An open day held at Longford’s very own community television studio last weekend was hugely successful, according to the Chairman of the voluntary group which operates it. Held last Saturday, October 31, the event provided an opportunity for members of the public to see the studio space for the first time, while it also enabled prospective participants in an upcoming training course at the studio to get more information and talk to the people behind the project. “It went very well,” said Seamus Clarke of Out-take Media. “Everyone who came along had an interest in television in one way or another, whether they had a story to tell or they want to learn how operate a camera.”
Seamus added that a number of people who attended the open day have now expressed an interest in signing-up for an upcoming training programme on how to operate a TV studio. “It looks like we’ll have at least 13 participants, which is more than we expected,” he revealed. “There seems to be a lot of interest because of the upcoming 1916 centenary and the community projects associated with that, as well as people who are just curious about the technical side of making television.” Out-take Media are now making their final preparations for the training course, which begins tonight, Wednesday, November 4. “There’s a great buzz in the studio as we’re preparing for the course, and it’s great to see so much interest locally in creating community TV,” Seamus concluded. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087 4144082.