CAPS Chat – El Camino High School in an internship program

CAPSBy Elizabeth Rodeno

CAPS has the great opportunity to work with students from El Camino High School in an internship program. The students are producing their own television news show. They have learned the fine art of studio production. It is great to see them focused on building the set, checking the lighting and researching and interviewing guests. The El Camino News Channel will be airing soon on CAPS. Check out our website or on Facebook where we keep you up to date on programming.

Our Assets program is wrapping up at Ventura High School. The group of 12 students have written and storyboarded their videos. After learning the use of our pro gear they took to the task of filming their stories influenced by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven.”  They are furiously editing, composing music and effects. The reveal is near. All this in seven 2 hour sessions after school. Of course, they are clamouring for more so we hope to see them at our next program at Ventura High. You’ll get to see their films on CAPS very soon. More and more to come.

The staff at CAPS devotes their energy and time to the Every 15 Minutes productions that are held every other year. The dozen students, who we train to produce the program, have learned to film, have gone on location to the Ventura County court house and Ventura Police Department and have returned to edit their scenes in preparation for the big event in late November culminating in an extensive four camera production live at the school. These students know very little about video production. This collaboration with Foothill High School, City and County Emergency Services and CAPS provides powerful education of the issues of drunk and distracted driving.

Our October studio class was packed and we hope to see those trained back producing shows. Our members have taken to Final Cut X like fish to water. Our new upgraded systems are in use by members, students and staff. We are inviting bands to play at CAPS which is a lot of fun. Rumors of a radio station in the works are true. Keep your ears open for more information.

CAPS Media is 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 and includes training, equipment, use of our studio and edit suites. Share our history with over 20,000 Ventura residents on channel 6 and 15. For more information go to our website, or stop by CAPS Media Center on 65 Day Road and schedule a tour.


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