Venice Field Guide Launches on KCET's Award-Winning Web Documentary Series Departures | KCET
Venice Field Guide Launches on KCET's Award-Winning Web Documentary Series Departures
VENICE FIELD GUIDE LAUNCHES ON KCET'S AWARD-WINNING WEB
DOCUMENTARY SERIES DEPARTURES
features more than 20 field guides on history, food, art and recreation,
providing an immersive 'tour' of one of the most eccentric and artistic
beachside neighborhoods in L.A.
Angeles - March 19, 2012 - As part of KCET's on-going
commitment to provide local, cutting-edge content on all media platforms,
the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and
Central California, is pleased to launch KCET's
Definitive Guide to Venice, a new interactive series featuring more than 20 different
excursions to one of the most eccentric and artistic beachside neighborhoods in
Spanning an array of topics including, history, food,
arts and recreation, the comprehensive Venice field guide offers detailed
mapping tools, a host of first-person interviews, as well as blogs, photos and
imagery that will navigate visitors through the neighborhood's
narrow pedestrian pathways that slice through unique residential bungalows, quirky
cottages and flourishing gardens.
Suited for both individuals and families, the series also focuses on artistic institutions like
SPARC, housed in the old Venice jailhouse, as well as architectural tours and
recommendations for the best coastal bike paths, including a loop along gorgeous
Ballona Creek. In addition, the guide
features a one-of-a-kind Mural Tour of the larger-than-life paintings done by
local artists that often go unnoticed along the Venice Boardwalk.
"We're thrilled to debut
the Venice Field Guides," said Juan Devis, director of Production & Program
Development at KCET. "Since its founding
over a hundred years ago, Venice has been a
mesmerizing neighborhood that once touted amusement parks over the ocean and
gondola rides through the canals. We
hope this new series will introduce visitors to a community they only thought they
KCET's Definitive Guide to Venice is the third installment in the station's field guide series,
which also includes a guide to Highland Park and the Los Angeles
River, as well as plans for several others.
About KCET Departures
provides a 360º people-centric experience; is participatory in nature; and
serves as a central nexus in people sharing, commenting, collaborating, and
finding ways to be involved in their communities. These relationships are
fostered offline and on by engaging community residents, non-profit
organizations, schools and students, in the creation and procurement of
relevant and relatable content. From development to production, the
neighborhood and its community (the stake holders) are involved in the process
of production, resulting in a tight knit between the aspirations of the local
community and the station. Departures is a participatory platform, a series,
and a network where people can convene information and ideas about our city and
its people, and engage in the interpretation of the city that we live in. Departures is funded by The Boeing Company,
California Council for the Humanities and the City of Los Angeles Department of
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital
role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central
California. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody
Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news
program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout
its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and
regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and
documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's
programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET
is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about
KCET productions, Web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community
events, please visit kcet.org.
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