Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Local Amateur Videographer Wins Statewide Prize for Socio-Political Production

Community Post by: Off-Leash Public Affairs producer

Entitled "Proposition 4: What Part of NO Don't They Understand", the 2:55 minute video was produced by David Pritchett as a Short-Leash Subject for his video show Off-Leash Public Affairs ( The video is one of 10 from throughout California selected for a $1000 prize awarded by the No-on-Prop.-4 campaign, also called the Campaign for Teen Safety (

The video contest winners were announced by the campaign last Thursday (, and all 10 videos --hosted by YouTube-- are compiled at the Campaign for Teen Safety website ( The video by Pritchett is the one at the bottom of that webpage.

Pritchett's 2:55 minute video features a rally held early last September at the County Courthouse, with a heartfelt message to the crowd by Joel Rodriguez-Flores and cheers led by Helene Schneider. A longer 10:30 version of the video ( also was produced and features additional speakers advocating for the NO vote on Proposition 4.

"While I am pretty good at editing and camera work, the real success of this video comes from the people who spoke out about this critical issue," remarked David Pritchett, the video producer. "I will be glad share some of the prize money with the non-profit organizations of my on-camera talent," Pritchett added, to the chagrin of his tanked Roth IRA account.

Off-Leash Public Affairs is a video series about news, events, and politics of the Santa Barbara area, playing regularly on cable TV-17, Santa Barbara Channels ( and always at the show website ( During the 2007 and 2008 political seasons, Off-Leash Public Affairs featured political candidates, ballot propositions, and local measures in 25 separate video productions, from the very local Measure A-2007 to Barack Obama at SBCC.



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