Welcome to RCTV!

RCTV15 is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station. We offer:

  • On-air broadcasts of local programming (Time Warner Channel 15 or 98.5 in Rochester)
  • Adult and Youth Media Classes
  • Special events open to the community

Put your program on the air for free for all Rochester to see!

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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 Seeks Submissions to OUTPUT ’15 Film Festival

Submit your work to RCTV’s OUTPUT Festival that will be held at the Cinema Theater on April 13 and 14 for a chance to show your work on the big screen to friends, family and the community!

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New RCTV Entertainment Program Brings Back the Pythodd

Check out this excerpt of The Pythodd Remix, a new program hosted by Tina Chapman DaCosta and Jose DaCosta, that showcases entertainers who would be found performing at the Pythodd Jazz Club that was found on Clarissa Street in Rochester if the club were still around today.

RCTV Offers Adobe Premiere Among Spring Classes

Posted on March 24, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Spring into action with RCTV’s Media Classes, that now include Adobe Premiere! Beginning the last week of April, RCTV will offer the following Classes: Adobe Premiere Digital Editing Class – Six weeks, including Monday April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1 and June 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 7 PM. No class […]

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Greentopia Film, Rooted in Sustainability – March 17 – 21, 2015

Posted on March 16, 2015 by admin No Comments
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From March 17 – 21, Rochester will host Greentopia Film, a media and film festival that is an initiative of Greentopia. MCC is a partner in the festival, and this year’s program was developed by  dedicated and enthusiastic Film Committee and Cohort Members. The festival was launched to showcase works that encourage, inspire and empower […]

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“Legal and Moral,” A TedX Flour City Talk by Carvin Eison

Posted on March 9, 2015 by admin No Comments
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In 2014, Carvin Eison, General Manager of RCTV and Associate Professor at the College at Brockport, SUNY was invited to present at the TedX Talks Flour City. Carvin is also a renowned filmmaker who has directed such films as July ’64, Oatka Trail, A Rose for Livvy, Looking Out for You, Angel of Mine. He […]

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Help Us Decide What Classes and Workshops to Offer!

Posted on March 6, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Review of Stop Motion Pro iPad App

Posted on March 5, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Note: This review is being done from the perspective of a first-time user of Stop Motion Pro iPad App who is also a neophyte animator.  If you have a different experience using this app, we invite you to please share your comments about it! I have never done stop motion (or any other type of […]

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Eight Great Apps for Filmmaking

Posted on March 2, 2015 by admin No Comments
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As ipads and iphones have become more powerful, filmmakers are discovering that they’re an interesting alternative for filmmaking. You probably heard about the recent episode of Modern Family that was shot almost entirely on iphone and ipad. If you’d like to give this trendy activity a shot, check out the list below of  eight super, […]

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Editorial by Ayala Emmett and Peter Eisenstadt: Oscars’ Night and America’s “Selma”

Posted on February 27, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Last Sunday some of us stayed up late not because we were Oscars’ devotees but because we hoped to see “Selma” win. Many of us, viewers and reviewers, who saw the film following its release in November 2014, thought of several Oscar wins because of the high quality of the film. We were captivated by […]

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Editorial: The Oscars…A Platform for Controversy?

Posted on February 23, 2015 by admin No Comments
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The Academy Awards Ceremony that took place last night is arguably Hollywood’s biggest night, where the movie industry’s most talented are recognized and celebrated. The evening was replete with political commentary, covering topics from Alzheimer’s disease to wage inequality and from incarceration to whistle blowing. As I listened to those making impassioned pleas as part […]

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