This blog will feature highlights of programming by Falls Cable Access, a not-for-profit organization located in Menomonee Falls High School.
Channel 14 will once again broadcast the election results for the Primary Election for Village Board President. Results will appear around 8:30 pm and will be unofficial until they are certified later in the evening. If available the results for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be included, although they will just represent the wards from Menomonee Falls.
As you are reading this, we the staff and volunteers at Channel 14 hope that your Holiday Season is everything you hoped for. Each year it manages to slip away so quickly, and I myself can remember once in the last 10 years where I was able to sit back and just look at the lights on our Christmas Tree. Well this year it is going to be different. Organization is the key. Sure their is a lot to get done and and a busy schedule to attend to, but it is certainly manageable. Efficiency is the key. Somethings will just have to go to the bottom of the list if not off the list completely. Prioritizing is the key. Already I have to many keys.
The new streaming video website, PEG Central http://fallscable-wi.pegcentral.com , has now been in use for about a month and by all accounts is a big hit. The School District of Menomonee Falls has a link on their website and the Village is looking at running some of their meetings. Not only have all the comments been positive but the amount of feedback has been unexpected.
No, we didn't sign a multi-million dollar package to broadcast channel 14 to all corners of the Earth. We are however streaming our content on the INTERNET. What that means is that your friends and relatives who don't live in the Falls can now watch the high school football game or the Village Voices show that you appeared on. They can watch the 4th of July Parade or even better the show you are producing. You can stay in touch on your overseas vacation, or just watch something on your time table.
Well, the construction is finished in the cable studio and a couple of shows have already been taped, although there were some minor problems. The new area is going to provide storage for equipment available to the public and space for archiving all the video from the past 25 years. It will also ease the stress on the technical parts of the studio, ( control room and stage). This should make things much more efficient for the media studies class, cable access shows and the TV production classes that all originate from the studio. We have our best base of volunteers right now but are always looking for people interested in teleproduction to join in the fun.