Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT) provides Missoula residents and organizations with the equipment, training, and channel time to produce media based on their interests and concerns. These programs reflect Missoula's cultural, political, and intellectual diversity, and help foster a community dialogue about people and issues that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Thanks for your interest in Missoula Community Access Television, Missoula's Media Resource

You can use this form to let us know which MCAT workshop you would like to attend so we can plan to have the right instructors ready for you.  MCAT offers equipment, training and distribution to anyone in Missoula who would like to explore make media.

If you would like to check out cameras, tripods and accessories you must get a Missoula Public Library card and attend our Saturday 10am Tour and Training. All the workshops, studio use and equipment rentals are free!

If the workshop you want just won't fit into your schedule let us know and perhaps we can come-up with a special session for your needs.

If you need to talk to a real person, give a call at (406)542-6228.  MCAT is open Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm. We are located in the southeast corner of Level One in the Missoula Public Library, 455 East Main.


MCAT offers tours of our facility, where groups can learn about community media, see our production equipment first-hand, and have the option for an on-camera experience in our studio. 

Hello,

Welcome to Missoula Community Media Resource (MCAT). To get started at MCAT, you need to register for training on cameras, studio and editing. This form allows you to do that.  Once you have completed training, you are ready to check out equipment and get started on your project!

We require all future producers create content for our channel (Charter Cable 189 and 190). As a Non-Profit we like to celebrate everything Missoula, but are not allowed to show Commercials or Any "Call to Actions."

MCAT staff will contact you via email to set up your training appointment. 


Hello,  and thanks for requesting a Media Assistance Grant from Missoula Community Access  Television (MCAT). We offer this free service to non-profit, non-commercial organizations. The grant consists of up to twelve hours of MCAT staff time  and all the television equipment needed to produce your program. MCAT  staff will directly assist your organization in creating a program to  highlight your organization. The program could describe the services or  opportunities your organization offers, or you could choose to archive  an event sponsored by, or relevant to, your organization. The  finished program/event will run on the MCAT channel.  

 


You  should expect to spend some staff or volunteer time to work with the  MCAT staff in completing the project. MCAT staff will travel to a  location within our service area, and you might have to send a  representative of your organization to MCAT for post-production of the  program, assisted by an editor. If you want MCAT to videotape a meeting  or event that is NOT of your own group or organization, you must obtain  written permission from that group or organization and present it with  your application.


Experience  has taught us that organizers have a large number of concerns just  before a live public event. Please incorporate the videotaping of the  event in this set of concerns. A good video program will not result  without attention to the technical needs of MCAT staff assigned to your  media grant. We require someone from your organization to meet MCAT  staff at the event site, to help identify where to set up. The MCAT  staff person may need access to the event sound system personnel,  lighting, stage or facilities manager or other key elements to creating a  successful record of your event. Please make sure that presenters/performers are  aware that the event is being recorded for presentation on the MCAT  cable channels.  

 

     For live events we request that a representative or your organization  provide the following verbal credit announcement at the event:

  "This event will be videotaped by Missoula Community Access Television  as part of its Media Assistance Grants Program to nonprofit  organizations."

Missoula Community Access Television serves the Missoula area on cable channel 189 and 190.

 The completed  program must premiere on the MCAT channel. If you have any questions  about this production grant opportunity please contact one of us at mcat@mcat.org, or 542-6228. 

Thank you for your interest!


 

 


$50.00 - 100.00

Hello,  and thanks for requesting Media Assistance from Missoula Community Access  Television (MCAT). We offer this service to non-profit, non-commercial organizations. The recording/editing assistance consists of up to twelve hours of MCAT staff time  and all the television equipment needed to produce your program. MCAT  staff will directly assist your organization in creating a program to  highlight your organization and event. The program could describe the services or opportunities your organization offers, or you could choose to archive an event sponsored by, or relevant to, your organization. The  finished program/event will run on the MCAT channel.  

 

There  is a nominal charge for this recording service. Fees are $50 per single request and $100 per a series of three (3) or more events (such as a lecture series). We strive to provide Media Assistance to any organization that requests it, regardless of ability to pay. Please email lhudak@mcat.org with questions about the fees or to request a fee waiver. 

 

You  should expect to spend some staff or volunteer time to work with the  MCAT staff in completing the project. MCAT staff will travel to a  location within our service area, and you might have to send a  representative of your organization to MCAT for post-production of the  program, assisted by an editor. If you want MCAT to videotape a meeting  or event that is NOT of your own group or organization, you must obtain  written permission from that group or organization and present it with  your application.


Experience  has taught us that organizers have a large number of concerns just  before a live public event. Please incorporate the videotaping of the  event in this set of concerns. A good video program will not result  without attention to the technical needs of MCAT staff assigned to your  media grant. We require someone from your organization to meet MCAT  staff at the event site, to help identify where to set up. The MCAT  staff person may need access to the event sound system personnel,  lighting, stage or facilities manager or other key elements to creating a  successful record of your event. Please make sure that presenters/performers are  aware that the event is being recorded for presentation on the MCAT cable channels.  

 

     For live events we request that a representative or your organization  provide the following verbal credit announcement at the event:

  "This event will be videotaped by Missoula Community Access Television  as part of its Media Assistance Grants Program to nonprofit  organizations."

Missoula Community Access Television serves the Missoula area on cable channel 189 and 190.

 The completed  program must premiere on the MCAT channel. If you have any questions  about this production please contact one of us at mcat@mcat.org, or 542-6228. 

Thank you for your interest!


 

 


The MCAT Program Contact is used for producers/sponsors that wish to submit a finished, single program or series to air on Missoula Community Access Television. Programming must be non-commercial in nature and can be any length.
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