The MTN Production Services crew braved the back roads of rural areas of Minnesota to film for the MN Dept. Of Health. First stop was Fergus Falls where Tajudin and Eboun traveled to the quaint town three hours away from the city to document a farmers market, local community garden, and a Food Hub that helps farmers sell fresh vegetables at wholesale. The last stop for the Fall was Madelia. An adorable town two hours away that is slowly transitioning into a new state of health consciousness. They have a water drinking campaign at schools, a strong community hospital, and a wellness center at a food factory. These were great day trips and the MTN production crew recommend members to take the time and explore these small towns. The videos will be premiered at a health conference this year!
Chera, SHIP Supervisor in Madelia getting ready to be interviewed for a Minnesota Department of Health
MTN hosts 3rd Party Gubernatorial Debate Gets Nod on National Website
Thank you to MTN's production Services and the Emergency Ninja Broadcast Network (ENBN) for hosting a 3rd Party Gubernatorial Debate at MTN this Fall! Thank you to all who came out for the event and to ENBN for getting out the vote! The event was given a nod on the Free and Equal website. (link above)
Youth Department Update
Caption: Themi, practicing camera motions outside Ramsey Middle School
The StepUp interns have reached the halfway point in their Fall internship this year and are hard at work producing promotional videos for some of MTN's newest upcoming classes.
MTNYouth has started teaching a Community Education Documentary class during Ramsey Middle's after-school program. So far, youth have learned the basics of camera and tripod operation, and are practicing their interviewing skills. Youth in the program will eventually create a short documentary on Community Education and their opinions on school, learning, and fun.
Starting November 3rd, MTNYouth will be partnering with Broadway High School for the second time to provide Media Literacy and Production training in conjunction with an ongoing English Class. This year, the Broadway and MTN instructors will also be joined by a spoken-word artist and poet from Pillsbury House Theater, Siddeeqah Shabazz.
MTN Orientations are the first step to becoming familiar with all the equipment you will have at your fingertips, classes to become certified to use this gear, and rules for submitting programs on MTN's public access channels.
If you can not make one of our regular orientations that are listed below, please contact Doug Cain using our staff contact form.
Name: CONNECT Program subject areas: Community affairs/events, government & politics, local issues, public conversations, news & information
Name: CREATE Program subject areas: Arts & leisure, lifestyle topics (including sports, documentaries & slice-of-life, humor &
comedy, food & cooking, families and parenthood, etc.), youth & education
Name: INSPIRE Program subject areas: Spiritual & religious programming, questions of philosophy & existence
Free MTN Orientations
on Wednesdays @ 7pm
*NOTE NOVEMBER and
DECEMBER DATES are different
because of our holiday schedule: