If your ambition is to get on the air through your local cable company or television station, area broadcast officials say, you are A) a rare breed, and B) probably underestimating the work ahead.
Still, several of those officials said they welcome inquiries from would-be video producers. The first step, they said, is education.
At Jones Intercable in Oxnard, officials offer a 14-week course in video production that meets twice weekly, 2 1/2 hours each session. The course is offered twice yearly, beginning in September and February, and starting next February will carry a $10 fee.
About 40 students, many of them from Oxnard High School and Oxnard College, recently completed the course, station manager Robert Cowie said.
"We go over all the aspects of video production," Cowie said. "We have not run across anybody doing anything as elaborate as this." More information is available from Jones Intercable at 485-3888, Ext. 208.