WNIT Public Television announced today another in its Our Town series, this time focusing on the city of Elkhart, Indiana. With the help of volunteer videographers and a little training from WNIT’s professional award-winning Production team, ordinary citizens become volunteer videographers. Armed with their own home camcorders, they create a video scrapbook of the stories that make Elkhart special. WNIT's professional staff utilizes these video recordings, along with interviews held by the producers with the volunteer videographers, to professionally edit the stories and produce an hour documentary that reflects the emotional ties of the people who live, love and are passionate about OUR TOWN: ELKHART. If you or someone you know is interested in being a volunteer videographer for this project, please contact WNIT at 574.675.9648 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A videographers' class will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Elkhart Convention and Visitors Bureau, 219 Caravan Drive, Elkhart, Indiana. At that time volunteers will learn shot composition and how to select topics of interest, and they will choose their assignments.
A Preview Event will be held about one week prior to broadcast with videographers and their families to watch a preview of the documentary along with the Mayor of Elkhart, city VIPs, and WNIT staff and management. WNIT plans to broadcast OUR TOWN: ELKHART as part of its Membership Campaign on Sunday, August 18 at 7:00pm and 8:30pm with the videographers there to answer phones.
According to Executive Producer Angel Hernandez, "The Our Town series is all about these towns and the people within them who help tell the stories of what makes their special corner of the world unique. Elkhart is rich in cultural and historical content. Everything from historical sites to traditional high school hang-outs, churches, the college and so many other special places that are known only to those who live in the area and know the true spirit of what Elkhart is all about."
Edit: Changed broadcast time.