Festival International and AOC seeking media volunteers

LAFAYETTE - Acadiana Open Channel (AOC) Community Media is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Festival International de Louisianne camera crews.

AOC Community Media is once again televising performances live from the main stage at Festival International on April 25-29 and is looking for volunteers to help.

For the past 26 years of Festival International, AOC has depended on volunteers to bring the festival experience to those watching on AOC’s two television channels, Cox Communications 15 and 16.

“As a crew member, you literally will get one of the most coveted views for main-stage performances,” said Ed Bowie, executive director at AOC. “Anyone can say ‘I was there.’ Only a few can say, ‘I was on stage’.”

Volunteers can serve as camera operators, cable pullers, directors and production assistants. Volunteers can be beginners to experts or anywhere in between. AOC will hold a mandatory volunteer training meeting on Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. at AOC.

Volunteers are also encouraged to attend a practice session on Friday, April 20, at Downtown Alive at Parc International. Volunteers must be current AOC members. Annual memberships range from $25-$35.

Individuals can join AOC or renew their memberships at www.aocinc.org.

To volunteer for AOC’s Festival International crew, email info@aocinc.org or call (337) 232-4434.

AOC Community Media is Lafayette’s premier media center that builds an informed and engaged community through media, technology and education. AOC Community Media is a vital part of Acadiana’s infrastructure serving its local government, schools, nonprofit organizations and residents on a daily basis.

For more information, visit www.aocinc.org or AOC’s Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, or Vimeo pages.

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