For the third consecutive year Santa Ana College’ Digital Media Center (DMC) http://www.dmc-works.com will play host to MCAI’s MediaProCamp. The facilities media professionals of Orange County will have access to include well-equipped conference rooms, computer labs and the state-of-the-art main television studio.
The Digital Media Center houses the College’s department of Television including two studios, control rooms classrooms and post production facilities. Also included in the DMC is a New-Media Business Incubator. Many of those innovative, emerging companies and their principals will also participate in MediaProCamp’11, adding their expertise and unique perspective of the industry.
The DMC’s incubator includes companies involved in developing mobile apps, digital sinage solutions, an angel investor association, digital motion capture for Film & TV and archiving tools for digital video management among others. For details go online to http://www.dmc-works.com
The business incubator was created to assist Orange County-area digital media entrepreneurs develop and grow their business. The business incubator, which can accommodate 10-12 start-up companies, provides competitive lease rates and offers services ranging from basic business consulting to marketing/advertising, human resources, accounting, web and promotional design and access to venture capital. Residents benefit from the professional network created within the DMC.
The Digital Media Center is a joint venture of The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD), Santa Ana College, the City of Santa Ana and U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration:
RSCCD is home of one of the state’s oldest community colleges in Santa Ana College and one of the newest, Santiago Canyon College. Centered in a growing and dynamic area, the district serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park. In addition to its two colleges, RSCCD fosters economic development through programs that support businesses and industry.
Founded in 1915, Santa Ana College (SAC) is a comprehensive community college offering over 300 subjects leading to the associate degree in science or arts or vocational certificate of competency. Santa Ana College prides itself in successfully preparing students for transfer to the University of California and the California State University systems.
Founded in 1869, the City of Santa Ana has long been the county's government powerbase. Today, this historic city serves as Orange County's downtown. Businesses, tourists and locals come to Santa Ana for its fresh, unexpected experiences - from gleaming, technologically advanced office buildings and innovative exhibits at the many museums and galleries, to luxury high-rise living and distinctive restaurants.
As the U.S. Department of Commerce’s domestic economic development arm, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) targets its investment assistance on attracting private capital investment and creating higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in those communities and regions that are suffering from economic challenges. EDA investments are focused on locally-developed, regionally-based economic development initiatives that achieve the highest return on the taxpayers’ investment and that directly contribute to economic growth.
MCAI is a 501 (c)3 charity that serves its members the professional media community and the cmomunity at large. We are proud to partner with these fine organizations to bring the MediaProCamp to the media professionals of Orange County as a public service.