Wisconsin Community Media

WI Community Media Spotlight #2

Sun Feb 16, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets

Wisconsin Community Media Spotlight 2

Featured Award Winners from the State of Wisconsin Community Media Competition.

JATV Media Services has been a charter member of Wisconsin Community Media (WCM) since 1997. Back then, both entities were first stretching their respective wings and were known by different names, ( JATV 12 – Janesville Access Television and the Wisconsin Association for Public, Educational and Government Access Stations, repectively. ) Our spring conference and workshops became an opportunity to present the best programming from each of the member’s public access stations. These programs underlined the importance of the station’s efforts to showcase their communities.

In 2013, at the WCM Best of the Midwest Video Fest (as it is called now), expanded to include access stations from the upper Midwest. JATV Media Services received 32 awards out of 38 entries, which included 3 Best in Show, and 7 Excellent (think Gold Medal) awards.

A musical theme from JATV Media’s award-winning videos has been selected for WCM Spotlights No.1 & No. 2.

Before the Snow

December, 2012 (4 min.)

This short won an Excellent award in the Computer Generated category. Using a Go Pro camera mounted on his car, Duane Brewer drove through Big Hill Park south of Beloit on the Rock River during the first week of December, close to sunset with the sun low in the sky and screaming through the trees. After some manipulation of color and symmetry in the computer and the addition of original music composed and performed by local musician, Dave Turner, the resulting images create a surreal landscape.

Main Street Entertainment Presents the Steve Doiel Trio.

(84 min.)

This program won an Excellent Award and a Best of Show in the Performing Arts category as well as an Achievement Award in the Entertainment category. In the summer time, the City of Janesville Leisure Services Department holds weekly outdoor concerts in the Lower Courthouse Park just off Main Street. The local group, The Steve Doiel Trio’s performance there was recorded in June of 2012. They cover a variety of songs from the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Sam Cook, Norah Jones, Neil Young, The Chordettes, Shocking Blue, and more.