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MUL110 - Introduction to Multimedia
Learn design principles and concepts plus Photoshop, Illustrator, Audio software and Web Builder - in only 6 weeks!
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MUL123- Video Production I
Learn to shoot and edit footage, create your own videos!
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​Video Production Students Prepare to Film the Presidents Message - Spring 2015
 Briana Zadra runs the teleprompter while instructor Kevin O'Hara looks on.

​The Multimedia Department welcomes new faculty for Spring 2015

William (Bill) Wright-Producer/Director


Bill Wright owns a highly successful video production company that has created and produced television, movies, documentaries, corporate, commercial and event projects.


Instructor of Video and Production Management Mount San Jacinto College 2015-present

Currently teaching Multimedia 123 an entry level video production course and Multimedia 133 a more advanced course in production planning.  


Wright Productions established 1996

Wright Productions was established by Bill Wright to meet the video production and digital communications needs of Fortune 500 style companies in Southern California.  In addition, Bill has written, produced and directed projects for Speed Channel Television, Style TV, KLCS, E Entertainment, and Versus Television.  Wright Productions currently produces a television show titled “Another Shade of Blue” hosted by world famous photojournalist Ty Sawyer.  Wright Productions is currently in negotiations with several companies to produce a wine and food based television program to begin production in 2015.   

Director of Teleproduction Services, USC School of Cinema Television 1987-1996

At the university, Bill developed a revenue center in order to take advantage of under-utilized production talent, facilities and resources at the USC School of Cinema Television.  There he proposed, negotiated, developed, budgeted and produced several commercial, industrial and educational video projects per year. Bill was responsible for on time completion of each project within each client’s budget. Every year he supervised over 100 crew members involved in various academic projects as well.

Instructor of Television and Film, USC School of Cinema Television 1982-1996

While at the university. Bill taught several courses including film production, multi-camera television production, electronic editing and effects, high definition production, and situation comedy producing.

NHK/Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, Century City, CA. 1990-1996

Supervising Producer HDTV Broadcast projects in Japan.  Responsible for selection and staffing of four high definition television projects and managed production teams from story development to delivery.

Matrans Productions, Montreal, Canada 1995

Post Production Supervisor HDTV Feature Project.  Bill was responsible for computation of all effects, mattes, composites and speed changes. He created editorial and finishing schedules to maximize completed production with a minimum of facility rental charges.



University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

School of Cinema-Television Bachelor of Arts, Cinema-Television, 1977

School of Cinema-Television MFA Studies 1984-1988

Graduate School of Business Post-baccalaureate studies in Management, 1990-1995




1994 CINE EAGLE, “Dark Horizon” High Definition Project

1991 DIAMOND AWARD, Special Achievement Award, “Walk on the Safe Side"

1991 Hometown USA Video Festival Best Educational, “Walk on the Safe Side"

1990 ACE Award Best Informational Demonstrational, “Be Safe on Your Bike"

1990 Diamond Award, Best Educational, “Be Safe on Your Bike"

1989 Hometown USA Video Festival Best Educational, “Be Safe on Your Bike"

​Multimedia Department Welcomes New Faculty    Fall 2014
Kevin J. O’Hara MUL123, MUL223

Producer / Director / Editor


Kevin has over 22 years of experience in the Southern California video production industry.  He has produced, directed, shot and edited video news releases, television commercials, documentaries as well as narrative shorts.  Additionally, Kevin has orchestrated multi-camera live events and prepared video for later use in Blu-ray, DVD, CD and web delivery.

As a two-time Emmy® Award winning Producer and Editor, Kevin has created over a hundred corporate projects from start to finish. His broadcast editing credits include national programs for PBS, ESPN, SPEED, Outdoor Life Network and The History Channel.

Kevin holds an Associate in Arts Degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Radio and Television from Palomar College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual and Performing Arts from California State University San Marcos.


MSJC collaborates with the City of Temecula in the coverage of the Temecula Rod Run, March 2014

MUL223 Video Production II instructors and students set up to start the shoot.

l to r: Jerome Billins, Anthony King, Brian Williamson, John Rulloda, Tom Merritt

The crew checks equipment prior to the shoot.

Capturing unique angles is all part of the job.

Video students film Christine Damko, presenter of Good Morning Temecula.

Brian Williamson keeps a watchful eye on proceedings.

Spotlight on CTE - Career and Technical Education

Spotlight On: Fransisco Venegas                                                                                                                                                             

Fransisco Venegas  is already pursing his career goals – even while taking courses at MSJC and working as a Multimedia tutor.

He is an Audio Technology major with a wealth of experience due to the hands-on training that CTE courses provide. 

Recently Fransisco was hired by Star Way Productions of Wildemar as a stagehand and has already worked on performances by The Eagles, Chicago, Bruno Mars and Selena Gomez.

The production studio also handles sporting events such as MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) events and hockey games. 

 "There was a time when I was unsure if Audio Technology was the proper choice as a major and then I was hired as a tutor in the Multimedia Dept. I feel that my time working as a Multimedia tutor really helped boost my confidence in myself and in my skills. As I help students who are working hard towards their goals; it gives me inspiration to continue down my chosen path."

Spotlight On: Mandy Newton

"I’ve always been interested in music and film. Both my parents are teachers so I was really expected to go in that direction. But I went on a Disney College Program tour and I liked that. So I enrolled in a ‘Creativity and Innovation’ class. Another course, with Trisha Garwood, and I created a mind map; which helped me determine what I wanted to do with my life. Basically all my knowledge is about the film industry.  Right now I am a Production Assistant on a movie (Kira) and have 3 more movie jobs lined up. I have been networking for a while now but if I hadn’t had the education none of this would have happened."                                                                                                                                        

  The Multimedia Department Presents:
Third Thursdays
October 17, Room 927, 12:30 - 2    Topic: How Animation is Made 'Behind the Scenes'
Professional animators answer questions from the public, including eager MSJC students.
(from left) Ginny Sherwood, Duane Diggins, Duane Loose, Tony Moramarco with MSJC Animation instructor and Department Chair, Don Smith.
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In September the Third Thursday topic was Digital vs Analog. The movie Side by Side was shown, debating the issue of  film over digital production for feature movies.
Don Smith introduces a new series of presentations, called
Third Thursdays.
Instructors Keith Hanz, Tom Merritt and Jerome Billins  host a lively discussion
about the differences between the two media.

Video Production Students Prepare to Tape the Presidents Message
MUL223  Video Production II students set up the classroom with green screen.

Video Production instructor, Jerome Billins, observes camera set up.
Video Production instructor, Tom Merritt, acts as the Presidents stand-in for lighting set-up.
Standing By! Camera and teleprompter ready!