Locals asked to chronical life in city

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 25, 2002

If you've ever had the hankering to be a big time movie director, now's your chance. Well, sort of anyway.

Alabama Public Television (APT) is recruiting a dozen volunteers who own video cameras to chronicle a day in the life of Greenville through the viewfinder of local residents with each volunteer's video and narration being edited by APT for broadcast in December.

The project is being coordinated with the help of Greenville Main Street and Greenville Main Street Program Director Nancy Idland is excited about others outside the Camellia City getting a chance to see all the good things Greenville has to offer.

&uot;It will be more a look at who we are,&uot; she said. &uot;It's going to be a great tool to help recruit industry and the Chamber and the BCCED (Butler County Commission for Economic Development) can use too.&uot;

While the actual shooting of the videos won't happen until the first week of November, Idland and APT are taking applications through October 9 so the final videographers can be organized and trained on video techniques to get the most out of their visual offerings.

&uot;Each night APT will come down and give our volunteers tips on how to use the cameras and then leave it to the person's creative discretion,&uot; said Idland, who had been Program Director for three years. &uot;It will be an opportunity for the community to get really involved. We want a wide demographic area of Greenville to apply.&uot;

This is the first year for the &uot;Our Town&uot; project and APT Development Producer Carlos Eaglin thinks the progam is a natural.

&uot;We think it's a great way to bring the public into public television,&uot; he said.

If you would like to volunteer to videotape footage for &uot;Our Town: Greenville&uot; you should contact Idland at 382-3474 before October 9.