CMCM Updates

Don't Settle for Bad Sound. Like Your Mic!

"There's a reason the A is listed first in AV. It's audio/visual not visual/audio," says Master Communications Group, a highly experienced team of Minneapolis video production professionals.

"Amateur producers often focus too much on the video side of a project and forget the importance of the audio. Poorly recorded sound will kill a video more than poor video quality. When you watch a video and the audio quality is not good, the first thing your brain says is, 'The picture looks bad.' Here is just a short list of what can make an interview sound like Charlie Brown's teacher:

• Using a camera mic for the interview
• Improper placement of microphone
• Wrong microphone chosen for the task
• Using a phone to shoot the interview

The bottom line is: your video is only as good as your sound.”

Our friends at PhillyCAM (Philadelphia Community Access Media) have created a few short videos that will help you choose and use the best mic for your video. Watch and learn!

Boom Mic Tutorial
Handheld Tutorial

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!

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?

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