I’m Rich Yacco and I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of great people throughout my career. In addition to owning and operating my own company I have held staff positions at the following organizations:
James Logan High School
Since the fall of 2012 I’ve been teaching video production courses to some of the more than 4,000 students show attend this Union City school. My Electronic Media Production (EMP) Academy students produce the Logan Live newscast most school days.
The Media Academy, Media College Preparatory High School
For nine years I taught at this inner-city Oakland high school career academy. My courses included Radio-TV Production, Graphic Design for Electronic Media, and Media Studies. I also served as the academy’s co-director.
Cogswell Polytechnical College
For five years I taught video courses part time as part of the Digital Video and Imaging bachelors degree program.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Extension
Through this program I taught K-12 teachers how to use video in their classrooms, mostly at the Institute of Computer Technology’s Sunnyvale campus.
Silicon Valley Confection Company
What a tasty experience I had as Chief Creative Officer and company co-founder. My duties included designing and marketing products such as the Year-2K Bug and the Chocolate Notebook.
Marketing Video Productions
Before I started my own production company I was co-owner and manager for MVP where I produced commercials and corporate videos.
Bay Area Interconnect Productions
As Production Manager I directed a staff that produced numerous commercials, training tapes and sports programs for broadcast and cable distribution. I also served as producer, director, writer and editor for many of the projects.
In addition to managing four cable TV stations and creating programming for half of them, I served broadcast clients by operating a mobile production truck.
Peninsula TV Power
While still in college I gained experience in many areas of broadcasting at this local origination station.