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RCTV is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station and community media center. Rochester Community Media Center gives all City of Rochester residents both a forum for the free expression of ideas and the expertise and technology to express them.

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RCTV Produces New Film, July ’14

In his new film, July ’14, Carvin Eison tackles the question “What kind of city do we want to become?” This trailer represents the work in progress on the new RCTV film that explores Rochester 50 years after the civil unrest that took place in July of 1964.
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The Front Row Movie Addresses Gun Violence

Read the full story about a collaborative project undertaken by RCTV and diverse organizations and individuals within the community to address and positively impact the issue of gun violence in Rochester.
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Save the Date for Black Music Month Celebration

This year’s Black Music Month Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 7 to 10 PM at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center. Details to be announced soon!


Lists of Grants for Filmmakers and Public TV Producers

Posted on April 20, 2015 by admin No Comments
Money tree cwl

When new filmmakers and Cable TV Producers think about how to raise money, they often turn to crowdfunding.  While that can certainly be an effective way to raise funds (see our article, “Insights and Tips from Three Successful Crowdfunders“), another source of funding can also come from grants. Some individual artists get discouraged when they […]

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Editorial: Dan Price and Capitalism with a Conscience

Posted on April 15, 2015 by admin No Comments

I believe in Capitalism. Really, I do. I remember arguing for Capitalism and against Socialism in college, although the debate got me thinking about the values within the two systems. Now, I’ve come to a more moderate stance that would, idealistically, combine the best aspects of both systems. Simply put, I’d like to see all […]

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Review of Talkboard by Citrix Ipad App

Posted on April 9, 2015 by admin No Comments
annotate a photo

You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy Talkboard by Citrix ipad app! It’s a fun way for the whole family to create drawings, backgrounds and even to capture, annotate or draw on photos. Along the side of the app is a palate of colors that each comes with three tool sizes – pen, […]

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The Evolution of the Front Row Film

Posted on April 2, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Fresh off the success of the Southwest Gun Buy Back, that took place in September 2013 and that was hosted by His Branches, the coalition of organizations and individuals that sponsored the event decided there was a real need for a preventive tool to address the issue of gun violence in Rochester.  Thus, the idea […]

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RCTV OUTPUT ’15 Features 18 Works by Local Producers

Posted on March 31, 2015 by admin No Comments
OUTPUT Logo 2015 with date and location

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14 for RCTV’s OUTPUT Film and Media Festival at the Cinema Theater, located at 957 Clinton Avenue South. This FREE event, which is open to the public, gathers local filmmakers and media producers to screen and share insights on the creation of their works. You can […]

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RCTV Offers Adobe Premiere Among Spring Classes

Posted on March 24, 2015 by admin No Comments

Spring into action with RCTV’s Media Classes, that now include Adobe Premiere! Beginning the last week of April, RCTV will offer the following Classes: Adobe Premiere Digital Editing Class – Six weeks, including Monday April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1 and June 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 7 PM. No class […]

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Greentopia Film, Rooted in Sustainability – March 17 – 21, 2015

Posted on March 16, 2015 by admin No Comments

From March 17 – 21, Rochester will host Greentopia Film, a media and film festival that is an initiative of Greentopia. MCC is a partner in the festival, and this year’s program was developed by  dedicated and enthusiastic Film Committee and Cohort Members. The festival was launched to showcase works that encourage, inspire and empower […]

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“Legal and Moral,” A TedX Flour City Talk by Carvin Eison

Posted on March 9, 2015 by admin No Comments

In 2014, Carvin Eison, General Manager of RCTV and Associate Professor at the College at Brockport, SUNY was invited to present at the TedX Talks Flour City. Carvin is also a renowned filmmaker who has directed such films as July ’64, Oatka Trail, A Rose for Livvy, Looking Out for You, Angel of Mine. He […]

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