Chef Mehmet visits the kitchen of The Chefs' Table Series to cook his signature dish Chicken Dardanelle with co-host Joe Murphy. Mehmet celebrates his birthday this week, and we are excited to learn how to make this dish.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
In the most recent episode of "Inside Wellesley," Creative Programming DIrector Erich Archer speaks with Governor Deval Patrick about the budget proposal.
It's not every day the Governor comes to Wellesley. He recently sat down with the Wellesley Channel to talk about the budget plan. Governor Deval Patrick came to Wellesley to speak about his budget plan that would call for a $1.9 billion revenue increase through a slew of changes to taxes, deductions and fees. He met with Creative Programming DIrector Erich Archer Patrick's plan, which legislators at a recent Board of Selectmen meeting described as "ambitious," would increase funding to transportation, education and local aid. When asked, Governor Patrick tells Archer that the philosophy of the proposal is "Growth. It's really about investing in the things we know create jobs and opportunities for investment." Patrick speaks for about …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Boston Cello Quartet stopped by the Wellesley Channel studio to talk about their upcoming album.
The Boston Cello Quartet chatted with the Wellesley Channel about their upcoming album, which is available Feb. 5. The full interview is available on the Wellesley Channel's YouTube page. See the Videos section also for a video of their work. See the video on The Wellesley Channe's YouTube page, or above.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The contest ended Aug. 1 but Slavomir Djuric’s winning video has been viewed over 1,000 times since.
The contest may be over but the winning videographer is getting YouTube hits at a high rate. Slavomir Djuric of Serbia won the Wellesley Media Corporation’s “You Are Special” video contest with 250 views as of Aug. 1, the date the contest closed, but as of yesterday, his video had 1,253 hits, which almost doubles the hits on each of the four other finalists’ pages. Heath Smith’s video, titled “Special”, is the closest to Djuric’s in terms of hits with 758 as of yesterday. The contest was in honor of the viral video of Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough Jr.’s speech shot and posted to YouTube by the Wellesley Channel. The video of the speech has received 1,670,134 hits as of yesterday.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wellesley Channel producer Erich Archer writes about how simply sitting at your computer could have adverse health effects.
For the past few months I have been experiencing some pretty substantial shoulder, back, and neck pain. I finally saw the doctor about this and was prescribed a month of physical therapy. This week I met with the physical therapist for the first time and was surprised to learn what was causing all this pain. When I described the constant discomfort, pain, and lack of mobility, the very first thing he asked me was if I spend a lot of time at a computer. I was surprised by the question but informed him that I edit and work on my laptop constantly. “Aaaahhhhh,” he said as if it all instantly made sense. I was still confused. What does my laptop have to do with all this pain? Well, it turns out it has everything to do with it. It comes down to…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Wellesley Channel producer Erich Archer writes about new ways creative projects in today’s world are being financed.
Microfinance, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is a means of extending credit, usually in the form of small loans with no collateral, to nontraditional borrowers such as the poor in rural or undeveloped areas. The concept of microfinance has been around for hundreds of years, but with the arrival of the Internet, microfinancing has been thrust into popular culture, providing opportunities to people all around the world who would otherwise never have any. If you’re considering the topic of microfinancing today, it’s likely that you’re point of reference is KIVA.org, a hugely popular non-profit that pairs small businesses around the world with lenders in an effort to alleviate poverty. KIVA has been widely publicized in the media. In 2010…
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wellesley Channel producer Erich Archer writes about recent strides in the video production industry.
Video production and the technology it relies on are constantly evolving. Currently, we are at a very exciting, yet very frustrating stage in that evolution. Continuous additions to the technological marketplace require equally continuous learning, upgrading, and trial and error. There is a LOT of what I like to call “learning the hard way,” making mistakes with new equipment in order to become proficient. Whether it’s a new camera, audio equipment, lighting, or editing software, it’s a constant battle to stay current. Of all the recent additions and upgrades, some have been hugely successful and adopted immediately, while have been slow to take hold. Others still have been abject failures. As always, those of us working in the industry …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Wellesley Channel producer Erich Archer writes about the art of viral videos.
This week I taught a brand new class here at WCAC called Viral Videos 101. The class is designed to take students from the concept phase, through production, and finish with the delivery of the video online. I’m happy to report that class No. 1 went off without a hitch and my first students are on their way into the production phase of the course. Although it’s advertised as a video production course, we didn’t actually discuss or work with any cameras or lights or microphones at all. That’s because viral videos are anything but typical productions. Whether or not a video gets 15 million hits on YouTube almost never has anything to do with production value. Nobody is watching babies laughing, or children bite each other’s fingers because …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wellesley Channel producer Erich Archer writes about an important tool for the future of education.
As a video producer I’m always thinking about the impact of video. Most often I’m thinking about it in terms of its commercial impact or search engine optimization. Other times I’m thinking about it from an artistic or creative point of view. Most recently, however, I’m finding that one of the most intriguing things about video is its impact on education. I’ve used video as an educational tool my entire life. When I was young my parents bought me soccer skills videos. I would throw my tape in the VCR, watch the pros demonstrate a trick, and run out to the front yard to practice the new technique. Today, I’m still learning the same way, but the view/practice/master experience is much faster. For example, if I’m editing a video and I don’t …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Wellesley Channel producer Erich Archer writes about his beginnings as a producer for MTV. The network turned 30 this week.
This week a lifelong friend of mine celebrated his 30th birthday. Having turned 30 this year myself, I can fully appreciate what a milestone that is. My friend is smart, funny, and often completely inappropriate. Truthfully, he has maintained the maturity level of a boy half our age and I can recall dozens of debaucherous moments I will never share with my future kids. At the same time, I’m blown away when I consider all he’s accomplished. He has become a household name around the globe. He’s a style-maker, educator, and purveyor of “cool.” So I felt I would take time this week to give some public props to my dear old pal. Why, you might ask, would an article that is usually about current media trends and television be so personal this …