Keep Your Skills Sharp; Learn New Ones Online

Has COVID-19 brought you to a creative standstill? Has the pandemic got you pondering how to keep your production skills sharp? CMCM's Education & Production Director Omid Shamsapour has put together a virtual library of videos you can download or view on Vimeo. Thanks to our colleagues at Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) for sharing the wealth.

A Historical Look at Cinematography
At Home Cinematography Mini Lesson
Audio Editing with Audacity
Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits: DIY Filming and Editing
Easily Learn to Video Edit with iMovie!
Editing with Shotcut - A Free, Cross-platform Video Editing Program
Living Room Lighting Mini Lesson
Video Editing Concepts | CCTV Online Class

RockSteady Fest Virtual Concert on Marin TV

This promises to be interesting, a three day live 'zoom' music festival featuring Marin musicians running Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday will feature Marin Youth musicians. Tune in on Comcast CH 30, AT&T 99 and online at www.marintv.org/30. Thanks go out to all the festival organizers and participants!

Behind the Scenes

Although CMCM has been closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, plenty of activity has been happening behind the scenes, including:

The production of several programs for Congressman Jared Huffman out of the Marin TV studio, including two important Virtual Town Hall meetings about the COVID-19 crisis.  The implementation of considerable technical adjustments and support necessary to keep our Town, City, and County meetings running on the Government Channel (27) and Education Channel (30). We also have some new K-6 educational programming content starting this week thanks to the folks at MCOE.

The configuration of RueShare, a content management system designed especially for community media centers like CMCM, which will replace our current system for member, equipment, workshop, and payment tracking. We'll launch this in the coming weeks along with a newly refreshed web site.

And on an aesthetic note, a chroma-key blue curtain has been hung in the Marin TV studio.  Add a new splash of color to your set!  (It looks great with the blue chairs donated by Soroptimist International.)

CMCM CLOSED through May 31

The Bay Area-wide “Shelter in Place” order has been extended through May 31. In accordance with that mandate, CMCM will continue to be closed to members and the general public until at least that date.

CMCM studio reservations, equipment checkouts, workshops, and events are suspended until further notice. But since a large part of the work CMCM performs is Government services -- covering local meetings and operating the related government channels -- this work will continue since it is an essential part of public health and emergency communications between local governments and their constituents.

Programming will continue to be scheduled across all three channels, and you can submit programs to air on Marin TV electronically -- without having to leave home -- then tune into Channel 26 to see the results.

If you post your videos to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox - just send the link. If you want to upload files to our dropbox, just ask.

To submit programs, please fill out the form found at this URL: https://cmcm.tv/online

To contact staff, please use email only. Thank you!

General Center questions, Member Services: jill@marintv.org

Congressman Jared Huffman Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall


In this virtual Town Hall meeting shown live on Marin TV Education Channel 30 and live-streamed on Facebook on Tuesday, March 24, Congressman Jared Huffman fields questions posed from Californians on Facebook Live about COVID19 from the county, state, and federal perspectives, and shares important information about the pandemic's impact from a medical, educational, and business standpoint provided by family medicine physician Dr. Lisa Santora, Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke, and the U.S. Small Business Association's Bill Koontz.

April 13 "marINSANITY" canceled

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, Marin TV's crazy funny stand-up comedy show will not tape the next episode on Monday, April 13 -- the first time we've ever had to cancel!

Thanks for supporting CMCM during these difficult times. Stay safe -- and keep laughing!

April 22 Earth Day 50th Anniversary tentative

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, CMCM's Marin Earth Day event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 from 2 - 9 PM, is now tentative.

Please check back for updates. Thank you for supporting CMCM -- and Mother Earth. May we all stay safe and well.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

The Community Media Center of Marin is ten years old! Thank you for coming to our Block Party & Open House on Sunday, September 8. Vietnamese food from Banh Mi Zon, music by Cubed and The 7th Sons, fun photo opportunities, a cool green demonstration in the Marin TV studio, were enjoyed by all!. And some lucky raffle winners got to bring home some fabulous prizes. If you weren't able to attend the party, stop by anytime we're open and learn about all the great work that happens here! Who knows? You may decide to join our creative community!

Ernesto Sanchez Exhibit | Georgia Annwell Gallery

CMCM Presents: Ernesto Sanchez

The imaginative work of Pt. Reyes based artist Ernesto Sanchez will be featured in CMCM's Georgia Annwell Gallery Space from September 6 to September 27. Sanchez’s work is a collection of mixed media and multicultural pieces, including masks, sculptures, altars, mosaics, ceramics, and more. His style incorporates influences from his southern California roots, Mexican-American upbringing, and artistic studies in Asia, Indonesia, and Latin America.

Learn more about Ernesto here: https://www.ernestosanchezart.com/

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October, 2019

Stop the FCC from Defunding PEG Channels & Community Media Centers like Marin TV

UPDATE August 2019
The FCC voted 3-2 (R-D) to approve the draft order 621 today. That was no surprise. The final order will be released in about a week - we'll know more then. Some interpretation of the order as it now stands:

1) FCC commissioner O’reilly pushed hard for PEG transport fees (use of fiber line between PEG and Cable operator) to be deducted from Franchise Fees (FF) - this may included in the final order. If so - CMCM could be charged for our connection to Comcast used to deliver the channels.

2) Values determined by cable companies for iNets and free cable drops will now be deducted from FF. This has no impact on CMCM since AT&T eliminated those public benefits 10 years ago when they passed the CA State Video Franchise (DIVCA). Note: Having decimated PEG in 21 states, AT&T has since ceased their rollout of U-Verse and now sells satellite TV service.