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PPL: NESTcorps


with Isa Moreno

Calendar Jan 31, 2022 at 4 pm


Learn leadership, project management, logistics, and marketing skills while working on a project that makes a difference in the community! This group started to address the needs that arose from COVID-19, but it will continue to tackle the needs in our community even after the pandemic is over. The spring session will be the second phase where we take the research we conducted in the Fall, and create a plan of action to address the importance of having a culturally competent curriculum in schools, such as Ethnic Studies. At the end of the session, we will present the research and plan of action to leaders in the community, which will prepare us for the implementation stage during the Summer. 

Additional Information: 

  • You can ask for community service hours for your work. 
  • This training will be taking place in person at the Watsonville Digital NEST and broadcast to the Salinas Digital NEST

PPL: Events Unit


with Valentina Velasquez

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 4 pm

Be part of the team that designs, plans, and manages events that tie the NEST to the wider community. Learn how to think critically, solve problems, and see a project through from beginning to end alongside a supportive team. You can transfer those skills to become a project manager, event coordinator, or promoter. Past projects include organizing movie nights, art nights, open mics, and escape rooms. This spring our focus will be MUSIC, what will our next event be? It’s up to you!

Additional Information: 

  • You can ask for community service hours for your work. 

DAT: Graphic Design 1B - Intro to Photoshop


with Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra

Calendar Feb 2, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Do you like to edit photos and make cool graphics? Then Photoshop is for you!  In this training, you will be learning how to create graphics in Photoshop by learning how to manipulate photographs. 

Members will learn: 

  • How to take backgrounds out
  • How to change the color of a photo
  • How to use photoshop brushes
  • How to use blending modes and filters
  • How to do photo retouches
  • And go over the meanings of colors

Additional Information:  

  • Must be a member of the Digital NEST to attend. 
  • Broadcasted in Salinas from Watsonville site

DAT: Pre-Production Lab


with Genevieve Rico

Calendar Feb 2, 2022 at 3:30 pm

The lab exposes members to project management for filmmaking through the roles of the Producer and Director and their relationship to the crew and cast. The lab is meant for highly motivated individuals who are looking for a career in the film and media industry. Members will learn how to schedule and plan a short film, how to work with cast and other crew members, and how to creatively and visually tell a story. 

Learn about:

  • Script breakdowns, scheduling, casting, crew on-barding, budgeting , location scouting, artistic planning, and fundraising strategies for the short film. 
  • Art Direction, cinematography, storyboarding, floor plans, lighting plans, shot list. 
  • Working with actors and crew to create a short promotional video for fundraising. 
  • Members will be assigned key roles for the Summer Production such as Producer, Asst. Director, Gaffer, Grip, Camera Operator, Boom Operator, Production Designer, Director of Photography, Script Supervisor, Make-Up, Hair Stylist,  etc. 

After membres get exposed to the different departments and roles within the department, members will select one of the following departments to work in: 

  • Camera Department (2A)
  • Lighting Department (2B)
  • Production Design Department (2D)
  • Sound Department (2C)

Please note that only college age students can apply to become a department head meaning you are in charge of spearheading that department.  

Are there prerequisites? 

No prerequisites

Are there eligibility requirements? 

High school seniors are welcomed to participate, college members preferred.  Must be available to film in late May early June  to participate in the Production Lab. 

What is the next training in the series? 

Film   - Summer Film Production Lab

What should you expect? 

  • Attend all workshop sessions
  • participate in live tutorials
  • project updates on time
  • deliver projects according to deadlines

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