From this start the Access Station can grow into a facility. With a fully developed facilty the community will have, equipment to check out and use, editing rooms, video studio, and an audio studio.
I cannot project a cost for all of the above equipment, however I hope that individuals in the community will donate equipment such as cameras, tripods, audio boards, microphones, lighting fixtures and (on and on). Much of the wquipment will be available over ebay. Yet some should be purchased new.
With the above starting base of equipment the access facility will only be able to play the tapes produced in the community.
The minimal base above will create the venu for the play of community created programing. This programming will be limited because of the lack of an editing facility. However, the community will be able to create programming by three methods. 1. use incamera editing. In-camera editing, is careful and precise shooting to the video itself, this is extremly difficult to produce. 2. Is home editing using either two vcrs or the camera and a vcr to create 'cuts-only editing for the program. 3 Is the documentary program, this will fall into one of two catagories - one would be a lecture, sermon, or presentation which is taped continiously and the camera is never turned off. The second is a documentary of an entire event with a number of individual shots of the various activities which occur.
The actual operation of the station on this minimal start will cause is to operate with short hours of operation. The manned hours will allow the community to submit tapes for play, and the volunteers will time the tapes exactly, and program them for play on the channel.
Created on ... January 11, 2002