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Access Framingham Announces New Studio; Members Elect 3 to Board of Directors

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:06 pm on September 23, 2014

Framingham, MA - At Access Framingham's Annual Meeting on Monday evening, (September 22, 2014), attendees heard about the successes of the past year, including a record number of new local productions spotlighting the community, challenges to come for Framingham public access television station and training center, and a very exciting bit of news.

4 Verson Street to be new home to new Community Media Center. (Image obtained from Google Maps StreetView Image archive).

4 Vernon Street in Framingham Centre to house new Community Media Center. (Click image for Google Maps/ StreetView of area).

President Bill Rabkin announced that Access Framingham will move to a new location near Framingham Centre Common, thanks to a new agreement with Gordon Real Estate, owners of the property at 4 Vernon Street which will house this new Community Media Center for Framingham.  Design work is now underway for the new studio facility, and construction will take place in the coming weeks.

Since 2006, when Framingham Public Access Corporation was formed, the Town’s public access studio has been housed in “temporary” facilities at the rear of the Fuller Middle School.

Bill McColgan, Executive Director of Access Framingham, says the organization has greatly appreciated the partnership with the Framingham Public Schools over the years. “We look forward to more ways to collaborate in the future, but we did need to find a permanent home where a state-of-the-art studio could be created.  Working with Jim and Peter Gordon, Access Framingham has now found that home.”

Upon completion of the new facility, Access Framingham will ...[read more]


Access Framingham to Host Santa & Mrs. Claus Dec. 9th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:55 pm on December 3, 2012
Santa and Mrs. Claus on Access Framingham TV December 9, 2012

Santa & Mrs. Claus live "ON-AIR" taking calls from Framingham children Dec. 9th, from 7pm 'til 8pm

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Yes it is true! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Access Framingham television studio on Sunday December 9th, 2012.

Tune in from 7:00-8:00pm on Sunday December 9th when Old Saint Nick will pay us a special visit on the air-LIVE. He and Mrs. Claus will be taking phone calls from all the good boys and girls in Framingham.

Do you have a special question for Santa? How do his Reindeer fly? How many toys do the elves make every year? How does Santa know who has been naughty or nice?  ...or just call in to wish Santa a Merry Christmas!

Now is your chance to talk to Santa, live on television!

The number to call is 508-875-5403.

Access Framingham can be seen in the Town of Framingham on Comcast Ch. 9, RCN Ch. 3, and Verizon Ch. 43.

For more information about Access Framingham programming, training, and services, you can also visit us online at www.accessfram.tv

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(Image of Santa clip art, courtesy of http://www.pamsclipart.com)


New Daytime Classes at Access Framingham

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 1:29 pm on December 30, 2011
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AF-TV to offer daytime television production classes starting in January of 2012.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Interested in learning about television production? Access Framingham has announced new daytime classes will be offered at the AF-TV Community Media Center beginning on January 18th, 2012.

The first daytime workshop will be a three session course in Basic Camcorder use, Access Framingham's popular entry-level course on how to shoot great video using the studio's professional-level camcorders. The camcorder workshop will take place on Wednesdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm, from January 18th through February 1st.

All Access Framingham workshops are included in the $30 annual membership fee.

"We have offered evening workshops for several years, and some folks have requested daytime availability," said Francesca Cerutti-Harris, AF-TV’s Assistant Director for ...[read more]


Fall Workshops at FPAC-TV

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:53 am on September 2, 2010
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Watch Framingham Public Access TV!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC) is pleased to announce its 2010 Fall Workshop Schedule for members of the Framingham Community. This season's offering will include entry-level courses, as well as specialized offerings for people interested in non-linear, computer-based editing and in sports television production.

All courses are scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  For multi-session workshops, please make sure to attend ALL nights.

  • Camcorder – September 9, 16 & 23: Learn how to shoot great video with a digital camcorder.
  • Final Cut Pro – September 30, October 7 & 14: Learn the basics of non-linear editing with ...[read more]

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