ED Report – February 2014
PRODUCTION AND OUTREACH
BevCam was on hand as practically balmy weather, relatively speaking, greeted hundreds of plungers young and old on February 2 for the Annual Polar Plunge sponsored by the North Shore CDC and River House. Thanks to volunteer Mark Layman who joined Kim and Walt for thew shoot.
Peter Stewart brought in a young rock group called “Freak Show” as featured performers on his “I’ve Got Music in Me” show. In front of family and staff, they rocked the house with their spirited versions of current rock hits.
On February 18, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presented an award of appreciation to BevCam for its support of their National Safe Boating Day, Operation “Paddle Smart”, and recreational Boating Safety program through PSA’s and live event coverage.
BevCam conducted a full complement of training classes in February including Editing 101, Field Camera, Studio Camera, Audio Operator, Tech Director and Producer Overview. We had from 12 to 20 attendees in each session.
Jason Parisella has started off another season producing shows of interest to homeowners, “Jason’s in the House”. On February 11, he hosted Coastal Windows in a discussion of replacement windows, roofing and siding.
BevCam continues to outreach at the Beverly Community Council meetings at the BCOA. At February’s session, new Police Chief John LeLacheur and new Mayor Mike Cahill were featured.
On Thursday, February 27, BevCam taped the Annual Beverly Business awards from Danversport Yacht Club, sponsored by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce.
Producer Brian Thompson taped another “Live Around the Studio” show featuring local duo “Ditto”. Their excellent soft-rock harmonies came alive in selections from the Beatles, James Taylor and Neil Young songbook.
“North Shore Journal” and Walt Kosmowski hosted a show on the Beverly Oracle project, sponsored by Beverly Main Streets and Montserrat College of Art. Visiting Artist Anna Schuleit Haber described some visual and technical aspects of the project.
A new Studio Associate joined our staff on February 10. We are happy to welcome Matt Greenberg to the BevCam family!
During the month, BevCam taped and aired the open public sessions at each elementary school, sponsored by the Beverly School Committee, to get input into the decision on whether the new middle school would be a 6-8 or 5-8 grade configuration.
As a public service, BevCam taped two shows with advocates for/against the Brimbal Avenue vote on February 8. Mayor Mike Cahill spoke in favor of the measure, and the North Beverly Neighborhood Association spoke against it.
On February 28, Executive Director Walt Kosmowski attended the fundraiser for the First Baptist Church.
New members for February include: individual member Haley Sciola (who attended all of our training classes); organizational members April Richard and John Custis from the Beverly Historical Society, Marc Beasley from the Pack 2 Cub Scouts, John Coonley with the North Shore Men’s Choir, and Jennifer Wenger from Lahey Health Senior Care, who are preparing to produce their own show.