UPDATE – Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022: The Academy at Glengary and the Academy at Bradenton will be closed on Friday, September 30, 2022. We plan to re-open Monday, October 3, 2022. Stay tuned for any new updates that will be posted on our website, Facebook, and Instagram. Academy members also can check for updates on the Slack app.
Multimedia is On-the-Go

Multimedia is On-the-Go

Members and staff venture out to film a training video for Clubhouse International.

Academy member Kevin Luckner worked tirelessly with Multimedia Coordinator Dariel Paredes as they prepared for a video shoot on location at our Transitional Employment (TE) site at Sunset Cadillac. Creating videos isn’t all glamorous work, but Kevin was patient and thorough, making sure all of the details would be perfect. The video will feature our own director William McKeever along with Sunset Cadillac General Manager, Steve Montanaro, and will be used by Clubhouse International for training purposes to build TE programs.

With so many intriguing projects going on all at once at the Academy, it can be a challenge to keep our greater community up to date on our latest endeavors. We count on the Multimedia team to document how we move and shake. On any given day, it is not unusual to see our budding photographers and videographers popping up in the teams to catch us in action, showing candid shots of us engaging in interesting and meaningful work.

Today was particularly exciting, as it was our first remote shoot since the pandemic began a year ago. As our lives begin to move toward something resembling “normal,” we look forward to more opportunities to increase our range, be it to advocate or outreach, or to document our contributions in our community. The video we shot today will serve as a “best practices” training tool for other clubhouses to develop their own TE programs. In sharing what we have learned, our triumphs and trials, we hope to help create robust Transitional Employment near and far.


Shown above are Dariel Paredes, left, and Kevin Luckner preparing for the video shoot by testing the equipment.