February 19, 2014 Minutes

Weds.  February 19, 2014
George Alexander, Treasurer, H
Don Levy, H
Jennifer Sacco, H
Tad Weinstein, WH, chair
Peaches Quinn, vice chair, NH
Phil Kimmel, H
Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m.
Don proposed the name “CTAC award for public service and excellence in video production.”  Council agreed.
Section 1
Purpose: split into 3 bulleted items instead of the 2 listed on the proposal by splitting the second bulleted point
Section 2
Academic years will be 2014-2015, and again in 2015-2016.
Include CTV as a venue for possible airing of PSAs created, and remove AT&T as a venue since they aren’t supporting it.  Just CTV and Comcast New Haven.  And Youtube.
Section 3
Intended group is public, middle grades  students (grades 6, 7, and 8), at least for the first year.
Section 4
Video content will be a PSA or mini-documentary
Section 5
Change who will submit the product—should be a teacher or supervising faculty/staff member on behalf of their students.
Section 6
Prizes will be awarded to the supervising faculty/staff member, to be used on behalf of students, club, or organization who submitted the winning entry with the discretion/supervision of the faculty/staff member.
Section 7
Maximum length should be 5 minutes including credits
Requirement that permission be given to CTV and for Comcast New Haven at no charge
Section 8
Creative/effective use of media (e.g. art, music, photo, graphics)
Special effects
Production values
Narrative quality
Compelling message
Adherence to the rules of submission
Section 9
How to announce to target groups: include announcement on CTV bulletin board
Section 10
Phil volunteered to contact the school systems and produce a list of contacts we will send to directly (superintendents to begin with )
Tad and Don will experiment with Microsoft publisher to make a document template.  We need: a letterhead; the content of a cover letter; the details of the contest.  We will hire someone to format the content on behalf of the group, with a budget of up to $50 to do this.  Peaches will identify a person to create the content for us.

Meeting adjourned 7:50.