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Multimedia News and Events

​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.
Click here for Bios.

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!