Access Sacramento seeks applicants for one full time and several part-time jobs beginning later this summer. Basic descriptions are below. Click the links for more details and connection to the on-line or downloadable job applications.
A current resume, cover letter and an official job application are required.
Apply by June 26
Access Sacramento is seeking an entry-level TV Studio Producer/Director/Instructor who can become a jack-of-all-trades utility player for helping create programs in the studio and in the field with our HD truck.
This is a 32-hour (four-day) a week job with benefits, and requires extreme schedule flexibility that will include some nights and most Saturdays.
The ideal candidate is a good people-person who loves helping others create their programs, but who can also produce Access Sacramento original programs live and live-to-tape with little or no post-production editing. Experience with multi-cam show directing preferred. This is not a film-style job. If you love in-the-moment live TV, this could be your next step. This job includes teaching a 21-hour basic TV Studio usage class covering jobs and equipment use in the Access Sacramento studio.
Working in Access Sacramento’s High-Definition TV Studio, Digital Media Lab and HD Remote production truck provides exceptional opportunity to take a leadership role while improving your skills.
Click HERE for the on-line job description and application.
Apply by July 9
Access Sacramento is seeking someone who loves video editing, but who would also love teaching others the basics of either Apple’s Final Cut Pro X or Adobe’s Premiere non-linear editing software.
Access Sacramento is expanding its digital media lab to offer both software applications, and a part-time instructor who can teach a beginning-to-end 12-hour exposure course is needed. The course covers the very basics of ingest, media management, trimming, transitions, character generated titles, adding music, and exporting for playback on our cable TV channels, the internet and social media.
Basic curriculum is provided. Extra consideration for candidates who also could teach a multi-camera TV Studio production class.
Click HERE for the on-line job description and application.
Access Sacramento is looking to increase its pool of part-time on-call production assistants.
Selected candidates may work in the Access Sacramento TV Studio, but most frequently will be assigned hours creating remote productions with our High-Definition Production truck for Game of the Week broadcasts and Hometown TV events.
Typical tasks include cabled and wireless equipment set up, camera operation, audio set up, and control room functions including operating a Character Generator, Instant Replay with NewTek’s 3-Play system, and Technical Direction on a For-A switcher.
TV studio operation and live or live-to-tape studio production experience preferred.
This entry-level job typically is one-day, eight-hours a week during football and basketball season.
Click HERE for the on-line job description and application.
This week on LiveWire Host Ray Tatar presents the International Kids Festival and Access Sacramento‘s High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest Winners.
Tune in Wed. May 23 at 5pm on Access Sacramento’s channel 17.
Looking for a fun way to spend the Memorial Day Weekend with your kids?
Join the International Kids Festival and enjoy pony rides, jumbo inflatables, rock climbing wall, miniature train rides, trampolines, face painting and more. Try some amazing food from a parade of local food trucks while you watch spectacular stage entertainment by professional dancers, gymnasts, and athletes.
Don’t miss free fun for the entire family! Saturday, May 26, from 10 am to 4 pm, at William Land Park Amphitheater across the Zoo and Fairy Tale Town!
Also joining us this week Access Sacramento presents its winners in our 4th annual High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest.
Franklin High School Animation and Video Production Teacher Brad Clark will be presenting the winners including Sara Pogemiller from Franklin High School for her video “Pooch Protection” promoting Bradshaw Animal Shelter.
Also Alondra Santana-Isidro from Sacramento New Tech High School for her PSA “Your Vote” for The League of Women Voters. Her video is presented with both English and Spanish versions.
The 3rd Place winners are J Dirain, Sydney DeHaro and Juliana Elsberry from Center High School for their PSA “Fire Safety Tips” supporting the American Red Cross.
Access Sacramento’s Executive Director Gary Martin will join the show to present the prize winners with cash awards and certificates.
Watch Live Wire on Comcast or Consolidated Communications cable channel 17 or AT&T channel 14 or live steaming by clicking HERE.
The announcement by Gary Martin, Film Festival Director and Access Sacramento Executive Director, revealed the names of the projects and writers who will produce their films over the summer, with a world premiere red carpet showcase for the ten projects on Sat. Oct. 6 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre.
With the writers now becoming producers, more than 250 volunteers turned out at the Coloma Community Center in hopes of being select help as an actor or as a member of the technical crew on one of the 10 films.
Six of the writers come from Sacramento with others from Davis, Granite Bay, Roseville and Stockton.
“A Place Called Sacramento” awards 10 family-friendly scripts each year with the opportunity to have the script turned into a movie with a guaranteed big screen world premiere, cable distribution of the Access Sacramento public access cable channel and credit listings on the prestigious Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com).
Click on the writer’s name to email the writer and to volunteer for their project. The winning writers with their project descriptions are:
“Delta Breeze” by Aldo Cocco (Sacramento) – In life or love, listening is a strong force behind great change.
“The Disappeared” by Thalia Caraveo (Sacramento) – A grieving woman dealing with the loss of her mother to Alzheimer’s learns a beautiful lesson about love, loss and acceptance.
“The Engagement Ring” by Romeo Trocino (Stockton) – Jason is ready to propose to the love of his life. When the big moment arises, the outcome is not what he pictured it would be.
“Escargot” by Judith Plank (Davis) – Just your average everyday family, making big progress at a snail’s pace.
“The Gift” by Ritu Atwal (Granite Bay) – It’s her first wedding anniversary, but the most precious gift a young woman receives, is not the one from her husband.
“Justin Time” by William Mendoza (Sacramento) – Leslie hates deadlines, but delivering newspapers late today could have a deadly penalty.
“Never Too Latte for Love” by Amy Lawrence (Sacramento) – She’s starting to lose hope, but love may be just a scone’s throw away.
“The Story of Jane and Joe” by Eric Sanderson (Sacramento) – Jane and Joe may see each other every day, but will they ever hear the music of their hearts?
“Swipe Right” by Nathan Reedy (Sacramento) – The very single and amused Will banters with the very committed and disenchanted Vanessa about the challenges of relationships and finding true romance in the hyper technological world of online dating.
“Tono Sommesso” by Danya Barrows (Roseville) – When a blind woman with heightened senses pursues her dream of becoming a Master Sommelier, she discovers a family secret that could keep her from ever reaching her goal.
Access Sacramento is a local non-profit foundation operating two cable television channels and cablecast/internet radio station KUBU-LP 96.5 FM on Comcast and Consolidated Communications Cable Channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14.
For more information about Access Sacramento, visit our website AccessSacramento.org or contact Executive Director, Gary Martin at 916-456-8600.
Access Sacramento is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation
Additionally, the first 10 family-friendly 10-minute screenplay entries from women age 21 and under are also free regardless of what school they attended. A script entry is normally $25. For more information about the “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival script competition, the March 21 script final deadline, and other classes and support for the festival participants, go to AccessSacramento.org
Access Sacramento is looking for short film scripts for its 19th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival script competition. Ten entries will be selected for production and a big-screen world premiere in October, 2018.
Entry scripts must be no longer than 10-minutes with family-friendly stories that feature people and places from the Sacramento region.” Script entries are due by 5 p.m. Wed. March 21, 2018 by either drop off at the Access Sacramento office or online from AccessSacramento.org.“What an exciting opportunity is coming for another 10 filmmakers,” said Film Festival Director Gary Martin. “With Hollywood successes like “Lady Bird” and “The 15:17 to Paris” showcasing Sacramento in film, this year’s festival is perfectly positioned to demonstrate 10 more times what a great filmmaking community we have here.”
Scripts are judged by professionals in three-rounds of blind review, before the top 10 screeplays are selected. The winning writers become producers who have the summer to shoot and edit their project for submission in early September and the world premiere the first weekend in October.
Access Sacramento will host a huge volunteer cast and crew call on Wed. May 9, 2108 at the Coloma Community Center in Sacramento where actors and technical crew gather to volunteer their talents to the 10 winning writers.
A special “Short-Form Script Writing” class runs four Saturdays beginning Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at Access Sacramento to help writers begin a new script or to polish one already in progress. Instructor Dawn Spinella is a professional writer and coach and is the script coordinator for the California Film Foundation. The $50 class-fee must be paid for in advance at Access Sacramento, 4623 T Street, Suite A, Sacramento or by calling 916-456-8600 ext. 0.
Additional classes to help aspiring filmmakers include:
Short Film Production Tips – Four Saturdays – 10am-2pm – April 7-28 – $50 – Instructor Carlos Hernandez
Make-Up for the Camera – One Day – May 19 10am – 2pm- $50 includes supplies – Instructor Shawna Stagner
Acting for the Camera – One Day – May 26 – 10am – 5:30 pm – $50 – Instructor Charlie Holliday
In 18 previous years, the A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival has brought 177 original short films to the big screen at the Crest Theatre for their world premiere. Many of the writers and actors see their work on the big screen for the first time while others advance existing acting and technical careers.
As an all volunteer project, A Place Called Sacramento annually draws hundreds of people who want to support filmmaking in our region both for the creation of the 10 winning films and then their world premiere. The 18th annual festival’s films showed to a sold-out capacity crowd of 960 at the Crest Theatre.
For more information, visit the AccessSacramento.org website or call 916-456-8600.
It took four overtimes for Del Campo to squeeze past Sacramento 49-48 in a Div. 2 CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Quarterfinal football game during Access Sacramento’s Game of the Week.
Announcers Will James and Jim Dimino all the highlights:
Replays of this game are scheduled for Tues. Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., Wed. Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. and Thurs. Nov. 23 at 3 a.m. on Access Sacramento, Comcast or Consolidated Communications channel 17, AT&T channel 14 or streaming from AccessSacramnto.org.
Boasting outrageous statistical dominance on both sides of the line of scrimmage, the visiting Dragons (10-1, not counting three forfeit losses) and host Cougars (11-0) square-off in an ultra-high profile attraction in Fair Oaks for what may very well be one of the best playoff battles this season, in any division.
No other team in the playoffs has more team speed than the Dragons. Senior QB Derek Shelton has engineered a flashy, high octane offense with poise and proficiency. With Shelton blending a premium passing attack with an explosive run game, the Dragons average 46 ppg.
Like Sac, Del Campo’s punishing defense has overwhelmed and dominated its opponents, allowing less than seven points per game. Linebackers Hunter, Ish Cisneros, Ray Aguilar and Markey, and DB Joseph all fly to the football. They’ve teamed for 383 Tackles, with 43 Sacks and 14 Interceptions, including 8 by DB Brouhns.