WHAT IS UVC-TV 19? | back to top
UVC-TV 19 is the Union Video Center, UMass' student-run television station. As part of the University's Housing Services Cable Network, UVC reaches 11,000 viewers on campus via a closed circuit system. Soon, we'll also be streaming online, available 24/7 anywhere in the world. UVC is a non-profit organization supported by the dedication of students with an interest in television, video production, and programming. UVC provides full-time UMass undergraduate students with access to a variety of audio & video equipment and video editing workstations. We also offer workshops camera use and editingt. UVC members cover a wide variety of events and guest lectures, providing an alternative source of news and information to the University community. Members have the opportunity to produce their own shows and air them on UVC. If you are just looking to get your hands on the equipment and learn how to use it, there are plenty of campus events which need taping. UVC also has weekly studio shows that need crew to operate successfully. If you're interested in getting involved, don't hesitate to come down to the station and let us know.
WHERE IS THE STATION LOCATED? | back to top
UVC-TV 19 is located at in the basement of the Student Union, next to the Hatch. If you're facing the Hatch, turn right and follow to the end of the hall. We're in Room 216.
I AM A MEMBER OF AN RSO & I NEED AN EVENT TAPED. HOW CAN UVC HELP ME? | back to top
If you'd like to find out how to get your event taped, purchase copies of a tape, or promote your event through UVC, check out The RSO Guide. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
WHEN WAS UVC ESTABLISHED? | back to top
The Student Video Project was organized in 1974 to train UMass students in all aspects of video production. In 1978, the Project was renamed the Union Video Center after having evolved into a fully-operating television station. At the time the campus station was modeled after the public access programming of the 1970s, laying the foundation for our current informative and entertaining format. In 1995, the station adopted UVC-TV 19 as the official title.
WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMMING IS AIRED ON UVC? | back to top
We air a variety of programs on UVC. Our regular rotation includes tapings of numerous guest lectures by individuals such as Bill Cosby, Russell Simmons, and Ben Stein. We also air recordings of various musicians who have played at UMass, including Ben Kweller, Goldfinger, and Matisyahu. In addition to airing various events in the area, we also have a number of original UVC programs, such as UMass This Week, UMass Sports Weekly, and UMass Yak Back. Keep an eye on the PROGRAM SCHEDULE to see when these shows are airing. For more information about individual programs check out our SHOWS section.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT IS USED AT UVC? | back to top
UVC-TV 19 utilizes a variety of MiniDV cameras. Accessed members (those who have gone through the two initial workshops: Basic Camera and Editing) have access to our equipment, which includes camcorders, tripods, microphones and lighting kits. We have a fully functioning studio and three digital non-linear editing suites each running Final Cut Pro . Our studio includes backdrops, a news desk, and a bluescreen for chromakeying.