Movie Making 101 Summer Camp Comes to PCA!

Future Hollywood moviemakers and YouTube enthusiasts, prepare to take your video skills to the next level. Petaluma Community Access is offering a unique weeklong “Movie Making 101” camp this summer. Through creative, hands-on exercises, students will learn non-linear video editing utilizing Final Cut Pro, the same state-of-the-art software used to produce many major motion pictures.

Petaluma Community Access is a Petaluma media resource that has been serving the community for the past 16 years by providing the tools, channels, and training programs for local residents to make their own television programs. Executive Director John Bertucci is excited about this new opportunity.

“Besides getting to know other kids with an interest in video production, enrollment in this summer camp includes a trial PCA membership so students can learn about us, enjoy our equipment, and perhaps jump-start an eventual career in television.”

Guest instructor Isaac Lefkowitz adds, “Not only will future filmmakers love this camp but actors and actresses will have a blast too.”

Participants will also learn basic digital camera operation and professional cinematography techniques. After the crash course in editing and shooting, students will film and edit their own projects that will then be featured on PCA Comcast Channel 26 and uploaded to YouTube.

Camp instructor Isaac Lefkowitz is a former television News Reporter and Sports Anchor. For the past five years he has taught similar successful camps in Santa Rosa. “Movie Making 101” Summer Camp is designed for ages twelve through eighteen. Space is limited to just twelve participants at a cost of $250.00. Camp will be held at the Petaluma Community Access facility at 205 Keller Street, Suite 102, Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th from 9am to 2pm. To register your child call PCA at 707-773-3190 or email for more information. Space is limited, so sign up today!

The camp registration form can be printed here.

Spring Sweepstakes Winners

Petaluma Community Access is proud to announce the winners of our 2012 Spring Sweepstakes iPad Giveaway!

· Dorian Bartley, winner of the latest iPad
· Cortney Estrella, winner of $50 Graffiti Restaurant Gift Certificate
· Barbara Jackson, winner of Sony CD/DVD player
· Angela Murphy, winner of Sony CD/DVD player
· Helen Grieco, winner of Sony CD/DVD player
· Elizabeth Baird, winner of $40 Aqus Café Gift Certificate
· Ryan Wong, winner of $20 Cinema West Gift Certificate
· Kathleen Healy, winner of $20 Cinema West Gift Certificate
· Blanca Campos, winner of $20 Gift Certificate
· Michael Balich, winner of $20 Trader Joe’s Gift Certificate
· Steve Pallas, winner of $10 Aqus Café Gift Certificate
· Alyssa Santos, winner of $10 Aqus Café Gift Certificate
· April Lu, winner of $10 Aqus Café Gift Certificate
· Christopher Dea, winner of $10 Aqus Café Gift Certificate

*Winners pending sweepstakes eligibility verification

To the lucky winners, congratulations from all of us at PCA! We invite everyone in the community to come visit us at 205 Keller Street, Suite 102 in Petaluma. If you’re already a member of PCA, you already know what a great organization it is to be a part of. It’s filled with positive energy and our equipment is in top shape for you to make television programs for us to broadcast to the community of Petaluma.

“My congratulations to all the winners and I welcome everyone to come and join us in all PCA activities,” says PCA Board Member Marcelle Guy. “We were thrilled with the enthusiastic response to this sweepstakes, and now that PCA is on your radar, please come pay us a visit,” adds PCA Executive Director John Bertucci.

If you’re not a member, please consider joining now! We can help you get ready to start your production, teach you the necessary technical tricks, and guarantee that you’ll come out of it with a good experience about your production. Find out how you can make local TV and make us stronger in our mission to provide it. If you aren’t so into video production but just want to help out, we have something for you too. For as low as $30 a year, you can become a supporting member of PCA. Your community support helps make us stronger and better able to serve Sonoma County.

Isn’t it time you joined up? Call us at 707-773-3190 or email for more information.