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Tim Millaway - November Member of the Month

Tim Millaway

I appreciate being part of the PhillyCAM family and I am thrilled to be recognized as November’s Member of the Month.

My fascination with video started with the purchase of a Super 8 movie camera when I was a just a kid. I bought it with my paperboy money. I would filmed all the kids in the neighborhood and then charged them money to watch the film. I kept that footage and it’s now all on Youtube. Who would have thought?

My journey picked up again years later after watching a live show of the David Letterman show in New York and found myself more fascinated and entertained by the production crew than the celebrities on the show. Soon I found myself taking a class on video production where my teacher introduced me to George Strimel at Radnor Studio 21. At that time this was one of the only access stations in the Philadelphia area. George got me involved in a number shows in all types of production and I loved it! Before I knew it I was serving as a board member for The Alliance for Community Access.

I also got involved in a show called Money Matters that was recording out of a TV studio in Bala Cynwyd. I loved finding different ways of promoting the show via social media and podcasting. When the studio closed down in Bala Cynwyd in 2013 we discovered the incredible things being done at PhillyCAM. I knew there was something special here after my first production class with Charles Gregory, “Say it like you mean it”. We moved the Money Matters Show to PhillyCAM in September 2014.

I have not looked back since then. I’ve enjoyed working on my own shows as well as other peoples shows. Everybody does things a little different and it helps me to make my shows better. I currently direct 2 shows; Money Matters & Race on Main Street. Both shows highlight small businesses and provide financial education. I’ve been blessed to be working with a talented crew. I have made many friends and have learned so much from everybody.

I’ve conducted a workshop in After Effects, an Adobe software that helps create incredible motion graphics. I like to pass on the skills I’ve learned to other PhillyCAM members so their production can look as professional as we see on any TV network. With the modern equipment we are blessed with at PhillyCAM and little knowledge of these editing tools, the sky is the limit to what we can do!

I look forward to continuing my journey at PhillyCAM. I want to continue to learn more about production and to share more of what I’ve learned about motion graphics and show promotion. Thanks again PhillyCAM family!

Visit me at Tim Millaway.com