for our new show, the *Video News from TAC*. This half-hour video news
magazine each month features stories from the wide world of archaeology.
With this format, we can incorporate short produced videos as well as
video clips illustrating stories worth telling. The *Video News from TAC*
is shown on TAC (www.archaeologychannel.org) and on selected North
American cable TV channels. It will have a substantial audience around
We will consider video clips between 2 and 25 minutes in length. Each must
have an intriguing story associated with it and have some connection with
archaeology or cultural heritage, including indigenous cultures. Here are
some examples of what we are thinking of:
- A short produced documentary-style video that tells a story without
further assistance or interpretation
- Footage from a field discovery illustrating the find and the reaction of
- A news report from a field or laboratory project explaining the purpose,
strategy and results of the project
- An interview with a news-maker
- An opinion piece highlighting an important issue
If you have a new idea, tell us about it!
We will select the contributions for broadcast on the basis of these
How compelling is the story?
How well is the story told? Is it enjoyable to watch? Will our audience
Production qualities of the video
Does the story make a new contribution?
Does the story help us balance our coverage of topics and geographic areas?
We will not accept submitted content that is inappropriate or not consistent
with our public mission.
If we select your content, we will ask you to provide background information
and Web links to help us optimize the value of the contribution for our
To submit your content, first send a short content proposal to
Describe what you have in mind and include a short video sample. If we want
to review the content beyond that, we will ask you to send us a full-scale
We look forward to hearing from you!
Richard M. (Rick) Pettigrew, Ph.D., RPA
President and Executive Director
Archaeological Legacy Institute
4147 E. Amazon Dr.
Eugene, OR 97405