CMTV14 – Community-Minded Television

We are Moving! Don’t worry, during this transition our regular CMTV14 programming will not be affected. However, while we make this change we will be suspending our community services as well as our open studio sessions of Say What Spokane. We anticipate reopening the studios in November. Please stay tuned for more updates. If you are actively working with one of our producers, you may contact them directly at 509-444-3381

We are very excited about a new and improved studio space to better serve you coming later this fall.

CMTV14: What to be on TV?  Have you ever wanted to have your own TV show?  Guess what you can!  CMTV14 is your TV station!  We have a studio, cameras, lights, mics and expertise all for you!

Who we are:  CMTV14 was founded in 2007 as a nonprofit TV station.  CMTV14 can be found on Comcast channel 14 in the greater Spokane area with a reach of over 107,000 households.

Current Programming schedule may be found here.

What we offer:

Access:  Any individual, nonprofit, government agency, or church can create and submit a program, public service announcement or video for broadcast.  Submissions rates are $10 to $15 to cover handling and processing.  Submissions are free with membership.

Membership:  If you’re planning on making a regular show, this is the way to go.  You get to use our studio regularly, attend classes, and check out equipment, also your shows get first priority for airtime scheduling.  Click on any of these links if you’re an Individual, Organization, or Business and find out how you can be a member and enjoy the benefits.

Original Programming

Successful Aging in the Northwest: A new series which debuted in June designed specifically for people in Spokane 55 and older. This is a community service television program packed with information on everything from healthy living to money management.

Diversity Matters:  This  program to supports, encourages and promotes all efforts in building inclusive, equitable and diverse communities by expanding the impact of these efforts throughout the Inland Northwest.  Currently in production

Say What – Spokane:  Take your turn in front of the TV Camera for up to 10  minutes. This is your opportunity to express your opinion on issues affecting your family, neighborhood, community and the world. *Say What Spokane is currently suspended while we are moving. Follow us on Facebook for up to date information regarding the opening of our new studio.

 

Classes:

CMTV 14 – VIDEO TRAINING PROGRAM: 

 I.  Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shooting

The course covers foundation concepts of video production such camera operations,  lighting and audio essentials

 Topics include:

  • Understanding how to focus
  • Shooting with shallow depth of field
  • Understanding exposure
  • Using ND filters to correct overexposure
  • Using gain to brighten an underexposed shot
  • Choosing the right shutter speed
  • White-balancing a shot
  • Working with a tripod
  • Shooting handheld
  • Using a boom microphone
  • Setting up a 4-point lighting scene
  • Using corrective gels

II.  HANDS ON ORIENTATION ON CMTV14 CAMERAS AND LIGHTING

III.  Premiere Pro CC Essential Training

Learn how to professionally edit video with techniques the experts use.  This is a fast-track approach that breaks down the entire import-to-output process into eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a good crash course in Premiere Pro for editors migrating from other platforms. The course wraps up with tutorials on color correction, multicam editing, and the export process.

 Topics include:

  • Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
  • Setting up a project and a sequence
  • Importing and organizing media
  • Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
  • Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
  • Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
  • Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
  • Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
  • A brief look at Creative Suite integration
  • Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
  • Recording voice-overs
  • Applying transitions, effects, and filters
  • Changing clip speed
  • Color correction techniques
  • Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
  • Multicam editing techniques
  • Exporting your final project

For additional information on any classes you may be interest in or for a current class schedule please contact us at  [email protected]

Hire Us:  Are you, your business or organization looking to make a video?  Let CMTV14 do it.  We are industry professionals who will use the latest gear to create a video for you.  If you need a PSA, short form video or video business cards, let us know.  Our rates are extremely competitive.

Contact Us

Phone: (509) 444-3381

Email: CMTV@ community-minded.org

25 West Main Avenue,  Suite 310

Spokane, WA  99201

Hours:   Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

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