Suzzanne and Brett Cromwell of the Lowell Film Collaborative host Watch →
As I’m sitting here, waiting for segments of our first episode of Threads to save out to web-ready clips (there’s no magic – just waiting for the computer to churn out giant files), I wanted to take the time to explain the concept behind the show a little further, and also what we think will be our methodology going forward.
You might have already noticed on Facebook, or here, that you can watch the full episode, hosted by LTC, and on our Full Episodes page. But we will also be breaking our shows up into more web-friendly segments. The whole idea behind the show is to have a variety of topics and guests, interspersed with, we hope, segments we produce out in the woolly wilds of Lowell itself. We kept it simple for our first show, but we have lots of plans and ideas. Including producing quick little shorts exclusively for the web, because even I have a decent smartphone and some editing software at home.
To that end, if you have always been curious about how a show is produced, we want to ask you to join us! Maybe you have an idea for a ten minute segment from the field, or you want to learn how to operate a camera. Or learn how to edit. You can join our crew, or get a crew of your own! We are very interested in “outside produced” material for airing on Threads. As long as it’s hyperlocal, in or around Lowell, and interesting, we invite you to get your feet wet managing a smaller video segment instead of an entire show. LTC has a great array of classes to get you up to speed from camera to editing to graphic design. In fact, everything about this show, from its technical details to its editing, was made possible by the great staff at LTC and the classes we’ve taken here!
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