CMCM Updates

Marin TV Goes Black in Observance of April 16

You may have noticed the Marin TV channels were black this morning. We could make up all sorts of excuses and snarky explanations, but in reality we had a big UPS unit fail which took down most of our equipment for several hours. We have since bypassed power and are up and running again - our apologies for any inconvenience!

Marin TV - Master Control Updates

November 17, 2016 8:00 AM UPDATE

More work ahead! We brought the Community Channel 26 online last night and it is now playing out the regular program schedule. Still many tweaks to be done to encoder/scalers along the signal path to refine the image quality. We should have Channel 27/30 back to their normal schedules later today.

November 16, 2016 8:00 AM UPDATE

We worked late into the night but haven't yet brought the new system online. There will continue to be interruptions to the normal schedule throughout the day as we transfer files, test and configure the setup. Hopefully there will be a return to normal programming this evening. We appreciate your patience! Note: Live government meetings will play at their scheduled times and the Government Channel 27 remains on the same schedule as usual.

November 15, 2016 UPDATE

We are rolling over the Marin TV cable channels to new servers this afternoon. Expect some disruptions to the programming schedule as we do this. We hope to have things as close to normal as soon as possible. Tweaks and tests will continue throughout the week.

Pick-Up Bidding & CMCM Fundraiser

Paintings and sketches with "political overtones" by B. Emily Sykes.

Bid on paintings to support the continued success of our Media Center.

Closing Pick-up & Bidding Party: Friday, August 1
6:00-8:00 PM

Refreshments by Good Earth and volunteers.
Live music.

All sales benefit the Community Media Center of Marin.

"Honorable Mention" for Dick Jordan's "Cuba, Libre?"

Congratulations to CMCM member Dick Jordan, whose feature-length documentary "Cuba, Libre?" has been awarded an "Honorable Mention" from the SaMo Indie Fest film festival that will take place in Santa Monica, CA in November.

Exploring travel to Cuba by Americans from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day, "Cuba, Libre?" aired on MarinTV in January of this year and had a special screening at CMCM in February. The film was also shown at the Visual Radio Television Network Festival in Oakland in April, and the Sausalito and San Francisco public libraries as part of their respective film programs.

Kudos to Dick, who thanks Cynthia Abbott, Allen Bronstein, Gael Chandler, Marguerite Elliott and other CMCM members and guest instructors for providing critical feedback on the film during post-production.

Welcome Jill Lessard

Jill Lessard will be taking over as the Director of Operations at the Community Media Center of Marin. Current Director of Operations Jake Nicol will be leaving to pursue his master's degree in Journalism at Berkeley. After a 20-year career in Los Angeles as an award-winning network television publicist, Jill taught Multimedia Communications at her hometown high school and was nominated for 2011 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year. She earned her B.S. in Radio/TV/Film Production from Northwestern University and has master's degrees in Professional Writing and Spiritual Psychology.

Play Ball!

Presented by The Community Media Center of Marin’s Sports Broadcast Summer Camp. This unique program offers high school students professional training in television and digital media production.

Watch the San Rafael Pacifics Live on Marin TV -Education Channel 30

Pacifics vs Sonoma Stompers - Thursday, June 30 at 7 PM
Pacifics vs Vallejo Admirals - Tuesday, July 12 at 7 PM
Pacifics vs Vallejo Admirals - Thursday, July 14 at 7 PM
Pacifics vs Sonoma Stompers - Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM

CMCM Donations 2015

Community Media Center of Marin has had a great year! (now we can use

your help)  

On the Education Channel you cannot help be amazed at the diverse

programming.  Channel 26 is bustling with creative shows from our members.

CMCM classes and workshops are busy with newly engaged folks wanting to

volunteer or create new programs.  

We have expanded our Government Channel’s reach greatly and we now

provide coverage from 11 Cities and County Agencies. Our expanding service

now covers Marin Clean Energy meetings, Board of Supervisors, Planning

Commissions and more.

I am proud to say that CMCM makes life in Marin better for anyone who

values creative, independent TV - and we are taking it to even greater heights

in the year ahead.

We have a great year-end fundraiser that gives you the opportunity to double

your donation! Please make a donation to CMCM before the end of the year

and the Board pledges to match your gift. Board Members have agreed to

match a  total of $5000  in end of the year gifts.  

The Board believes in the CMCM mission and is looking forward to matching

Basic Field Camera Production with the Sony X70

CMCM’s new equipment is here! Register for the August Basic Field Camera Production workshop and get your hands on a Sony PXW-X70 Camera, Manfrotto MVT502AM Tripod, Manfrotto MVM500A Monopod, Sennheiser MKE600 Shotgun mic, Rode M1 Dynamic mic, Sony UWP-D Wireless lavalier, Sony UWP-D Wireless handheld mic, and more.

Hurry! Registration is limited to 8 students.

"New" Instructor for Camera Workshop March 16

After years honing his skills behind the camera, CMCM Station Assistant Francisco Diaz is stepping into the role of instructor, facilitating CMCM's Basic Field Camera Production workshop. Take advantage of Francisco's expertise and sign up for the next session!

CMCM now open for an additional hour on Saturdays

Effective immediately, the Community Media Center of Marin's Saturday hours
will match our Friday hours -- 11 AM to 6 PM.

This means that CMCM will be open for an additional hour on Saturdays.

It also means that Studio reservations will be in three-hour blocks -- from
11 AM - 2 PM or 3 - 6 PM.

Thank you for supporting CMCM.

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