Summer is a great time to join the CAPS Media creative community. Aspiring (or experienced) videographers, journalists, photographers, radio DJs, and storytellers are encouraged to get involved at the CAPS Media Center. The highly skilled and experienced CAPS Media staff helps members master the tools they need to craft the stories they want to tell in video and radio productions in all forms of communication genres including documentary, talk, music, drama, comedy, politics and more.
CAPS Media Member/Producers include all ages, all interests and are from all facets of the community. No prior experience is required, everyone is invited to join and share their unique voices. Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Ventura is eligible to become a member for an annual fee of only $25. Non-profit organizations throughout the county can join for $75 per year, if at least one representative lives or works in Ventura.
Orientation sessions are held on the first Thursday of every month and explain how to become a member of CAPS. HD videography/camera classes are held on the 2nd Thursday, Final Cut postproduction editing class are on the 3rd Thursday, and CAPS Radio (KPPQ, FM 104.1) two-part classes are on the 4th week. 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.
CAPS Media’s Thomas Fire Stories series continues every Friday night with firefighters, first responders and members of the public sharing inspirational first-person experiences. Each 20-30 minute story premieres on CAPS TV Channel 6 and CAPS Radio 104.1FM on Friday at 6pm. On July 6th Clark Tulberg recounts his extraordinary battle to evacuate and defend Thomas Aquinas College from the fire that started in Steckel Park, two miles from the college. Clark and his small and courageous crew spent 5 days, fighting non-stop to save the college.
On Friday, July 13th Ventura County Fire Assistant Chief Mike Milkovich shares his experience and perspective on the night of December 4th and the days and weeks that follow. On July 20, Clark Tulberg continues his Thomas Fire Story with his emotional tour of upper Ojai following the fire. And on Friday, July 27, Ventura County Deputy Fire Chief Vaughn Miller adds his personal story to the archive.
The Thomas Fire Stories are produced by CAPS Media in collaboration with the Museum of Ventura County and are supported by photos and videos contributed by the public, firefighters and news agencies. The remarkable and inspirational personal accounts repeat throughout the week and can be viewed at any time online at capsmedia.org/videos.
CAPS Media’s mission is to create an engaged and informed community through participation in electronic media. For more information, go to capsmedia.org or call 805.658.0500.