Blindside Fresno on ‘Members Only’

Every month Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) produces a studio class which takes new members through a whole studio shows production.

 

The course takes three days, on the first day you learn about the studio and control room as well as planning a show. The second day you work the various areas of a studio and control room and on the third and final day the members of the class create the show, ‘Members Only.’

 

The show is hosted by one of the staff members at CMAC and guests are  producers of shows aired by CMAC.

 

I was pleased to be asked to go into the studio at the end of November to appear as a guest producer for program 21 in the series. Exactly one year after I had operated a camera on an earlier edition of ‘Members Only.”

So here is Episode 21 of Members Only aired December 2016.

‘Blindside Fresno’ Adaptive Technology

This program looks at the wide range of adaptive technology available to the blind and visually impaired community.

Tom Randall, Nathan Romo and I meet in the ‘Blindside Fresno’ studio to look at all kinds of gadgets from cheap and cheerful to some pretty expensive tech. As technology expands the good news for blind people is that more technology is being created for the mass market and much of this technology is accessible to the blind and visually impaired.

While we did find one or two gadgets which are more expensive because they are created for the blind and visually impaired market we also found lots of useful and important items at realistically affordable prices.

So if you have been blind or visually impaired for many years or you are just coming to terms with loss of sight then take a look at this video introduction to some of the neccessary technology out there.

 

 

A Christmas Wish

The Christmas Season is now here and everyone from the ‘Blindside Fresno’ production team wish you all the very best for this season.

We have lots of plans for programs in the new year. We actually start recording our January program tomorrow. A program about the Guide Dog application process.

Then we are also looking forward to March when we will see if our program with Nathan Romo was successful in receiving the award that it was nominated for earlier last week.

So lots to look forward to next year.

For now. Sit back and enjoy this playlist of some of our favorite Christmas Music.

Merry Christmas

‘Members Only’ Appearance

On November 30. I was honored to appear on a regular feature program at Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) call ‘Members Only.’

Just one year ago in November 2015 I worked on the show as a camera operator completing my studio training class. Little did I know back then that just twelve months later I would appear on the show as a guest producer.

The show shares the experience of producers of all kinds of shows with new members and by watching the program regularly you can find inspiration for new ideas and also get to see that those niggly experiences, annoyances and iritations are common to most producers rather than the gods throwing a spanner into your work personally.

I appeared on this episode, Episode 21. I am the second guest on the show. To read about the experience see my blog “In the Studio: Members Only”

By clicking the link below you can see the complete episode of ‘Members Only’