Teamwork and ‘Ohana at Kaimukī

By Malina “Mana” Franquez, Media Services Manager at Kaimukī Media Service Center

This past September, the theme throughout ‘Ōlelo Kaimukī’s three Basic Media Production training classes and one Multi-Camera class seemed to be teamwork and ‘ohana. We had a bunch of fun in these four classes, and almost everyone who attended were with us for all four weeks. What made it even more special was that half of the group were powerhouse, mother-daughter duos! Most knew exactly the kind of programming they wanted to create here at ‘Ōlelo, and we were so excited to help them get started in the world of video production.

Throughout September, the students played Producer Jeopardy, produced short training videos using WAFFLES, edited together their own versions of our Star Wars training footage, and produced mock mini studio shows as a team. Many of these new certified ‘Ōlelo producers have already gone on to produce their own unique programs, and a couple have even acted as camera operators on their own community shoots! We are so inspired by the commitment and innovation these new ‘Ōlelo producers have shown, and we are ecstatic to see the next rounds of ‘Ōlelo producers join us in training here at Kaimukī.

The Kaimukī Media Service Center is located at Kaimukī High School – 2705 Kaimukī Avenue Building K, Honolulu, HI 96816.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contact: Phone – (808) 737-8803 | Email – kaimuki@olelo.org