Community Media News

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!

Ask the Experts: WisdomVR Project TONIGHT, May 6

Join co-founder Gary Yost in a discussion of immersive media and VR documentaries in the context of his recent VR experience “Inside COVID19.” In the "WisdomVR Project, Yost cuts through the chaos of 2020 and dives deep in the story of how SARS-CoV-2 hijacked our culture and our bodies.

This "Ask the Experts" master class will be offered Thursday, May 6 (7-8:30 PM) via Zoom.

"Ask the Experts" is free to CMCM members. Non-member registration of $25 includes a year-long membership to CMCM and admittance to all "Ask the Experts" presentations in this virtual series. Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts.

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.)

"ODD & off" Virtual Photo Exhibit through April 30

After a year of contending with a plethora of challenges to our collective psyche, "ODD & off" was created to bring a bit of levity into our lives.

Treat yourself to a mini-tour of these odd and offbeat photographs culled from the private collection of Jill Lessard. Perhaps after checking out this virtual photo exhibit, your affection for your own quirky collection of family, friends, and colleagues will be rekindled.

View "ODD & off" on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z3H4QcgCcJk

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

"marINSANITY" welcomes 2021 with laughter TONIGHT, January 11

Get the New Year off to the best possible start -- with laughter — when “marINSANITY” records another episode on Monday, January 11 from 7 - 8 PM. Be a member of the virtual audience as some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest talents share their stand-up comedy routines via Zoom. To get a link to the fun, email jill@marintv.org.

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"

POSTPONED: "marINSANITY" will be back this fall. Stay tuned!

POSTPONED: "marINSANITY" will be back this fall...Stay Safe & Stay Tuned!

San Rafael PD K9 Fundraiser

The Community Media Center of Marin partnered with the San Rafael Police Department's K9 Association to create the following short promo for their fundraiser event on September 28th at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. You can catch the promo here:

http://youtu.be/D_ObWez7OmI

The San Rafael Police Department had a very successful K9 program for over 20 years, but was eliminated in 2003 due to budget constraints. The men and women of SRPD have formed the K9 Association in an effort to rebuild the program solely through fundraising. Contributions from the community and the San Rafael Police K9 Association funded the purchase of two German Shepherds – Ares and Faro. All proceeds from this event will go to the care, training and maintenance of the K9s. The tickets and donations for this event are tax deductable.

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