Novato Public Access Television stepped in to help Novato's Park and Rec summer program when their vendor dropped out of conducting their summer video program a week before it was scheduled. When NPAT Executive Director Rick Tucker found out that Park and Recs video class was without a studio or teacher, he quickly voluntered to take over, despite the fact that he had just finished his semester teaching at Novato High last Thursday.
On Monday morning, bright and early, Tucker gathered the summer students in NPAT"S Novato High studio and began to instruct them in the use of the cameras, computers and software. Being kids from the tech savvy age we live in, they quickly felt at home with the pro equipment at NPAT and began filming some segments which they would use to learn the basics of video producion during the week long course. Using the latest version of Final Cut Pro editing software, the students uploaded their videos and began to explore the limits of their creativity.
NPAT has expressed interest in taking over the video education classes for Park and Rec in the future and will work out the details for the next offering.