Watch NASA, SpaceX Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011

Tune in to Marin TV's Government Channel 27 when a new era of human spaceflight begins on Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 PM/PT.

For the first time since 2011, American astronauts will launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station. As part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 PM/ET from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, for an extended stay at the space station for the Demo-2 mission. The specific duration of the mission is to be determined.

As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This will also be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit.

Watch history in the making as the countdown begins ...

Keep Your Skills Sharp; Learn New Ones Online

Has COVID-19 brought you to a creative standstill? Has the pandemic got you pondering how to keep your production skills sharp? CMCM's Education & Production Director Omid Shamsapour has put together a virtual library of videos you can download or view on Vimeo. Thanks to our colleagues at Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) for sharing the wealth.

A Historical Look at Cinematography
At Home Cinematography Mini Lesson
Audio Editing with Audacity
Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits: DIY Filming and Editing
Easily Learn to Video Edit with iMovie!
Editing with Shotcut - A Free, Cross-platform Video Editing Program
Living Room Lighting Mini Lesson
Video Editing Concepts | CCTV Online Class

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.)

CMCM CLOSED through May 31

The Bay Area-wide “Shelter in Place” order has been extended through May 31. In accordance with that mandate, CMCM will continue to be closed to members and the general public until at least that date.

CMCM studio reservations, equipment checkouts, workshops, and events are suspended until further notice. But since a large part of the work CMCM performs is Government services -- covering local meetings and operating the related government channels -- this work will continue since it is an essential part of public health and emergency communications between local governments and their constituents.

Programming will continue to be scheduled across all three channels, and you can submit programs to air on Marin TV electronically -- without having to leave home -- then tune into Channel 26 to see the results.

If you post your videos to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox - just send the link. If you want to upload files to our dropbox, just ask.

To submit programs, please fill out the form found at this URL: https://cmcm.tv/online

To contact staff, please use email only. Thank you!

General Center questions, Member Services: jill@marintv.org

Cabin Fever? Share a Video with Marin TV

Spending too much time at home alone? Then fire up your smartphone or laptop and share your tips for coping with the rest of Marin. Are you gardening, cooking, woodworking, writing a screenplay? Got a program or news story you want to discuss or share? You can submit programs to air on Marin TV electronically without having to leave home, then tune into Channel 26 to see the results.

If you post your videos to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox - just send us the link. If you want to upload files to our dropbox, just ask.

We have a handy form you can fill out here to submit programs! https://cmcm.tv/online

Congressman Jared Huffman Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall


In this virtual Town Hall meeting shown live on Marin TV Education Channel 30 and live-streamed on Facebook on Tuesday, March 24, Congressman Jared Huffman fields questions posed from Californians on Facebook Live about COVID19 from the county, state, and federal perspectives, and shares important information about the pandemic's impact from a medical, educational, and business standpoint provided by family medicine physician Dr. Lisa Santora, Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke, and the U.S. Small Business Association's Bill Koontz.

April 13 "marINSANITY" canceled

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, Marin TV's crazy funny stand-up comedy show will not tape the next episode on Monday, April 13 -- the first time we've ever had to cancel!

Thanks for supporting CMCM during these difficult times. Stay safe -- and keep laughing!

April 22 Earth Day 50th Anniversary tentative

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, CMCM's Marin Earth Day event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 from 2 - 9 PM, is now tentative.

Please check back for updates. Thank you for supporting CMCM -- and Mother Earth. May we all stay safe and well.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

The Community Media Center of Marin is ten years old! Thank you for coming to our Block Party & Open House on Sunday, September 8. Vietnamese food from Banh Mi Zon, music by Cubed and The 7th Sons, fun photo opportunities, a cool green demonstration in the Marin TV studio, were enjoyed by all!. And some lucky raffle winners got to bring home some fabulous prizes. If you weren't able to attend the party, stop by anytime we're open and learn about all the great work that happens here! Who knows? You may decide to join our creative community!

Ernesto Sanchez Exhibit | Georgia Annwell Gallery

CMCM Presents: Ernesto Sanchez

The imaginative work of Pt. Reyes based artist Ernesto Sanchez will be featured in CMCM's Georgia Annwell Gallery Space from September 6 to September 27. Sanchez’s work is a collection of mixed media and multicultural pieces, including masks, sculptures, altars, mosaics, ceramics, and more. His style incorporates influences from his southern California roots, Mexican-American upbringing, and artistic studies in Asia, Indonesia, and Latin America.

Learn more about Ernesto here: https://www.ernestosanchezart.com/

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