New class offerings announced at Akaku

Akaku: Maui Community Television’s education department has introduced new class offerings, a revamped curriculum and a new price structure, with a call to outside contractors to help broaden the scope of their training programs.

Current classes in field production and studio production have been revised to emphasize a “hands-on” approach, according to a news release. Classes will include crewing Akaku field productions, and real studio shows, which will qualify students for certification. The Final Cut Pro X classes will include both basic and advanced offerings.

In January, the department will launch the MoJo Mobile Video Production class, modeled after the successful Youth Broadband Education & Awareness Mentoring training curriculum that trains participants to shoot, edit and distribute field stories. The class will use Voddio editing software to publish to a proprietary video portal on the website, The price for the Introduction to Public Access and Akaku TV class has dropped to $10, with further discounts for groups.

All other classes, except Advanced Final Cut Pro X, are $150, or only $75 for those 12-18 years old. YBEAM remains free.

Akaku also will hold workshops, screenings and events, and is asking outside contractors interested in teaching a workshop or a new class at Akaku to call Education Director Kat Tracy to discuss their ideas. For more information or to discuss an idea, call Akaku at 871-5554 or Tracy at 283-7961.