CMCM Updates

Announcing the Marin TV Viewer Survey

Your feedback is very important to us. It's also important that Marin County understands the value of the these non-commercial channels for the community - our future depends on that recognition!

Take a moment to complete this brief online survey and tell us what you watch and how often. Also tell us what types of programming you'd like to see and any other comments/concerns you might have.

And please forward this message to your family and friends in Marin and encourage them to complete the survey too!

You can take the survey by clicking here: http://cmcm.tv/viewer-survey

What a Ride!

The Marin County Fair will celebrate its 75th Anniversary June 30 through July 4 with the theme "What A Ride!" Join the fun! Visit Marin TV in the Exhibit Hall, where you can watch local notables on the jumbo screen describing their favorite Fair memory -- or share one of your own!

CMCM's "Ask the Experts" Workshops are Back!

Ask the Experts

CMCM's popular "Ask the Experts" series of media-related classes resumes this month! Coming up first, learn how to make your media available to community access TV stations across the US with our own Executive Director Michael Eisenmenger.

Free for CMCM members. Non-member fee of $25 includes one-year membership to CMCM and FREE admittance to all events in the series.

Sign up online at http://www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts

Class Schedule:

- Wednesday, May 30 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Make Your Show Available to TV Stations Nationwide

- Wednesday, June 6 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Get Your Video into Festivals & Awards Competitions

- Wednesday, June 13 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Maximize Your Social Media Impact

- Wednesday, June 20 6:30 - 8:30 PM
DIY Voice-Over Narration

- June 27 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Introduction to Adobe After Effects

January's Producer Spotlight

Your name:

S. Kramer Herzog

How long have you been a member of CMCM?

3 years

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

The Best of Investing

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

A radio show (910 am) about investing that is also being taped for a TV show.

Where were you born? San Rafael, CA

Where were you raised? San Rafael, CA

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

Heald College

What was your major?

Business

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

Video Producer 15 years

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

To stay in the loop with CMCM.

What is your favorite part of TV production?

Filming

What is your least favorite part?

Writing

What advice would you give a new CMCM member who wants to produce a Marin TV series?

Take all the classes to see what you love & can do best.

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

The Fugitive (TV Series 1963–1967)

What is your favorite TV show now?

Any and all documentaries.

JIMMY CARTER THANKS CMCM

President Jimmy Carter wrote a letter of thanks to everyone involved in his 93rd birthday week celebrated last October.

The event included support from CMCM, College of Marin, Marin Democrats, City of Novato, Congressman Jared Huffman, Assemblymember Marc Levine, State Senator Mike McGuire, Board of Supervisors Kate Sears, and numerous filmmakers, musicians, and artists.

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.

Registration for 2017 Sports Camp

Join the Sports Broadcast Summer Camp for hands-on, professional production training available to students in the Bay Area. 

All participants will learn camera operation, directing, multi-camera switching, on-screen graphics, scorekeeping, and audio mixing, while providing live TV coverage of select baseball games to Pacifics fans.

Sign up now: www.cmcm.tv/sports

Marin TV Programming Issues

March update - Our tired server returned refreshed after a brief vacation in the Midwest and we upgraded software across the board which of course caused new minor conflicts we are still sorting out - but your Marin TV is back to normal.




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You may have noticed some programming disruptions this week on Marin TV Channels 26 and 30 - please be aware that we're working on it! We hope to have everything back to normal next week. That's the short explanation - for the long one, read on . . .

Community Ch 26: Submitted Series and Specials are now playing out as scheduled without interruption.
Government Ch 27: Programming has been unaffected.
Education Ch 30: Regular programming has been temporarily shifted to UCTV and NASA TV programming.

Meet CMCM Producer Nick Moorhatch

Your Name:
Nick Moorhatch

How long have you been a member of CMCM?
3 – 6 years.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:
The Recovery Station

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:
The topic is chemical dependency, addiction, and recovery from drugs and alcohol.

Where were you born and raised?
San Francisco

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?
City College of San Francisco; Business

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?
Grocery clerk for 14 years.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?
Recovery is needed so much that if we can get our young people educated, then they don’t need to start and get addicted

What is your favorite part of TV production?
My favorite part is to ask the directors of treatment centers why their program works.

What was your favorite TV show growing up?
I had 6 to 10 different ones.

When you’re not wearing your CMCM “producer” hat, what do you for fun?
I like to ride bikes and motorized bikes.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Time to start learning Final Cut X! CMCM Computers no longer supporting FCP7

Goodbye Final Cut 7!

Final Cut X came out in 2011. It has since been refined and is now a much more stable and faster editing platform than Final Cut 7 ever was (which also hasn't been supported or updated for years). The very latest Final Cut X will only run on the 'High Sierra' Mac OS and that effectively renders Final Cut 7 inoperable. In order to update our operating system for stability and security, we have had to finally uninstall Final Cut 7 from our editing lab.

If you have using FCP7 exclusively, it's time to finally embrace new technology! Please sign up for a Final Cut X class today!

Here are several other useful tools to help make your transition to FCPX as smooth as possible:

Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors-

https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/docs/Final_Cut_Pro_X_for_Final_Cut_P...

Lynda.com

https://www.lynda.com/search?q=final+cut+pro+x

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