East Palo Alto students will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with broadcasting in a camp to be offered by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center later this month.
Once trained, students will be able to cover local sporting events to be broadcast live over the Media Center TV channels and website, as well as taped for playback on cable TV. Similar programs already are in place at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools.
The East Palo Alto broadcasting camp is made possible by a grant from the City of East Palo Alto, the Media Center announced this week. The grant comes from East Palo Alto's Transient Occupancy Tax, which is dedicated to providing a "revenue stream for children, youth and family services."
In the camp, to run from July 28 to Aug. 1 at the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA, media center professionals will train students to operate a multi-camera live-to-take video system from a mobile production truck.
"Expanding the sports broadcasting program to more cities has been our goal since we started the program in 2012," Media Center Sports Producer/Director Chuck Alley said. "It's a great opportunity to give young people real hands-on experience with sports broadcasting. They get to do everything, including announcing the games."
More information is available by contacting Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-494-8686 ext. 37.
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center is a nonprofit public access cable television station serving Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton and Stanford. It operates Channels 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 on Comcast and can be viewed on AT&T U-Verse channel 99.