PSA Day

PLEASE NOTE: PSA Day is now FULL. We are no longer accepting registrations for Tuesday, August 14th.  Click here if you are still interested in finding out how CMAC can be of service to you and your non-profit.

Are you a non-profit organization with an upcoming event you’d like to promote?  Do you want to inform the community about your non-profit services?  Non-profit organizations who serve the Fresno/Clovis area are invited to record a 30-second public service announcement at our Community Media Center on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, for CMAC’s PSA Day.

As a community service, the CMAC staff will work with you to produce a 30-second PSA free of charge. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot in our studio on Tuesday, August 14. Your PSA will be aired on CMAC’s Public TV Channel (Comcast 93, AT&T 99), which can be seen in the cities of Fresno and Clovis, and parts of Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties. PSAs will also be posted online so you can share them worldwide on your organization’s website, social media, or other online outreach efforts.

There are certain rules you must follow as a PSA Day participant. Please read through this web page before you sign-up. Contact CMAC’s Programming Coordinator Johnny Pecina at johnny@cmac.tv or 559-266-2622 with any questions.

Rules of Participation

Example Video PSA

Watch the videos we produced for our last PSA to get an idea of what your PSA could look like:

Important Dates

– Tuesday, July 17 – Informational Session at 10am and 1pm at CMAC (optional)
– Tuesday, July 31 – Registration Deadline
– Tuesday, August 7 – Content Delivery Deadline
– Tuesday, August 14 – PSA Day
– Tuesday, August 31 – CMAC delivers the finished PSA


Frequently Asked Questions

Is my organization qualified to participate in CMAC’s PSA Day?
Non-profit organizations located within the city limits of Fresno or Clovis or that directly assist residents of Fresno or Clovis are eligible to sign-up for PSA Day.

What is a public service announcement (PSA)?
PSAs are messages that educate and raise “public” awareness about “services” or important information. PSAs provide viewers information about available programs, activities, events or services of non-profit organizations.

What is CMAC’s PSA Day?
CMAC will provide staff and one-hour of studio time to help local non-profits create a 30-second high quality video PSA. CMAC will provide the finished PSA as a digital video file on a thumb drive for the non-profit to keep and use however they’d like. PSAs will also air on TV on CMAC’s Public Channel (Comcast 93, AT&T 99) and on CMAC’s website.

How long will it take to create my PSA?
Our production staff will make sure that creating the PSA will not take too much time out of your day and will be a fun and easy process. After you sign up, our staff will reach out to you to confirm your time slot. Time slots are one-hour long. Although you might not need all that time, we do not want to rush you though the process. You will have time to practice your script and record a couple takes. We can put the script in a teleprompter, so you can read it directly without the need for memorization.  CMAC staff will use the recorded studio footage and audio to edit all of the necessary visual elements together to create the PSA for you.  The PSA will be completed and delivered to you by Tuesday, August 31.

What if no one from my organization is available on the date of PSA Day?
If a non-profit organization is not available for the specific date of Tuesday, August 14, 2018, CMAC staff will be happy to make an appointment to discuss others opportunities. For further information or questions, please email CMAC’s Programming Coordinator Johnny Pecina at johnny@cmac.tv or call 559-266-2622.

 

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