3.16.17    Peter Stone Will Get You Motivated in “Stepping Up & Step Out”- A New Series

Stepping Up & Step Out in 2017 ~ A year for Change

Where is 2017 going? According to local consultant, author, business veteran, seafarer, gemologist, photographer and Certified High Performance Coach Peter Stone, wherever you want it to. In his Cape Ann TV video and podcast series, Stepping Up & Step Out in 2017, Peter discusses the struggles of pursuing goals, strategies to overcome challenges, and the Net Effect of making small improvements to your life.

Starting with the most common New Year’s resolutions, Peter offers a refreshing perspective for breaking bad habits, increasing focus, and simply achieving more. At its core, Stepping Up & Step Out emphasizes mind management. With positive thinking and persistence, health, happiness, and financial stability are attainable.

“We are here to learn what we are made of, to dig deep and make ourselves—and our world—better than when we found them.”

This idea permeates into his business, Peter Stone Jewelry, which specializes in handcrafted sterling silver and gold jewelry designed from passion and spirit. But even his company has had its challenges and growing pains. Persistence, integrity, and open minds have kept Peter Stone Jewelry in business for over 30 years.

Peter grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea, worked lobster fishing inshore and off, holds a 100-ton captains license along with a chief engineer’s unlimited horsepower steam and motor license. Today he’s downsized to a rowing shell and can be found off Cape Ann in his jet ski throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall months.

“Life is to be experienced, not endured.” Attitude and word choice are essential to Stepping Up & Step Out, which identifies effective mindsets and habits adopted by Peter and others to help you overcome challenges and start living your dreams.

You can watch the show locally in Gloucester and surrounding towns on channel 12, or find recorded sessions online at PeterStoneLive.com/blog.

If you would like to share your own success stories and strategies, send an e-mail to Peter@PeterStoneLive.com. Let us know how you have made a difference in any area of your life or helped someone else with their life. Join Peter on the TV show or join in on a podcast session to share what has been working for you. We’d love to hear from you.

Stepping Up & Step Up airs on Cape Ann TV channel 12 on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm; Wednesdays at 2:30 am; Thursdays at 2:30 am and 7:30 pm; Friday’s at 11:00 am; and Sundays at 5:00 pm.

3.10.17    “Green Screen 101” Lunch & Learn Series ‘After-Hours’ March 21 at 7pm

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Tuesday, March 21 at 7PM with “Green Screen 101”. Presentation and demonstration by Ted Reed, professional video producer.

Think of all the times you’ve wanted to battle with Vikings, dive deep beneath the ocean waves and fly to the moon and beyond. Well, now you can!
Join us for our first Lunch and Learn After-Hours, starting at 7pm on Tuesday March 21st when we explore the basics of shooting on green screen. We’ll cover the basics of what you need for cameras, lighting, and software right here at Cape Ann TV’s studios. Find out how to make your own special effects—special!

Chroma Key or Green Screen is a fantastic tool for filmmaking that opens up so many storytelling opportunities. It isn’t too difficult provided you know the basics and is easy to use for your films whether you are making an independent low budget film or Hollywood Blockbuster.

Green screens are a key tool in a technique called chroma keying. In a basic scenario this may involve a person/subject being filmed standing in front of a green (or blue) screen. Then using an editing program the green color is digitally removed from the video file leaving the person/subject. A new image/video is then layered behind them. If done well it should look as though the person is actually standing in the scenario that is happening in the background.

The ability to chroma key opens up an array of options for filmmakers. For example if you are filming a news story and you need your presenter to look as though they are standing out the front of the Taj Mahal, then you could use this technique instead of ACTUALLY taking a news reporter to the Taj Mahal. It saves a lot of time and money.

Join award-winning local video producer Ted Reed on Tuesday, March 21 at 7PM at Cape Ann TV for Lunch & Learn After Hours “Green Screen 101”.

2.14.17    Gloucester School Committee from February 8 is Online and We have Added Additional Airing Times

Gloucester School Committee Meeting from Feb. 8 is now available to view online. It will also air on Channel 20 this week on Wednesday, February 15 at 8:30 pm; Thursday, February 16 at 11 am; Friday, February 17 at 11:30 pm and Saturday, February 18 at 11am.

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2.8.17    Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series: “Basics of Location Audio”

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, February 22 at 12 Noon with “Basics of Location Audio” presentation and demonstration by Ted Reed, professional video producer.

We’re listening! Thanks for your feedback about what you’d like to learn next at Cape Ann TV’s lunch and learn series. Keep those emails coming, we want to plan our upcoming sessions knowing what you want to know.

Sometimes sound is an afterthought in video productions—But it shouldn’t be. Bad audio can make your video unwatchable!

Check out the video promo:

It’s good to know when to use a hand mic, a lav mic, or a shotgun mic. And what’s the best mixer if you’re using more than one microphone?

Join award-winning local video producer Ted Reed at our next lunch and learn at the Cape Ann TV studio on Wednesday, February 22 at noon. Bring your audio questions and we’ll take a look at what sounds good when it comes to video.

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

1.27.17    Funding to be cut to the arts!

If you feel that the arts are important for our society, consider signing this petition.

“The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of country and mankind.” -George Washington