Storytelling a great success for enthusiastic kids

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By Elizabeth Rodeno

CAPS Digital Storytelling Summer 2015 was a great success. Not only did we have 30 enthusiastic kids, we had a group of happy parents and grandparents, some very tired interns and three instructors who let the kids make their magic. We had three great weeks of edutainment. Our news casters shared the up to the minute news and features in the Non-Important- News. Art City was the topic for our Documentarians’ video.  The short film class worked hard on producing scripted stories from start to finish with a lot of bloopers along the way. The sets and costumes were amazing. So sorry you missed the disco. These last films incorporated the theme of water and will be submit to the Ventura Water Take1 film festival. Get a bunch of 10 to 16 year old kids with cameras, a green screen, water and Final Cut X and there will be a little craziness with a whole lot of cooperation and teamwork. All their films including Water Nerds and Art City will air on channel 6, and are available for viewing on Vimeo and You Tube. They can’t wait until next year to come back to CAPS Media Center.

We give a big thanks to Phil Taggart, Jamie Cawelti, Greg Dehn, Tanner Akseven and Nick Brandly who encouraged and instructed. No production equipment was harmed in the making of this film.

We are the non-profit membership organization that is here to create an engaged and informed community through participation in electronic media. A yearly membership at CAPS is only $25.  This fee includes training and the use of our equipment, studio and edit suites. So what are you waiting for? Share your story, about water perhaps, with over 20,000 Ventura residents on channel 6 and 15. Go to our website, www.CAPSTV.org or stop by CAPS Media Center on 65 Day Road and schedule a tour. We are the non-profit membership organization that is here to create an engaged and informed community through participation in electronic media.

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