Lehighton to be the next Focus of WVIA’s "Our Town” Series – Volunteer Videographers & Storytellers Needed

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PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA’s "Our Town" series will next feature Lehighton in Carbon County. “Our Town Lehighton” will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, as seen through the eyes of its residents.  WVIA is announcing two Lehighton meeting dates in February.  Program producers encourage everyone to attend one or more of the meetings, and to participate in the process and offer suggestions as early as possible.

 

All Lehighton residents are encouraged to attend the first “Our Town Lehighton” community/volunteer meeting, Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30PM at the PFC Clyde Houser Bldg., Lehighton Borough Annex, 110 North Third Street, Lehighton, PA  18235. Residents will discuss which landmarks, events and local stories the program should tell about their town. WVIA will answer questions about the project during the meeting and ask volunteers to brainstorm a list of subjects and events to feature in video, and to think of photos and articles they can provide as visuals for the program.

 

Then on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30PM WVIA will hold a second community/volunteer meeting at the Lehighton Borough Annex. This meeting will give residents unable to attend the first meeting a chance to add to the list of topics. All will participate in a whiteboard session to determine the best list of stories for the program. The group will discuss which stories each volunteer will create with video or other available visual materials to create “Our Town Lehighton.” WVIA hopes to recruit 25 to 35 area residents as local story-tellers.  All are invited to use their smart phones, iPads and personal camcorders to create material. 

 

Residents will confirm that all community topics volunteers want to include are being covered by at least one of them.  Volunteers and storytellers will receive time and location information for two “Interview Days” to be held in late March and early April, which will conclude the story gathering process.  After that, the WVIA editors go to work to distill the submitted material into an hour-long television program. 

 

Anyone interested in being a videographer and/or storyteller, or anyone who wants to a suggest an interview subject or story idea for the program, should contact WVIA “Our Town” producer, Joe Krushinsky, at 570-602-1297 or by e-mailing joekrushinsky@wvia.org.

 

“Our Town Lehighton” will premiere on May 10, 2018 at 8PM on WVIA-TV.

 

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