SIGN-UP as a JUDGE before January 15, 2014!

 As you've probably heard, MCA-I's annual Media Festival's valued Golden Reel awards are based on non-competitive, peer reviewed judging! This unique format means everyone could win the highest prize. Equally important, entrants get valuable feedback from the whole panel of judges so they understand how they were scored. Naturally MCA-I selects the best experienced media professionals.

You owe it to yourself to be a judge. Judging is educational, enriching, fun, interesting, thought provoking—and a darn generous thing to do! Judging will again be done all online, so you can view, score and comment at your convenience. Judging starts shortly and the deadline to apply as a judge is Wednesday January 15th

Register HERE to be a Judge for the 45th Annual MCA-I Media Festival.

 You do not have to be a member of MCA-I to be selected as a judge. However, each panel of judges will include a majority of MCA-I members. Judges will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Years of experience in the industry
  • Membership in MCA-I
  • Past experience judging media competitions
  • Willingness to provide written critique, which is a hallmark of the MCA-I Media Festival

You may receive notification that you have been approved, but that does not mean you are on a team and can begin scoring. The final determination of judges will depend on who has registered. The administrator will let you know if/when you can begin scoring

Register NOW to be a Judge for the 45th Annual MCA-I Media Festival.


If you have any questions, contact Connie Terwilliger at 619-280-0420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Merry Christmas from Your Friends at MCA-i!

Thanks for supporting the Media Communications Association-international. Our goal is to help each other be the best at what we do as we serve the media commuinty and the community at large. We wish you the joy and peace of the Christmas season and great success in the coming year! Make MCA-i a regular part of your business again in 2014!

Enter the MCA-i Media Festival Until Dec 31, 2013!

The MCA-I Media Festival still accepting entries until Dec 31, 2013 These Peer-Reviewed Awards celebrate excellence in media communications. Non-competitive entries mean everyone is elegible for the top prize! MCA-I Golden Reel honors remain highly coveted and recognized internationally. To ENTER GO TO http://www.mca-i.org/MediaFestival/

NEW Scholarship for VO to be Awarded!

VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship — Call For Applicants

Apply By January 20, 2014!

The VO Peeps, along with Gerald Griffith of Voiceover City and the LA/OC chapter of the Media Communications Association-international is pleased to announce a call for entries for the VO 2014 Atlanta Career Education Scholarship. The Scholarship Program provides both need and merit-based scholarships to working voice-over artists, as well as those new to the business.

Two (2) Grand prize Scholarships to be awarded to two lucky people announced LIVE at the January VO Peeps Meetup on January 25! 

VO 2014 Atlanta is the largest voiceover conference in the southeastern United States. The conference features leading experts in the field of voiceover along with talent from all around the country.  VoiceoverCity, LLC wants to welcome you to VO Atlanta 2014 and is excited to bring this event back for a 2nd year after a stellar showing in March 2013.  And they are coming coming back even stronger with a wonderful list of speakers, another voiceover contest, panel discussions, exhibitors, networking opportunities, and so much more.

Scholarship Awards may be given on a cash basis,  or in the form of product and/or educational services useful to a VO Professional. Two (2) Full VIP Registrations for VO 2014 Atlanta
March 20-23, 2014 will be awarded

For more details and to apply go to: VO PEEPS

MCA-I's Walter Davis to Present at DV EXPO!

Among the noted speakers at this year's Digital Video Expo will be Walter Davis, president of the LA/OC Chapter of MCAI. An expert in social media and dynamic speaker, among other things, Davis will be presenting 120 Significant Social Media Facts and Figures. Video is essential to targeted social media campaigns and can project your message worldwide with a very low budget. Davis will teach you how to target more than 300 social media networks; choose the ones that most effectively work for your enterprise; how to streamline your online media, and best way to use video in online marketing. The DV Expo will be held in the LA Convertion Center Sept 25 thru 27and includes the LA Post Production Conference as well as the ProMedia Conference . The conferences takes place over two days and runs two tracks consisting of a series of papers, panels case studies and networking opportunities. Track 1 focuses on education independent filmmakers on financing, creating, marketing and monetizing their work in the digital age. And be sure to stop by the MCA-i Booth on the show floor! To register for the DV EXO click here

An OC Treasure: The Silent River Film Festival Oct 17-20 2013 in Irvine

The Silent River Film Festival, now in its third year, is one of those remarkable events born of the passion of a filmmaker whose desire is to encourage other filmmakers, particularly women, independents, and students to bring stories to the screen that count.


Entries Now Accepted for 45th MCA-i Media Festival

MCA-i's annual Media Festival returns for its 45th year and is accepting entries now until December 15, 2013. Content producers, fimmakers and media professionals in every specialty particularly enjoy the peer-reviewed festival because the top awards are not limited in number. Being a non-competitive festival means everyone has the possibility of winning a top-level Golden Reel Award. enter now and pay only last year's entry fee until November 1st. Entry forms and all the details are on the MCA-i national website at: http://www.mca-i.org/MediaFestival/

MCAI Offers Members Huge Discount at DV Expo

MCA-I is now an association partner with Digital Video Expo to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 25 – 27, 2013. The event is also hosting the LA Post Production Conference and the PRO Media Conference as well as a Canon Camera Training. MCA-I will have a booth on the trade show floor and our members receive free exhibit hall passes and $100 OFF conference programs. Members will be receiving a separate email with the registration code to receive the discounted rates (not valid on student rates). Look for it in your In Box - and on the Discount Codes page on the MCA-I website.You'll definately want to be there for exhibits, networking opportunities and the conferences-- and to say hello to the MCA-i members from OC and San Diego chapters who will be manning the booth! Digital Video Expo is the largest content creation event on the West Coast. Known to be the one stop training, exposition and networking event, the show brings together a gathering of leading technology innovators and content creation professionals for three days of next generation technology, education and inspiration. MCA-I Members Save $100 on Conference Pricing for DV Expo West. For details go to the MCA-i International site HERE  Digital Video Expo offers three conference options to suit your needs. All options include access to the exhibit hall on Wednesday and Thursday (September 25 and 26), networking meetings, and on-floor education and keynotes. For more information go to www.dvexpo.comThis three-day training event focuses on the evolving roles and tools in the post production process. Three tracks provide in-depth sessions for deep immersion in the editing application of your choice including Adobe CS, Apple FCP, Avid Media Composer, and current topics like social media strategy for post production pros. Your conference pass enables you to move freely among all conference tracks. Two or three-day passes offered. Student and alumni discounts available.  Target Audience: Editors and motion graphics professionals seeking to maximize their creativity and efficiency on their software and tools. PRO MEDIA CONFERENCE (PMC)Introduced last year at Digital Video Expo, the Pro Media Conference is designed to educate, motivate and engage professionals working in media and entertainment, video and audio production, internet and mobile video, AV, government, corporate video environments, and IT. Through a series of papers, panels, case studies, and networking opportunities, PMC gives media pros access to the information and technology that allows them to create, manage, monetize, and deliver compelling content for all video applications, across all platforms and for all customers.  Target Audience: managers and executives interested of learning about upcoming trends in the industry. CANON CAMERA TRAININGNew this year, Canon brings their training experts to Digital Video Expo. More info will follow with details on training offerings. Please check back.

Coleman and McKay receive National Honors From MCAI

Longtime members John Coleman, Executive prouder of Twin Oaks Communications and Grace McKay, founder and CEO of ScanBox Television were honored with service awards at MCAI's recent Media Festival in Las Vegas Nevada. Coleman received the organization's Chuck Webb Award for distinguished service and McKay the International Shining Star Award.


OCMMA presents Adobe CreateNow Camp June 1, 20013

Our friends at Orange County Multimedia Association (OCMMA) are holding a whole day of learning about Adobe products. Hear the latest about Creative Cloud and new features in some of your favorite Adobe software applications! Lunch is included along with raffle prizes — Including one 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud! And they have a great lineup of allstar speakers.


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  10. MCA-I & VO Peeps Donate $5,000!
  11. October 2, 2012 --SOLD OUT--FREE Premiere Of New Documentary by MCA-I Member Art Kirsch.
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  13. Larry Goldsmith Memorial Fund
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  15. 4 More Media Pros Join MCAI at MediaProCamp’12
  16. Meet MCA-I Member Mari McShane
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  18. Scholarship Winner To Be Announced May 15, 2012
  19. OC Students Win Video Contest with Help of MCA-I Mentors
  20. Travis Voices Disney/Marvel Film “The Avengers”
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  23. MCA-I LA/OC Chapter Thanks OC Sound Stage for Service
  24. VO Career Educational Scholarship Fund Gets First Donation!
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  27. Art Kirsch Starts Service on MCA-i International Board of Directors
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  29. Skin, Family, & The Movies!
  30. Nominate a Shining Star!
  31. Mark Alexander Edits Hawaiian Documentary
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  33. Studio Relocates to Anaheim!
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Panasonic Sponsored All MCA-i MediaProCamps for Three Years!

panasonic-logo-190 Thanks to The Panasonic Solutions Company for making the annual MCA-i MediaProCamp events possible. The popularity of the event has grown the series to a total of six this year.

Previously, Panasonic has given attendees sneak previews of new products such as the groundbreaking AG-3DP1, a 3D integrated twin-lens P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder, and the Panasonic AG-AF100 featuring a large 4/3-inch, 16:9 MOS imager with an imaging area just slightly smaller than 35mm cinema film. We can't wait to see what they will unveil tis year!

.In 2014, MediaProCamp Events will be held in San Diego, Orange County, St Louis, Atlanta, Detroit, and Central Carolina, reaching ever more media pros. For more on MCA-i's MediaProCamp go to the pulldodwn menue on the front page of our Chapters website, www.mcai-oc.org