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

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.