SUBMIT CONTENT FOR THE CULTURAL CHANNEL
Does your local group/organization have an upcoming event that you want to share with the community? Do you have a video or photos you’d like to share from a local event or a snapshot of life in Grey Highlands? We would love to feature it on our Cultural TV Channel and Newsletter – and there’s no cost to submit!
✓ Posters must be in JPG or format and in widescreen size (16:9)
✓ Event must be taking place within Grey Highlands and have cultural, historical, or community relevance (i.e. author visit, art show, fundraising bake sale, coffee & tea social, sport registration, etc.)
✓ Event must be open to all members of the public (no private/membership type events)
✘ Events relating to private/corporate business or for-profit organizations will be excluded.
Please ensure you have read through the criteria before submitting below and thank you so much for being a part of the Grey Highlands Cultural Channel!
Creating Content for the Cultural Channel
Making Posters: Digital posters are a great way to share your event or activity… and they’re easy to make with PowerPoint (a program available on most Windows laptops/computers). Watch the video below to get started!
You can also check out our Poster Design Tips Brochure and/or download our PowerPoint TV Channel Poster Template. If you don’t have access to a computer or would like some help creating a poster, don’t hesitate to Contact Us. We have trained staff that can help you design your first poster and we also have public computers that can be used for creating content.
Shooting Video with a Smartphone: You don’t need to have a fancy camera to record video for the Cultural Channel – most smartphones are capable of taking high-quality videos. If you’re new to shooting video on your smartphone and would like a few helpful pointers, watch the following video tutorial or click here to read a helpful article on the topic.
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.
Editing Video and Slideshows in iMovie: You may want to add text to your video to help communicate details to viewers, add some special effects or turn a group of photos into a slideshow. We recommend using iMovie because it 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. If you’re new to iMovie, check out this handy video tutorial below.