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*The Media Factory facility will remain closed to the general public through April 6th, and possibly beyond, depending on state guidelines. We look forward to reconnecting with you in person when it is safe to do so.*

The BTV Media Factory is a public media space in the South End of Burlington, VT, shared by Vermont Community Access Media (http://www.vermontcam.org/)(VCAM), the Regional Educational Television Network (http://www.retn.org/) (RETN), and the community radio station 99.3 WBTV-LP (https://993wbtv.org/).

Some things to know about the Media Factory events:

1. All workshops are open to individuals in our service area (http://vermontaccess.net/amo/)—if you are outside our service area, there may be an additional fee. Drop us a line (learn@retn.org) for more info.

2. Some workshops have a prerequisite—we'll post this info at the top of each event.

3. Many workshops are FREE. If there is a cost, it will be listed in the description.

4. Have an idea for a workshop? Let us know!

Want to support our work?

Awesome! Thank you! You can make a tax-deductible donation to RETN, VCAM, or 99.3 WBTV-LP.

Donations to RETN: retn.org/donate (https://www.retn.org/donate)

Donations to VCAM and 99.3 WBTV-LP: vermontcam.org/donate (https://www.vermontcam.org/donate)

Upcoming events (5)

Work With What You Got

Online event

Meet online with Media Factory Staff to discuss how to work with what you've got at home to create high quality, professional media. Learn how to find the right lighting to really shine on a webcam. Discover the best ways to dampen your audio for those radio-rich vocals. This discussion is suited for anyone looking to enhance their home videos and home podcast recordings using tips, tricks, and tools found in your home. Please register to receive your Zoom invitation visible on Meetup.

Movement and Media Artist Talk with Hannah Dennison

Online event

Join us for an in-depth conversation with dance/theatre artist Hannah Dennison, founder of Cradle to Grave Arts and creator of The Quarry Project, a site-specific dance/theatre piece being made for the Wells Lamson quarry in Websterville, one of the oldest, deepest granite quarries in the country, now flooded and in “reserve.” We will watch several films of the Quarry Project in process, and discuss both the project and Hannah's use of media arts to communicate her work to a broader audience. An interview will be followed by audience Q and A. Once you RSVP, the link to the webinar will be visible. Image Credits Photographer: Julia Barstow Graphic Designer: Linda Provost ------- More about Hannah Dennison: Hannah Dennison is a choreographer who has been making stage and site-specific work in Vermont for nearly 40 years. Her main focus is creating and presenting large-scale site works that explore and celebrate the people, history, and landscapes of our shared locale. In order to produce such complex pieces, she partners with artistic collaborators, civic organizations and long-time supporters who volunteer their expertise to help bring projects to conclusion. After a nine-year hiatus, Hannah returned to choreography to create Dear Pina (2012), a tribute to Pina Bausch set in the vast Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms, VT. In 2015, she created Threads & Thresholds at the historic Kent Museum in Calais VT, and in 2016, she began the process of securing permission to make a piece on floating stages in the Wells Lamson quarry. This five-year project will be presented in summer of 2021. Hannah's considerable career has included awards from National Dance Project for The Quarry Project – 2018; Vermont Arts Council award for Placemaking – 2018; Hometown Media Award: Best of Local Performance & Independent Producer for Dear Pina – 2014; Two month-long residential fellowships at The Workspace for Choreographers in Virginia. - 2002 & 2003; shortlisted for the National Artists & Community: America Creates for the Millennium in 2000; Susan B Anthony by VT YWCA – 1999; New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) – Building Communities through Culture 4 year fellowship (1996); American Association for State & Local History Award for The Mill Project (1st choreographer ever to receive this national award) – 1996; VT Independent Video Festival 1st prize for Independent Visions for The Rose Street Bakery Project – 1996; Vermont Arts Council Citation - long-term commitment & dedication to the arts -1995; Vermont PBS (1983, 1992) & New Hampshire PBS (1994); VAC Touring Register from 1982 to 1991. She is the executive director of Cradle to Grave Arts, Inc. See more about The Quarry Project: https://www.thequarryproject2020.com/

Mission Driven Artist Talk with Maia Vota

Online event

Join us for a screening of the video, “Yellow Cards for Equal Pay” and a conversation with filmmaker Maia Vota. We’ll discuss her experience documenting the Burlington High School girls soccer team’s advocacy efforts for equal pay for the National Women’s Soccer League, and her filmmaking process. An interview will be followed by audience Q and A. Once you RSVP, the link to the webinar will be visible. MORE ABOUT THE FILMMAKER: Maia Vota is an 18 year old filmmaker who lives in Burlington, Vermont. She is currently finishing high school and hopes to study film production in college. Maia started making films at the age of 13 and has created numerous documentary and narrative shorts. In 2019, Maia was one of three student winners of the AT&T Film Awards. Most recently, her video about the Burlington High School soccer team’s #EqualPay movement was featured in CNN, Sports Illustrated, and other national and local media outlets.

Work With What You Got - Evening Edition!

Online event

Meet online with Media Factory Staff to discuss how to work with what you've got at home to create high quality, professional media. Learn how to find the right lighting to really shine on a webcam. Discover the best ways to dampen your audio for those radio-rich vocals. This discussion is suited for anyone looking to enhance their home videos and home podcast recordings using tips, tricks, and tools found in your home. Please register to receive your Zoom invitation visible on Meetup.

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iMovie on Computers

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