Posted by: digitalpelican | August 23, 2010

Evacuation Procedures

This show describes what you need to know and do before you receive notice of an emergency evacuation from your home.
Posted by: digitalpelican | April 22, 2010

Be a Friend, Save a Friend – Main Program

Helping others survive heart attacks and strokes. The Santa Cruz County program called “Be a Friend, Save a Friend” was developed to equip people with the skills to perform “hands-only” CPR, use an “AED,” and learn the signs of a stroke.
Posted by: digitalpelican | March 18, 2010

Be a Friend program PSA #1

The first of three brief public service announcements for the Santa Cruz County “Be a Friend, Save a Friend” program.
Posted by: digitalpelican | November 20, 2009

The CERT Program of Santa Cruz County

This 17 minute program describes the Community Emergency Response Team CCERT) program and how it operates in Santa Cruz County, California.

Posted by: digitalpelican | November 3, 2009

Creating a Home Disaster Preparedness Kit – Part 1

Lynn Gainy, Project Coordinator for Home Depot, presents Creating a Home Disaster Preparedness Kit.  In this three-part program, Lynn describes her experiences with disaster situations and how we can prepare ourselves for these events.  Individual “grab-and-go” kits, establishing an out of area emergency contact, identifying rendezvous sites, kits for children, and family-size kits in a trash can are some of the topics discussed.  What items to put in your kit, why you need them and suggestions for their use are covered in Lynn’s presentation.

The program is divided into three parts to make online viewing more convenient.  Part 3 closes with recommendations where you can get more information on disaster preparedness in your area.

This program was produced by Ron Powell for Santa Cruz Community Television.

Posted by: digitalpelican | November 2, 2009

Creating a Home Disaster Preparedness Kit – Part 2

Part 2 of 3 on how to create a home disaster preparedness kit.
Posted by: digitalpelican | November 2, 2009

Creating a Home Disaster Preparedness Kit – Part 3

This is the final segment of the three part program on how to create a disaster preparedness kit for your home.
Posted by: digitalpelican | October 1, 2009

PSA for Santa Cruz County CERT Program

Set to the song “Fire,” this public service announcement shows CERT students getting hands-on practice with fire suppression techniques.
Posted by: digitalpelican | July 27, 2009

Brush Clearance PSA, Chief, cable version

This file is compressed using Compressor’s “Automatic” feature for setting the frequency of “I” frames.  The original version of the material was edited for use on local cable and makes use of dissolve transitions between scenes in some cases and for adding or  removing on-screen graphics.  Using these approaches added slightly to the file size by three to four MBs.  The resulting file for upload is H.264.
Posted by: digitalpelican | June 10, 2009

Field Production, at last

After all the planning meetings, unfilled requests for storyboards or outlines, unfilled requests for pre-shoot location scouts, and unreturned phone calls, the project goes into its first day of production.  On the morning of the shoot day, talent produces a “script” of stiff “officialize” language that contains concepts never discussed in any of the planning meetings.  Forty-five minutes later, with two editors rewriting the script, we have something that is almost readable but still contains new topics requireing additional cover shots that have to be planned and scheduled.

Off to the location and the production crew swings into action setting up equipment.  Or at least that was my hope.  I’m working with two people still quite new to the concepts of video production.  I provide instruction on how to hold and aim a shotgun mic on a pole to one person and how to position a reflector to the other crew member.  This instruction appears to be quickly forgotten.  All this time “talent” is suppose to be learning their lines.  Comes time for the first shot and our non-professional tallent looks like he’s standing in front of a fireing squad.  Is this the same person who told me that for two years he was responsible for producing an hour of training videos per week?  And so it begins.

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