CATV’s Great Tubie Tagging Project

CATV migrated our community arts and education video library to our YouTube channel. Then we got too busy and forgot about them. But these videos really need to have video tag (meta data) added to the video descriptions, so that YouTube and other search engines can help viewers find our videos. To our surprise we managed to get 67,000 views on these videos even without video tags. Can you imagine how many views we’ll get if we actually video tag our videos? Perhaps world domination…

We need volunteers to watch CATV’s YouTube channel videos and decide what subjects each video is about. Then the volunteers populate our Google Drive master chart with their subject recommendations. We will take these recommendations and add them as video tags to each video.

To volunteer, call the CATV office or email info@catv8.org with the subject line “The Great Tubie Tagging Project.” A video watching project that is fun AND helpful—tag, you’re it!

Hero Volunteer Behind The Camera

Record Community Events

Do you like engaging author talks, compelling science lectures, melodious musical performances, exciting sporting events? Whatever the community event, CATV loves volunteers who love filming events that interest them. Since our small crew can’t be everywhere, we depend on volunteers to bring us footage from out in the community.

CATV provides you with field training and equipment to record. If you are interested in becoming a community event videographer, contact us at info@catv8.org. Also, if you want to learn how to edit your footage, we can help you with that too.

Design Bulletin Board Art

CATV is always in need of volunteers who can prepare community bulletin board art. You gather information from town websites and press releases to create local government and non-profit still art bulletins that rotate between shows. You can prep these as PowerPoint or Word Docs, or if you want to hone your skills in Photoshop, we would be glad to benefit from your time. Contact us at info@catv8.org.

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Edit Videos

Help the CATV crew with our production flow by editing a show or two…or three…or maybe four. We can teach you good production habits and edit shortcuts using Final Cut Pro X. Honing these media job skills is an investment in you, and your community benefits too. Contact us at info@catv8.org.

Putter Around the Office

CATV needs general office help on Mondays and Fridays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, or any part thereof. Answer the phones, direct questions, work on basic marketing and social media projects, and download digital files—all invaluable tasks at the CATV office. Contact us at info@catv8.org.

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Produce a Show

Our favorite volunteer projects include community members who want to produce shows. Produce a short movie or documentary, interview local people or businesses, start a studio show, or produce an episode of “A Closer Look”—whatever your interest, we love when you take time to create. We then air your show on CATV’s cable TV and internet distribution channels. Contact us at info@catv8.org.