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Meet Ms. Krch

About the Program

Video Production is a one-year program which instructs students in all aspects of visual media productions including film, news, corporate event production, commercials, public service announcements (PSAs) and documentaries while using state-of-the-art equipment.


For more information, click on the "Video Production Program Page" link in the blue box to the right.


About the Instructor

  • Instructor at ROC/CTEC since 2018; KHSD staff since 2014.
  • California teaching credential in CTE Arts, Media, and Entertainment.
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Adult Education and Training: University of Phoenix, 2016.
  • Public Information Officer and Communications Manager: KHSD, 2014 - 2018. 
  • Adjunct Faculty, Communications: University of Phoenix.
  • Advisory Group Member, California's Directing Change Program.
  • Webcast Host (Live Well and The Real Estate Show): The Bakersfield Californian, 2013 - 2014. 
  • Freelance Writer: Bakersfield Life Magazine & Kern County Family Magazine. 
  • Television/Broadcast Career: Photographer, Editor, Reporter, Producer, and News Anchor: 1994 - 2012.
  • Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and Public Relations Society of America Award Winner.
  • Education and Marketing Advisory Board, JJ's Legacy, 2021 - Present.


AM & PM Video Production students at Universal Studios

AM & PM Video Production classes recently visited Universal Studios.

     "I wanted the students to see how the techniques and equipment they’ve been learning about all year were used in the creation of movies, as well as to have the opportunity to explore career fields, in the exciting world of arts and entertainment." - Lisa Krch, Instructor

Universal Studios Hollywood offers a program where the students go “behind the scenes” of the Waterworld show. They were able to watch a run through of the tremendously popular program, visit the sound/audio booth, meet the crew, and view the costumes, mic testing, and pyrotechnics and stunt safety procedures during rehearsal.

The Video Production students worked hard to raise money for the trip through a ROC campuswide recycling program and a Banana Split fundraiser. They also received generous donations from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, the Kern Taxpayers Association, the Eyewitness News, Mor Furniture for Less “One Classroom at a Time” grant, and Bakersfield East Rotary to make this unforgettable “lesson” a reality.

Video Production Students Create Educational Videos, Win Scholarships

The AM and PM Video Production classes at the ROC teamed up with JJ's Legacy, a local nonprofit, to learn and spread the word about the subject of organ donation. Students were given stats, research, and access to incredible speakers sharing their story of loved ones who either gave or received a life saving organ donation. When the class was over, the students created 2-3 minute public service announcements which were judged by a panel of experts. During a special "Got the Dot" graduation ceremony, students were awarded schaolrships for their hard work and excellence in video production. They were also treated to t-shirts, lunch, and certificates of recognition from local politicians. Congratulations to the winners, their families who joined us for the celebration, and everyone who participated in this incredible opportunity.
Oscar Party 2019
Characters came out in force for the very first Video Production and Advanced Film & Cinema party at the Regional Occupational Center! AM and PM classes watched their silent film projects, tested their Oscar knowledge with interactive trivia games, and enjoyed the spotlight in a fun, Hollywood themed photo booth. Lights, camera, action!

Video Production Classes Featured

The Video Production classes at the Regional Occupational Center were recently featured in a video by Miguel Garcia, Public Information Specialist for the Kern High School District. The video showcases the skills the students are learning and what they've accomplished. It was shared on the Kern High Network and several social media sites.

Video Production Students Tackle Virtual Enterprise with Several Projects

Video Production students from the Regional Occupational Center were very involved in the California State Virtual Enterprise Competition and Trade Show held in Bakersfield in January. Two Video Production students attended a special evening event, capturing highlights from The BLVD. where 800 students from across the state gathered for fun and networking during the competition. They shot, produced, and edited the exciting video on site, and it was shared with the audience of more than 1,000 people during Closing Ceremonies the following day. Those same students recorded the Business Plan competition and provided students with a valuable learning resource as they now had the opportunity to learn from and improve their individual and team performances by watching the videos. Additional students from the AM Video Production class attended the Trade Show competition with the assignment to shoot, produce, and edit a 2 minute piece explaining what the competition was about, who attended, and the different products, creativity and business savvy on display. “The best part was seeing all the different business ideas come to life,” said Video Production student Damariaye Wilson. “VE was cool," added student Austin Sherrell, "I liked interacting with the schools.” Their video was shared with the PM Video Production class who had the same assignment. Both groups turned out some excellent work, applied technical and soft skills, and worked under the real-world stresses of deadlines, troubleshooting failing equipment, and uncooperative or unusable b-roll and interviews.
Student who edited the project for Chevron, named Luis De Los Angeles

The Video Production class at the Regional Occupational Center (ROC) was recently contacted by representatives from Chevron. The company was looking for technical assistance and asked students to create a video to feature in their booth during the upcoming Career Expo at Rabobank Convention Center. The video would display photos of various local community service projects and Chevron employees giving back to the community. ROC student Luis De Los Angeles took on the assignment and produced and edited an excellent promotional video.

“It was an experience like no other and gave me an opportunity to feel what it is like to work with a worldwide company.” - Luis De Los Angeles, Video Production Student, ROC

The Regional Occupational Center appreciates our community and corporate partnerships and looks forward to assisting where we can, as we offer opportunities and real-world career experiences for our students.

ROC video students interviewing teachers from West High School.

Collaboration across the Kern High School District (KHSD) and the state! The KHSD Department of Instruction asked the Video Production program at the Regional Occupational Center to help them with a special project. The department was working in collaboration with the California Department of Education, U. C. Davis, and social studies teachers across Kern County for professional development and program framework opportunities. Students spent two days on location shooting interviews and b-roll for the project.

“Going down to the Kern High School District Office was different and really cool. I didn’t know teachers learned different ways to teach and connect with students. The experience was awesome and I’d love to do it again!” - Collin Koch, Video Production Student, ROC

Many teachers complimented the students on their professional demeanor, use of equipment, and interviewing skills. The students gathered the footage, logged the b-roll, and sent it up to Sacramento to be edited by the California Department of Education. The project will appear on the CDE website very soon.

KernTax Corporate Video Project

This video was shot, produced, and edited by the Video Production students at the Regional Occupational Center. It features a presentation by James Gollub of James Gollub Associates, the guest speaker for the Annual Kern County Taxpayers Association meeting held on December 5, 2018, at the Bakersfield Country Club.
Studio tours of KBAK/KBFX
     Video Production students had a unique opportunity to visit the television broadcast studios of KBAK/KBFX. The facility supports local CBS and Fox news programming as well as promotions and production departments.
     "The best part of my trip to KBAK/KBFX was when I spoke to the editor and multimedia journalists because I was most interested in learning about their jobs." - Priscilla Bonilla, Video Production
Several employees, including producers, directors, photographers, and journalists took time out of their busy schedules to meet with the students and explain what their careers entail and the training and education necessary to work in broadcast media and video production related fields.
     "I got to see what it takes and how much it takes to put a news broadcast on the air." - Jami Acosta, Video Production
After touring the set and watching a portion of a live newscast, students were treated to photo opportunities on the set and fun with the green screen and weather graphics. They also met with staff who shoot and edit local public service announcements and commercials to explore that area of expertise.
The trip to KBAK?KBFX was very popular among students who had never been in a television studio before.
     "My favorite part of visiting the KBAK/KBFX studios was being behind the scenes during a live broadcast of the news." - Gustavo Viorato, Video Production
     "Seeing all the equipment and the sets they use. Also meeting the news anchors." - Hilario Provencio, Video Production
     "Meeting Aaron Perlman and pretending to do a weather report with him! "- Bryan Chavez, Video Production
Partnerships with industry are an essential part of our mission at ROC. We greatly appreciate those in the community who take the time to share their knowledge and passion with the workforce of tomorrow.
Video project for the Kern Taxpayers Association
     Video Production students at ROC work with community partners on a variety of special projects throughout the year. The Kern Taxpayers Association asked the program to produce, shoot, and edit a corporate style video featuring James Gollub, a highly respected economic strategist and guest speaker for the KernTax 79th Annual Meeting.
The students held production meetings, prepared and tested their equipment, and attended the event at the Bakersfield Country Club where they met local dignitaries and worked alongside industry professionals in videography, lighting and audio engineering.
The student-produced video will be on the KernTax website in the near future.