History of eXposure

It’s no secret that HBCU’s are continuing to operate under limited funds and little resources, especially during the current economic recession. And, with financial loss come cuts to vital areas such as technology, equipment, adjunct professorships, and guest speakers. Seeing this as a major hurdle for these college students, Executive Director, Don Napoleon launched eXposure as a way to provide students with the resources and opportunities they need.

Through eXposure, HBCU graduate and television/film producer Don Napoleon found a way to give back to his colleges, other struggling universities and HBCU’s by providing students with the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies, equipment, and tools to help them in their pursuit of a career in multi-media.

Don Napoleon is an award winning producer and graduate of Virginia State University and currently serves as a producer, videographer, and photographer in the Washington, DC area. Don credits his success to meeting the right people, making the right connections, and being eXposed to the right tools and resources. He knows the struggles and obstacles of “making it” in the highly competitive field of television and film production and feels it is only right to give back what he has learned.

Programs: eXposure provides the following:

Ø Bus trips for HBCU students to Washington, DC for studio tours, special guest seminars, round-table discussions and job shadowing

Ø Quarterly newsletter to participating students with information about internships, industry events, and more as well as symposiums with Industry Professionals and a 48 Hour Campus Film Project designed to get students involved in the Film making process.

Confirmed Partnerships:

Ty Brooks Designs Group
Virginia State University, Mass Communications Dept.
Capitol File Magazine
Justine Love, CBS Radio

Thursday, March 8, 2012

This morning NCP had an interview with on air personality and News Director, Guy Lambert, of WPGC 95.5! Guy is such a pro, we had an awesome time spreading the word about eXposure! The interview will air early Sunday morning so set your clocks folks. This Sunday March 11, on 95.5FM during their 6am Community Focus hour. If you are outside of their listening area just log on to www.wpgc.com and listen there!
Last week The Napoleon Complex Project held it's annual eXposure tour. Through The eXposure program, NCP gives back by taking college students to various media companies/studios in the D.C. Metro area. Scheduled stops on the tour were, CBS Radio, XM Sirius Radio, and Fairfax Video Studio. During the lunch Symposium, several professionals in the media industry stopped by to speak to students about their career paths.  The tours provide a great learning experience for aspiring media professionals, exposes the students to other careers in media and It allows them to ask questions and see what happens day in and day out in a professional environment.

Speakers, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to participate!

Edward L.Dandridge- President & CEO, National Association of Investment Companies
Wendy Cherry, Executive Director-The Recording Academy
Brian D. Bullock- Film Writer/Producer/Director
Jessica Lynn Mann-Marketing Manager for Capitol File Magazine
Kara Manos-Assistant Editor for Capitol File Magazine
Kenya Farmer- Production Coordinator/Manager- Live Events
Tynisha "Ty" Brooks: Principal/Chief Officer- Ty Brooks Creative

A special thanks to Just Teesing, Ty Brooks Creative, Egnite Marketing, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and for providing services.

For information on how you can get involved or support eXposure please contact Don at don@thencproject.com

Saturday, July 16, 2011

SYEP Students from the DC Arts & Humanities Commission featured eXposure Program

The DC Arts and Humanities Commission (SYEP) students were eXposed July 15th with a tour visiting Al Jazeera, ESPN and ABC. With the help of staff from each network the students were able to see studios, control rooms and corporate offices. The tour closed with a Q/A with Journalists and other media professionals. Including, radio personality, Justine Love of CBS Radio, director/producer Chris Grain Comcast Sportsnetwork, freelance production coordinator, Kenya Farmer, entertainment reporter, Vanessa Camozzi and Jessica Mann and Allison Polster of Capital File Magazine.

eXoposure would like to thank everyone involved in the tour. The time and advice means a lot to these young future professionals. Special thanks to Al Jazeera, Sophia Qureshi, ESPN, Mike Foss, Myriam Leger, ABC Glenwood Branche (Vice President News Operations), Siobhan Fisher, Rudy Napoleon, Kenya Farmer, Erica Napoleon & the DC Arts and Humanities Commission - Staff - Carlyn Madden & David Joseph

Photos from the tour can be found below as well as the full gallery, to see the full version of the tour the Highlight video will be uploaded within the next few weeks.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2010 Fall DC Media Tour (VSU)

This year we kicked off our annual Washington DC Media tour, with a passenger bus provided by Alist Charters, 47 plus students from Virginia State University's Mass Communications Department took the challenge and visited 4 tv studios. Henninger Video, WJLA, ABC/ESPN and Al Jazeera TV...
Special thanks to Virginia State University's Mass Communication Department and Mass Communication Club, Jennifer Williamson,Rose Coley, Henninger Robert Anderson, ABC7/WJLA-TV & TBD TV Abby Fenton and Tina Hamilton Easter, ESPN Mike Foss, Al Jazeera TV Sophia Qureshi, Chantel Costen "Made for TV Productions" and Bus Boys and Poets Kat...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2010 VSU Tour to DC

2010 Media tour coming soon!

Once again eXposure is gearing up for another media tour around Washington, DC.
This year we will be taking the college students to Henninger Video, WJLA, XM and ESPN studios. Stay tune for more information as we get closer to the date!

Thank you for your continued support!

2009 VSU Tour to DC

HBCU Students are sometimes limited with resources about career opportunities in the Television business. It takes one day at a time to "Give back". It's my duty and responsibility to give back to those who need direction at VSU, This year together with the VSU Mass Comm Dept, Jennifer Williamson, eXposure was able to organize a DC Studio Tour for HBCU and DC students to visit and tour TV networks and Radio studios in the DC area....

VSU Student testimonies:
Hey my name is Tiffany from the Mass Comm Club and I want to thank for the Tour and I really enjoyed it thanks so much.
Tiffany Williams

Im trying to get this knowledge while im still young and you seem like the Tom Brady of the game lol. thanks for the tour and knowledge
Shawn Church Virginia State University

Hey Don,
This is Jessica Levene, I just wanted say thanks again for coordinating the tour day in DC with VSU. I learned so much from it and your wonderful advice. I feel like I have more insight and knowledge of the many positions within the Mass Communications field. It is also very encouraging to see alumni of VSU being successful and taking the time to help us get our careers started. So thank you so much for that.
Sincerely, Jessica Levene

Mr. Don Napoleon,
My name is Crystal Goode and I am one of the students who went on the tour to Washington D.C. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for blessing us with the opportunity to tour XM Radio, Comcast Sportsnet, and Voices of America. I would have never thought to look into those places for careers if it had not been for you. Thanks again!
Crystal Goode

Hey! This is Rob Milton, one of the Mass Communications students that you spoke with multiple times last week. First off, I'd really like to thank you for taking your time to share your wisdom & knowledge of the business with us. Also, thank you for helping during our Tour day. We all really enjoyed every bit of it and each individually have been inspired.--
Robert A. Milton
Virginia State University

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