Submitted by Jessica Forrest, Comcast Public Relations Specialist
Comcast is opening the doors of its local Public Access TV Studio, located at 199 Shunpike Rd, Cromwell, to residents of Cromwell, East Hampton, Portland, Middlefield and Middletown on Friday, October 25th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for the studio’s annual open house. Refreshments will be served.
At the open house, residents will be given a tour of the state-of-the-art video production studio, which includes three cameras, an audio console and a character generator for graphics. The equipment will be set up for demonstrations and guests will leave with a basic understanding of television production
During the year, Comcast hosts workshops at the Middletown studio for community residents, local non-profit groups and municipal employees, allowing them to learn the various aspects of television production, including the operation of cameras and other equipment, directing and hosting programs and covering local events and public meetings. Training is also provided on an individual or group basis.
Through the workshops and trainings, attendees will learn to produce, write and tape their own local television programs for local access channel 15. Public access television runs the gamut from government meetings and educational programming to talk shows and youth group activities and sports.
Community members interested in becoming public access television volunteers can register for the workshops at the open house or by calling the studio directly at 860-613-3035.