Springfield Area Public Access Television

303 South Street, Springfield , VT

Email: info@sapatv.org

Phone: 802-885-6248

VOLUNTEER AT SAPA!

WHAT WE OFFER

Training

SAPA TV offers introductory training to community members in the field of video production.

  • Camera Techniques
  • Camera Etiquette
  • Video Editing
  • Production Planning
  • Lighting Techniques

Equipment

SAPA TV provides video equipment and software that makes it possible for community members to create their very own television shows, music videos, documentaries and more.

  • High Definition Video Cameras
  • Microphones and other audio peripherals
  • Portable lights
  • Computers/Video Editing Software

 

THINGS YOU CAN DO

  • Make a film or documentary
    • Do you have an idea for a movie? SAPA TV can provide you the equipment to help you create it.
  • Create a TV show
    • Do you have a show idea? SAPA TV provides studio space and more to help you produce your own show.
      • Types of Shows
        • Interview
        • Local News
        • Outdoor Show
        • Variety Show
        • Cooking Show
  • Cover Local Events
    • Do you have a interest in local events? SAPA TV can train you and provide the equipment to cover local events that you can share with the rest of the community
      • High School Sports
      • Concerts
      • Historical Presentations

Membership Eligibility

  • Membership is open to all year-round residents of Springfield, Chester and Weathersfield, Vermont. This area will be considered the SAPA TV corporate boundaries. Residents of these three communities will be offered membership at no cost.
  • Membership is open to any non-profit organization located within the SAPA TV corporate boundaries. Membership is also open to any employees of the non-profit organization operating within these boundaries.
  • Membership is open to residents of certain communities outside of SAPA TV corporate boundaries, not served by another PEG Access station, under special circumstances. Due to the fact that SAPA TV receives no funding from these communities, users will be required to pay a twenty-five dollar yearly membership fee or maintain a monthly average of two hours of volunteer time. There is no fee required to place public service announcements on the community bulletin board.

Stop the FCC

save sapa tv

With the proposed rule change from the FCC looming (for more information, please visit: http://digital.vpr.net/post/fccs-proposed-rule-threatens-cable-access-television-funding-vermont#stream/0), public access stations in Vermont are worried about what that may mean for their futures.

SAPA TV has always been proud to be a part of the vibrant communities of Weathersfield, Springfield, and Chester.  If you, as a member of the community, feel strongly about community media and would like to support SAPA-TV, please consider taking one of these steps.

  1. Contact your lawmakers personally or through a petition at the following link https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/stop-fcc-from-defunding-peg-channels Let them know your thoughts about the importance of public access television and why you oppose the FCC proposed rule change.

  2. Making a donation.  If you donate 30 dollars or more to SAPA-TV, we will send you your very own SAPA TV mug, while supplies last.  We truly appreciate our wonderful community members and everything they have offered SAPA-TV throughout the last 20 years. We appreciate your support.

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