• Let's kick off 2017 with a Meetup hosted by CTV!

    Satellite Santa Cruz/CTV

    Community TV asked us to help them spread the news of an event coming up this month - so here it is and hope to see you there. CTV / Satellite Hosts 360 Degree (Immersive) Video Meetup Join us for a meetup about 360 Video, from capture through editing and viewing in Virtual Reality (VR). We’ll have a presentation from VR expert Joe Goldin of Impact Media about the state of the art. Participants can get their hands on our GoPro Omni 6 camera 360 rig, the HTC Vive VR and 360 video editing with Kolor’s Autopano Video software. In 360 (or immersive) video cameras record views in every direction at the same time using an omnidirectional camera or a collection of cameras. During playback the viewer has control of the viewing direction, a form of virtual reality. Also available to try out are our Professional Field equipment including: ● Sony's PXW-FS7 with Sony ALC-SH[masked] F4 lens, ● Sachtler pro tripods, ● Pro shotgun microphones (such as the Sennheiser MK416 with Rygote Super-shield wind kit), ● Sound Devices 302 Portable 3 Channel Field Mixer Kit, ● The Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4k Field Kit, ● and the latest in pro LED field lighting. Whether your interest is 360 or standard video we’ll have the latest technology on hand to try out. Joe Goldin: Joe Goldin is a VR/AR Technologist with The Impact Media Group. He leads the VR/AR department, does research and development in emerging technologies. He films, stitches, and edits VR content and provides technical support. Impact Creative (http://www.impactcreative.com/) helps businesses and agencies navigate the new frontier of experience-based technology and produces commercials, virtual reality, social media, retail displays, and trade show exhibits. Satellite Santa Cruz/CTV: Satellite Coworking and Digital Media Studio is joint venture between Satellite Flexible Workspace and Community Television of Santa Cruz County (CTV). CTV’s mission is to foster community dialogue and individual self-expression through television, the internet, and other electronic media. Contact:[masked] [masked] RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/360-video-meetup-tickets-30590371625?ref=ebapi

  • Created in Santa Cruz--Producing for TV from Our Slice of Paradise

    Community Television of Santa Cruz County

    We're excited to announce the next Meetup of our Santa Cruz Video Community will be on Monday, October 19th from 7-9pm at Community TV in Downtown Santa Cruz. “Created in Santa Cruz” will be moderated by Tam Communications’ Producer, Regan Eymann. The panel will be speaking about their television work and how they’ve been able to produce for cable and broadcast television, while living right here in Santa Cruz. Join us to network with like-minded professionals in the area, and say goodbye to the old CTV and learn about the new facility and co-working space set to open later this year. Schedule for the Night: 7 – 7:20 - Network 7:20 – Announcements 7:30 – Introduce the Panel 7:35 – Ethan Black 7:45 – John Barrett 7:55 – Romney Dunbar 8:05 – Susan O'Connor Fraser 8:15 – Tam O’Connor Fraser 8:25 - Q&A 8:45 – More Networking (if time allows) Meet the panel: John Barrett is a freelance producer/editor who has been working in television, film and video production since 1995. His earliest work included work on the syndicated series Coast Guard and documentaries for Discovery Channel. Over the last 11 years, he has collaborated with David Hoffman of Varied Directions, International. Their greatest accomplishment was the feature documentary Sputnik Mania. It was released theatrically in May of 2008. He was also the online/show editor for FLW Outdoors on the Fox Sports Network. His most recent work is as editor on GRID TV. Ethan Black has been Producing/Directing since 1996. “A Perfect Crime,” one of his first films that he wrote, directed, and produced, went on to win numerous awards. Ethan has produced commercials for BBDO, Univision, Telemundo, and FOX Sports. A graduate of NYU, Ethan has also worked for Sony and Warner Brothers. In 2015, Ethan’s first reality show, “American Fire Fighters,” was picked up by a major cable network. He is now the Executive Producer for Cruz TV. Romney Dunbar, Owner of Dunbar Productions, spent 20 years in professional broadcasting as a reporter and anchorman at respected stations such as KION, KCBA, KSBW, and Clear Channel. Today his company boasts multiple television series including Travels with Romney and Great Homes TV along with web series on montereyvisitor.tv and santacruzvisitor.tv. His newest venture, 100 Mile Meals, is now airing on 40 PBS stations in 19 states. Tam and Susan O’Connor Fraser are co-founders of Tam Communications. Together this prolific writing and producing team have created and developed programming for Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Health, the Military Channel, and PBS. Their syndicated reality series Coast Guard ran for three seasons from 1995 to 1998 and still airs internationally under the title Sea Rescue. They were commissioned by PAX TV to write the pilot script for a blue-sky, action adventure series Surf Watch: Huntington. Their most recent project for national television was a two-episode pilot for National Geographic Television on the comedy reality series Family Beef. In 2015, their television special #BoardwalkLove was syndicated throughout Northern California and Nevada. About the moderator: Regan Eymann has been part of the Tam Communications team practically her whole life. Her first production credit was Technical Advisor for Lifeguard Rescues, which aired on Discovery Health in 2002. Since then she was producer on Coast Guard at War for the Military Channel, producer for 100 Years, Millions of Memories, which aired on PBS special and was a DVD release. She was co-executive producer on the company’s two-episode pilot Family Beef for National Geographic Television and has also produced the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s summer television special since 2007. Refreshments will be served. Be sure and RSVP! Hope to see you there!

  • Let's Meet Up & Talk Video. Let's build the Santa Cruz video community together.

    Whether you're in front of or behind the camera or developing creative concepts and writing scripts, we all share a passion for telling stories through video. And what better time to be in this business when content is king. We have more to gain by knowing each other and all the great resources and talent we have here in Santa Cruz than by just doing our own thing. In the early 80's Tam and I were part of a group of professionals that formed the Professional Media Network of Greater San Jose. That organization led to great opportunities and experiences for all involved. We held seminars and workshops and let our clients and potential clients know that there was awesome talent in the South Bay. We can do even better here in Santa Cruz because who wouldn't want to come here, to our slice of paradise, and meet or work. Lets get together and share our knowledge, our experiences and our love for living and working in Santa Cruz. Can't wait to meet all of you! We're going to meet at Coasters at the Boardwalk Bowl--good food and drink, and lots of room to mingle. You can park in the Bowl parking lot if you want or use street parking.