Every summer, GRTV broadcasts the Festival of the Arts live from downtown Grand Rapids on Comcast Cable Channel 24. How do we do this?
With your help!
Over the course of one weekend, more than 40 volunteers run camera, audio, video graphics and direct. In addition to our main stage coverage, we also have a street team that captures the rest of Festival through interviews and exploring all that Festival has to offer.
This opportunity is open to the entire community, all ages 13+ welcome, with several positions available for people with mobility impairments as well. No experience is necessary. Staff will be available to offer support and training during your shift.
Click on the days below to see available shifts and positions. If you'd like to volunteer, visit our sign up page here.
Your job as a camera person is to follow the action on stage with the camera, trying to keep your camera shot looking as good as possible. Camera 1 and 3 are positioned to the left and right of the stage on 6 foot scaffolding. Camera 2 will be located straight back on a scissor lift about 20ft in the air. Camera 4 will be a roaming camera in front of the stage or getting behind the scenes footage.
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