Santa Ana College’s Digital Media Center To Host MediaProCamp II

The Digital Media Center (DMC) of Santa Ana College has agreed to host the MCAI's MediaProCamp II on June 12, 2010. "The DMC is the perfect venue for us," said Bill Ennis, president of the chapter. "It's centrally located and... 

...dedicated to both media and cutting edge technology."

Gustavo Chamorro, director of the Digital Media Center, explained that the DMC is the first facility of its kind in Orange County combining education and business in the digital media industry. "The DMC was created to stimulate economic growth in Orange County by attracting emerging businesses to the area and providing educational programs in digital media arts, TV/video communication, digital music and business seminars," he said. "We're pleased with our association with MCAI and happy to be hosting the second annual MediaProCamp." The 28,000 square-foot DMC includes a state-of-the-art television studio as well as a business incubator program dedicated to the emerging digital media industry in the Orange County area. The DMC is located at 1300 S, Bristol St in Santa Ana.

Media professionals from all over Southern California will gather at Santa Ana College's DMC for this truly unique event. The one-day MediaProCamp is formatted as an open series of short roundtable discussions on any subject the participants choose, with up to ten simultaneous sessions starting every hour. Attendance is limited. Interested media professionals are required to register at the local MCAI chapter's Meetup Group website: http://newmedia.meetup.com/82/

The MediaProCamp brings together media professionals of every stripe. Expected to attend are creatives such as writers, producers and performers as well as those technically oriented such as web developers, cinematographers, animators, editors and others. Members of the DMC Business Incubator are also expecting to attend. It supports emerging digital media businesses such as: Abroadcasting, an innovative technology and service that enables consumers to access and share foreign programming over the Internet; Nuvolo specializing in creating and delivering on-site, high quality media content; MelRoK Corporation is developing wireless systems for automated monitoring and control of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities and CouponEx revolutionizing coupon savings with a proprietary card system that eliminates the hassle of finding, sorting, clipping, and using coupons before the expiration date.

Professionals working in any area of media are invited to attend MCAI's MediaProCamp FREE. "Thanks to our sponsors and the generosity of the Digital Media Center, we are able to offer free registration as well as free lunch and refreshments for this day-long event," said John Coleman, one of the MCAI event organizers. He also pointed out the group is still looking for more sponsors to help with the cost.

About the Digital Media Center

The Digital Media Center (DMC), an economic development program of Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) and a Santa Ana College (SAC) instructional center, joins technology, business and education under one roof. The DMC was made possible through a $1.6 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant facilitated by the WRJ Group, land donated by the City of Santa Ana and Measure E funds. The DMC features a RSCCD-hosted business incubator nurturing digital media companies and college programs and seminars in the digital media arts, TV/video and business.

 About the Media Communications Association International

The 40 year old Media Communications Association International has chapters in 27 U.S. cities and three foreign countries. Southern California chapters include the Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter www.mcai-oc.org and the San Diego Chapter www.sdmca-i.org Its mission is to provide opportunities to its members for networking, educational forums and resources for information. Membership is open to professionals working in any media as well as educators and students specializing in communications and media. MCAI is a New Jersey corporation designated by the IRS as a 501c3 charity. It accepts tax-deductible donations of cash and certain in-kind goods. Until 2001 MCAI was known as ITVA. www.mca-i.org

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