MTN in the New Year

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Happy New Year!!!!

With Notes From MTN Staff

A Note from our Executive Director...

Happy New Year, media-makers! After a year of great change and upheaval at MTN, which including a move to a new home in Northeast Minneapolis, we are eager to get back to the basics in 2016. This means, more and better media education and training. More productions in our vibrant new studios and facilities. More accessible camera equipment and media software. Plus live events, media gatherings, and more! I hope you'll regularly check in at MTN, on our website (, and on Facebook ( as we continue to develop and grow throughout the year.
Access welcomes you with our new lobby area and with a NEW PROJECTOR SCREEN in the large studio! 2015 was a big change for MTN with the move but we are happy to invite you to our new space! Come check out the wall sized screen available for members to project their collaborative events or for rent. We look forward to 2016 with weekly Open Lab hours for you to practice your editing skills! And to members checking out our cameras including the awesome Sony HD-NX5U camera which is our higher tech HD camera. Come to a orientation any Thursday at 630pm or second Saturday at 11am! Best of the new year to ALL!  
Education Department
Looking back on 2015, the Education Department has witnessed some challenges and growth-- including changes and transitions. The department serves both youth and adult programming. The Queer Media Project (QMP) was a great highlight of programming that empowered queer and allied youth to experience media creation and storytelling. In October, Adja Gildersleve joined MTN as the new Education Coordinator. 
The Education Department has big aspirations for the new year. In the process of taking on the new position, Adja truly believes that community media is an important tool for residents to have access to share their voice in a powerful way. As the Education Coordinator, Adja plans to bring fresh and innovative energy to the organization as a whole. Members can look forward to a diversity in the type of classes offered, diverse instructors, and gradual equipment updates. 2016 has a lot to offer-- let's take it in and make it awesome! 
2015 was an exciting year for Programming. We now have Video On Demand! Check it out here: If you are a Premier member at MTN we automatically put your shows on VOD. And we started an archiving station for our MTN footage from 1984 - the present.
In 2016, we encourage members to check out our file submission page. no need to create a DVD just send the files from your computer. Look forward to seeing your new shows on MTN this year!
I'm proud that the production department braved the rain and filmed the NE Parade in 2015.
When I say the production department-I mean all of our great MTN staffers and our awesome interns.
What I'm looking forward is getting to know our new community--NE Minneapolis for 2016. Can't wait to get to know are new neighbors. 
MTN Orientation
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.
Channel 16

Program subject areas: Community affairs/events, government & politics, local issues, public conversations, news & information

Channel 17

Program subject areas: Arts & leisure, lifestyle topics (including sports, documentaries & slice-of-life, humor &
comedy, food & cooking, families and parenthood, etc.), youth & education

Channel 75

Program subject areas: Spiritual & religious programming, questions of philosophy & existence

Upcoming Orientation

Free MTN Orientations EVERY Thursdays @ 630pm

*Also check out our new 2nd Saturday Orientation session @ 11am with Ollie


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