Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

October 2010

Chuck's Picks

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Just in time for Halloween! "Ghoul A Go-Go" has been a shimmering gem in the MNN line-up for quite some time now. Billed as a "monster kiddie musical show," this monthly series sees ogres and toddlers dancing it up in black-and-white to campy 1950s fright rock. An instant upper, as silly as it is captivating, "Ghoul" airs on the third Thursday of every month at 9 PM on MNN2. The next air date is 11/18. Boo!

Alternative Elex Coverage on MNN1

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network



 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 2, on MNN1 starting at 8PM Manhattan Neighborhood Network will join Free Speech TV to cover the mid-term elections the only way MNN knows how to do it... ALTERNATIVE NEWS STYLE! 

The coverage will be hosted progressive media veterans, including Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Laura Flanders, Thom Hartmann, Gloria Neal and Marc Steiner. It will feature analysis and commentary from social activists, community organizers and political analysts, including David Sirota, Herb Boyd, Rosa Clemente, Jim Hightower and John Nichols.

There will also be correspondents' reports from The Nation, Mother Jones and Yes Magazine and special guest appearances by NAACP’s Ben Jealous, AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, former Denver mayor Wellington Webb and many more. 

Faithful to their mission of providing fearless, innovative and fully-independent programming, Free Speech TV (FSTV) will offer this special elections coverage, entirely commercial-free and void of the mainstream media corporate spin. 

"We at FSTV are delighted...

Call For Submissions

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network


MNN's Youth Channel is starting 2011 with 4 new TV series. 
We are the first channel created by youth for youth. Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Channel was established in March 2000 to provide all youth and in particular disadvantaged, low-income and minority youth access to a quality media forum through which to express creativity, foster dialogue, and encourage social and political participation.
The Youth Channel serves as a free distribution outlet for youth organizations, high schools, college film programs and individual producers.
Our call for submissions is open to individuals or organizations making media for youth that can be aired on our channel. We are interested in any works that promote education, peace, environmentalism, women and immigrant rights, healthy living and the arts in general.  Please check our guidelines and submission forms below.
Join dozens of other local and national producers who air on MNN's Youth Channel and whose work gets exhibited to a combined viewing audience of approximately 600,000 cable subscribers as well...

Youth Channel Call For Submissions

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

 

MNN's Youth Channel is starting 2011 with 4 new TV series.

We are the first channel created by youth for youth.  Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Channel was established in March 2000 to provide all youth and in particular disadvantaged, low-income and minority youth access to a quality media forum through which to express creativity, foster dialogue, and encourage social and political participation.

 

The Youth Channel serves as a free distribution outlet for youth organizations, 

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A Quick Primer on HD Formats

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

High Definition Video (HDV) is a highly compressed recording format. It's a High Definition signal that can be recorded onto standard Mini DV tapes. The information generated by your HDV camera has to be compressed in order to fit the signal onto your tape. Generally, you will get high definition resolution in your footage but in scenes that have lots of fine detail, rapid movement or other complex activity like flashing lights, blurring may result.

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is similar to HDV with some exceptions. First, it is a format that records to memory cards like SDHC cards or Memory stick cards. Another difference with AVCHD files are that they take a lot more processing power from your computer. Finally, you have some formats like DVCPRO HD or XDCAMEX which are less compressed. Because the recorded signal is less compressed there is more information and detail in your picture. It also means that your files are considerably larger.

 

 

 

Chuck's Picks

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

"The Rare Groove Revolution," hosted by DJ Soulero, is an eye and
ear-opening cornucopia of classic funk, jazz and fusion vinyl from the
1960s and '70s. Soulero takes special note of unsampled tracks to
encourage up-and-coming producers and DJs. If you're looking for some
genuinely positive and soulful vibes in the wee hours, join the
Revolution, late Monday nights at 2 AM on MNN2!

Community Cop on MNN1

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch MNN1 every Tuesday @ 5pm and watch three of the original founders of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement, Michael Greys, Julian Harp, and Noel Leader. They join community activist and chaplin for the NYC Department of Corrections, Father Lawrence Lucas, to discuss the perils our communities face. Live call in every Tuesday @ 5pm on MNN1

Submit Your Videos to the Youth Channel

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Do you have a video made for youth or made by youth?  Are you looking for a spot on air to show your film and video projects?  The Youth Channel at Manhattan Neighborhood Network is accepting new programs for airing on the Youth Channel blocks Monday through Friday 3 to 5pm plus Saturdays and Sundays 7am to 12pm.  Please fill out the Submission Forms below and send in your tapes or DVDs to following address:

Youth Channel Programming  537 W 59th St New York New York 10019  

For more information visit our website: youthchannel.org or e-mail Diana@youthchannel.org

 

 

YFEP Film Contest

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

"I'm All For Free Speech, BUT..." We all believe in free speech, but does that mean anything goes? What about the speech that offends us, makes us cringe, and provokes our anger (and desire to censor)? Is there anything that should be outlawed in art, films, books, music, video games, TV, or online? Is free speech an all or nothing proposition or something in between? Surprise us – and maybe yourself – and express yourself about what kind of speech, if any, you think should be censored, and why. Be creative, compelling and provocative.

Film your response in 4 minutes or less. Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative, or music video. Applications must be submitted (and films uploaded to YouTube) no later than Sunday, October 31, 2010. All films must be produced in 2010 and address the contest theme.  

Contestants must be either...

Youth Channel Workshop October 21, 2010 at 4:30pm

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Join us on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 4:30pm and learn how to create a horror video by using make-up effects and stop-motion animation.

There is still space to sign up. Email Diana@youthchannel.org or call 212-757-2670 X342

Location: MNN Open Studio, 537 W59th St. New York, NY 10019

MNN is Accepting New Series Applications

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

MNN is now accepting new series applications for the Winter 2010 quarter.  The deadline is October 22 @ 5:30PM.  Bring in a series request form along with proof of address and your first episode to the programming department.  Feel free to contact us at 212-757-2670 ext 305/334 or email at jeannette@mnn.org.  We will walk you through the process.

Thinking about HD Video

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

With great power comes great responsibility. This saying also holds true when talking about transitioning from standard definition video format to a high definition format.

One of the many things to keep in mind is that when you finally do make that transition, it’s not just having to choose which fancy new high def camera to buy but also what equipment you need to support your new workflow. For example, high definition files are usually bigger than standard definition files. Not only will you have to compensate for that by buying additional hard drives you also may have to upgrade your hardware. Just keep in mind that high def isn't a one size fits all format.

DVD tips

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

As more and more producers move from DV tapes to DVD's, here are some simple tips to help ensure that your DVD airs properly:

 

1) Finalize/close your DVD's to ensure proper playback;

2) Check your DVD before submitting;

3) DVD's with scratches may have issues playing back;

4) DVD's should be playable in standard DVD players;

5) Do not place labels on DVD's. Labels should be placed on the case;

 

If you have any questions please contact the Broadcast Operation Center at 212-757-2670 x357

 

Broadcast Operation Center 10/08/10

MNN Open on Columbus Day

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

MNN will be open normal operating hours on Monday, October 11, 2010. Studios and edit stations are open Noon-Midnight. Field pick-up/return and tape drop off are open Noon-8pm. Come on down!

MNN Open on Columbus Day

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

MNN will be open normal operating hours on Monday, October 11, 2010. Studios and edit stations are open Noon-Midnight. Field pick-up/return and tape drop off are open Noon-8pm. Come on down!