Here are just some of the questions that we consistently get asked about UVMtv:
Where is UVMtv located?
UVMtv is in a new location in the basement of Wright Hall in room 005. To find us go to the Christie Wright Patterson lobby and turn left. Go down the hallway and to your right you should see a doorway marked “bike room.” Go through this door and down the stairs. Go through the bike room and across the hall on the left is the door to our studio! We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 PM.
How can I become a member of UVMtv?
This one is easy: Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend one of our general meetings Wednesday nights at 7:15 PM. We ALWAYS welcome new members and are more than willing to help you get on board. If you would like to join UVMtv, contact us today!
Are you actually broadcasting on TV?
UVMtv used to broadcast until very recently. We have stopped this practice due to a number of factors. UVM no longer provides cable services on campus and as most of our viewers are UVM students it just didn’t make sense for our organization to keep broadcasting. In general, the television industry to moving towards online streaming options and we’re right on the forefront of that. All of our shows are available for free online, easily accessible to anyone who wants to watch!
Do I need any experience?
Absolutely not. Here at UVMtv, we encourage anyone and everyone to join and participate in our student-run organization. No prior involvement in television is needed. We have a dedicated and well-trained staff willing to teach our members about all facets of television production. We welcome all types of people with any amount of training.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment at UVMtv is completely up to its members. Whether they work one show or six shows, behind-the-scenes or in front of the camera, UVMtv encourages its members to find what availability they have, and then work with us accordingly. There are multiple opportunities for students to get involved with our station, and while we certainly provide each member with the proper tools necessary to be successful in the television industry, it is ultimately up to them to continue their growth with UVMtv.
Can I start my own show?
Absolutely. There is a specific pilot approval process, including pitching the show to the Executive Board, which generally answers most of the questions that a prospective producer might have about making their TV dream a reality. All you have to do is email our Program Director Mary at email@example.com, with your thoughts and ideas. There is a lot of flexibility for getting a show started, but it all hinges on the commitment of the show’s producer to see the final product put together.
Can I work with more than one branch of UVMtv?
Definitely. We encourage all of our members to get involved with any and all branches with which they have interest.
Can UVMtv help me get an internship?
It sure can! Many UVMtv members have used their experiences and networking skills learned here to obtain internships with television stations and production companies nationwide. Although we are not primarily an internship placement organization, the skills that our members develop while working with UVMtv help them understand what it takes to be successful in the television industry.
Who are our viewers?
Our viewers mainly consist of UVM students and the Burlington community. Since we are now solely an internet-based TV station, our viewership potential is worldwide.