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What’s Happening!

b_hobby_scriptbroll9.24.16 “What’s your Hobby?” video production continued last Thursday at KDOL TV. Students are really getting the hang of different roles such videographer, interviewer and being the talent!



Happy Filmmaking!9.15.16 MEA first year students enthusiastically began production on their first boot camp video project interviewing their peers about their favorite hobbies. Student hobbies range from skateboarding to rapping to babysitting, what a fantastic group!



Bstudentsnamefilmpurple29.6.16 The first day of 2016/17 MEA at KDOL video production classes have commenced! The instructors, teacher’s assistants, and second-year interns helped welcome a record influx of bright, excited new students! We spent the day touring our amazing facilities, playing name games and talking about the upcoming program. We look forward to working with this talented new group of future filmmakers and video journalists.

9.1.16 The advanced students/interns did a fantastic job helping to recruit new intro students for the 16/17 video production course.



Hillary SatelitteHillary Clinton stopped in Oakland on the campaign trail and came to our very own La Escuelita education complex for a rally! Our students had a chance to cover the event and watch her face the nation interview live from the sat truck.



Parkway16CaliBriannaZianesm5.6.16 The New Parkway screening was a perfectly curated show, thanks Jake Schoneker! The audience was amazed at the content and quality of our MEA at KDOL students work this year.



Silentgroup2sm4.23.16 MEA KDOL classes attended the annual field trip to the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont, CA last Saturday. We all loved the classic comedy shorts and informative tour from the amazing Silent Film Museum docents.



12967927_1061502310573290_5294437857539037395_oOur KDOL-TV student news team had the chance to cover the Clinton Global Initiative’s Day of Action today in East Oakland, where we interviewed Bill and Chelsea Clinton! Here are a few of our favorite photos of the day.



B josephine puls #goalsOur Spring 2016, Haas Business School instructors, Josephine and Christina, helped welcome first year MEA students back from Spring break. Each Spring the Haas program works with our students to teach them fundamental business and job readiness skills. Students will be learning to write their professional resumes, create their own LinkedIn page, gain job interview skills and make their own professional website.

12961706_1061452020578319_6426409256797201980_nAn eventful spring break continued as MEA reporter Sonia Aronson traveled to an ecology research station near Antioch to shoot for her PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs documentary on wetland preservation!



12472422_1061448837245304_5684899957951846448_nIt’s been a busy spring break here at MEA! To start the week off we had a few lucky students who were able to go on a field trip to Industrial Light and Magic / Lucas film for a tour!




A interview 5Yogeeta Gurung interviews David Lewis, executive director for Save the Bay. The interview will be part of the special PBS News Hour documentary about the saving the East Bay wetlands and measure AA.http://www.spur.org/news/2016-03-02/save-bay-again-vote-yes-measure-aa



IMG_3310MEA students Alex Martinez and William Lu shooting at United for Success academy for their health PSA project on Teen Dating Violence. They were covering the Dating Matters program, a middle school curriculum designed to teach middle schoolers about healthy relationships and communication



BNarceZianeMirror22.25.16 The Silent Film shoots have been wildly successful, we are almost done with production! Can’t wait to see the footage!




BOzzyLuisgroup12.25.16 Shooting a chase scene in the halls at KDOL TV!





b sarah and mahlet being cute2.23.16 Silent Film shorts coming soon from our amazing MEA first year students!





Watch Community Readiness: https://t.co/c75iTpgrw0 via @YouTube

KDOL-TV Local Profiles: Athletic Playground: https://t.co/vWAk3XCPvh via @YouTube

KDOL-TV Local Profiles: Corazon del Pueblo: https://t.co/8sutuzqr4l via @YouTube

Watch our MEA at KDOL Promo 2015: https://t.co/p5Fe63Ngcv via @YouTube

KDOL-TV Local Profiles: Watch the profile video for Destiny Arts: https://t.co/EWk7zwxq9w via @YouTube

KDOL-TV Local Profiles: East Oakland Youth Development Center:https://t.co/a51RKZw2rW via @YouTube

Talentozzy712.17.15 MEA’s Got Talent! After all the MEA students accomplishments the past semester, we decided to just plain have a great time to ring in the New Year. The final class was full of games, karaoke, and a talent show! We got to hear amazing acoustic guitar solos from Ozzy all the way to a rockin’ ballad from Nicholas Gantt.




12.15.15 ONews premier and Bootcamp graduation with friends and family! The first-year students were awarded their press passes and tee shirts at the MEA at KDOL Bootcamp graduation on December 15th, 2015. We were pleased that many of their adoring families were able to come and support their successes and watch their amazing Local Organization Profile videos and the newest ONews premier.


AONewsrehearsalcast112.10.1512.10.15 ONews Live! ONews has wrapped up production for their Winter ONews broadcast with the help of some first-year students on the crew.




A-Group211.8.15 The pressure is on as the ONews group rehearses for the upcoming show and boot camp comes to a close for the first year students.





12.3.15 Fall semester is wrapping up splendidly. The first year MEA students are hard at work completing their 2 minute local organization, profile videos before winter break. Meanwhile, the advanced group gears up for another episode of ONews.



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11.17.15 MEA first year? students are hard at work editing their profile videos on local organizations such as ?#?DestinyArts? and ?#?BayPeace? .



Dia De Los Muertos 2015

11.8.15 The Fruitvale, Dia De Los Muertos Festival shoot was an exciting and richly beautiful event. The students documented everything from the elaborate altars to the talented Aztec dancers and musicians.



395107_447396231983904_334714167_n8.11.15 East Bay Media Awards honored Media Enterprise Alliance and featured an interview by one of our MEA graduates, Nancy Tafoya.

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