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"Ask the Experts" - Create Instant Art On Your Smartphone TONIGHT, October 8

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, October 8 (6:30 – 8:30 PM), the power to create and collaborate online can be in the palm of your hands. In this master class, you'll connect the dots between technology and great Surrealist ideas. Painter, sculptor, installation artist, photographer, and filmmaker David Normal will show you how to tap into your playful inner abstract artist and easily produce instant art on your smartphone or tablet for free.

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.

"marINSANITY" returns via Zoom Monday, August 17

"marINSANITY," Marin TV's crazy funny stand-up comedy show, returns Monday, August 17. Want a few laughs? Who doesn’t these days? Join the fun via Zoom at 7 PM for some laughs, compliments of the Bay Area's best and brightest comedians. Sign up to get your Zoom "invitation link" before 6 PM on Monday by emailing jill@marintv.org. We hope to see you in our virtual audience!

CMCM Producers Honored by Marin County Fair

CMCM members Kathleen Nemetz and Jon Pearlstone were awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Marin County Fair for a video they co-produced for Marin TV. "Ride Baby Ride" is about kids who "rope and lope" as they learn equestrian skills at the Novato Horsemen's Club. The 60-year-old non-profit organization serves the horse community of the greater Bay Area with a variety of worthwhile programs. Congratulations, Kathleen and Jon!

WATCH:
Ride Baby Ride, Higher Resolution Version from Kathleen Nemetz on Vimeo.

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?

"A Day With The Stars: Celebrating Enlighten" Virtual Photo Gallery

This virtual photo exhibit documents a day with the "stars" -- teen girls introduced to the arts, opportunities, mentors, and more through the Performing Stars of Marin "Enlighten Program -- Young Women Exploring Their Futures."

Performing Stars of Marin just celebrated its 30th anniversary, connecting girls who live in low-income areas with inspiring professional women. Under the leadership of founder-director Felecia Gaston, more than 3,000 girls have been served by the non-profit program.

This virtual photo exhibit was created for Marin Television and will be viewable through February 28, 2021.

Music "Jogral" is courtesy by Jose Neto and Filo Machado. Photographs and editing are by Barbara McVeigh and Maia Miglio.

View "A Day With the Stars: Celebrating Enlighten" here: https://vimeo.com/493546153

CodeFest - Code for Marin

Join us for a brand new CodeFest series!

UPCOMING:

Thursday, February 5th 6-8pm
San Rafael Public Library - RSVP

COMPLETED:

Thursday, January 8th 6-8pm
San Rafael Public Library - RSVP

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!

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