California Media Makers Project


CAMMP students prepare to record Compton Unified TV Show.

The California Media Makers Project, CAMMP, is an education program designed to teach high school and community college students the fundamentals of video production.

We create a pipeline of diverse, future-ready, media savvy, digital journalists and position them to decode local and global events.

The Project is centered on concepts which are rarely emphasized by similar programs:

  • CAAMP is first and foremost a platform of inclusion: “Hollywood” is only 20 miles away geographically from most communities we operate in, and we want to make sure youth and families do not feel that “it might as well be in another country”. We bring “Hollywood” to your community.
  • Complete student access to state-of-the-art equipment. Consistent hands-on instruction is crucial in a video production curriculum. Students learn cutting-edge video production techniques from trained and highly experienced professionals.
  • Learning the art of storytelling. And secondly, knowing how the technology works is only 50% of the equation. It is vital students learn how critical storytelling is to engage with any and all audiences. It is the heart of all effective film and video production.


SE Cities
From L to R: Mayor Mario Gomez, Huntington Park; Council Member Ali Saleh, Bell; Mayor Oscar Magaña, Maywood; Council Member Karina Macias, Huntington Park; Mayor Jack Guerrero, Cudahy, Council Member Chris Garcia, Cudahy. (Missing: Council Member Jorge Morales, South Gate; Council Member Denise Robles, Commerce)

Few cities in this state have responded as quickly and positively to crisis and controversy than Southern California’s Southeast Cities. This cluster of cities just southeast of Los Angeles are rapidly becoming models of community engagement and civic pride. This is due, in no small measure, to aggressive community involvement and a new leadership that is emerging from the area’s elected officials.

Conversations with regional civic leaders lead to the “Shared Services” Project—an effort to organize and convene the Southeast Cities city council members around discussions about shared costs, saving money and providing better and more efficient services to their respective communities.

The Southeast Cities are a unique and often unappreciated cultural resource in Southern California. We hope this effort contributes not only to improving the quality of life for its residents but also providing an inspiring example to other cities trying to provide their residents better services more efficiently.

Download an Information Brochure about the Southeast Cities Project:

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