Members of ICTV
Members of ICTV are entitled to use the equipment to create programming. This segment from the Rules and Procedures explains the process. While rules are necessary, making video is just plain fun, too.
Only current members may use access equipment. In the event of a business or organization, a designee of the member group may reserve and use the equipment or studio facilities. Access equipment and studio facilities are intended for non-commercial and non-profit use and any programs produced by or with access equipment may not be used for financial gain by an individual or group. Access programs will result from the use of any access equipment. Access equipment shall not be loaned for personal projects.
Available equipment includes:
- HD Cameras and batteries
- Wireless Microphones
- Editing computer for titling
Requests to use access equipment or studio facilities shall be made at least one week prior to the requested date. Individuals may call, write or email their request. Access users must be trained or demonstrate an adequate proficiency on any ICTV access equipment before using the equipment. ICTV shall keep record of member training on file (See separate section on editing station training.)
Access users will be responsible for and held liable for any loss or damage to access equipment while it is checked out in their name. A parent or legal guardian must accept responsibility and liability for any access equipment loss or damage caused by a minor and may be required to sign a form accepting the responsibility. Access user privileges may be suspended or terminated by the executive director if the access user does not use and safeguard ICTV access equipment including setting up, operating, taking down, transporting or protecting access equipment.
Camera equipment and accessories will be checked out and returned on a timely basis in good working condition. Editing equipment will not leave the studio. Users are subject to additional training or proof of editing skills before being assigned editing equipment.
An access user may not identify him or herself as an employee or agent of ICTV unless he or she is acting in the capacity of an employee or agent at the direction of the executive director.
There shall be no charge for member use of access equipment or editing equipment to produce access programs. Training for the editing station will require a $25 fee for materials. Access users will be responsible for their own expenditures including such items as travel, props, event admission charges, etc.
Availability of access equipment or ICTV studio facilities will generally be accorded on a first-come, first-served basis, but shall also be subject to the following criteria:
v ICTV staff and volunteers in the course of scheduled ICTV business;
v Second to current members of ICTV, Inc.
Access users who may be requesting inordinate amounts of time, thereby infringing on others’ use of access equipment, may be limited in their use by the executive director.
ICTV reserves the right for the operations manager or executive director to refuse services on a temporary or permanent basis or otherwise indicate suspensions of users interfering with or jeopardizing ICTV’s operations. This shall include all policies and procedures under which ICTV provides equipment, training, facilities, channel time or other services.
ICTV may request that any person leave the premises immediately and/or surrender any ICTV equipment in their possession under any of the following situations:
- The individual appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or he/she consumes sells or dispenses illegal substances in ICTV studios or offices.
- The individual interferes with the orderly conduct of ICTV staff, activities, facilities or programs.
- The person is under other user sanctions or disciplinary actions.
Individuals may appeal decisions of the executive director to the ICTV Board of Directors. A schedule of meeting days and times will be provided when requested.
EDITING STATION PROTOCOLS
ICTV is equipped with a video editing station that is available to the community. The station includes the following hardware:
An editing computer,
Flat panel monitor,
Super VHS player/recorder,
Speakers and related software.
Use of this editing station requires the following:
Proof and/or demonstration on experience with Adobe Premier Pro editing software and practices.
In-house training with ICTV staff on basic editing, titling of videos using Adobe Premier Pro software.
The Operations Manager shall determine the breadth of experience an individual has with the editing station. In-house training will be made available to all members. A $25 materials fee will be assessed to allow for copies of the training materials.
Training must be made in advance with the Operations Manager. Classes may be scheduled to accommodate small groups. Training may include successful completion of DVD-based training sessions.
Individuals who have been certified on the equipment may reserve time on the system in two-hour intervals during regular business hours. Extended hours may be available upon request when other ICTV staff members are present.
The station is independent of the internet for volunteers. Individuals wishing to use web-based materials (for which they have rights) are encouraged to bring copies of the materials on alternate media. No individual may download or store non-ICTV licensed software on the station, nor use it for activities other than producing public access programming.
When not in use by volunteers, ICTV may use the station for internal projects.