Welcome to RCTV

RCTV is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station and community media center. Rochester Community Media Center gives all City of Rochester residents both a forum for the free expression of ideas and the expertise and technology to express them.

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Welcome RCTV/Writers & Books Campers!

RCTV welcomes its first group of Writers & Books Campers, who will start on July 6. The students, who range in age from 9 to 12 will learn about filmmaking, studio production and will produce a 90-second Newbery Film Festival entry.

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RCTV Produces New Film, July ’14

In his new film, July ’14, Carvin Eison tackles the question “What kind of city do we want to become?” This trailer represents the work in progress on the new RCTV film that explores Rochester 50 years after the civil unrest that took place in July of 1964.
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RCTV Welcomes Summer of Opportunity Interns!

This year, RCTV is delighted to host two groups of Summer of Opportunity interns. The morning group will learn coding for animation, video and interactive media. The afternoon group will learn all aspects of TV production skills.

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The Front Row Movie Addresses Gun Violence

Read the full story about a collaborative project undertaken by RCTV and diverse organizations and individuals within the community to address and positively impact the issue of gun violence in Rochester.
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Pastor Lovett Shares Biblical Stories as a Key to Success in Life

Posted on June 29, 2015 by admin 1 Comment
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Keys of the Kingdom is a spiritual program hosted and edited by Pastor Robert Lovett, and directed and produced by Mike McCourt, on of RCTV’s Board Members. It is shot in the studio at RCTV, then aired on Sundays at 4:30 PM and on Thursdays at 9 AM. “The message I am delivering with this […]

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Summer “Must Watch” List of Documentaries

Posted on June 22, 2015 by admin No Comments
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I asked members of the Rochester Documentary Group to share the names of two documentaries they’d recommend to friends who were looking for documentaries to watch over the summer.   Check out the great list below for top-rated, “best of the best” documentaries that they suggested, listed in descending order according to their ratings on IMDb. […]

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RCTV Black Music Month Celebration Thank You!

Posted on June 16, 2015 by admin No Comments
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We had a blast at this year’s Black Music Month Celebration and Open Mic Competition. It was so much fun, in fact, that one illustrious attendee who brought a guest joked that he should have paid double! Many thanks to all who came out for our event, and congratulations to the winners! Grand Prize Winner […]

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Special Offer: FREE Tickets to an Advance Screening of a New Movie!

Posted on June 12, 2015 by admin No Comments
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RCTV is a special screening partner for a new film! For the opportunity to attend a free advance screening of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival hit, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, Click here to download your admit-two pass.* Location: Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 525 Marketplace Dr. Rochester, NY 14623 585-424-3090 Date and Time: […]

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Summary of the 2015 Telly Trend Report

Posted on June 8, 2015 by admin No Comments
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As the results of the 36th Annual Telly Awards are being finalized, companies are rejoicing, and trophies are being engraved, the Telly Awards have come out with a report that gives a snapshot of industry trends and technologies based on the 12,000 submissions received during 2015. Now, in case you’re a little hazy on exactly […]

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Moondog Labs’ Lens Adapters Convert Iphones into Powerful Filmmaking Tools

Posted on June 1, 2015 by admin 2 Comments
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Having “cut their teeth” on optics engineering and design at Kodak, Julie Gerstenberger (Co-founder & CEO) and Scott Cahall (Co-founder & CTO) teamed up to form Moondog Labs in Fairport, NY.  The two have vast experience in optics and lens design for mobile imaging, photography, motion capture, projection systems and displays. They are now combining […]

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Pauline McCleary: Putting It All in Perspectives

Posted on May 26, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Pauline McCleary is the host and Executive Producer of Perspectives, a cable program that is broadcast on RCTV Monday evenings at 9 PM and Friday afternoons at 3:30 PM. Her focus for the show is WoW, or Women of Wonder because, as she asserts, “Women carry so much on their shoulders… their careers, their children, […]

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RCTV Black Music Month Celebration and Open Mic Competition with Grand Tone

Posted on May 19, 2015 by admin No Comments
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On Saturday, June 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, RCTV will host its annual Black Music Month Celebration at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center at 36 King Street in Rochester. At 6:30 PM, the doors open to an evening of food, fun, friends festivities and entertainment, as RCTV presents an open mic competition. Our host […]

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