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Black and Blue

SCRIPT
News full track on American police use of force in the Los Angeles area.

Done as a group class project at Cal State LA by Julian Garcia, Mia Robinson, Lea Ozier, Wei Yean Chong, Regie Ormeo, Edwin Juarez, and narration by Al Castro. Please ask if you wish to use as the video is collectively owned. Sources credited to KPCC Los Angeles.

China Shore

SCRIPT
This is the first documentary I ever scripted, edited, produced, directed, and narrated. The video introduces the viewer to statistical analysis and facts about the People’s Republic of China, and its cultures. It is intended to educate and enlighten Americans about the dynamics of China’s existence.

This is a training video for employees of Sand and Sea Properties LLC. This video is owned by that company, and published here with their permission. All content, which includes clips from other videos, and music used are either under royalty free licenses, or video clips owned by others who are attributed at the end of the video with permission where required. Please ask before you use anything on this video. I made this video but I’m not the owner, and I’m allowed to post it here as a courtesy. Final editing done by Chris Williamson of Beira Design. Posted at alcastro.com

Coming Out: The LBGT Cultural Revolution Before Stonewall

A mini-documentary on the dynamics of LBGTQ community coming out during the 1950’s in the United States, and how the adversities of those dynamics effect that community, even today.

A group class project at Cal State LA lead by Orlando Bedolla, (executive producer, director, and team leader), Armando Tomas, Andy Herr, and Al Castro. Advised by Prof. Alan Bloom, Cal State LA TVFM Dept. Please be careful using this content as it is jointly owned and you will need permission to use any of it. Posted at alcastro.com

Election Day 2016

STAND UP AUDITION TAPE THIS VIDEO IS A SIMULATED LIVE BROADCAST FEED OF AN ELECTION DAY REPORT FOR A FICTITIOUS LOCAL TV STATION SHOT OUTSIDE THE GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN HOLLYWOOD CA. ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016. THE PURPOSE OF THIS VIDEO IS TO AUDITION FOR A LOCAL TV NEWS CORRESPONDENT POSITION.

This stand up audition tape was shot with a tripod mounted iPhone 6 Plus in HD mode attached to a lavalier mic. Lower thirds, title cards, and spectacular production and editing to give the video a live broadcast feel was done by MGKcreative (mgkcreative.com). A few seconds of interior polling b roll footage attributed to Reuters News. Additional b roll footage was shot off-location at a nearby poll at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. All content is copyright protected, so please ask permission, as I do not own a few seconds of the footage. Posted at alcastro.com

Weather Report 12/16/2016

THIS VIDEO IS A SIMULATED LIVE BROADCAST FEED OF A WEATHER REPORT FOR A FICTITIOUS LOCAL TV STATION SHOT OUTSIDE THE TRAVEL TOWN MUSEUM IN GRIFFITH PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA. ON, DECEMBER 16, 2016. THE PURPOSE OF THIS VIDEO IS TO AUDITION FOR A LOCAL TV NEWS CORRESPONDENT POSITION.

This stand up audition tape was shot with a tripod mounted iPhone 6 Plus in HD mode attached to a lavalier mic. Lower thirds, title cards, and spectacular production and editing to give the video a live broadcast feel was done by MGKcreative (mgkcreative.com). All content is copyright protected, so please ask permission. Posted at alcastro.com

Steve Farzam – Shore Hotel

SCRIPT
This video was a college documentary class assignment: interview a subject for 10 minutes, collect 20 minutes of B roll, and then produce a 3 minute video presentation. 50% of the video can contain someone else’s B roll. I chose to interview Steve Farzam, the COO of Shore Hotel on Santa Monica Beach.

Drone footage used was shot by Greg Goldner and was used by permission of Steve Farzam; editing done with assistance by Chris Williamson of Beira Design. All other footage I shot with an iPhone 6 Plus; for the interview the phone was mounted on a tripod with a lavalier mic connected. All content is copyright protected, so please ask permission, as I do not own some of the footage. Posted at alcastro.com

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