Community Media News

Media Mixer via Zoom TONIGHT October 7

Enjoy video highlights from the recent “Heart of SF” featuring The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Emperor Norton and skywriting of hearts above the Golden Gate Bridge. CMCM's Media Mixer -- held via Zoom -- is open to all! Join us in the "Zoom Room" on Wednesday, October 7 from 7 – 8:30 PM. Register by emailing jill@marintv.org.

Marin TV Producers: Submit Your Work for the 2013 Hometown Media Awards!

All you talented creators of Marin TV programming, listen up! The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has issued its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. The submission deadline is Thursday, February 28—just two weeks away.

"Ask the Experts" - Storytelling Through Cinematography on September 10

The Community Media Center of Marin’s popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field.

On Thursday, September 10 (6:30 - 8:30 PM), learn how your greatest asset is not your equipment, but your creative vision in "Storytelling Through Cinematography."

Whether you use a smartphone or DSLR camera, award-winning short filmmaker Yoel Iskindir will guide you through the process -- from lens selection to manual settings to composition -- of achieving the most important part of good filmmaking – visual storytelling.

CMCM’s virtual "Ask the Experts" presentations are free for CMCM members. $25 non-member fee includes one-year membership to CMCM plus free admittance to all “Ask the Experts” presentations in this series.

Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts. For more information, contact jill@marintv.org or call (415) 721-0636.

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

Virtual Media Mixer TONIGHT -- Wednesday, August 5

Long time no see!

Reconnect with CMCM members and staff at a Virtual Media Mixer TONIGHT -- Wednesday, August 5 (7 - 8:30 PM). Host Mariposa de Los Angeles will be joined by CMCM Director of Operations Jill Lessard and Director of Education & Production Omid Shamsapour to fill you in on what's been happening at the center while we've been shut down due to COVID-19, and answer any questions you might have.

This Virtual Media Mixer will be held via Zoom -- everybody's new best friend! Please register by emailing jill@marintv.org. We'll send you the link to join the meeting a day or two in advance.

Hope to "see" you soon!

FREE Media Classes! Register Here!

The Media Center is approaching our eighth anniversary and we're celebrating by inviting you to the center for free classes and lectures in media production. Beginning May 18, CMCM will host a series of master classes on media-related topics by experts in their field. These two-hour Wednesday night sessions will feature Academy Award-winning director John Korty, as well as specialists in storyboarding, music, smartphones, interviewing, and audio. Details and RSVP page here: http://cmcm.tv/asktheexperts, limited seating, register today!

Support CMCM! Watch Women's Soccer!

June 5, 2015, 6:30pm @ Redwood High School
Support CMCM and get great entertainment at the same time!

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back

Net Neutrality has been the elephant in the regulatory room for over 10 years and our representatives have still failed to notice it. This lack of adequate protection has resulted in the court ruling today - the worst of all scenarios. Free Press has a petition/letter campaign launched - if this issue concerns you - take action here.

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back
Craig Aaron, January 14, 2014

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

Three judges in D.C. just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn't have to be.

The big news: A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order. This decision means that companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — which brought the lawsuit — are now free to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.

"Ask the Experts" - Searching for Soundtracks TONIGHT, October 15

The Community Media Center of Marin’s popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field.

In "Searching for Soundtracks" on Thursday, October 15 (6:30 - 8:30 PM), Justin Russell, CMCM's camera and editing instructor, accomplished in every aspect of video production, shares his tried and true methods for finding the best music bed for your project -- often at no cost!

CMCM’s virtual "Ask the Experts" presentations are free for CMCM members. $25 non-member fee includes one-year membership to CMCM plus free admittance to all “Ask the Experts” presentations in this series.

Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts. For more information, contact jill@marintv.org or call (415) 721-0636.

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

COVIDEO Festival Welcomes Your Submissions

CMCM presents the first (and hopefully only) COVIDEO Festival.

What are you doing to cope with COVID-19? Gardening like crazy? Cooking up a storm? Getting out of Dodge? Share your pandemic perspective!

Create a short (2 minutes or less) video on your smartphone, then email it to: programming@cmcm.tv. CMCM will create a compilation and show it on Marin TV.

Spread the word! Not the virus!

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.)

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