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First Spanish-Language TV Production Course at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Comes to a Successful CloseApr 10, 2014 Classes, Community Media, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views
It’s a wrap! Huge congrats to the students who last week completed production training as part of the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center’s first-ever course taught in Spanish.
Responding to the needs of its constituency in East Harlem, Harlem and Washington Heights, El Barrio Firehouse Director Iris Morales and MNN Director of External Affairs Zenaida Mendez launched the inaugural Spanish-language course in March. More than a dozen people participated in the six-week session, gathering every Saturday to learn basic video-camera techniques and how to edit using Final Cut Pro.
“Now I feel secure with what I’m doing,” says Manuel Sierra, a professional photographer in Manhattan and one of the course’s participants. Sierra notes that he was able to reach proficiency with a video camera quickly since the talented teacher was always there to help - “to answer all my crazy questions,” he adds. The result: “No guessing anymore,” Sierra says.
Field Production training is the first step in El Barrio Firehouse’s Community Builders...