Get to know us! Free Orientation August 3

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- on the first Tuesday of each month (7 - 8:30 PM). The next Orientation is on the calendar for August 3. Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at www.cmcm.tv/orientation. For more info, call (415) 721-0636.

"marINSANITY" coming in HOT August 9!

“marINSANITY” comedians return to the Marin TV studio on Monday, August 9 (7-8 PM) for the first time since the lockdown to tape the next crazy funny episode. Be a member of the virtual audience, via Zoom, and enjoy some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest stand-up comics.

To get a link to the laughter, email omid@marintv.org.

Omid Shamsapour becomes new CMCM Director of Operations!

Congratulations!

Props to Omid Shamsapour, the Community Media Center of Marin’s new Director of Operations. Omid succeeds Jill Lessard, who is moving back to the Right Coast.

For the past few years, Omid has been CMCM’s Director of Education & Production. Among many other projects, he has facilitated educational workshops and production projects for Marin TV's Youth Media Academy, the California Film Institute’s My Place My Story program, the Daraja Academy, and the Archie Williams Communications Academy. Omid has also produced numerous livestreams for the San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Team, Marin IJ Lobby Lounge concert series, TEDx San Rafael Women, and Virtual Town Halls for Congressman Jared Huffman.

Please congratulate Omid the next time you see him!

"The Astonishing Beauty of Marin" Virtual Art Gallery

The Community Media Center of Marin presents "The Astonishing Beauty of Marin," a virtual art gallery featuring works by Kathleen Goodwin on exhibit through August 31.

Goodwin’s oil paintings and watercolors of Marin are done both on location and in the studio. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Bolinas Museum, the Claudia Chapline Gallery, Gallery Route One, and Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes. She is the author of “Point Reyes Visions” and co-author of “California Trip” and “Visions of Marin.” Goodwin was drawn to Marin County because of its wide-open spaces and wildlife, reminiscent of her native South Africa.

View “The Astonishing Beauty of Marin” here: https://youtu.be/WAo4n3cgfkg

Digitally submit a video to Marin TV!

Got a video you want to share with 70,000+ households on Marin TV? Well, here's your chance...

Submit your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or DropBox - then send us the link. Or if you prefer to upload files to our DroBbox, please send an email to programming@cmcm.tv. Easy or what? Rhetorical question!

Here's a handy form you can fill out here to submit programs: https://cmcm.tv/online

Marin TV Studio back in production!

Lights!  Cameras!  Action!  The Community Media Center of Marin is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Marin TV production studio effective immediately.
 
Studio-certified CMCM members are welcome to reserve the Studio during regular “block” periods  – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2 – 5 PM or 6 – 9 PM; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM – 2 PM or 3 – 6 PM.
 
Reservations must be made on CMCM’s new content management system – RueShare.  Please email jill@maraintv.org to receive a “Member Invite” that will enable you to activate your RueShare account and begin using the new CMCM reservation system.
 
The studio will operate at 50% capacity.  No more than three people in the Control Room; no more than three people in the Studio.  Social distancing will be enforced.  Mask wearing will also be required, except for talent appearing on camera.
 
Please note that COVID pandemic protocols will be strictly enforced in compliance with California State and Marin County guidelines.  Members will have their temperature taken at the door, and anyone with a measured temperature of 100.4° F (38° C) or greater will not be allowed entrance. 
 

CMCM to close at 3 PM on Friday, July 16

CMCM will be closed at 3 PM on Friday, July 16. We will be open again Saturday, July 17 during our regular hours 11 AM - 6 PM via appointment and/or reservations!

UPDATE: Marin Movie Club explores "Nebraska" July 21

If you're a movie buff, you'll love the Marin Movie Club, a monthly meeting of film fans who gather on Zoom to discuss a variety of noteworthy motion pictures. Join self-described movie nerd Dain Bedford-Pugh for a conversation about "Nebraska," Alexander Payne's 2013 black-and-white comedy-drama road film starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. View the video in advance, then register for the MMC discussion by emailing dain@cmcm.tv.

CMCM has Re-Opened!

After more than a year of required closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Media Center of Marin will re-open on a limited basis effective Wednesday, May 26.

CMCM will resume its regular business hours – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2 – 9 PM; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM – 6 PM, but will operate at 50% capacity for editing access. Due to distancing issues, studio usage will remain off limits until Marin reaches yellow status and/or COVID guidelines change.

The CMCM edit lab will accommodate a maximum of six FCP-certified members at a time in three-hour blocks. Computer statio¬ns are screened for protection and distancing. Reservations will be required and accepted on a first-come first-served basis. No walk-ins will be allowed.

Equipment check-outs will continue. Camera-certified members are welcome to make a reservation on the new CMCM reservation tool.

Camera and editing workshops will be limited to six students, and no CMCM members will be allowed in the Edit Lab when students are attending workshops.

CMCM introduces RueShare

We’ve changed!

The Community Media Center of Marin has a new website for equipment reservations. If you are a current CMCM member who needs to make equipment or studio reservations, please email jill@marintv.org to get an “invitation” to log into our new content management – RueShare – and get acclimated to our new way of doing things.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call (415) 721-0636 and we’ll walk you through the process of setting up your new CMCM account.

Thank you for your support!