Community Media News

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.)

Screening of "Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave"

What is happening in the state of Veracruz, Mexico?

“Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave” documents the abuse, kidnapping and murder of students, teachers and activists. This piece produced by Rompeviento TV traces the complicity of the state government with organized crime to perpetrate this terror.

Monday, September 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Thursday, September 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

¿Qué sucede en el estado de Veracruz?

Veracruz: La Fosa Olvidada documenta el abuso, secuestro y muerte de estudiantes, maestros y activistas. Este reportaje especial producido po Rompimiento TV traza las complicidades del gobierno del estado con el crimen
organizado para perpetrar el terror en el que se vive en Veracruz.

Lunes, Septiembre 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Jueves, Septiembre 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

Producer Spotlight

Your Name:
Matthew Amis

How long have you been a member of CMCM?
Since 2009

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:
Bay Area Beat TV

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:
Every independent artist in the SF Bay Area needs the opportunity to be showcased.

Where were you born?
San Francisco

Where were you raised?
San Francisco’s Mission District for 15 years and San Rafael’s Canal District for 15 years.

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?
Marin ROP: Radio Production and Radio Management
College of Marin: Journalism and Health Sciences

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

"marINSANITY" returns via Zoom TONIGHT October 12

Join some of the Bay Area's best and brightest stand-up comedians for another virtual episode of "marINSANITY," Marin TV's crazy funny stand-up comedy show, TONIGHT, Monday, October 12 from 7 - 8 PM. Laughter guaranteed! Please R.S.V.P. to jill@marintv.org to receive a link to the event. Hope to see you in the "Zoom Room1"

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