9.23.16    Cape Ann TV Lunch & Learn Series: “The Canon FX-105 Camcorder-Beyond Automatic”

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, October 5 at 12 pm with “”The Canon FX-105 Camcorder–Beyond Automatic”” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.


Cape Ann TV has several Canon FX-105 HD camcorders available to its members for shooting projects outside our studio. They’re light, easy to run around with for action shooting, and produce great pictures and sound as a “point and shoot” video camera.

But this camera can do a whole lot more once you take the settings off automatic. Join us for our next “Lunch and Learn” at Cape Ann TV and see how to take this remarkable tool to the next level in picture control, audio and much more. Ted Reed, Emmy-award-winning TV director and cinematographer and Cape Ann resident, will lead this session.


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

9.15.16    How to Make a Movie with an iPhone

Ted Reed showed us how to make professional using an iPhone in our latest Lunch & Learn seminar. Here is his presentation, so you too can make great looking video on your smart phone.

8.11.16    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, August 24 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.

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