Screening of "Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave"

What is happening in the state of Veracruz, Mexico?

“Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave” documents the abuse, kidnapping and murder of students, teachers and activists. This piece produced by Rompeviento TV traces the complicity of the state government with organized crime to perpetrate this terror.

Monday, September 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Thursday, September 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

¿Qué sucede en el estado de Veracruz?

Veracruz: La Fosa Olvidada documenta el abuso, secuestro y muerte de estudiantes, maestros y activistas. Este reportaje especial producido po Rompimiento TV traza las complicidades del gobierno del estado con el crimen
organizado para perpetrar el terror en el que se vive en Veracruz.

Lunes, Septiembre 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Jueves, Septiembre 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

Partnership with Bioneers

We are proud and excited to continue our partnership with Bioneers. This year, we started by producing short interviews with scholarship recipients from The Youth Leadership Program. Make sure to watch these bright minds share their vision of the future.

Get a sense of the young leaders attending the National Bioneers Conference. In these segments; Lily Urmann, Netta Wang and Nanette Phillips, all Bioneers scholarship recipient.

Stay tuned for more info and volunteer opportunities.

TV Production Studio goes HD

The Marin TV Production Studio will be closed from Friday, September 25 through Saturday, October 7. During that time, the Studio will be converted from SD to HD.

Free one-session workshops will give current producers and crew members the opportunity to get re-certified using the new Control Room equipment.

SERIES PRODUCERS/CREW MEMBERS can pick ONE of these dates:

Tuesday, October 6 from 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 7 from 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Thursday, October 8 from 2 - 5 PM
Friday, October 9 from 2:30 - 5:30 PM


Say whaaaat? Have you ever watched an interview on TV and cringed at the lame questions and awkward pauses?

Whether you're a current Marin TV program host or aspiring one, INTRODUCTION TO INTERVIEW SKILLS was made with you in mind. Learn how to make your interview great from someone who knows -- KWMR's "Attunement" host Anthony Wright.

Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 (7 - 8:30 PM)

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Filmmaker Gary Yost on Marin TV

Watch three breathtaking documentary shorts from filmmaker Gary Yost. Gary is a photographer and videographer based in the Bay Area. All three of the shorts highlighted feature magnificent Marin panoramas requiring the utmost technical precision.

Marin County Firefighters: "Always Prepared" Watch now on Vimeo

Three years ago I made a short film about what it's like to work up in the fire lookout on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais. The majority of a lookout’s day is spent in watchfulness while listening to Marin County Fire dispatch sending firefighters on calls. As I became more and more familiar with what I was hearing, I began to marvel at how our first responders are instantly ready to help anyone in trouble… and there were plenty of emergencies on that radio. Car and bike accidents, structure and wildland fires, medical emergencies and more… there are a constant string of crises that firefighters have to respond to FAST.

The Sony X70 cameras are here!

Before you can check out a brand new Sony X70 camera, you'll need to get certified. New members are welcome to register for BASIC FIELD CAMERA PRODUCTION, which will meet Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24 (6 - 9 PM). Members who were certified using the "old" Z5 cameras, need only take FIELD CAMERA TRANSITION: Z5 to X70.

Work-In-Progress Wednesdays

Is your video project speaking clearly to your audience?  Come to Work-in-Progress Wednesdays and receive feedback by an industry pro.

Hollywood film editor, author, and educator Gael Chandler will facilitate this FREE forum, to be held every other month. “Consider it a free focus group,” says Chandler, who will critique sample clips representing three short-form or two long-form projects during each two-hour session.

Short-form projects should be between 8–10 minutes long. Long-form projects should be no more than 20 minutes.

You don't need to be a CMCM member to attend a Work-In-Progress session. You don't even need to be working on a project! If you're interested in presenting a video clip for feedback, email a brief description of your project no later than Wednesday, August 26 to

Sessions: Ongoing; every other month.

Date: Wednesdays, September 2 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Workshop: Using Video for Outreach & Advocacy

Learn how and why you need video as part of your communications plan for outreach and advocacy. Learn how to use your iPhone and a few apps as a production studio. Learn how you can use video to: enrich your website, make emails more robust, bring exciting visuals to social media... and more!

Hear from the Community Media Center of Marin, and learn about all their services, classes and technical assistance.

Bring your laptop or tablet. This will be an interactive session!

Thursday, August 27
9:30am - 12:00pm

Marin County Health & Human Services
3240 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, California 94901


Soleil Dakota

How long have you been a member of CMCM?.

2 years

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:.

Musical Medicine with Soleil Dakota

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:.

Each show I perform an original song and interview a special guest.
I choose a song related to the topic of my guest interview. The show
is inspiring, educational and entertaining.

Where were you born? .

I was born and raised in South Dakota

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

My profession is songwriting. I have a catalogue of songs I co-wrote with Grammy Award-winning producer Narada Michael Walden. Artists I’ve written for include Diana Ross, Al Jarreau, Ray Charles, and others.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

I became a member of CMCM because one of my mentors planted a seed. He said, “Soleil, go to your local public TV station and sing to people and your life will change.”

What is your favorite part of TV production?

The actual live taping is the most fun.

What is your least favorite part?

You asked. CMCM delivers!

Based on member feedback, an assortment of workshops are being offered to help you hone your skills. Some courses are brand new. Some are back by popular demand. You asked. CMCM delivers!

For more information and to sign up click here.