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Smartphone Classes for 50+ at Akaku 

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Akakū Maui Community Media and AARP Hawaii are partnering to offer basic literacy training on cell phones for residents 50+ on Monday, November 4, 2019.

Do you have an older family member or co-worker just getting up to speed on a mobile phone? Are you getting the most out of yours? This affordable training could be for them, or for yourself!

Two sessions are being offered: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm iPhone Users and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Android Users on Monday, November 4, 2019

Participants are encouraged to bring their smartphones with them to the workshop. The cost is $5 and space is limited. Priority will be given to pre-registered guests. Register Here!

INTRO TO AKAKŪ AND PUBLIC ACCESS MEDIA

This FREE orientation to Akakū’s facilities, services, policies, and procedures provides the foundation for all other video production classes at Akakū. You’ll learn why public access TV came to be, how it works, and the role it plays in our community. You will also receive a class handbook detailing Akakū’s policies and a tour of the Akakū Studios. This class is a prerequisite for all other TV production classes at Akakū but may be taken concurrently. FREE (This class is a prerequisite to attending all other classes)

INTRODUCTION TO RADIO & KAKU

KAKU FM 88.5 is Akakū’s low-powered FM talk radio station. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a radio personality, this class is your first step. You’ll learn essentials like microphone handling and how to conduct a live broadcast. We’ll go over the FCC rules that govern radio and Akakū’s policies and procedures. FREE

STUDIO MODULE 1: LIGHTS, CAMERA & SOUND

Light is the paint on a filmmakers palette and capturing light in just the right way can turn a mundane shot into a masterpiece. In this hands-on session, you will learn about the different types of stage lights, and how to focus, diffuse and tint them. You will learn the essential camera controls, like white balance, zoom, and focus, and youʻll get to practice shots, angles, and camera moves.

Cost: $50 | $40 for APA Members | $25 Youth (12-18 yrs)

*Prerequisites: Intro to Akaku & Public Access Media and Intro to TV Studio Training

STUDIO MODULE 3: PLAYBACK, RECORDING & SWITCHER

You will learn how to import video clips and photos into the Playback Pro software which we use to ensure smooth playback during a studio broadcast.
The switcher allows you to choose which camera or video source will appear at any given moment. It can be used to incorporate “live” broadcasts from the field.
Students will also become familiar with the two types of digital recording decks that we use to capture studio programs.

Cost: $50 | $40 for APA Members | $25 Youth (12-18 yrs)

*Prerequisites: Intro to Akaku & Public Access Media and Intro to TV Studio Training

TV STUDIO PRODUCTION

Creating a TV show in Akakū’s Studio A is both fun and challenging. You will learn how to set lights, adjust cameras, test microphones, create graphics, and direct your own show in no time! This intensive, four-day class will introduce you to all of the crew positions and equipment required to produce a simple TV program, ready to air. Graduates volunteer on a few shows to gain confidence and then they can reserve the entire studio for their own programs for cablecast on Akakū.

Cost: $200 | $160 for Members | $100 for Youth (12-18 Yrs)
*Prerequisite: Intro to Akaku and Public Access Media.
*Classes may be canceled without notice if registration minimums are not met

EDITING WITH FINAL CUT PRO X

Final Cut Pro X is a powerful program that allows maximum creativity when producing video. This class will introduce you to the essential features and techniques that editors employ, which you can then put into practice on the Mac computers in our media lab. You will learn to create titles and graphics, visual effects, transitions from clip to clip, and how to polish your work for broadcast. Graduates who become Akakū members may reserve lab computers to edit their own shows to air on Akakū.

Number of Classes: 4
*Prerequisite: Intro to Akaku and Public Access Media.
*Classes may be canceled without notice if registration minimums are not met

EDITING WITH iMOVIE

Learning to edit with Apple’s iMovie software is fun and simple to learn. You’ll learn basic editing techniques, tools, tips, and shortcuts. Create your own graphics, titles, and credits. Animate still photos. Add music, voiceovers or special effects. Graduates who join as Akakū members are permitted to reserve and use our editing computers free of charge to produce their own programs to show on Akakū TV.
Classes: 2
Cost: $100 | $80 for APA Members | $25 Youth (12-18 yrs)
*Prerequisite: Intro to Akaku and Public Access Media.
*Classes may be canceled without notice if registration minimums are not met.

INTRODUCTION TO TV STUDIO TRAINING

Some of us learn better when we digest smaller amounts of information at a time. Learn our traditional studio training in segments, or modules, which you can learn one-at-a-time. We will introduce you to the studio environment, its specialized equipment, and the various positions in the studio and control room. It is the foundation on which the four studio skill modules are based. FREE
*Prerequisite: Intro to Akaku and Public Access Media.

STUDIO MODULE 2: COMPUTER GRAPHICS & TELEPROMPTER

You will learn how to create and display titles, credits, and “lower thirds,” which appear at the bottom of the screen to identify the person talking. The teleprompter allows a scripted speech or performance to be projected onto a one-way mirror mounted to the front of a studio camera, so that the talent can look directly into the lens while they read the script as it scrolls past. Youʻll also learn how to load and edit scripts, and to adjust the prompterʻs scrolling speed to match the readerʻs pace.

Cost: $50 | $40 for APA Members | $25 Youth (12-18 yrs)

*Prerequisites: Intro to Akaku & Public Access Media and Intro to TV Studio Training

STUDIO MODULE 4: PRODUCING & DIRECTING

Whether youʻre filming a scripted drama or capturing news on-the-fly, a little bit of preproduction planning can go a long way. Scripting, writing intelligent interview questions, constructing a run-down, and timing segments in advance all help to ensure success in the end. You will leave with a clear sense of what it takes to plan and execute a studio program. Skills taught include directing talent, using hand signals and headsets, timing your show and “calling the shots.”

Cost: $50 | $40 for APA Members | $25 Youth (12-18 yrs)

*Prerequisites: Intro to Akaku & Public Access Media and Intro to TV Studio Training

BASIC VIDEO STORYTELLING AND PRODUCTION

TV production is visual storytelling. Whether your passion is capturing sporting events, community gatherings, news stories, interviews or scenery, there is always a story to be told – and this class will teach you the visual language that TV producers use to tell that story. You’ll master the controls on our high-definition digital video camcorders and learn to properly use tripods, microphones, and lights. Graduates who become Akakū members can then reserve and borrow field camera kits to gather their own content “on location” for cablecast on Akakū.

Cost: $300.00 | $240 for APA Members | $150 for Youth (12-18 Yrs)
*Prerequisite: Intro to Akaku and Public Access Media.
*Classes may be canceled without notice if registration minimums are not met

 

BASIC VIDEO MOBILE PRODUCTION

This is a one-day crash course in basic mobile video field production. Popular tools and accessories are introduced with rudiments of using the Filmic Pro video shooting application and the free I-Movie editing application, in a project-based training. Students will have a working understanding of how to produce short broadcast reporting segments.
Pre-requisites: Apple iPhone literate & Intro to Akakū & Public Access

Cost: $100 non-members | $80 Members | $50 youth 12-18 years  Certifies participants to take more advanced mobile classes & to check out mobile accessories for their own iPhones.
*Classes may be canceled without notice if registration minimums are not met

 

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STUDIO MODULE 4: PRODUCING & DIRECTING

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INTRO TO TV STUDIO & MODULAR TRAINING

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INTRO TO AKAKŪ AND PUBLIC ACCESS MEDIA

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Akakū Upstairs: Homeschooling, It’s Easier Than You Think with Gail Nagasako

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INTRO TO RADIO & KAKU

Akakū Upstairs: What’s the Real in Real Estate – Gina Duncan

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INTRO TO AKAKŪ AND PUBLIC ACCESS MEDIA

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INTRO TO TV STUDIO & MODULAR TRAINING

Akakū Upstairs: Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes and the Families Who Support Them

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