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LCCC board discusses focus group results

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees discussed the Hynds Capitol Core project at its March study session. The project plans to construct 65 apartments in the renovated Hynds Building and new construction over the “Hole”.

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The meeting video can be viewed above and the Hynds Capitol Core focus groups are the first agenda item.
The LCCC Board voted in February to extend the Letter of Intent with the Hynds Capitol Core project. The second phase includes community-based focus groups to evaluate the impact of introducing up to 100 new residents in downtown Cheyenne; safety and transportation issues.

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LCCC Board approves LOI for student housing over The Hole and The Hynds

Architect Glen Garrett discusses the basic lot configuration of The Hole and The Hynds Building at the October 3rd LCCC Board of Trustees study session. The Hynds Capitol Core Project constructs a mixed use development including 65 apartments in new construction over The Hole and the renovated Hynds Building. Click on the image to view the full architectural presentation.

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees met on Wednesday October 117th. On the regular meeting agenda was formal consideration of its intentions to occupy about 65 apartments in Downtown Cheyenne.

The Board unanimously agreed to move foward with a student housing preference survey and determine an appropriate management approach. Download a copy of the Letter of Intent by clicking on the LOI link.

New construction is planned to cover the long-vacant “Hole” and The Hynds Building renovated for the mixed use project that also includes commercial and civic space.

LCCC Board to consider Hynds Capitol Core letter intent for downtown student housing

Click on the image of the Hynds Building Hallway and download a copy of the Hynds Capitol Core proposal which is on the LCCC Board of Trustees agenda for October 17th.

The Hynds Capitol Core project is on the agenda of the Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees regular business meeting on Wednesday October 17th.

The board heard the project at its study session on October 3rd.

Watch a video of the session by clicking on the image of architect Glen Garrett on the right. The Board, by unanimous consensus, moved the item to its regular meeting.

Click on the image of architect Glen Garrett explaining the lot layout of the Hynds Capitol Core project in Downtown Cheyenne.

The meeting begins at 7pm in the LCCC Board Room in the Administration Building. Previously, the Board heard a presentation by the Hynds Capitol Core team and by consensus moved the project to its October 17th business meeting at which time a formal Letter of Intent will be considered.

Download a copy of the Hynds Capitol Core project by clicking on the image of the Hynds hallway.

The Hynds Capitol Core project includes 65 apartments geared for LCCC students in the renovated Hynds Building and new construction over the vacant lot adjacent to the Hynds known as “The Hole”.  In addition to apartments, civic – commercial space is also planned for the project.

Keep up with the latest by joining the Historic Hynds Building facebook page.

First ‘Lights, Camera, Action! workshop attracts 6 participants

WCM - LCCC Lights Camera Action! workshop

Click on the image of the WCM - LCCC Lights, Camera, Action! workshop to watch Kyle Markley's story.

KGWN TV reporter Kyle Marley was on hand for the WCM – Laramie County Community College Lights, Camera, Action! video production and storytelling workshop recently.

By: Kyle Markley
KGWN News Channel 5
Using video to tell a story can be done in a variety of ways. It can be used to make a commercial, a movie, or possibly a TV show.

Alan O’Hashi started doing community based media training back in 2004, and loves sharing his passion with others. “I live vicariously through other people,” said O’Hashi. “There are folks I know who have been doing this business for quite a number of years, and have shot on film and worked in the business for a long time.”

Saturday’s class was the first of it’s kind that has been taught in Cheyenne. “It was really kind of fun to work with people I would consider non-traditional students. I’ve taught this class before in Laramie and just got back from doing it up in Casper.”

Joseph Goodrich was one of O’Hashi’s students and was looking to make himself more marketable as a professional through this class. “I’m a very experienced photographer,” said Goodrich. “I’m looking to expand my skills and put some more tools in the toolbox and a natural ascension would be to go to video.”

Goodrich learned the right way to tell a story with his work. “I really enjoyed the script writing analysis of it. I found that telling the story from beginning, middle, and end, and thinking the story all the way through is an excellent way to prepare yourself before you get behind the camera.”

Goodrich aspires to shoot a reality TV show, and he found the class to be just what he needed to take that first step. “I think this is an excellent first step. Especially if you have no camera experience because not only do you cover the editing process I described earlier, but we cover lights.”

O’Hashi said he hopes his students have the tools they need to use video to their advantage.”They can pick up a professional camera and do the same type of story telling. Really helping people engage, talk about their differences, talk about what they have in common really in sort of the safe space of video.”

To sign up for classes coming in June, you can visit the Wyoming Community Media Website at wycomedia.com

WCM – LCCC teaching ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ Next workshop June 16th

Register through LCCC

Create professional videos without being a professional! Download the catalog then sign up through Laramie County Community College.

Learn how to operate a video camera, the basics of setting up lights and
sound and the fundamentals of screenwriting while working on an actual film production project. Check us out on facebook!

Optional: As part of a grant, earn a small stipend to help cover the cost of your class by serving as a crew member on an actual community video production project. Details of the dates and times of the community projects will be presented at the end of your workshop.
Upcoming workshop dates:

• 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16
• 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18
• 4:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23

Cost: $95 Location: Historic Hynds Building, Downtown Cheyenne
Registration: 307.778.1236 or online lccc.wy.edu

Thank you to the Wyoming Arts Council, Visit Cheyenne, Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority, Plains Hotel, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine, Wyoming Film Office, and City of Cheyenne for their support.

These workshops are being offered for enrichment. No college credit will be issued. LCCC reserves the right to cancel any classes without sufficient registration.

WCM developing technical certificate in video production

Wyoming leads the nation in post high school technical certificates earned by Wyoming residents and Wyoming Community Media (WCM) will be adding to this trend.

WCM in collaboration with Laramie County Community College (LCCC) is developing a community-based experience which combines teaching with hands-on experience to produce informational videos, podcasts, photo essays and other transmedia versions for nonprofit organizations.

According to an article that appears in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, a report released by Complete College America Wyoming had the highest proportionate number of residents  earning long-term technical certificate that boost careers and result in higher wages. CCA is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C.

Post high school certificates are issued after short term or long term and coursework generally takes less than a year to a year or more to complete. While the report finds that the greatest benefit came from completing a long-term certificate, the WCM – LCCC video production certificate will likely start out as a short term program.

Additionally, growth in community colleges is projected to happen quickly through the new “Skills For America’s Future” federal program that develops stronger partnerships between private sector and community colleges with an additional 5 million associate degrees awarded by 2020.

WCM plans to create “production teams” of six to 10 individuals who will learn as they experience preproduction – working with a client, writing, location scouting; production – lighting a scene, setting sound, operating a camera; postproduction – editing and distribution.

Who can participate? Primarily, the course will be set up for residents who may be displaced from the labor force – either unemployed or underemployed – and current members of the labor force who want to learn new skills or augment existing skills with digital media arts knowledge and experience.

The work won’t consist of tedious projects, rather, projects that will be used by local non-profit organizations to tell their stories. For more information respond by commenting on the post.

Contemporary storytelling – transmedia paradigm shift

Wyoming Community Media (WCM) is developing a project in the New Creative Economy. WCM has partnered up with Laramie County Community College (LCCC), Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine (WLM) Media in the Public Interest (MPI), the Public News Service – Wyoming (WPNS) and a variety of Cheyenne community and economic development organizations with the hopes of teaching students how to use digital media arts as a way for the private sector can better tell their stories.

Storytelling is an art that involves creative and critical thinking, not a bunch of rules of structure. Stories well told mold the structure.

Stories have been told for centuries to convey information create relationships with others and be more empathetic to others. Stories haven’t changed much, but the ways they are conveyed have multiplied over the years. This day and age information flies at the speed of light around the world via TV, YouTube, Radio, TV reporting about YouTube and print media catering to a variety of niches.

As a result of the info explosion, Institutional wisdom isn’t as important as it used to be. In the not-so-distant past, the wise sages who held information and experiences of community or a business in their heads were revered. These days, that’s not the case. The wisdom of crowds prevails – Google, Wikipedia and user groups are kings.

If a company wants to sell goods or services and want to get a consistent message out there, one way to do that is through “transmedia storytelling” (TMS).

That sounds a little academic and it is. TMS began as a scholarly term first coined by Henry Jenkins in his book Convergence Culture. He says, “transmedia represents the integration of entertainment experiences across a range of different media platforms,” Jenkins goes on to say that transmedia storytelling  “immerses an audience in a story’s universe through a number of dispersed entry points, providing a comprehensive and coordinated experience of a complex story.”

A strong transmedia strategy means stories remain connected by the same main narrative and theme. Each entry point presents the story natively, in a way it does most effectively, rather than re-purposing the story for multi platforms. What kind of stories are we talking about? Any long or short form genre – documentary, commercial, narrative, journalistic news, essays, blogs.

In the current case, Howard Major, and Maryellen Tast of LCCC wrote about a Creative Economy community development model in their white paper, Cheyenne at Stake: Comprehensive Community Development For the 21st Century (2009).

WCM is developing in partnership with LCCC an alpha-level curriculum that will bridge digital media and traditional media. People will be trained to work with and within local non-profit organizations, reporting cultural events and private for profit businesses develop stories to sell their goods and services that will be presented initially through these transmedia portals – Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine hard copy, Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine web TV, Community TV on Bresnan channel 22 and more traditional news and information distribution through Media in the Public Interest and the Public News Service – Wyoming.

Local residents learning new skills for existing jobs, reinvented skills for entrepreneurs and potentially new residents moving to Cheyenne to ply their digital media arts skills in new jobs represent economic and community development components of the project. Will this model replace journalism? Journalism is an overlay to storytelling. It isn’t designed to be a replacement, although KQED PBS in San Francisco is using TMS to tell science and nature stories in photos, TV and for education.

Over the couple months, this project’s story will come together.