Monday, January 23, 2006

SPNN pics 227
Originally uploaded by kevinkalla.
As I'm still not feeling well, I left work early today to do some work at home. Tomorrow's my birthday, so I'm hoping to feel slightly less out of sorts come tomorrow morning. As for a progress report, things are going fairly smoothly at SPNN. We're still working on our fashion and clothing episode of Set It Up, and I've been very busy doing all sorts of small tasks (computer maintenance and the like). Also, I was involved in two presentations last week for CTEP. I use the word involved loosely. The first was a presentation that Roxanne did on teaching media literacy. Riley and I talked about the tools and techniques that companies employ in the creation of advertisements, but all of the credit for the presentation goes to Roxanne. Then on Friday, our committee did a presentation on media representations and the power of media to create change. This presentation was Dave's baby, but we helped position his discussion of representations of American Indians and the film In Whose Honor within a greater context of the power of the media. For having little time to prepare, I think our presentation went relatively smoothly. And while the film was exceptionally difficult to obtain, I think people responded favorably to it. All right, that's all for now. I've included a photo taken last month at the studio taping of our first episode. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Hey everyone! A real post is coming soon, but here's something to tide you over until then. I've been very excited that our current episode of Set It Up is going to include an animated piece. In the spirit of this, please check out the video for Okkervil River's "For Real." Click here to view the video!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The season premiere of Set It Up is now streaming on the web! This episode was a learning experience, and the technical difficulties are apparent. However, there are flashes of brilliance. In particular, look out for the show opening (even the music was done in-house) and for a spoken word piece entitled "Racism: Then and Now." Click here to watch the first episode! (If you have any problems playing the video, try installing the newest version of Quicktime).

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Postcard for enewsletter
Originally uploaded by kevinkalla.
So I've been working on a postcard to send out to youth that have been involved with SPNN in the past. We're trying to get people signed up for our e-newsletter and to update their contact information (to keep our database current). It's the first postcard I've ever designed, and here's what I came up with. Thoughts?

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year! It's my first day back at work after my two wonderful weeks in Washington. The season premiere of Set It Up will air tonight at 7pm on channel 16 (if you live in Saint Paul). If you happen to live anywhere else, you'll have to wait until I compress a copy that will stream on SPNN's website. Also, I encourage everyone to check out this article. The beginning of the article gives a really good overview of what public access television is, who uses it, and how it is funded. It then goes on to examine some of the proposed bills in congress that may affect the future of public television.