Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
~ Ancient Chinese Proverb
The proverb above is RCTV’s mantra. We don’t produce or edit your program for you. We give you the resources and know-how to produce your own programs of on-air or online broadcast. Our staff of professionals include:
Carvin Eison, General Manager – In addition to being RCTV’s General Manager, Carvin is also a renowned filmmaker and the videographer of record for Garth Fagan Dance. His award-winning works include July ’64, Oatka Trail, A Rose for Livvy, Angel of Mine, Looking Out 4 U, and most recently, Shadows of the Lynching Tree. Carvin is Associate Professor at The College at Brockport (SUNY) where he teaches Television/Video/Film Production and Media Literacy. “Don’t tell anyone, but I’d do this even if they didn’t pay me,” is one of his favorite sayings about his work at RCTV.
Rick Osborne, Program Manager – Rick is an experienced media professional who worked for Fox News just prior to moving to RCTV. In addition to programming, Rick works with the youth group, In-control and produces the show RhythmBiz2 that taps into his experience in the music industry. His work for Quad A for Kids won a Telly award and his GLBT film Pink Triangle won both an Alliance for Community Media Award and a Telly Award. In his spare time, Rick enjoys watching football and eating his wife Stacy’s exceptional cooking.
Sheila Driscoll, Special Projects Manager – In addition to being the Executive Director of Metro Council for Teen Potential where she works to promote a comprehensive community-wide approach to fostering youth assets and youth health, Sheila writes and manages RCTV’s grants, acts as liaison to RCTV’s board and oversees many of RCTV’s special projects. One of Sheila’s favorite hobbies is bike riding on the Erie Canal or throughout Rochester’s beautiful park system.
Rajesh Barnabas, Producer/Director – Rajesh started making short movies from a very early age, in the form of kung-fu home videos with his elementary school friends. He has a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Geneseo, and an M.S.Ed. in Education Technology from Nazareth College. Barnabas has taught history and media in the Rochester City School District and Urban Choice Charter School. He launched a “Kid’s Photography Club” at Charles Settlement House in collaboration with School #17. Having experience as an Instructional Designer for Element K, and with the grassroots media outlet Rochester Indy Media, Rajesh is interested in exploring new methods of communication. He is currently producing the documentary Rochester’s Fight for $15.