Akaku: Maui Community Television will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. This includes all offices, the studio, the Media Lab, and our Moloka'i and Lanaʻi offices. Community producers please plan accordingly, and return or rent out equipment the day before. Normal work hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
For more information call (808) 871-5554 or visit www.akaku.org.
Imagine Maui youth shooting, editing and uploading stories of the Maui community within minutes via broadband on mobile devices. Imagine stipends for youth to cover community organizations, issues and events. This is Project YBEAM at Akakū: Maui Community Television, supported by a recent grant from The Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation.
Project YBEAM teaches 21st media skills to youth across Maui Nui, encouraging them to discover and share stories in their community. As one YBEAM participant said, “By becoming more aware of what’s around you, you can know exactly what you can and need to do to make a change for the betterment of the island.”
Editing on Final Cut Pro X is becoming more popular as editors realize the true power and potential. Here is a sample video from the new BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Cut on FCPX - Akakuʻs next FCPX class is May 28 - 31st.
Read more about the shoot and the edit at FCP.CO a great resource for everything Final Cut Pro X
This is a petition created today to hopefully spark some discussion on requiring cable operators to include PEG stations in their Electronic Program Guides. Please sign this if you watch Akakū Maui Community TV or any other PEG channels in the country. Here is the link below:
Oceanic Time Warner Cable TV will be renewing itʻs 20 year franchises for the County of Maui and the Lahaina/West Maui franchise next year. Itʻs time for the local organizations and the public to ask Oceanic what rent it will be paying us in exchange for you use of the public rights of way for the next 20 years. In the next two weeks, Akakū will hold information meetings with community members and organizational partners to discuss this important issue.
From wikipedia.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_television_franchise_fee
A cable television franchise fee in the United States stems from a community’s basic right to compensation a community receives in exchange for the cable operator’s occupation and the right-of-way use of public property. A franchise fee is not a tax; it is a rental charge.
Franchise fees are governed under Section 622 of the Cable Communications Act of 1984. Section 622, states that municipalities are entitled to a maximum of 5% of gross revenues derived from the operation of the cable system for the provision of cable services such as Public, educational, and government access (PEG) TV channels.
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