Do you have a great Story to share? Something clever, funny or inspirational of your family, friends, kids, pets, neighbors or something else? CAPS Media has a place for Venturans to share – #VenturaStories. Every week CAPS Media will air and stream locally produced videos sent in by the public. CAPS Media is looking for positive, feel-good stories that are entertaining, inspiring, enlightening and informative. Yes, everyone can post videos on YouTube, Facebook and other platforms, but CAPS Media gives you the special treat of seeing your masterpiece on television on Channel 6 and streaming online at capsmedia.org.
Everyone has a Story to share. Be Creative – #VenturaStories can be entertaining, engaging or just great fun. Make it a family project with videos of kids, pets, cooking, hobbies, sports, art, music, games, movie/book/tv reviews, exercise and more. If you have a neighbor, health care worker, service person, store clerk or someone else you want to thank, #VenturaStories is a great way to do it. Introduce us to them and tell us the story.
Ventura Artists – demonstrate your talent for music, acting, painting, singing, storytelling, dancing and other art expressions. If you are a singer, songwriter or other performer – that’s great! – record your performance and submit it. (Sorry, no karaoke, unless you have cleared the song rights from the artist). When appropriate, please include a list of all featured performers.
#VenturaStories is also a place for nonprofits and others to post videos announcing upcoming events and projects and, a forum for everyone to share safety, health and shelter-in-place tips and messages during the current crisis. Stories are best when they are short (3-5 minutes or less) and positive. Everyone wants to see feel-good, inspiring stories and not listen to rants). (Commercials and advertising are not acceptable and will be declined by CAPS Media).
#VenturaStories can be recorded on a video camera, phone, webcam, laptop, tablet or other device. If using a mobile phone, keep the phone in the horizontal/landscape mode (the same way your TV screen is), for stability use a tripod or prop-up the phone on a table or other fixed surface. When shooting handheld try to keep the camera as steady as possible. Audio – it is best to use a microphone for better sound quality and try to limit background and other distracting noise from your recordings.
When you’re ready for your television premiere, submit your work of art to #VenturaStories online at capsmedia.org/venturastories where you will find simple instructions on how to upload your video as well as additional production tips and information. CAPS Media will determine which videos air and when they will air and stream, and CAPS Media reserves the right to not air or distribute any videos for any reason.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis the CAPS Media Center is closed to Members and the public until further notice. CAPS Member/Producers can submit programming via the online portal at capsmedia.org for broadcast and streaming on CAPS public access television Channel 6 and on CAPS Radio KPPQ 104.1FM. All of us at CAPS Media hope everyone is Staying Safe and Healthy during this challenging time.