recruiting for their
new programmes. These productions are on a variety of subjects, including sports, music, current affairs, art and more.
If you would like to get involved in making community television come along to the Ireland Institute on Friday 24th of May at 3.30pm to get involved.
Each Wednesday afternoon, DCTV runs a studio operator training course which is free to paid up members of the station.
We have been running the course throughout the year and members that have completed it have gone on to become actively involved in our ongoing volunteer production Citywide, as well as creating their own studio productions like The Live Register and Bump TV.
The course requires no previous experience and is a great taster for
groups and individuals who want to actively get involved in making
The course shows the basic operation of the studio and offers the
opportunity for participants to make a short video piece.
The studio has a fully digital workflow including three remote control
cameras, vision and audio mixers and the ability to broadcast live on cable and the internet.
We are now accepting bookings for places on our courses in 2013.
DCTV with the support of the Dublin City Community Forum did a call out for volunteers to come to the studio to get involved in making media under the theme of Summer In Dublin . After this meeting a shoot day was arranged and with the creativity of the volunteers and facilitation of DCTV Trainer Barry Lennon a programme was made view it here .
This programme contains an insight into alternative projects in Dublins City featuring interviews with TOG hacker space , a discussion on social centres with Seomra Spraoi and Block T , a look at Summer Row Community Garden , a chat with the curator of the Hack The City exhibition and much more .
DCTV is looking for volunteers to come and produce some media in our shopfront studio on the theme of ‘Summer in Dublin’. Supported by Dublin City Community Forum we have previously worked with volunteers for Mayday and International Womens Day and we are seeking volunteers for a days filming later this month to celebrate summer in our city despite the lack of sun.
So if you want to get involved in filming interviews , discussions , music, comedy, event reports or anything else you would like to propose we will provide training and support.
First step is a meeting on the evening of Wednesday 18th of July to bring your ideas to and meet the other volunteers – no experience is necessary. For more details and to get involved fill in the form here and . Your work will be on television as all material will be shown on DCTV on UPC channel 802 and online on DCTV’s channel on Aertv.ie as well as being available via our vimeo .
Lord Mayor Andrew Montague, Dun Tudor from the Romanian consulate and the team in the DCTV Shopfront Studio
Last Saturday, 26th May 2012, saw the launch of DCTVs newest show – Actualitatea IRL with a special live episode broadcast from the Temple Bar Shopfront Studio at 6pm. This weekly programme represents a number of firsts for Dublin Community Television – although DCTV has produced one off specials with groups such as the Polish Film Festival and UNITAS, the Indian community group this is the first regular show produced by one of Dublins new communities. It will also be the first regular show on DCTV broadcast in a language other than English or Irish. The programme will be in Romanian with English language subtitles.
The first show, broadcast live on both UPC and AerTV featured a panel discussion with Don Tudor, Deputy Romanian Consul in ireland, Cllr Andrew Montague, Lord Mayor of Dublin and Ciaran Moore, DCTV Manager. The show also saw videos on Romania and famous Romanian people in English for the Irish viewers. Future shows will be pre-recorded to facilitate subtitling but will retain the 6pm Saturday slot with a repeat on Sunday. The first episode is available below the fold – Read More (more…)
During the Temple Bar Tradfest, a festival of traditional music this coming weekend, DCTV is intending to record a number of shows and events based out of our new studio facilities in Temple Bar. We are now seeking volunteers to work with us on a one off basis this weekend and to try out the new facilities.
Stuart Lowry from NearFM will be based in the studio interviewing musicians and others. We have co-operation from Temple Bar Traders who run the festival in getting access to people – but need to book anything in advance. Due to ongoing work on the new studio we are only now putting in palce list of equipments and facilities that will be available but we expect a multi-camera TV studio, live radio and other facilities to be available. If you are interested in community media, television production, traditional music or just want to spend an afternoon doing something out of the ordinary give us a shout – firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for:
Switcher Operators (especially people who have undertaken studio operator training with DCTV)
Studio crew – including floor managers, Production assistants
Researchers / Producers
Location camera / sound people (preferably with editing skills)
Offline editors and bloggers (can be after the event)
All volunteer shifts will be minimum of 4 hours, be unpaid but should be fun and educational. All work will be credited on broadcast programmes. So send an email to email@example.com and we’ll book you in and show you the space.