Vol. 10, No. 15 – April 26 – May 9, 2017 – CAPS

Shekinah Franco and Annabelle Augusta working on ECTV’s latest show and the crew is at work producing the latest episode of ECTV.

ECTV Season 2 CAPS media and El Camino high school

The second season of ECTV is on a roll.  The talented videographers and storytellers at El Camino high school are creating another year of outstanding informative and engaging programs for the community.  El Camino High School students are actively and creatively engaged in a collaborative media education internship program at the CAPS Media Center.  The students produce, develop, investigate, write, host, direct, stage, record and edit their ongoing series (ECTV) at locations throughout the community and at CAPS.  Under the steady and skilled guidance of Phil Taggart, students in the award-winning program explore topics that they care about including addressing issues and concerns from their perspective.  Season 2 has included stories on social justice and discrimination as well as lighter topics including photography, travel, the Channel Islands, agriculture, poetry, comics, mythology and more.  The programs air on CAPS Media Channel 6 and can be seen online at capsmedia.org/videos.

The CAPS Media/El Camino high school media education internship program is supported in part by the state of California Department of Education VC Innovates initiative that fosters and promotes career and technical education in local schools.  Cheryl Burns, Principal at El Camino, is very supportive and enthusiastic about the ECTV program.  “Our students are learning career skills in journalism, media production, graphics, production management, public speaking, and art design.  Plus, they are developing valuable personal self-confidence and interpersonal skills including collaboration, teamwork, civic engagement and leadership.”

There’s a lot more going on at the CAPS Media Center this summer including the popular Digital Storytelling program for students, ages 10-15.  Get hands-on training with video cameras, audio recording equipment and computer editing software to create the stories the crew wants to tell.  Three week-long camps are scheduled July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21 and July 24 – 28.  To learn more about the Digital Storytelling program, go to www.capsmedia.org/events.

If you are an aspiring (or experienced) journalist, photographer, videographer or storyteller with a message or story to tell, get involved at the CAPS Media Center.  Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Ventura is eligible to be a member of CAPS Media.  For a modest annual fee of $25 for an individual and $75 for a non-profit organization, the knowledgeable CAPS Media staff will train member/producers in the art of video and radio communication.  Once certified member/producers can check out video cameras, tripods, and other gear for video production and editing suites for postproduction.

For an additional nominal fee, members can learn to create their own radio program to air on CAPS Radio 104.1 (KPPQ-LP). Next radio training sessions are May 3 and 4.  Upcoming CAPS Media classes include new member orientation on May 4th; HD Videography/Camera on May 11, postproduction editing on May 18, and a new producing class on May 25th. All classes start at 6PM.  For more information and to sign up for classes go to capsmedia.org, email info @capsmedia.org, call 658.0500 or drop by the CAPS Media Center Monday 9am-6pm, Tuesday or Wednesday 9am–9pm or Friday 9am – 6pm.

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