Next Meeting September 17, 2014

MCA-I Presents a Fall Trifecta:

  • Making the Message Matter – Richard Theiss Discusses a Career in Wildlife Filmmaking

  • Tips for Both Sides of the interview

  • Your Media Business Elevator Pitch

This is a Joint Meeting with PVN!

This month we've got three—count 'em 3— great topics for you! Fascinating Filmmaker and long time MCA-I member Richard Theiss of RTSea Media talks about sharks, producers and other wildlife; John Coleman and Tom Smith offer practical advice on doing interviews—both how to get a good interview out of a subject and how to be a good on-camera subject; And a discussion of the classic marketing tool, your Business Elevator Pitch! Don't miss this event—and bring your friends! RSVP NOW Click Here

The producer and cinematographer of "Island of the Great White Sharks," Richard Theiss shares lessons learned from a career of wildlife storytelling and working for the likes of National Geographic Channel, Discovery, History Channel, and more. Besides being an intrepid producer and a member of the prestigious Explorers Club, Theiss is a staunch conservationist whose slogan is "Making the Message Matter."

From producing to consulting to underwater cinematography, Theiss is a highly respected expert in this unique field of Media, has set high standards through his work and is known for helping others in the industry.

RICHARD THEISS WILL BE HONORED WITH THE MCA-I LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THIS EVENT. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATION. RSVP NOW Click Here

Thankfully, interviews are a lot more common than Great White Sharks! But getting a good interview can be just as elusive if you don't know what you're doing! Our second presentation at this Month's MCA-i Meeting will be from two top-notch producer-directors with literally thousands of interviews between them. They will reveal their secrets to getting a good interview out of a subject. Equally important, they'll share advice and tips for being an interviewee! Tom Smith of Thomas Smith Productions and John Coleman of Twin Oaks Communications have built reputations on getting great interviews which contribute to their award-winning productions. Since the interview is one of the most basic forms of media we all work with you can't afford to miss their valuable tips and tricks!

Finally, everyone in any business should have an 'Elevator Pitch' ready to go at any moment. In our September meeting we'll explain what it is, what makes the most effective elevator speech and how to adapt it for video!

EVENT:  MCA-I FALL TRIFECTA www.mcai-oc.org

  • Making the Message Matter – Richard Theiss Discusses a Career in Wildlife Filmmaking
  • Tips for Both Sides of the interview
  • Your Media Business Elevator Pitch

DATE: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

TIME:  Event starts at 6:15 PM with networking over refreshments and light food. Program starts 7:00 PM

COST: Students with valid ID and MEMBERS of PVN and MCA-I pay $5 All others pay $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register online at OC New Media Meetup Group http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/

LOCATION: Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center, www.dmc-works.com
1300 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

DIRECTIONS:
From the 405 exit onto Bristol St heading North.  Go past South Coast Plaza, for 3.5 miles.  Just after you cross Edinger, the DMC will be on your left. Go to Wilshire and make a U turn into the parking lot. Parking is Free.

From I-5 Exit onto the 55 Newport Fwy heading South. Take the second exit, Edinger Ave, and turn left, heading West 3.2 miles toward Bristol St. Turn Right onto Bristol and then make a U-turn at Wilshire to enter the DMC grounds. Parking is Free.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN A SPECIAL LOT DIRECTLY ACROSS BRISTOL FROM THE DMC.

About the Digital Media Center
Opened in 2006, the DMC is the first facility of its kind in OC to combine education and business in the digital media industry. The Digital Media Center is a partnership of The Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana College (SAC), the City of Santa Ana and the US Dep’t of Commerce Economic Developent Administration. The Center attracts, develops, and provides resources for digital media businesses. The second floor houses a digital media business incubator and meeting rooms; the first floor contains the SAC TV Studio and meeting rooms.

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