It is our belief that public access media helps to build an informed and civically engaged community, creating a ripple effect across ages, genders, race, political views, economic status and professions. From students who learn skills that develop into a passion or even a career, to community members who are able to tune into government meetings from the comfort of their home and still be informed of local affairs, the diversity and breadth of our programs allows for High Five Access Media to engage with the entire Vail Valley.
"High Five Media has continuously provided a valuable service to us at SpeakUp ReachOut and we can’t thank them enough for the partnership. By offering free videography equipment as well as training on how to use it, we are able to record educational events and share them with the larger public. We are a suicide prevention coalition with a mission to spread awareness about mental health and what to do in times of crisis. Having our trainings and events ready to view for our community has been critical in getting our messages out there. The staff at High Five is extremely knowledgeable and has provided our team with camera basics and editing courses, skills that we would not have without their help. Also, having our speakers and trainings available to view on Channel 5 has been an added bonus! We are grateful for the services High Five provides at an affordable price to us as a non-profit and we look forward to a continued partnership."
Laura Alvarez, SpeakUP ReachOut
"To have quality video production, you need to be trained with the basics from people who know what they are talking about. People see crappy videos everywhere, and what tends to happen is that the audience or viewer becomes distracted and fixed on the poor-quality elements. But when you see a well-shot film, with high quality, that tells an accurate and well-told story, then it can really inspire others and create emotions inside them to become proactive. The viewers and the audience become focused on the content and not the quality.
"I do think having the ability to check out equipment for free is a great benefit. Nonprofits constantly rely on donors, volunteers, and the magic word of something being offered for 'free'. Also, nonprofits need to tell their story about who they serve, how they serve, and what impacts they are making. High quality video can most effectively do this."
-Ben Dodd, Vail Health