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North Portland Digital Media Training Center

A digital media video production training center is being developed at The Skanner Newsgroup's North Portland offices.
The Skanner Newsgroup is partnering with The Skanner Foundation, the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission and Portland Community Media (PCM) and Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD) to create the production training center.
The center was conceived to address the lack of access to video equipment and training opportunities in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods and will help to balance the disparities found in every African American community in the United States.
The training center will follow Portland Community Media's model and will extend PCM's outreach efforts. The center's founders hope that the technology training it will provide can increase participants' earning potential, provide a voice for North and Northeast Portland and instill a sense of unity in the community.
The project's initial trainees will be made up of its partners' organizational staff and volunteers from the community. All aspects of digtal production will be taught, from production planing to screening a final product. Trainees also will be taught journalistic principles and ethics to use as a production guide. The resulting productions will be available for use on PCM and community access TV channels throughout the area, as well as on The Skanner Newsgroup's Web site.

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, The Skanner Newspaper, Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, North Portland Media Center.

For more information on involvement call The Skanner at 503 285 5555 extension 519.

Training at The Center

The North Portland Multi Media Training Center trains individuals to use digital video production and editing equipment and the cable television system as a means of communication and community development. During 2007, the training center's first year, educational activities focus on training students who want to become trainers at The Center. In the first phase of training, students work as part of a team to develop community media productions. Students learn to tell a story using the materials of television: basic storyboarding and scripting; conducting an interview in the field; learning the fundamentals of field lighting, audio, and camcorder operation; editing and the fundamental principals of journalism. Together they determine production topics, develop a plan, shoot, and edit a complete field segment to be aired on Portland Community TV.
Interested participants who demonstrate an aptitude in video production and exhibit the qualities of a team member and leader may qualify to be trained as lead facilitators in the second phase of training.
Training at The Center provides hands-on experience in an active and engaging teaching environment. Issues are discussed, support is available, and success is achievable.

Training begins Saturday, March 24 at The Skanner, North Portland, Oregon.
PHASE 1: Basic Video Production
SCHEDULE: 4 hours on Saturday mornings beginning March 24 through May 26.

PHASE 2: Training the Trainers
SCHEDULE: 4 hours on Saturday mornings beginning September 15 through November 17.

Applications will be accepted for 2007 Training Classes until February 16, 2007. For more information and application go to www.theskanner.com or www.pcmtv.org

Partners in funding and development of North Portland Multi Media Training Center are The Skanner Foundation, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, and Portland Community Media.




Information: Please print
Applicant's Name (Last, First, Middle)_______________________________________________________________

Mailing address:________________________________________________

City State Zip:________________________________________________

Telephone: _____________________ E-mail: ____________________

Date of birth: __________________ Highest education grade level: _______
                     (day, month, year)

Emergency Contact: ______________________ Tel: ___________________

Please print name exactly as it should appear on training certificate:


Where did you hear about the training? _________________________________

Are you interested in becoming a trainer? (circle or check one) Yes __ No __

What days and times are you available to participate in a 4-hour class?


Please answer supplemental questions and submit the answers and completed applications to: bernie@theskanner.com Resumes and work samples optional.
Mail: North Portland Multi-Media Training Center
PO Box 5455, Portland, OR 97217
Fax: 503-285-2900

Applicants will be notified by February 24, 2007 if they qualify for an in-person interview. Training begins March 24, 2007.


Supplemental Questions.

Please answer questions on separate sheet. No more than three pages total. Submit with application.

1. Give an example of anytime in your life where you exhibited openness to learning. What was the outcome?

2. What do you hope to achieve by taking the Phase I training class at the Center?

3. Describe your most creative experience and what did you produce?

4. If you successfully completed the Phase I classes would you be interested in becoming a trainer and continuing your education at the Media Training Center?

5. How do you envision using the skills gained through this workshop to benefit your community?

6. Do you work best in a structured or unstructured environment?

7. Describe your technology experience and skills: Hardware, Software

8. Describe a situation where you had a leadership role and were responsible for the results of the group. Please describe your strengths and challenges in a leadership role.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY in Digital Video Production. The newly developed North Portland Multi Media Center at The Skanner Foundation is seeking trainees. Must be 18 or over. Exciting opportunity for the right individuals. For more information and to apply, go to www.theskanner.com or  www.pcmtv.org. Anyone interested in learning or teaching digital video production are encouraged to apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE February 16.



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