Successful September events at LCTV

Oct. 1, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Over the course of September we had a few events open for the community here at LCTV. All of them were very successful and well-attended. We aim to hold community events throughout the year, all free for the community to attend.


First we had our monthly film screening. In September we screened “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” and had a great time watching this B-movie. The Paramount Film Series happens the second Monday of the month at 7pm; the next one is happening on October 8 & will be Hereditary. Please help us pick a future theme: check out the image to the right and comment below with what you think.


On Friday, Sept. 21 we held pperformances of “The Boston Abolitionists”. We had in wonderful actors from The Poets’ Theater participate in this free event, as part of the annual Trails & Sails event. The Frederick Douglass’ 200th Committee helped organize this event, and we had a full house for this great historical presentation.


On Monday, Sept. 24 we had our 1st video game & ice cream night! We had a packed house with people playing Mario Kart, Pokemon Stadium, board games, and more while enjoying some ice cream from Treadwell’s. If you came then let us know if you’d come down if we did it again, and which games you’d like to play!


We’d love to continue to put on community events like this and have everyone come down to the station to have some fun. If you have any ideas about what sort of events we should hold, or how to improve them, let us know.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for future events. Hopefully we’ll see you at the next event we hold!

Lenses: Let’s talk about them

Sept. 10, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Lenses are what make or break many DSLR & Cinema cameras. Without a good lens the shot could lack the depth you want/need in your shot, not be “zoomed in” enough, and more.

Focal length and depth of field are two of the main things a good lens helps with. The focal length is the distance between the center of a lens and its focus plane, and you can find more in-depth info on that subject by clicking here. Lenses with a fixed focal length don’t zoom in or out, so you’re stuck with how close or far they are.

Depth of field is the distance on the plane of focus where objects appear acceptably sharp in an image. In simpler terms: have you ever watched an interview or seen a picture where the subject is totally in focus but the background is blurry and out of focus? This is an example of good depth of field.

Everyone knows what a lens is, but not many know how exactly they work. Recently a YouTube channel did a video on lenses that was great at visually explaining it, and some relevant terms, so I wanted to share it.

Hopefully this has helped you understand lenses a little more, and will lead you to do some toying around with lenses to perfect the look you want for your next video.

What’s Cooking, Episode 3: Chicken Enchilada Pasta

August 21, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Lynn, MA – On this episode of our “What’s Cooking?” we make a chicken enchilada pasta! This dish combines pasta with elements of a chicken enchilada to create a great-tasting, and fast, dinner.

With this dish you can kick up the spice level a little by getting a hotter taco seasoning or adding your favorite hot sauce when combining all the ingredients.

For the chicken you can just heat up some frozen chicken, grill up or poach some chicken breasts…whatever you want to do. This recipe is very flexible and you can easily do and add many things to it.

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2018 ACM National Conference in Baltimore!

July 18, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Lynn, MA – Recently Mukala, Brian, Bob Tucker (President of our Board of Directors), and myself all went down to Baltimore for the Alliance For Community Media’s annual conference. This was my second conference, Brian’s fourth, and the first for Mukala & Bob.

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YouTube Recommendation: Buster Keaton

July 2, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Lynn, MA – Like most people my age, I watch a lot of YouTube. Some of the videos I watch focus on the arts, educational videos teaching me about the wonders of the universe, and then there are the film-centric ones. One of my favorite channels is Every Frame A Painting.

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What’s Cooking, Episode 1: Chicken & Sausage Orzo

June 22, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Lynn, MA – Welcome to the first episode of our new web series, “What’s Cooking?”! These videos will be short, no longer than 2-3 minutes, and should all be doable from your own home. The first one is a favorite of mine, a chicken & sausage orzo.

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Lynn Uncovered – Episode 1: Artist Daniel Chapman

June 18, 2018
By Koeun Neak

Lynn, MA – Lynn Uncovered is a new web series from LCTV that aims to tell stories within the community. This city is filled with amazing people. We wouldn’t have amazing art, restaurants and organizations without them. We aim to have a new episode of this web series produced monthly.

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1st Annual Lynnie Awards, Member Meeting, & Viewer’s Choice Poll

On June 28, 2018 at 7PM Lynn Community Television will hold their annual meeting of the members, followed by the 1st Annual Lynnie Awards! The Lynnie Awards are a celebration of member-produced programing over the past year.

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