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Cable TV Options P.2
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Upcoming Events P.4
Serving the ICRC Staff Recognized for Outstanding Service
Occasionally, we come across people who are Clovernook hosts an awards banquet to publicly recog-
Amberley Village never satisfied with just doing their job. These nize individuals and organizations that are committed to
Arlington Heights rare individuals go above and beyond what-
improving the lives of people with visual impairments.
Columbia Township This year, they have elected to give one of their highest
ever is expected of them and too many times
Crosby Township honors, the Founder’s Award, to Jen Otten.
are overlooked and underappreciated.
Jen recently produced, taped and directed a promo-
Elmwood Place Fortunately, this is not the case with the ICRC’s own Jen
tional documentary on Clovernook to aid their market-
Evendale Otten and the organizations that she works with every
ing program. Anne M. Maxfield, Vice President of Fund
Fairfax day. Jen was recently recognized by two prominent
Development & Community Relations had
Glendale organizations for her outstanding video produc-
“It was this to say about Jen: “All of us at Clovernook
Harrison Township tions and the dedication she has shown in helping
clear that Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Harrison them communicate their own missions.
Jen took thank Jen Otten for the stellar job she did
The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce recog- an interest with the agency video. It was clear that Jen
took an interest in our mission -- listened to
nized Jen at their Annual Recognition Awards
Ceremony for her contributions to their monthly those she interviewed -- matched the right
Milford mission ”
cable access program “Business Talk.” Jen soundbites with the correct footage and
spends hours each month visiting the businesses to be music. What resulted is a fantastic tool that the team at
featured on the program. She collects video footage in Clovernook Center can use to promote our organization
the field to be edited into the program after the guests to the Greater Cincinnati Community. Thank you, Jen!”
are interviewed in the studio. When presenting Jen with
Saint Bernard The ICRC is proud to have Jen as one of many staff
this award, Chamber President, Rich Arnold is quoted
Springdale members that go the extra mile. If you would like to
as saying “She does this with a smile and she’s not look-
Silverton hear more information on what the ICRC has to offer
ing for any kind of reward. She truly does it because that
Sharonville your organization, call Pat Stern at 513-772-4272.
is the type of person she is.”
Arnold’s sentiments are shared by the staff at Clovernook
Woodlawn Regulatory Commission
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Each year,
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the latest news.
If you are experiencing a prob-
lem with your cable company
that you can not resolve, let us
help. Contact ICRC Executive
Director, Pat Stern at (513) 772-
4272 or email@example.com
IS your TV Ready for Digital?
On June 12, 2009, television June 12, 2009, when full-power receive. If you currently receive
will undergo the biggest change stations will stop broadcasting in your programming through a Is your non-profit organization
since color was introduced in the analog. After that date, they will having a meeting or fundraiser?
satellite or cable provider, ask
Let us help you get the word out
1950s. That’s the date on which only broadcast in digital, so you
your provider what equipment by displaying a small message
analog broadcasting will end for will have to make some changes
on the public access chan-
full-power TV stations. if you watch free over-the-air TV you will need, if any, to
nels in between programming.
broadcasts on an analog TV with continue receiving your signals PSA’s can be submtted thru our
Currently, most stations are
an antenna. website at www.icrctv.com or by
through the transition. For
broadcasting in two formats -
calling Gigi at (513) 772-4272.
digital and analog. Those of us That doesn’t mean you need more information on the digital
with digital television sets are to get a new television set. television transition, including
already enjoying the benefits Buying a digital TV is just one Order A DVD
information on a government
of DTV. Those with the older option. There are low-cost
coupon program for converter Copies of all ICRC produced
analog sets are still getting converter boxes to change
programs are available on DVD.
programming as we always the digital signal to one that boxes, go to www.dtv.gov, or call
Call Melissa at (513) 772-4272
have. But that will change on your current analog set can 1-888-CALL-FCC. for more details.
This Quarter’s Q&A Editing Tip
I’m tired of using the same old Glow Effect? By stacking transitions Opportunities
video transitions. Have any you can easily add a pleasurable
The ICRC is a great place to
ideas on how to freshen up my and professional feel to your
volunteer in your community
projects? project. A little creative effort in your
and gain valuable video experi-
transitions will go a long way! Try
ence. We have opportunities
Why not try “teaming up” a trusty dissolve it out and let us see it when you’re
to work on sporting events,
with another transition such as a fade to done.
Kenneth Allen community events and studio
white? Or how about a Gaussian Blur with a Production Specialist
shoots. Email tim@icrctv to get
2492 Commodity Circle
Sharonville, OH 45241
Fax (513) 772-4354
• Free Video Production Training.
April 7, May 5 and June 1, 2009 @ 6:00 PM
The ICRC offers free video production classes to all residents of ICRC Communites.
This four week training session starts with an orientation class on the first Tuesday of
each month at 6:00 PM and continues with camera and video editing classes the follow-
ing three weeks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register today.
• ICRC Spring Meeting.
April 23, 2009 @ 5:30 PM
Quarterly meeting of the ICRC Board of Directors. Dinner will be provided, please
make your reservation by emailing email@example.com.
• Blue Chip Cable Access Awards.
May 13, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
Join us at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley for this year’s award ceremony. Can’t
make it to the show? Watch it LIVE on ICRC. Check out www.icrctv.com for channel and
Satellite Spring 2009