On Tuesday, March 24th, HCAM-TV Executive Director, Eric Dresser and Membership and Outreach Coordinator, Cristina Aiello along with one of HCAM’s interns, attended the Curry College Career Fair.
The career fair was a fantastic opportunity to connect with students of all different majors and backgrounds. HCAM-TV is now inviting and accepting applications for interns who want to play a key role in assisting a dynamic community media center in accomplishing its mission to inspire, empower, and share community through media. Visit the HCAM internship page if you’re interested in interning this upcoming summer and or fall.
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Check out our Spring Training Schedule! Tickets are now available on the HCAM eventbrite page.
Please note these classes are also part of the HCAM spring training but they will be taught at the Hingham Public Library. As stated in the advertisement, to reserve your spot for any of these classes, please call the HPL reference desk: 781-741-1405 EX: 1404
We are pleased to announce that HCAM’s Spring PSA Day will take place Wednesday, March 25th from 10:0am – 6:00pm. HCAM-TV will be opening our studio for the day to organizations in Hingham to record a 30 second public service announcement that will air on our public channels. PSA’s are a great way to quickly introduce your organization, opportunity, event or initiative to the community.
For more information on PSA Day, how to prepare for it and to reserve your slot, please visit the HCAM PSA Day page.
Congratulations to our March Member In Action, Dennis Corcoran! Dennis, who is the former Director of the Hingham Public Library, became a member of HCAM in January of 2014. HCAM Membership & Outreach Coordinator Cristina Aiello had a chance to chat with Dennis and ask him about his experience with HCAM-TV thus far.
When asked about what made him get involved with HCAM, Dennis replied, “I have been thinking about getting involved for some time but my duties as Hingham’s Library Director made it difficult to find sufficient time. Now that I am retired I have made it a point to be involved. Although the technology and physical environment of HCAM is different than what I have known as a librarian, I feel the missions of libraries and community television are closely related. Both organizations are about facilitate community building. That is to say, both the Hingham Public Library and HCAM-TV strive to build civic connections among residents through the provision of information and the celebration of local accomplishments. The Library has become a wonderful “commons” for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. HCAM-TV has the technological reach to make the entire community its “commons” and I find that very exciting. Hingham has so much to be proud of and to share. I want to be a small part of that effort.”
Although still fairly new to HCAM, Dennis has assisted as a production assistant in many HCAM Member productions such as “The Lipstick Lounge” and “Point and Shoot.” When he was asked about what he enjoys most about being an HCAM member he said, “There are many things I enjoy about being an HCAM member. I am a big fan of learning new things and developing new skills. Lifelong learning clearly is an important contributor to our health and well-being as we age. Why not do something that enhances your own life and simultaneously leads to a public service. I also like the idea of being around creative people. The HCAM staff and volunteers provide that to me. Meeting the talented people who produce their own shows is enriching too. Nothing is more exciting than seeing someone’s idea move from concept to production.”
Dennis says he’s very content in helping other member’s in their productions while he learns more about video production. He explains, “I need to develop my skills and that will come only from practice. So, I’ll fill in wherever HCAM’s staff needs help. In the future I’d like to work on any project that the Hingham Public Library’s Acting Director Linda Harper would like to see done featuring the library. At the moment we don’t have anything in the queue but I imagine we will soon enough. Someday I’d also like to work on shows focusing on local history or perhaps highlighting the uniqueness of our small, independent businesses.”
We’re glad to have you Dennis! If you’d like to become a member and connect with us here at HCAM-TV please visit our membership page.
Winter of 2015 was just named Massachusetts second snowiest winter by WCVB Channel 5 News. Boston suffered three snow storms in less than one month, leaving residents with over 70 inches of snow on their streets. Due to the large snow mounds on the side of the road, it has become increasingly difficult for cars to correctly pull over for emergency vehicles. Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth recently stopped by HCAM-TV to film a PSA on how to appropriately pull over when emergency vehicles are approaching you, check it out below.
HCAM-TV’s Spring Orientation will take place on Monday, April 6th at 7:00pm. Tickets for the event are not available yet but please make sure to check back here on the website or check HCAM’s Facebook and Twitter for more information about this event and others.
Have any crazy pictures from this snowfall? Post them on our Facebook page or comment in our status! We’d love to air them on our public channels! Check out some of the photos we received from members down below.
Due to the snow storm, HCAM-TV will be closed today, February 3, 2015. Training courses as well as any in-studio productions will all be rescheduled for later on this week and next week. For any updates and schedule changes please come back and visit the HCAM website and or like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
As always, we encourage you to contact HCAM-TV if you have any questions at all
New episode guides for two of HCAM’s original shows, Superintendent Spotlight and On The Issues, are now live on the HCAM website. These episode guides are designed to make it easier to find the episode you are seeking quickly.
Click below to read more and learn about how to access these pages.
HCAM is in the final push for survey responses this week. If you haven’t responded yet we would really appreciate your input. Your valuable feedback will assist us in creating our long-term strategic plan. With your help we will ensure that our users and viewers, are getting what you want and need from HCAM-TV.
Please go to our survey page and take a moment to fill out the appropriate survey and we’ll do our best to ensure we’re providing the best service we can for you.