Digital Storytelling Returns in July  

CAPS Media’s popular Digital Storytelling program returns this summer with two, week-long sessions July 15-19 and July 29-August 2. The engaging and fun program is available for young video storytellers, ages 10-14 and is directed by experienced and talented videographers and film makers. In the program the young CAPS Crews work in teams of four to five to create their own video productions. The fast paced and creative program features hands-on, experiential learning in all aspects of media production including story development, scripting, casting, staging, directing, camera, video composition, lighting, remote and in-studio production, graphic design, editing and more.

Each weeklong session runs Monday – Friday, from 8:30am to 1:00pm with class sizes limited to 10-12 students. The Digital Storytelling program is held at the CAPS Media Center at 65 Day Road in Ventura, between Loma Vista and Telegraph, on the eastside of Ventura College. The weekly fee is $250 per week and includes five 4-hour sessions, a one-year family membership at CAPS, a CAPS Crew Member shirt, graduation certificate and a special Friday film festival for friends and family. To learn more and sign up for the Digital Storytelling Program go to

CAPS Media’s special weekly series, ReCAPS, continues to entertain viewers with fascinating personal stories shared by local storytellers throughout Ventura County. ReCAPS premieres a new program every Monday night at 7pm on CAPS Channel 6 and streaming online. Recent ReCAPS storytellers include Ventura legend Moses Mora, sharing stories of Tortilla Flats; Adam Hart, director of Merrick,inary arts program at Oxnard College and chef Luis Sanchez, recreating recipes and sharing stories behind historic Ventura County menus; Jake and Jenny Dilbeck, Debbie Brokaw, Kat Merrick and County Fire Captain Chad Cook recounting their personal experiences during the Thomas Fire as survivors and firefighter.  In other episodes of ReCAPS, Museum of Ventura County Executive Director Elena Brokaw talks with Carlos Ortega, the museum’s Master curator, exploring the museum experience, and Julio Alcala, Lynda Braunschweiger, Marianne Parra, Robyne Redwater, Jim and John Proctor, and others share what the word “home” means to them, recorded for a special museum exhibit celebrating Ventura County’s 150th anniversary.

Other ReCAPS episodes feature famous Ventura families including the Dudley family, the E.J. and Myra Harrison family, the Foster family, and Jeff Smith sharing stories about the Smith, Hobson, and Pettit families. Future ReCAPS include fascinating interviews and artwork by the extraordinary local artists in the Museum of Ventura County’s new exhibit: InnoVision: Ventura County Artists to watch – Clark Song, Daniela Garcia Hamilton, Elisa Torres, Gladys Rodriguez, Jasmine Delgado, Luke Matjas, Maria Adela Diaz, Marianne McGrath, and Olguin Tapia,

Do you want to know about CAPS? Join them on Monday July 8th and the first Monday of the following month at 6pm for an informal introduction at the CAPS Media Center at 65 Day Road. The evening includes a tour, information on CAPS membership benefits, a creative overview of media production and more. Everyone is encouraged to drop by and discover what CAPS has to offer.

CAPS Media manages and programs cable channels 6 (Public) and 15 (Education and Government), and CAPS Radio KPPQ in Ventura, and manages the CAPS Media Center, at 65 Day Road, which is open Tuesday – Thursday from 12p– 8pm. CAPS provides unlimited creative resources and expertise to everyone in Ventura.

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