We help our neighbors create video content in studio or in the field. Learn what it takes to be on camera and share your message.
Nonprofits can promote their groups/events on our digital bulletin board as well as through a variety of unique videos.
Our team can show you the ins and outs of our gear, and you can borrow them (for free!) to create your not-for-profit idea.
Membership at NCTV is free, open to Norfolk and surrounding communities, and entitles you to use our equipment/facilities.
NCTV welcomes a small number of college interns each year. We have production and marketing programs or create-your-own.
Have a knack for being on-air or looking for somewhere to get started? Create your show at NCTV!
Full HD Studio - All of NCTV's equipment is high definition and ready to capture your every word.
Flexible Set - There are multiple set options for your show, set up an appointment with our knowledgeable and friendly staff to discuss your options.
Knowledgeable Staff - Our knowledgeable staff is a feature of our studio, and they're ready to teach your crew how to use our equipment or to be your one-person crew for your shows. They encourage you to share this experience with a technical friend, but are able to help bring your vision to life either way!
Contact Chris Gauthier to get started!
The digital bulletin board runs on NCTV's channels in between shows and is much cooler than commercials. Notices can be a static image or a video. Send info or existing flyer to Andrew!
Stop by with a physical flyer and we’ll gladly hang it up in our community window.
NCTV has great visibility at 158 Main St to anyone who is walking by, waiting for the train, or otherwise visiting our awesome neighbors. In fact, we see people stop and read the flyers every day!
If we aren't here to accept your flyer, feel free to drop it in our mail slot to the right of our doors (one perk of this space's previous life as a video store!).
Schedule a time to come in and record a short 30 second - 2 minute PSA to get the word out about your club/organization/event! The video will be played between shows on the channels and be uploaded to YouTube for easy sharing wherever you’d like!
To see some examples of what other nonprofits have created for PSAs, check out our YouTube playlist!
As an organization that relies on our community for video content, we have a number of proud local producers who might be interested in interviewing a member of your nonprofit about the organization or upcoming event.
If you'd rather create your own show, we're happy to facilitate that as well! Shows usually fall into the under 30 min or under 60 min category and can be a one-time show or a series (bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly - your choice).
NCTV's cameras (and other equipment) are available for not-for-profit use by trained community members. Anything recorded has to be not-for-profit and shown on NCTV's channels.
Contact our staff for one-on-one training on a variety of equipment so you're ready to go when inspiration strikes! We have consumer and prosumer cameras for different comfort levels.
Cameras & Tripods (consumer, prosumer, DSLR, and GoPro)
Microphones (handheld, shotgun, lavalier, and boom pole)
Studio Equipment (cameras, lights, production switcher, multi-channel audio board, and graphics)
Software (non-linear editing programs, Photoshop, Apple programs, and more)
Misc. (green screen, PA system, projector/screen, etc.)
NCTV membership entitles you to use services for free including: creating content in-studio, borrowing equipment, and airing shows on NCTV's channels produced elsewhere.
It just takes a few minutes to sign up for membership. Click below to get started!
NCTV offers internships for the Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer semesters.
Internships are usually 10-20 hours per week, but our staff is flexible to accommodate your needs. As of now, all internships are unpaid.
Production Internship: Interns will assist with the production needs of NCTV, with an opportunity to create their own original productions as well. Interns will learn skills to produce content in the field, and in the studio - including public service announcements, local event coverage, talk shows, and more. You'll have access to the full Adobe Suite of programs and we are happy to train you on Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop at minimum. Beyond video production skills, interns will have the opportunity to learn about editing and the post production process.
Marketing Internship: As a marketing intern at NCTV, you will be planning and promoting events for the organization, creating social media posts, and finding ways to connect with the public. Learning about fundraising and seeking alternate sources of revenue as a nonprofit community media station will be the main focus.
Video Archive Internship: Interns will assist with the transfer of various media including VHS, DVD, Hi-8, Mini-DV, and more. The purpose of transferring this media is to create a digital version of the NCTV archival materials. Along with watching the transfer to ensure it has digitized accurately, an intern is expected to take notes, describe the video, title it, add tags, and organize it for uploading to our YouTube channel. Some interest in research is beneficial, as certain archival media may not have labels or dates, and being savvy enough to find this information is helpful.