Submit Content to the Grey Highlands Cultural Channel!
Did you know that Grey Highlands has its own TV channel? The Grey Highlands Cultural Channel – created by the Grey Highlands Public Library and the South Grey Museum, in partnership with the Municipality of Grey Highlands and Markdale Communications – is a place to access, share, explore and connect with your community, and it’s largely run on video and poster submissions from members of our community. We are always looking for submissions from our community members regarding local events, activities and highlights that we can showcase on the Cultural Channel. If you don’t have much experience with technology, not to worry! We have gathered up a list of helpful tutorials so you can learn how to shoot and edit video or create a poster for the Channel. We can’t wait to see what you have to share with the community of Grey Highlands!
If you’ve got a video you’d like to share with the cultural channel, whether it’s from a local event, sports game or even just a snapshot of life in Grey Highlands, we would love to feature it on our cultural channel! Not sure how to shoot or edit video footage? We’ve got a list of tutorials below to help you learn, whether you’re using a smartphone or a DSLR camera.
Shooting Video with a Smartphone
You don’t need to have a fancy camera to record video for the Cultural Channel – most smartphones (such as an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google phone or Microsoft phone) are capable of taking high-quality videos. If you’re new to shooting video on your smartphone or would like a few helpful pointers, watch the following video tutorials or click here to read a helpful article on how to shoot video with your smartphone.
Shooting Video with a Camera
Most cameras have the capability to record video, whether you’re using a small point and shoot camera or a DSLR camera. If you have a point and shoot camera (they are about the size of a cell phone and don’t have any protruding lenses) and want to learn how to use it to shoot video, click here for a helpful article. If you have a DSLR camera, take a look at the video embedded below to learn how to shoot video with your DSLR, or click here to read some helpful tips and tricks.
Shooting Video with a Camcorder
Video cameras, also known as camcorders, are a handy way to shoot video. If you’re not sure how to use your camcorder or would like a refresher on the basics, be sure to watch the video below. If you’d rather read an article that has some handy tips and tricks for shooting video on a camcorder, click here.
Editing Video and Slideshows in iMovie
Once you have your video footage, you may want to add text to your video to help communicate details to the viewers of the Cultural Channel, or perhaps even add some special effects. We recommend using the Mac-based program iMovie to edit video because it’s fairly straightforward and isn’t too complicated. iMovie is only available on Mac computers, but don’t worry if you don’t have one – the Markdale and Flesherton branches of the Grey Highlands Public Library have iMac computers with iMovie that are available to the public for use.
iMovie is also a helpful tool for creating slideshows from a group of pictures. Just like with video, iMovie gives you the capability of adding special effects and text to your slideshow. If you’re new to iMovie, check out this handy video tutorial below for a beginner’s guide to using the software.
If you have an upcoming event that you want to share with your community, why not make a poster and submit it to the Cultural Channel? We’ll broadcast it throughout the community via the Cultural Channel at absolutely no cost and have even created a video to show you how to make a poster. You can also submit a picture of an event, activity or snapshot of daily life in Grey Highlands – keep reading to find out how to add text to your picture so you can let the community know where and when the picture was taken.
Creating a Poster
Digital posters are a great way to share your event or activity with Grey Highlands and you can make them quickly and easily with PowerPoint. We put together a short video tutorial to help you get started with creating a poster, but you can also use this video to learn how to put text on a picture. Watch the video below to get started and click here to read our poster design tips. You can also download a basic poster template by clicking here.
If you don’t have a computer or need some extra help creating your poster, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Grey Highlands Public Library. The library has trained staff that can help you design your first poster and they also have public computers that can be used for creating content.
Submitting Your Content
Once you’ve created your content, please contact us for submission details. Thank you so much for being an integral part of the Grey Highlands Cultural Channel! We look forward to sharing your submission with the community.