The Volunteer Program at Akakū is designed to engage community members in the support of their Akakū: Maui Community Television. By giving back to Akakū, we in turn give back to you. In exchange for 20 mentored volunteer hours, you receive a $100 credit towards a single certification class in our Education Program, instead of full price. The intake procedures and registration paperwork for the Volunteer Program are available at the front desk or in the Education Department. Please note: volunteer credits are not applicable towards any non-certification classes that are offered. (i.e. Intro to Akakū or Photoshop class)
When a student successfully completes the Intro to Field Camera course, they become “student certified” producers. When a “student certified” producer is ready to borrow equipment for their first project.
After completing the required Akakū production proposal form and reserving equipment for their first shoot, “student certified” producers must meet with the Education Director to go over their pre-production work. These meetings usually take place in the Media Lab at Akakū. Once the mentor approves of the project plan, the “student certified” producer is able to borrow equipment for the first time. They are also required to meet with their mentor one more time to review the rough cut of their edited project.
At this second meeting, the mentor will probably make a few comments and suggestions for changes, and then encourage the producer to turn in their project to programming. Once this process is complete, the “student certified” producer becomes fully certified in Field Production.