by Matthew Kern
Monday, August 12, 2019
Michael Toms Directs a TCFF Panel Production
Michael Toms Directs a TCFF Panel Production

For the eighth consecutive year, the volunteer Community Production Team and staff at Traverse Area Community Media filmed all of the Traverse City Film Festival Filmmaker Panels. However—unlike any year before—this year we were able to broadcast all of the panels live. This was made possible through the use of new equipment that allows us to stream wirelessly over WIFI. What used to take us a week of planning and half of a day to set up now takes us a half hour of planning and a little over one hour to set up. Almost all of these time savings are due to WIFI replacing long and tedious cable runs. Though newer technology makes video production faster, the types of productions that we do only work if you have a committed team to work with. Year after year, the Community Production Team holds these productions together. Volunteers truly put the 'community' in Community Media.

Volunteer Production Team for the 2019 TCFF Filmmaker Panels:

Michael Toms - Director
Robert DeGabriele - Camera Operator
Judy Kuntz - Camera Operator
Joe Rice - Camera Operator