Players, from ages 7 to 17, of all skill levels are invited to join Mr. Yuke and learn new chess moves and brush up on your chess strategy skills. If you have always wanted to learn how to play chess, stop by and get started with Mr. Yuke! It’s fun, and it’s free! This program occurs the Second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Never Again for Anyone” (92 minutes)
Speaking to a capacity crowd during his visit to Sacramento on February 16, Dr. Hajo Meyer shared the lesson of his experience in Auschwitz. Dr. Meyer was joined by UC Berkeley professor, Dr. Hatem Bazian, chairman of the American Muslims for Palestine. In the face of the on-going ethnic cleansing of Palestine, attacks and persecution of Muslim and Arab communities in the U.S., and on-going attacks against the rights of other communities and immigrants, they asserted a commitment to collective humanity.
“The Story of Stuff” (21 minutes)
With over 12 million on-line views, “The Story of Stuff” — an animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods — is one of the most widely viewed environmental-themed short films of all time. Since its release in December 2007, The Story of Stuff has been shown in thousands of schools, houses of worship, community events and businesses around the world.
This week LiveWire features the local sports team, The Sacramento Gold. They play Futbol, or ‘soccer’ as it is known in the U.S. This championship team is ready for the new season, which begins in April and will run through the summer. For more details about this great local sports team, log on to www.AztecPromotions.TV .
Also on Livewire, this week’s featured local artist is Nelson. This artist and tattooist made a splash in Italy and won a coveted award at the Italian Tattoo Convention, gaining world wide appreciation. We’ll get to see some of his artwork on paper as well as some of his ‘skin’ work. He puts very unique twist on the classic tattoo and adds that something extra in his artwork. To see some of his art ‘like’ him on
Tune in Wednesday, April 6th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or watch the simulcast at www.AccessSacramento.org click ‘watch 17’ so on Livewire, this week’s featured local artist is Nelson. This artist and tattooist made a splash in Italy and won a coveted award at the Italian Tattoo Convention, gaining world wide appreciation. We’ll get to see some of his artwork on paper as well as some of his ‘skin’ work. He puts very unique twist on the classic tattoo and adds that something extra in his artwork. To see some of his art ‘like’ ‘watch 17’
This episode of LiveWire will feature The 20th annual Festival De La Familia and a Latin American dance troupe. The festival which is being held on Sunday, April 3rd, at Cal Expo, will feature arts and entertainment from around Sacramento. In addition celebration of over 20 Latin cultures, the festival will include information on these cultures. There will be food to sample, arts and crafts for the whole family, and plenty of eye-catching dance, music, and demonstrations.
After we learn about the festival facts, we’ll get a chance to meet some of the dancers performing at the event. We will learn about their culture and what inspirations are behind their performing art. The dancers will also do a performance, so you get a little taste of what will be offered at the festival.
For more information about Festival De La Familia log on to
Tune in Wednesday, March 30th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or watch online at the same time at
www.AccessSacramento.org click ‘watch 17’
The initiative will invest $10 million a year over the next five years to support and expand the community of filmmakers and mediamakers around the world who are focused on creating documentaries with “passion and purpose”, but who often lack funding to realize their vision or reach audiences. JustFilms was build on the foundation’s longtime support for documentaries and will leverage the foundation’s global network of ten regional offices to identify, help and fund new talent from around the world and strengthen emerging communities of documentary filmmakers.
The initiative will pursue three distinct funding paths: partnerships with major organizations such as the Sundance Institute, Independent Television Service, the Tribeca Film Institute, and others; collaboration with other Ford Foundation grantmaking programs where the introduction of documentary film could help draw attention to an issue or advance a movement; and an ongoing open-application process to help the program stay attuned to fresh ideas and stories wherever they may emerge.
Approximately one-third of JustFilms support will be dedicated to finding projects through the open-application process. Applications should include a brief description of the project and creative approach, the primary purpose of the film, the current stage of the project and whether any other funds have been raised for the film.
Visit the Ford Foundation Web site for complete information on the JustFilms program and for details on the foundation’s grant application process.
The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) organizes the Hometown Video Awards each year to honor the best public, education, and government access programming in the nation. It is local cable television’s largest event, inviting more than 1,200 entries each year. Winning programs address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional television formats and move viewers to experience television in a different way.
Do you have a program worth entering into this national contest? If you want to enter and have the
Did your program run for the first time on channel 17 or 18 between January 1 to December 31, 2010? If so, go to the online entry form by clicking http://www.allcommunitymedia.org/events/hometown-video-award/ — Be sure to write down the entry form number because you will need to make sure your DVD entry has that number included. You may pay the lower rate of $40 as a member of Access Sacramento. We need your DVD with the entry form number, a copy of the completed entry form and a check for $40 made out to “Access Sacramento”, in our hands by 4:00 PM Monday April 11 to qualify. QUESTIONS? Call Ron Cooper at 456-8600 ext. 112. GOOD LUCK!
Studio crews can now use the new Grass Valley “Indigo” switcher in the TV studio control room. This switcher matches the one installed on the remote production truck three months ago. For basic operations, the lower panel of buttons works almost identically to the “ancient” JVC switcher we have been using for 25 years. However, more advanced users will find many new features including the ability to use a computer laptop as an additional source and “switch” pictures, Power Point programs, and other digital content directly into your program.
The Indigo features a touch screen menu system, a joystick, a slider transition bar, audio faders, and mix/effects buttons for broadcast-style operations. If you work as the technical director for a studio shoot, contact Dev Singh at extension #120, to set up an orientation session.
Coming Attractions!! Within weeks we will have a new Compix character generator to replace the well used and temperamental AVS system. These equipment replacements are thanks to a special equipment-only grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission. We thank them for their continuing support.