DROP TV |
DROP TV is a magazine-style series of half hour episodes packed with high energy segments made for youth, by youth. Get ready, because this isn't your grandparent's TV show, this is DROP TV - our media, our way.
For information on each season, go to our DROP TV Season 1, DROP TV Season 2, DROP TV Season 3, and DROP TV Season 4 pages.
Seasons 7 of DROP TV is ready for distribution. Season 8 is currently in post-production.
Here's just some of the amazing stuff that DROP TV does:
• Creates professionally produced youth centered media and delivers important messages to youth from youth.
• Youth curate work from youth organizations from around the globe to enhance the DROP TV show.
• Youth connect with organizations, artists, and youth doing community development work throughout the region.
• DROP TV is distributed through television and the Internet around the globe and has won a huge variety of awards and recognition!
Want to be a part of DROP TV?
CMP's youth producers, on all levels of Media Guild, contribute to the creation of DROP TV. During the summer months and after school, Media Guild apprentices, under professional and peer mentorship, engage in all aspects of DROP TV production: research, writing, scheduling, camera, sound, lighting, acting, graphic design, animation, editing, composition, and sound mixing. Check out our DROP Media Lab or contact us to see how else you might get involved.
Send us your videos!
DROP TV highlights short youth-produced videos made by DROP TV producers as well as work from other young videomakers from around the world. DROP TV producers receive hundreds of videos made by youth every year. From these submissions we choose the best short works to share with DROP TV audiences. Some organizations that we frequently highlight on our show include: Reel Grrls, Perpich Center For Art Education, Bay Area Video Coalition, Say Si, SAF Cakovec, and Camera Etc.
If you are interested in your work being a part of our youth-produced show, send your videos to: Children's Media Project, 42 Catharine St. 2nd Floor Carriage House, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, attn: Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt (do not send Master copies, tapes/DVDs will not be returned). We are not able to include videos that include copywritten material.
DROP TV is currently airing in the following areas:
Optimum/Cablevision (Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam) Channel 18: Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30pm.
Time Warner (Poughkeepsie) Channel 23: Tuesdays at 5:30pm and 8:30pm.
Manhattan Neighborhood Network Time Warner Channel #34: Sundays at 11:30am or watch live at www.mnn.org
Public Access Northern Dutchess Area PANDA TV-23 (Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Red Hook): Tuesdays at 11:00pm, Wednesdays at 11:30pm, Thursdays at 2:30am, 6:30am, and 8:30am.
Schenectady Public Access TV-16: Saturdays at 8:00am.
Rochester Community Television RCTV-15: dates TBA.
San Francisco Community College EATV: airing intermittently until regularly scheduled hours in Fall 2009.
Citizens Television Public Access TV-26: Tuesdays at 4:30pm and Fridays at 5:00pm.
Grand Rapids TV: schedule TBA.
Public Access Corporation of the District of Columbia (DCTV): Check local listings.
Seattle Public Access SCAT-TV: schedule TBA.
Cape Town TV (CTTV): Check local listings.
If you would like to broadcast DROP TV on your station, please contact Tim Sutton at Tim @ childrensmediaproject.org. Checked out the show? Tell us what you think! Send us an email at info @ childrensmediaproject.org.
We are extremely grateful to all of the funders and sponsors who help make DROP TV possible!
National Endowment for the Arts, Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, Dutchess County Arts Council, Dyson Foundation, Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board, Dutchess County Children's Health Initiative, Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Freygang Foundation, The Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, the George A. Strba Charitable Trust, Best Buy Children's Foundation, Verizon Foundation, and Vassar College. DROP TV is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Optimum, Chronogram, Marshall & Sterling, Alex's Restaurant, Marist College, Palmiter Benefits, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, and M&T Bank.
If you would like to make a donation in support of DROP TV, you may do so through PayPal. We appreciate all levels of support!
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