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Hollywood Week at MCM

These past 6 weeks have been “project weeks” for the Field Producer, Field Camera technician and Field Editor classes here at MCM. I compare this to the Hollywood week of American Idol; random students are teamed up with strangers, to produce, shoot and edit a documentary style interview with a local individual. The finished product […]

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Studio Producer Class Project

The excitement level in our classes is still on the top and we’re towards the end of our winter classes.  I want to dedicate this blog post to our studio producer class which really impressed me with their projects so far.  They’ve managed to prepare for studio productions in minimal time, but with maximum effort. […]

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Learn to Edit…. Be a Back Pack Journalist

Backpack Journalism Editing

Another year has gone and a new year has begun. The January training classes beginning with Intro to Video Basics have filled just about to capacity not that we couldn’t add more classes but the ones we have are doing well. Intro was January 6 and enrollment was off to a very slow start but […]

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Editing Video is the Answer

Every family has some form of a camera , point and shoot, maybe a step up to the SLR’s, even a small relatively inexpensive video camera. Nowadays, don’t even need a camera, still or video all you need is a phone and it can do it all.  You think about all this and do a lot […]

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Laughs, Giggles, and Teachable Moments

I’d like to start this post with a positive note as our technical team solved a life changing issue in our kitchen.  Apparently the microwave didn’t work because it didn’t melt ice cubes.  I was convinced the problem was with the ice cubes, but I guess I was wrong! This week I witnessed how wonderful […]

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January TV Production Classes Begin

Its January, the holidays have come and gone, gifts opened and  things are getting back to normal. The weather has actually made it feel like winter and gave us a good excuse to sit in and watch TV.  You watch TV and have your favorite shows that you look forward to seeing every week. With […]

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Good Youth Media is Good Storytelling

MCM hosted a youth media workshop organized by the Gandhi Brigade and presented by Erica Ginsburg Executive Director and Co-Founder of Docs In Progress, with Sam Hampton, Teaching Artist and Co-Founder of Docs In Progress on January 9. This  3 hour workshop  included some Youth media sample videos and discussion about them ,  a documentary from Docs In […]

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Profiles in Recovery: “Cracked Up” (Video)

At age 48, Ken Wilde discovers crack cocaine and goes from successful computer analyst living in the suburbs to drug addict, convicted felon, and casualty of the “War on Drugs.” This how SMART Recovery helped Ken find and keep sobriety for the past 20 years. Producer: Jacob I. Melamed Editors: Heather Jones and Elizabeth Orterga […]

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Kicks Karate Instructor: Lana Bussard (Video)

Description: Meet Kicks Karate Instructor Lana Bussard. She’s a 4th degree Black Belt, and she’s been practicing & teaching Karate for over 15 years! In this interview with Ms. Lana, you’ll a glimpse of what it’s like to not only be a Martial Arts student, but an Instructor as well. Producer: Wane Mendoza Camera person: […]

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“Personal Profile: An Introvert’s Weight Loss Journey” (Video)

Personal Profile: An Introvert’s Weight Loss Journey On this Personal Profile, scientist, Vanguard champion and self-proclaimed introvert Zach Gran discusses his weight loss journey. He shares his tips for how he lost almost half his body weight (from 380 to 225), discusses future weight loss goals and talks about how he overcomes his introverted nature. […]

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