Springfield area producers hope to raise funds with an event all day Saturday in their continued efforts to bring fresh content to public access channel 4.
Can Fest, Saturday from 1p to 1a Sunday at The Tin Can
“Can Fest” at The Tin Can Pub on East Monroe starts at 1pm and will run until 1am Sunday morning.
President of Access 4 Producers Group, Ted Keylon, says that there will be live music, Access 4 programs airing on a big screen and live-to-tape interviews with some of the big names in Springfield public access.
Keyon also says that the basic problem they’re facing right now is that there is an incredible learning curve because producers never used to do any technical stuff.
Access 4 once operated out of the University of Illinois, Springfield under Insight, but then Comcast took over and provided studios on the west side of town. Comcast then cut off funding and things were uncertain until the city stepped in. Currently the city of Springfield operates public access and the producers group produces content independently.
Funds will be used for equipment upkeep and video production training for current and new producers. Organizers are asking for a $10 donation at the door.