7.22.16    Houston, we Have a Podcast

Cape Ann TV just refurbished the front lobby into a podcast studio. Now members of the Cape Ann community can record a podcast in our new studio, and we will archive the show to the web for people to download and listen to on their devices.


Bill Robinson, first CATV podcast, Jim Capillo audio engieer

On Tuesday, Bill Robinson was the first person to inaugurate the studio with his thoughts on spirituality.

Cape Ann Plein Air Podcast

Cape Ann Plein Air Podcast

On Wednesday, Karen Ristuben, President of the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, artist David Curtis, and author/writer Judith Curtis had a lively talk about the upcoming Cape Ann Plein Air competition & festival in October.

Next week two more podcasts are on tap: the first by local man-about-town Gordon Baird; and the other by David Olson, Gloucester Daily Times Editor. The podcast studio is available to anyone on Cape Ann. If you have something to say and would like to book a time to make a podcast contact Jim Capillo at:  jcapillo@capeanntv.org.


Cape Ann TV is pleased to announce an advanced, hands-on
lighting class to be held on Thursday, August 4th from 6:30 to 8 PM.
This class will be taught by CATV Studio Manager Jim Capillo


(former NBC affiliate news photographer and editor), assisted by
CATV Supervising Producer Becky Tober, and will cover
different techniques of field lighting, from the
“run and gun” type of shooting to 3 point lighting which will make
your videos pop!

Come and join us for a fun night !
No experience necessary, but RSVP early, as space is limited.

Email to: rtober@capeanntv.org
or call 978-281-2443

7.8.16    Cape Ann TV Wins Two National Video Awards

Cape Ann TV reeled in two first place awards in the Hometown Media Award Contest.

The two winning videos are Gloucester’s Giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree & Menorah, and Behind the Scenes at Gloucester Election Night 2015.

Gloucester’s Giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree & Menorah was entered in the Access Center Professional Division and won in the Community Events-General category. The program was produced by Cape Ann TV staff members, Lisa Smith and Rebecca Tober and was narrated by Cape Ann TV intern, Jill Wach. The ten-minute video profiled the people who created the Lobster Trap Tree on Main Street and the Menorah at the Temple Ahavat Achim, and the importance of these structures to the Cape Ann community.

Behind the Scenes at Gloucester Election Night 2015 was entered in the Independent Producer division and won in the Democracy in Action category. Matt Morris created this short, two-minute video. The video creatively shows the hustle and bustle at City Hall on election night and the live election coverage by Cape Ann TV. Matt Morris won a Hometown Media Award last year for his Awesome Gloucester series.

The Hometown Media Awards is a national contest, sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, that honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are distributed on community access cable television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.


6.28.16    Fun stats from FY16

Cape Ann TV aired 13,140 Hours of programming – 1,734 MORE HOURS than last year, which is almost 5 MORE
HOURS of programming PER DAY than last year
Gloucester elections – Coverage included ten debates, multiple forums, candidate statements, and a live four-camera shoot with two hosts and 14 crewmembers during election night.Emmys

We also produced
more multiple-camera shoots than ever before, including 70 high school sports games, 137 municipal meetings, and dozens of community events.
CATV and it’s members started 11 new, local television series this year.
We held 4 Lunch and Learn events for the community.
We provided 395 hours of training through individual and small sessions and workshops – Up 154 hours from last year.
Our Facebook reach increased from 33K last year to 227K this year.
Our impressions on Twitter rose from 44K to 84K.
We won 18 National Awards including a New England Emmy award.
Great work everyone!

6.20.16    Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

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Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

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It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.


Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot. 

*Cape Ann TV in not affiliated nor endorses this application.  Please do your own research and use your own discretion when downloading.