October 2, 2018 | 12:10
vail and high five expand coverage of town boards and commissions
The Town of Vail, in partnership with High Five Access Media, is expanding its regular video recordings of board and commission meetings with the addition of Design Review Board and Planning and Environmental Commission proceedings. The recordings will begin Wednesday, Oct. 3 during the regular meeting of the Design Review Board, followed by the Planning and Environmental Commission on Monday, Oct. 8.
Once recorded, these meetings will be available for viewing on local cable Channel 5 and on demand from High Five Access Media at highfivemedia.org with the possibility for live broadcasts in the future. The DRB meets the first and third Wednesday of the month, while the PEC meets the second and fourth Monday of the month. Both meetings are held in the Vail Town Council Chambers. Agendas are available online at vailgov.com.Read More »
September 17, 2018 | 04:29
avon town council candidate forum 2018
High Five Access Media announces a public forum featuring candidates for the 2018 Avon Town Council election.
The campaign season is expected to be lively with eight candidates on the ballot to fill four slots. The forum takes place Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Avon Town Council chambers at 1 Lake Street, Avon, Colorado. The forum will offer an opportunity for the Avon electorate to evaluate candidates in a side-by-side forum. Each candidate will have equal time to answer questions on a variety of topics, which will be presented by moderator Rich Carroll.Read More »
August 22, 2018 | 02:17
Huskies Football 2018
The Battle Mountain Huskies football team takes on the Middle Park Panthers live on High Five Access Media on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m
Filming of all Battle Mountain varsity home football games is made possible by Alpine Bank and are televised live, on cable Channel 5 or your smartphone, tablet or computer on Live on Five.
Mark your calendars for games on the following dates:Read More »
June 28, 2018 | 12:24
vail america days parade live on five
Can’t make it to the Vail America Days Parade? Want out-of-town family to check out your float? High Five Access Media has viewers covered.
The local community access television station will be live from Lionshead with host Gretchen Pleshaw with a short preshow beginning at 10:30 a.m. before the parade arrives in Lionshead. At that point, High Five Access Media will toss play-by-play coverage to local voice Tony Mauro.Read More »
May 21, 2018 | 10:25
Summer 2018 Media Making Camp
Are you an Eagle County student looking for something to do this summer? Want to improve your media-making skills and share your point of view with the community? Then join High Five Access Media for a youth media camp July 30 to Aug. 3.
This intensive, weeklong camp empowers youth to create media that gives voice to their viewpoints on social justice issues affecting the community. The culmination of the camp includes a final video project on an issue decided upon and produced by students.Read More »
May 16, 2018 | 03:05
free digital marketing tips for nonprofits
We’ve all heard technology can save time and money, but with so many options, it can be hard to decide where to put your resources. When making decisions on digital marketing tools, it’s important to keep your organization’s strategic vision in mind. Who are you trying to reach, what do you want them to do, and where do you think they spend their time?
Once you can confidently answer these questions you’ll be able to efficiently use the following tools.Read More »
April 6, 2018 | 10:55
Literacy for a Digital World
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently conducted the largest study of fake news to date. It found Twitter users are 70 percent more likely to re-tweet a false story than a true one, and fabricated stories reach 1,500 views six times faster. Even more alarming is a majority of adults in the United States get their news from social media, while 59 percent of links shared on social media have never been clicked, according to the Pew Research Center. You may wonder why people fall easily for false stories, especially with the ability to fact check stories with a few clicks.
An obvious reason is lack of digital literacy. Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. Fake news preys on people’s lack of digital illiteracy.Read More »
February 21, 2018 | 09:20
New iMac available to community
High Five Access Media recently added a second iMac video-editing system outfitted with Final Cut Pro X and a host of other media-making tools, all of which are available to members of the community. If you'd like to get started editing, become a member, sign up for our workshops and become a community producer.Read More »
February 16, 2018 | 09:10
Our Voice, Our Community - Why Net Neutrality Matters
In case you missed it while you were gearing up for the holidays last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to end net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the idea that internet services providers (ISPs) treat all web traffic and activity equally without blocking, throttling, or creating “lanes” that are faster and more expensive, i.e. paid prioritization. Here are a few key points how net neutrality will affect you and our community.Read More »
December 12, 2017 | 05:21
Take Your Video to the Next Level
High Five Access Media offers free video production training so you can learn to make media and express your ideas with the community on television and the internet. But what happens after you've completed a workshop? Oftentimes, you're feeling overwhelmed and uncomfortable with the video-making process. The key to getting better is practice, and tutorials offer a great way to gain experience at your own pace. Fortunately, the Eagle Valley Library District makes access to tutorials simple, and free. The library provides cardholders with a subscription to Lynda.com. For those of you unfamiliar with Lynda, it's a website focused on providing users with video tutorials on a variety of subjects, including "business, software, technology and creative skills," according to the site.Read More »