World of Volunteering at MCM

October 26, 2015 | Robert Snip

On the Edge of Time Cover

On the Edge of Time (VIDEO)

A story of courage, faith and determination as a woman diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer talks candidly about her journey. In September 2013 I was approached by Mark Deuser, asking me if I was interested in filming his wife Kathryn during her discussions with her Pastor Stephen Price about her journey with Ovarian Cancer. At first […]

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March 28, 2015 | Robert Snip

JOY Cheerleaders

When a Small Team Becomes a BIG DEAL

TWO weeks ago, the Montgomery County Special Olympics Cheer leading Team SOMO JOY had just a little over 200 likes, even though this is a THREE time Gold Medal winning team. Word is spreading fast that the girls from JOY and their coaches are about to write Special Olympics history, as they were invited to […]

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February 11, 2015 | Robert Snip

Tim Shriver and Nancy Frohman at the Special Olympics headquarters in DC.

Featured Volunteer: Nancy Frohman (VIDEO)

I was working as a Teaching Assistant for the field camera technician class at MCM when I met this short woman with wild curly hair. If you look on Wikipedia to find “great things come in small packages” you might actually find a picture of Nancy Frohman (go ahead, you know you want to check […]

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November 18, 2014 | Robert Snip

Marcie at the Rockville Volunteer Fire Dept

Featured Volunteer: Marcie Povitsky

Anybody who is a frequent visitor of the MCM studios will know her face, even though they may not know her name. Many will think that she’s a full-time employee of MCM, which she is not. She does work at MCM several hours per month as a Teacher’s Assistant and Facilities Technician, to hand out […]

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September 23, 2014 | Robert Snip

Kids of Power Beach

The Power of Kids

This weekend I have started yet another exciting stage of my adventures as a public access television producer, one that is really close to my heart, a children’s show. My 7-year-old son has been begging me for almost 2 years now to have “his own television show” and finally we have made a huge leap […]

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March 13, 2014 | Robert Snip


Hollywood Week at MCM

These past 6 weeks have been “project weeks” for the Field Producer, Field Camera technician and Field Editor classes here at MCM. I compare this to the Hollywood week of American Idol; random students are teamed up with strangers, to produce, shoot and edit a documentary style interview with a local individual. The finished product […]

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October 11, 2013 | Robert Snip

Holy Live and Lip Gloss & A Sander

Going From Local to Regional TV

Wednesday was a special day for the team of Lip Gloss & A Sander as the host of the show, Bridget Edell was featured on the Holly Live show on Fox 5 DC Morning News. Holly and her crew of two (Camera Tech Mike and Engineer Max) came by Bridget’s house at 6 a.m. to […]

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September 9, 2013 | Robert Snip


Featured Volunteer: Cameras! Sound! And….Hurry!

Having an ambitious shooting schedule can definitely bring out the best in a production crew as I found out this Saturday. With that in mind, things that seem to be impossible sometimes turn into a beautiful reality. This weekend started out with picking up the  reservations made two weeks ago, for equipment to shoot footage […]

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September 5, 2013 | Robert Snip


Featured Volunteer: Stephen Leard

Featured Volunteer, Stephen Leard Like I said in previous blogs, a producer would be nothing without a dedicated volunteer crew to make his or her productions possible. One of the most dedicated volunteers I have had the privilege to meet and work with at Montgomery Community Media is Stephen Leard. When I first met him […]

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August 6, 2013 | Robert Snip

Robert Snip Field Camera View Finder

Be a Successful MCM Producer

In no way, shape or form, do I consider myself an authority on television Productions here at Montgomery Community Media, or anywhere else for that matter. I have been a certified Field Producer, Field Camera Technician and Field Editor FCP for only a short number of years and I will admit to you that I […]

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