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Watch Tonight’s Mamaroneck High School Graduation LIVE!

Watch LMCTV’s Live Coverage of the Mamaroneck High School Graduation

Starting TONIGHT at 6:00pm TONIGHT (6/20/18), viewers from all corners of the globe can livestream LMCTV’s coverage of the Mamaroneck High School Graduation Ceremony.

CLICK HERE to watch a live feed. The program will also air on LMCTV’s Channels 75 Optimum and 36 Verizon/Fios.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2018!

Make A Movie at LMCTV This Summer!

June Classes For Members

Make A Movie at LMCTV This Summer!

Geared for young people 13 and up, LMCTV’s summer filmmaking workshops are an opportunity to learn hands-on video and filmmaking skills. From script writing, to cinematography, to computer video editing and more, participants will write, shoot, direct, act and edit their own movie! Each workshop is held Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm for three weeks at LMCTV’s Studio in Mamaroneck, NY.

The workshop is in its eighteenth year.

Workshop runs from July 2 – July 20 (no class on July 4)

Space is limited so fill out the forms below! If you need any more information call Matt Sullivan at 914-381-2002 ext. 202.

Parental Off Premisses Consent Form 2018
Participation Form 2018

 


Sign up today for our June Classes!

These classes are for LMCTV Members only
Not a member? Click here to join!

Producing Your Short Film
June 25, 2018 – 7:00pm

In this LMCTV “Members Only” Class, learn the soup to nuts basics of taking your short film script and turning it into a reality. In this class, LMCTV COO and independent film director, producer, and writer Matt Sullivan will walk you through your first steps to producing your short film. You do not need to have a script written to participate.

 

The Ken Burns Effect
June 26, 2018 – 7:00pm

Learn how to create the zoom and pan effect made popular by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Using this effect makes plain and static subjects come to life with simple zooms and movement.

In this class we will be Creating a “Ken Burns” Pan and Zoom Effect in Premiere Pro. The Ken Burns effect is a type of panning and zooming effect used in video production from still imagery. The feature enables a widely used technique of embedding still photographs in motion pictures, displayed with slow zooming and panning effects, and fading transitions between frames.

To create this roving effect in Adobe Premiere Pro, we will be using something VERY useful in all video editing: keyframes.

**Students need to bring 25 still pictures (JPEG) and 1 song file (WAVE, Mp4) to class on a thumb drive.

 

Intro to Photoshop
June 27, 2018 – 7:00pm

Want to create designs for promotional materials or just touch up some family photos? Maybe you just want to create an interesting visual for your website or are looking to develop a personal work of art. All this is possible with the incredibly popular, Adobe Photoshop! Yes it can be intimidating to jump into a powerhouse like Photoshop without knowing what’s what, but I’ll be walking you through the basic tools, layout, and functions to get you started. All ages are welcome!

 

Photoshop: Beyond the Basics
July 11, 2018 – 7:00pm

It’s time to go beyond the basic tools and functions of Photoshop. Take your skills to the next level with Masks, Filters, Blending Modes, and more. A basic understanding of Photoshop is required.
All Ages are welcome!

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LMCTV CEO Erik Lewis Retiring!

Wish Erik Lewis a Fond Farewell!! RSVP Below!

 

LMCTV CEO, Erik Lewis, is retiring from the company on June 15, 2018 to pursue other creative projects. Mr. Lewis began his tenure at LMCTV on November 8, 1999 as Executive Director. In June of 2015 he began working reduced hours under the title Chief Executive Officer, sharing executive responsibility with his colleague Matthew Sullivan who was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. “It’s time to devote myself full time to the ideas and projects I have had on the back burner,” said Mr. Lewis.

I’ve loved every minute of being at LMCTV – the people, the challenges, the politics.

 

Prior to coming to LMCTV, Mr. Lewis had been a documentary and public affairs producer/writer for both independent documentaries and broadcast entities including WNET, Lifetime, and the Learning Channel. Mr. Lewis began his career in the arts in 1966 as technical director and mask maker in the Free Southern Theater – a traveling civil rights theater group based in New Orleans.

During his nearly 19 year tenure as the leader of LMCTV, the non-profit has broadened and deepened its service to the community. “Our mission of building community through media resonated deeply with me and is something in one way or another I’ve been doing my whole life,” said Mr. Lewis. “I’ve loved every minute of being at LMCTV – the people, the challenges, the politics. It’s wonderful to have been given the opportunity to change people’s lives.”

Among the programs Mr. Lewis is most proud of initiating is the creation of The Local Live – an LMCTV-produced local weekly news and public affairs show featuring live call-in segments with local opinion leaders. “I patterned it after a Thirteen Live, a Channel 13 public affairs show I was a producer for. I added the live call-in component because I thought it was a great way to allow the community direct access to their leaders,” said Mr. Lewis.

Other accomplishments Mr. Lewis cites are: creation of the Summer Teen Filmmaking Workshops, an affordable, immersive summer camp experience where young people can learn filmmaking; the Almost Anything Goes Videofest (2001-09), where local creative artists and students showcase their work (soon to be revived); the K-6 Afterschool Video Clubs, a series of workshops offered in all the K-6 schools in the Mamaroneck and Rye Neck School Districts; the Corporate Underwriting Program, where local businesses have their grant support for LMCTV acknowledged by PBS-style acknowledgments; the Varsity Sports Program, where 80 varsity sports contests, ranging from football, basketball, and baseball to girls Lacrosse and field hockey, including state championships, are recorded and broadcast.

“We were blessed to have had Erik Lewis for so long,” said Jeff Meighan, LMCTV Board President. “His talent for administration kept the organization fiscally sound and his vision of community kept us moving in the right direction. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

“He taught me a lot about leadership,” said Matt Sullivan, LMCTV Chief Operating Officer. “Because of Erik and the foundation he helped build, I am prepared to lead LMCTV in its next phase of development which I foresee being expansion of social media platforms and becoming more visible in the community with the addition of a mobile production van to better serve the community.”

I am anxious to rekindle the creative forces that brought me to television and theater

 

What’s next for the retiring executive? “I am anxious to rekindle the creative forces that brought me to television and theater in the first place. I’m not into bucket lists. I’m into projects. Stay tuned.”
Those wishing to contact Mr. Lewis to wish him well can still reach him at elewis@lmctv.org. The email account will remain active until the end of the year.

 

LMCTV will also be hosting a celebration event for Mr. Lewis on Friday, June 29th 5:00pm at LMCTV’s Studio in the Town of Mamaroneck Town Center Building!

RSVP HERE!