Spring is Here at MTN!

Minneapolis Television Network May 2014 Newsletter
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Summer is right around the corner. Here are MTN we are gearing up for Summer Camp, STEP UP Volunteers, and Studio Workshops. Along with our recurring workshops in Production there will be some new class offerings for July/August in Social Media Marketing and Transmedia. But first let's celebrate Spring and MTN with Doug Cain's video of St. Anthony Falls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbT87PzG31Y&feature=youtu.be and
Keith Porter's MTN Promo Video
Keith Porter, an Independent Producer here at MTN, tells us all the reasons to come learn how to make media here at MTN. Check it out! 
MTN Youth Summer Camps, this June!!!
Check out the video for Stop Motion

Summer Camp dates are listed on MTN website

Summer Camp Registration
Beginner Animation Camp- Stop Motion
June 9th-13th1:00-5:00
Registration open until May 26th

Advanced Animation Camp- Adobe After Effects
Monday and Wednesday, July 14th-23
Registration Open until June 30th

All camps- $75 for members, $100 for non-members. Registration is open. Please email Jessica Talley at jtalley@mtn.org for questions
                                                   Media Arts in Minnesota
On May 8th, four graduate students from the University of Minnesota presented their research on media arts in MN. In Studio A, at MTN, they discussed the advantages and disadvantages of creating a collaborative media center. Board members, media makers, and non-profit media center representatives were in attendance. It was great to get our community together and discuss the future of media in Minnesota.  

Check out the creative vitality in Minnesota:
MTN Youth Freelance Event

On Tuesday, May 6th, MTN Youth Freelancers Dezzy and Sonia helped film the 19th Annual Minnesota Spokeseman Recorder (MSR) High School Graduation Celebration at the Sabathani Community Center.  The event featured a career fair and expo, musical performances by local youth, Keynote Speaker Nkima Levy-Pounds, Professor of Law at University of St. Thomas, and the awarding of Scholarships for the graduates. The ceremony will be aired on MTN Channel 16 and 17 beginning June 2nd

All of MTN's youth freelancers have been trained via MTN Youth Programs, and are accompanied on their live shoots by adult mentors. MTN's Youth Freelance program gives MTN youth an opportunity to work alongside professional filmmakers and community organizers, as well as get paid production experience documenting events around Minneapolis.  Our clients receive professional, creative media production at an affordable price, as well as the knowledge that they are supporting the next generation of media makers, storytellers, and community media-activists. If your organization is interested in hiring Youth Freelancers, please contact our Production Services Department at eboun@mtn.org.


The Out Twin Cities Film Festival is screening at the Mall of America Theater on June 4th- 8th. On Sunday, June 8th, The OTCFF will be hosting their first"Family Friendly" showcase, featuring local and nationally produced short films about and by young people and families. The MTN Queer Media Project, which has been running on Saturdays at MTN since February, will be screening their short film starting at 2:40pm

In addition, the OTCFF is also hosting Family Friendly Hour- an opportunity for youth, parents, teachers, and community members to participate in deeper discussion around LGBTQ youth and family issues. The first 100 people to register for Family Friendly hour receive admission to brunch and discussions with guest speakers before and after the screening, free admission to the Family Friendly Shorts, reduced concession sales, a mystery pass from the Mall of America. MTN's QMP youth will be documenting this event. To learn more or register, visit the Out Twin Cities Film Festival's website: www.otcff.org

The May-June MTN Course Catalog available! There still is time to sign up for June classes!
Check out classes on our website: http://mtn.org/training/classes-workshops 
Look for new courses on Marketing Your Media, Animation, Video Blogging and other new media, this July/August and into future sessions!

GoPro 3 Camera: MTN is moving ahead with the hugely popular, small wide-angle camera. This extremely portable tiny camera has adapters to affix it to various surfaces for unusual coverage and special angles.
Sony HXR-NX5U Camera: MTN’s advanced-level HD camera is ready to be rolled out! Members will be able to take their shows to the next level.
Are you up late? How about 2:30AM on a Friday night/Saturday morning? Check out Test Pattern TV on Channel 17. 

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
on Wednesdays @ 7pm:

  • June 11, 2014
  • June 25, 2014
  • July 9, 2014
  • July 23

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