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A behind the scenes photo from NCTV and Mazzotta Productions’ “The Century of Love.” Photo by Annie Regan.

Northampton Community Television

380 Elm St.
Northampton, MA 01060

Telephone: 413 587 3550

Fax: 413 587 3554


 

242002_10150262697893278_823140_oNorthampton Community Television is a community media center and public access TV station.  We equip our community to create multimedia content (TV, web videos, documentaries, podcasts, etc.) by giving out equipment, training, and expertise.

We’ve become a nationally recognized leader in redefining community and public media.  Our mission is to serve as a model community media organization providing programming and educational opportunities to the community through all means technologically available.

We can be found on www.northamptontv.org and www.paradisecitypress.org. We broadcast in Northampton, MA over cable television on channels 12, 15 and 23.

We have educated hundreds of community members, provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in free equipment to makers, have pioneered next generation multimedia youth programs, and produced thousands of hours of programming.

We have initiated a citizen journalism program that put news creation and storytelling in the hands of the public.  In 2013, we started Cinema Northampton, a free movie night open to the public.

“NCTV is an astonishing community resource. I’ve rented gear, used the studio, benefited from the staff, the whole gamut.”
Peter Blanchette

For three years in a row we were honored with awards for best web sites in the United States for community media organizations with budgets under $300,000. Our staff has held leadership positions and participated in national arts organizations such as the ACM, NAMAC, NATOA, and NTEN, and state wide organizations like the Massachusetts Production Coalition and Mass Access. We have been and are pioneers in our region for integrating, collaborating, and expanding the concept of how community media is defined.

We are independent hyper local media.

We are a physical public maker space. We are a legal street art multimedia wall. We are an economic development organization. We provide opportunities for voices that do not have other opportunities. We provide free services to local nonprofit organizations and professional multimedia community.

We offer classes and workshops in

  • Cinematography

  • DSLR cameras

  • Lighting

  • Audio

  • Editing and Motion Graphics

  • Electronic News Gathering

  • Aerial Videography

Currently, we have 7 editing suites featuring Adobe Premiere CS6 (we also have Final Cut Pro 7 and X), 10 DSLR cameras plus a variety of other camera options, lighting, audio equipment, dollies, focus pulls, etc. all available to members to utilize at a nominal yearly membership fee. To sign up for membership, click Sign up for Membership.

For more information, check our Frequently Asked Questions.

We are here for YOU. Come check us out!