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 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 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.