Maui Youth Get A Shot At Video Production
This summer, Maui youth ages 10 - 16 can create, shoot and edit their own stories using professional video equipment at Akakū: Maui Community Television.
The exciting 5-day video production camp meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, at Akakū, 333 Dairy Road, Kahului. Tuition is $200, with scholarships for motivated applicants who are eligible for financial assistance.
Learn 21st century communications skills---the techniques and tricks that bring video stories to life.
Video production combines creativity, technology and fun!
Students who complete the video summer camp will be "youth-certified" to borrow Akakū cameras and use editing software at no charge after camp ends.
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.”
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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