CMCM Updates

Make Media Happen Here

The Community Media Center of Marin presents a brand new video showcasing the center.

The three-minute video -- featuring series producers Lori Greenleaf, Soleil Dakota, Joe Mason, Cheryl Scheurer, and Ginger Souders-Mason -- made its debut at the March 2015 orientation.

You can watch it here, but don't forget to share it on Facebook and Twitter! CMCM is the place to make media happen. Spread the word!

Expect Technical Difficulties - Nov. 15-18

Monday, Nov 14th. One of our DISH feeds froze this morning which disrupted our morning cablecasts of Democracy Now and Gay USA. We resumed at 10:15 with a delayed cablecast of DN! and it will repeat normally at other hours today. Things like this happen at the worst time - and we know many of you are following the news more closely this week than ever. We will continue to do our best to avoid future problems.

On that note - we have many equipment changes planned the rest of this week and there may be a few more hiccups as we move our channels over to the new equipment. We will do our best to minimize downtime! Please bear with us during this time.

We Will Be Closed on Independence Day

Remember to plan your reservations and equipment returns ahead of time, We will be closed on Friday, July 4.

We will be open on Saturday, July 5, from 12:00 - 6:00 PM.

However, with our youth team we will be covering the San Rafael Pacifics Baseball game live on July 4 - tune in at 1:00pm on Channel 30!

Happy and safe Independence Day!

Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival / Marin

The Community Media Center of Marin in collaboration with ForWords, The Task Force on the Americas, Canal Alliance, and Canal Welcome Center, will host screenings of select documentary films from the Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival at the Albert J. Boro Community Center on October 3, 4 and 6 at 7PM.

Sitting will be limited, make sure to reserve your tickets at https://latinofilmfestival.splashthat.com/

CRAVING CUBA
Monday, October 3 | 7pm

A documentary film that will share a powerful story about the American Dream and yearning – for freedom, for the country, and for identity across 4 generations on both sides of The Florida Straits. Follow Zuzy's quest to better understand her family, herself and the enigma of Cuba as she tries to convince her feisty 83-year-old Abuela to travel back to Cuba with her.

MIRAR MORIR
Tuesday, October 4 | 7pm

CMCM Producers Win Hometown Awards!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is proud to announce its 2013 Hometown Media Award winners – out of more than 800 entries. The Hometown Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2012, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories.

In the Independent Producers category, the following CMCM members won Hometown Media Awards:

Documentary
"Eye of The Storm"
S. Kramer Herzog

Educational Profile
"Make Your Mark"
Cynthia Abbott, Jill Lessard

Seniors
"Hans"
Harris Cohen
Community Media Center of Marin

Meet CMCM Member Brian Jones

Your Name:

Brian Jones

How long have you been a member of CMCM?

Four years.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

Marin Poets Live!

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

Local poets of note reading their works, talking about them, and about their Marin County connections in interview format.

Where were you born?

Oakland, CA

Where were you raised?

Terra Linda (now part of San Rafael)

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. My major was Electronic Engineering.

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?

Electronic Engineering and later Product Marketing. Many years. Too many, I guess.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

I knew nothing about CMCM’s facilities and operation until the part-time Jazz group I play in was asked to perform on camera for Marin Artist Showcase.
Mariposa and Jonah served lunch after the shoot and I was talking with one of the crew members and asked if they had any volunteers, thinking I might

Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science Program

CMCM has joined a collaborative project with Marin County’s Community Development Agency, the Welcome Center and Coravai, (an organization connecting the worlds of environmental science and policy) launching the Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS) program to produce a short documentary.

In this Spanish-language documentary, youth leaders from the YESS project will interview people in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael, and share the work they and other Bay Area students are doing to document sea level rise vulnerability and spark conversations about community resilience to major flood events.
Stay tuned for further updates.

Set Your Hard Drive Free

To make room for new equipment, CMCM will liberate all member-assigned hard drives this summer.

Purchase your hard drive for only $50 by the end of August and get a free Marin TV T-shirt to keep you cool all summer long. Just bring cash, check, or a credit card to the Front Desk and set your hard drive on the road to freedom.

All hard drives not claimed by August 31 will be reformatted for staff use.

Heads up!

CMCM will be closed for "Maintenance Week" Friday, December 23 thru Monday, January 2. Equipment cannot be checked out or in during this time period, so plan your reservations before or after this holiday period.

CMCM Highlights of 2014 & Plans for 2015

CMCM is pleased to share some highlights of our activities over the past year -- and plans for the New Year:

We installed production equipment in San Anselmo and Larkspur and will start 2015 with ten different county and city governments and agencies cablecasting their meetings on the Government Channel - many live!

With so much government content, we are requesting a second government channel from our cable providers.

We continued our Summer Sports Broadcast Camp and had a great group of youth produce ten live cablecasts of San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Games.

We are launching the Marin Media Corp to train youth and engage them in community productions.

We'll begin to upgrade our aging field equipment and bring the studio up to full HD production capability so our community productions will look even better this time next year!

Most significantly, we were successful in securing temporary bridge support funding from the MTA which ensures for the first time that CMCM has a firm foundation upon which to build.

Your support is essential to our work and helps us expand our efforts into the communities of Marin. All donations are tax deducible.

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