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High Five hosting a showcase on Friday

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AVON — High Five Access Media, formerly Public Access TV 5, invites the community to come together on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Agave for a showcase of opportunities to get involved with local access television. Everyone is welcome to partake and enjoy some light refreshments.

You can try your hand at producing a live television show from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and get hands-on experience with production equipment at several stations, including the technical director chair, where you can mix together cameras, audio, video, still images and graphics. Move on to the camera station to work on panning, tilting and composing an image. Finally, jump on stage to practice hosting skills, and reading from a teleprompter.

From 3:30 to 5 p.m. watch High Five Access Media’s live broadcast of The Community Project, featuring a live performance by Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue. The Community Project is a hip, fun and informative television show geared toward showcasing local talent.

The theme for this episode of The Community Project is the past, present and future of community access television in the valley. It will include interviews with former on-air personalities, current community producers and a look at the coming years. Also included is The Haps, a look at November events in the valley, and Neat News, a tongue-in-cheek review of current events and movies.

The Community Project will show live at 3:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 5 and on Live on Five at http://www.highfivemedia.org.

High Five Access Media is a nonprofit, noncommercial, grassroots community access television station that is available on Comcast Channel 5 and online. High Five Access Media provides coverage of local government meetings, free access to media education, facilities and gear, television and internet distribution, low-cost production services, and unique productions.

It has re-created itself with a new name, logo and website to empower the local community, through media education and technology, to become civically engaged, express ideas, and advocate for causes.

Create your community, get involved. Become a journalist. Submit a ski flick. Produce a documentary that changes the community, the world. Volunteer. Watch. Create.

To learn more about High Five Access Media, go to http://www.highfivemedia.org.