Our mission is to inspire, educate and connect San Jose communities, using media to foster civic engagement.
We fulfill our mission by providing the training, tools and platforms that allow diverse and often under-served communities to tell their stories and express their views through digital media.
Our Community Media Center
CreaTV San Jose is a non-profit community media center that empowers the residents, businesses, schools and organizations in San Jose to effectively communicate their message to a broader audience using our free cable and Internet channels.
Members have total access to our resources in downtown San Jose, including the low-cost production facilities, equipment and training needed to make non-commercial digital media.
Since 2008, CreaTV has aired more than 30,000 community videos in eight languages, helped hundreds of non-profits tell their stories and build capacity, and served more than 20,000 youth through our MAP grant to San Jose schools and partnerships with Adobe Youth Voices, Silicon Valley Creates, Xilinx Educational Ecosystem and Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.
CreaTV San Jose manages four public and education channels for the City of San Jose. 150,000 Comcast Cable subscribers in San Jose and parts of Campbell watch locally produced programming on Community 15, Classrooms 28 (pre-K through grade 12) and Silicon Valley 30. Our fourth channel, Bay Voice 27 (College), is a regional channel viewable in 450,000 Comcast Cable subscriber households in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
Programming on all four channels is also available via Live Stream (click on channel links above, or Watch CreaTV Live on right column on this page) and Video On Demand at on this website.
Examples of classes available to CreaTV members:
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- Studio and Field Production
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Main Studio and Control Room
- Robotic Camera Studio
- Adobe After Effects
- Cinema-style Shooting: Shallow Depth of Field
Equipment and facilities available to CreaTV members:
- HD Field Camera Packages (tripods, microphones, mixers, lights, etc.)
- Three-Camera HD Studio A (600 sq. ft.)
- Studio B (one to two guest maximum)
- Portable Studio (Flypack)
- Four Onsite Editing Suites
- Three Portable Editing Suites
- Conference Rooms
Calvin Cook, Jr.
Calvin produces When the Gospel is Preached for Community Channel 15, which airs Wednesdays at 6:00pm.