Without Medfield TV I would not have been able to explore my passion in the many ways I did.
Emily Morgan first reached out to Medfield TV about a journalism internship in the summer of 2022. Her first projects were a handful of news stories and interviews that were posted on our TikTok account. Emily said she was “passionate about broadcast journalism” from a young age, and the content produced by Medfield TV included “interviews and were always upbeat, so I was interested in becoming involved.”
She took an online journalism course through Medfield High School, which she said was a “good resource to get started in journalism because of how they taught me to write and public speak.” Emily added, in addition to an education in journalism, she wanted to learn about media production, and Medfield TV was the perfect place for her to do so.
Emily started Warrior Sports Talk with Ceci Camm as a co-host, -writer, and -producer, and was later joined by Curran Coakley. “I am still in touch with them now,” she said, “we were a great team and always helped each other while also contributing to a positive environment throughout each video we made.” With the help of Medfield TV, she became proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro, she developed “better editing skills that incorporated graphics, text, and transitions,” and was an integral part of editing nearly every episode of Warrior Sports Talk’s first season.
Emily said her favorite thing about Medfield TV was how she was “able to freely express my creativity through the constant help and resources I was provided with. … (the staff was) always a helping hand, no matter how many times I had a question, and never failed to provide an environment that was a joy to be a part of.”
Emily said Medfield TV, “helped me to build up my portfolio and helped to see the process of improvement throughout my time here.” Now at The University of Rhode Island, Emily said the skills she learned at Medfield TV have been greatly beneficial to her success as a student. “I feel prepared for college because of my experience at Medfield TV.” She uses what she learned from us in video assignments at URI “to better collaborate in the process of video making,” she explained.
“Medfield TV has also provided me with amazing camera skills and has boosted my confidence behind the camera while making certain that my passion for journalism runs deep. … Without Medfield TV I would not have been able to explore my passion in the many ways I did.”
Your donations during our Year-End-Giving campaign will allow Medfield TV to begin upgrading our equipment and expand our educational programs. By doing so, we will increase our capacity to educate more multifaceted students like Emily who are interested in learning about all aspects of media production in addition to their academic pursuits. Please consider supporting Medfield TV by clicking the “Support Us” button at the top of this page.
Even after my own kids graduate from Medfield Public Schools my videos still can offer moments of joy and pride for other’s families.
Before Tatyana Moiseyeva started volunteering at Medfield TV, she was “a parent with a video camera.” She said she’d support her kids and “record every possible event,” be that a music recital, sporting event, or talent show. Other parents eventually took note of this and would often ask Tatyana to share these videos with them. Sharing these moments with people who couldn’t be there became very important to her – “some family members were in different parts of the US and even in other countries,” she said. She would also share these videos to her kids’ teachers and band instructors so they could be implemented as “educational tools.”
Tatyana’s two kids have been involved in MHS’ music department since 4th grade. Tatyana was eventually referred to us by the Medfield Music Association and she has been one of our most consistent volunteers since 2022, having shot countless events for the community – primarily concerts put on by Medfield Public Schools’ music departments. Her oldest child is now a Junior at The University of Vermont, and her youngest is a Junior at MHS – “Even after my own kids graduate from Medfield Public Schools,” she said, “my videos still can offer moments of joy and pride to other’s families.”
Tatyana said she got her first VHS camcorder in 1997 and started a YouTube channel in 2010, to which she uploaded all of the concerts and recitals she had filmed before her time at Medfield TV. We educated Tatyana on how to use our state-of-the-art video equipment and she now has access to our equipment and can check it out whenever she wishes to record an event or show. This kind of opportunity is possible for all Medfield residents, organizations, and students.
Being involved in Medfield TV’s volunteer program opened up many more opportunities for Tatyana. She expanded the scope of what she wanted to work on from the aforementioned concerts and other school events to the Annual Town Meeting, MEMO Summer concerts, and various events held at Bellforge Arts Center. She started with her primary goal of recording school concerts for the Medfield community, and grew to become a multifaceted producer capable of using a wide array of equipment.
“Photo and video recordings have been my passion since I was in college,” she explained. With the help of Medfield TV, Tatyana has been able to share that passion with more people than ever – “the Medfield TV audience is bigger than just parents of current High school music program students,” she explained. “People could cheer for their neighbors and younger kids could become interested in school music programs.”
Your donations during our Year-End-Giving campaign will allow Medfield TV to begin upgrading our equipment and expand our educational programs. By doing so, we will increase our capacity to allow more passionate volunteers just like Tatyana to give back to the Medfield community. Please consider supporting Medfield TV by clicking the “Support Us” button at the top of this page.
If the summer was twice as long, I would have happily contributed another 100+ hours!
Medfield Resident Phil Silva first joined us as an intern in the Summer of 2023. He’s currently a senior at Bridgewater State University, set to graduate in May of 2024 with a major in Communications and a focus in Film and Video Arts Productions. Phil said at Bridgewater, most of the production skills he had gained were “through my own research. My time at Medfield TV was what really filled in the gaps of what I couldn’t figure out on my own.”
Phil said he “wanted to improve (his) skills and understanding of the craft enough to where I felt comfortable working in a production company.” He added that he heard Medfield TV “was a good place to take limited knowledge with cameras and editing software and gain more experience.” He “wanted to work (in a team) with other people” as opposed to working on video projects on his own in the school library. Medfield TV’s staff did exactly that for him – Phil worked on a few projects on his own, but he also had the opportunity to join our team on a documentary interview shoot. Silva said working together with Medfield TV’s team had “great benefits. … I can now do and use things I couldn’t before my time with Medfield TV.” Any questions he had would be answered right away by our staff of media production professionals, which led him to being much more efficient and confident in his production skills. Phil explained, “the people I worked with were extremely friendly and helpful. I always felt like they wanted to see me evolve.”
Between the months of June and August this year, Phil volunteered with us for 118 hours. He was one of only two interns this year who put in over 100 hours. “I feel great about my time at Medfield TV,” Silva said. “All of my goals (I had) set … were achieved and beyond by the time I was done.” He added, “I met some great people and I feel that I grew a lot in the craft that I enjoy putting time into. If the summer was twice as long, I would have happily contributed another 100+ hours!”
Your donations during our Year-End-Giving campaign will allow Medfield TV to begin upgrading our equipment and expand our educational programs. By doing so, we will increase our capacity to educate more hardworking aspiring professionals just like Phil who are interested in learning about all aspects of media production. Please consider supporting Medfield TV by clicking the “Support Us” button at the top of this page.