CAPS Media is offering a series of great opportunities to get a first-hand look inside CAPS Media with special tours, open houses and on site demonstrations over the next few weeks. The opportunities start on Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm when CAPS Radio (KPPQ, FM 104.1) hosts a community wide Open House at the CAPS Media Center at 65 Day Road. Everyone interested in, or even curious about, community radio is invited to tour the center and join the exchange of creative programming ideas and direction for the new radio station.
Art Walk on Saturday, October 7 provides a second opportunity to learn about CAPS Media. The CAPS Media Production Truck will be part of the Art Walk demonstrations. Set up at the corner of California and Santa Clara, the CAPS Crew will offer tours of the truck and front row seats to watch El Camino High School students produce segments for ECTV to air on CAPS Television and CAPS Radio – KPPQ 104.1FM. Drop by, take a tour of the production truck and see El Camino High School students in action.
On Tuesday, October 10 the tours continue at the CAPS Media Center at 65 Day Road, when CAPS Media welcomes Ventura College students and faculty for a special open house and tour of the facility starting at 6pm. The tour includes the studio, control room, editing suites, meeting rooms, production truck, the new KPPQ 104.1FM radio station and more. This is a chance to see the complete range of equipment, facilities and resources at the center and to meet the knowledgeable staff to explore media training opportunities offered at the CAPS Media Center next to the campus of Ventura College.
If you have ever thought about checking out CAPS Media to be part of the fun, these events offer great opportunities. Now that everyone is settling into the new school year, this is a terrific time for community members to become CAPS Media Member/Producers. CAPS Media offers new member orientation meetings on the first Thursday of every month. HD videography/camera classes are held on the 2nd Thursday, and Final Cut postproduction editing classes are on the 3rd Thursday. CAPS Radio (KPPQ, FM 104.1) holds training classes on the 4th week – Wednesday and Thursday evenings. In every training session Member/Producers receive hands-on instruction in videography, video editing, radio production and more. All classes begin at 6pm at the CAPS Media Center, 65 Day Road. Once trained member/producers may check out CAPS Media’s video cameras, tripods, audio gear and other production equipment to record their story and then book postproduction editing suites to craft the story they want to tell.
CAPS Media’s mission is to create an engaged and informed community through participation in electronic media. Go to capsmedia.org to see programming schedules, search the archives for past programs, get general info and sign up for classes. Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Ventura may become a Member/Producer. Annual fees are only $25 for an individual and $75 for a non-profit organization. CAPS Radio DJs require an additional annual fee of $50. For complete information go to capsmedia.org.