ASK THE EXPERTS Returns This Spring (May & June)!

CMCM's popular series of masterclasses "Ask The Experts" is back at Marin TV on-site with media-related topics presented by experts in their field. These special workshops are free for all CMCM members and $35 for non-members (all ATE workshops and 1-year membership included).

The Ask The Experts (ATE) series will be hosted by CMCM's Director of Operations, Omid Shamsapour. They will be held on Thursdays @ 6:30 PM:

"Story & Structure" with Andrew Small
Thursday, May 16th (6:30 - 8:30 PM):
Learn the skills for writing a feature film from an experienced screenwriter and, in turn, adapt those skills into writing a short film!

"Comfortable On Camera" with Tiffany McElroy
Thursday, May 23rd (6:30 - 8:30 PM):
Learn from an Emmy Award-winning television journalist how to improve the way you communicate and help you deliver your message on camera in a compelling and engaging way. After this workshop, you'll feel as comfortable and confident as a pro!

"Smartphone Productions" with Michael Bouyer
Thursday, June 6th (6:30 - 8:30 PM):

Free Virtual Orientation: Tuesday, June 4th @ 6:00 PM!

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- @ 6:00 PM.

The next Orientation is on the calendar for Tuesday, June 4th, 2024!

Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at: https://www.marintv.org/orientation/

For more info, call (415) 721-0636 x101 or email info@cmcm.tv.

Youth In Arts short film premiere: "Splash of Color"

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING + Q&A

Saturday, May 18 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

Join us for an evening of community, creativity and youth empowerment…

CAFILM Education and Youth in Arts partnered to support three youth filmmakers in producing, filming and editing a short documentary film about the making of two San Rafael City School murals. As part of Youth in Arts’ I AM: Intensive Arts Mentorship and Job Skills Training program, these three filmmakers captured the community and artistic development of the murals in Bahia Vista Elementary School and Venetia Valley School.

Splash of Color: A Community Masterpiece is a documentary film about the transformative power of creativity, art, and community in San Rafael.

JOINING US IN PERSON are directors Faeryn Dunnigan, Wyeth Eberlein, Samantha Jimenez for a post-screening Q&A

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Directed by Faeryn Dunnigan, Wyeth Eberlein, Samantha Jimenez

Featuring Keena Azania Romano - Cultural Healing Arts Educator; Fredericko Alvarado - Artist/Teacher; I AM Emerging Artist

This film was produced by Youth in Arts / California Film Institute March 2024

2ND ANNUAL KREOLE & KRAWFISH CommUNITY Gathering!

The Kreole & Krawfish CommUNITY Gathering, organized by POWERED By MUSIC, is a truly inspiring event that aims to raise funds for the “Are You Ready To Learn with Andre Thierry” music program. Through the program’s noble intent of preserving the rich French Kreole heritage and culture while supporting music education, we make positive impacts to ensure that this cultural legacy endures its traditions for future generations.

​This outdoor gathering has something for everyone - a spacious dance floor, a creative zone for children filled with arts, crafts, and games, comfortable reserved table seating, and lawn seating. The atmosphere is filled with good vibes, making it the perfect place for family-friendly reunions.

​Attendees will enjoy the electrifying performances of Grammy-nominated artist Andre Thierry and other talented Kreole musicians from Louisiana and Texas as they unite and showcase their high-energy rhythmic expressions, calling ALL music lovers to the dance floor! Join us and experience the musical traditions passed down from generation to generation as we share the heART of the French Kreole culture.

MEDIA MIXER IS BACK @ CMCM on Thursday, May 9th @ 6:00 PM!

The CMCM Media Mixer is back on Thursday, May 9th @ 6:00 PM

This is a great networking opportunity for members to connect with others in the community. There will be special presentations by community members Carol Jacobsen, Carl Laur, and Chuck Eisler.

Refreshments will be provided and we look forward to seeing community members in person in our fun multi-purpose room. Onward & Upward! ☺

If you would like to RSVP, please email Jonah & Mariposa at marinartists@hotmail.com

For further questions and inquiries, please call (415) 721-0636 x101 or email info@cmcm.tv

Free Virtual Orientation: Wednesday, May 8th @ 6:00 PM!

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- @ 6:00 PM.

The next Orientation is on the calendar for Wednesday, May 8th, 2024!

Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at: https://www.marintv.org/orientation/

For more info, call (415) 721-0636 x101 or email info@cmcm.tv.

Free Virtual Orientation: Tuesday, April 2nd @ 6:00 PM!

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- @ 6:00 PM.

The next Orientation is on the calendar for Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024!

Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at: https://www.marintv.org/orientation/

For more info, call (415) 721-0636 x101 or email info@cmcm.tv.

CMCM Updates for 2024!

The Community Media Center of Marin is open again and we have some important updates for 2024:

The Editing Lab has been optimized with new Mac computer systems with M2 Pro chips. We look forward to having our community enjoy the major upgrades at the center.

CMCM will no longer be providing SD cards for members to use in cameras and the podcast studio. These are now affordable enough that members should have their own. Below are some links to the exact SD cards we recommend for you all to purchase for both the Sony X70 Cameras & the eXpress Podcast Studio. We greatly appreciate your understanding!

64GB SD Card (Camera)
https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-UHS-I-Memory-SDSDXXU-064G-GN4IN/d...

256GB SD Card (Podcast)
https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-256GB-Extreme-UHS-I-Memory/dp/B09X7CFXSX/

Bay Area Playback Theater LIVE @ CMCM: Tomorrow/Saturday, February 17th @ 4:00 PM!

Bay Area Playback Theater presents “Stories that Opened your Heart”

Live @ CMCM Tomorrow/Saturday, February 17th from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PST

The improv theater show will be a hybrid form - in person for locals with limited seating in the studio and multi purpose room and on Zoom for our actors and audiences outside of the Bay Area. Capacity at the center is limited, so please RSVP ASAP!

Join us at CMCM or on Zoom:

Audience members get a chance to share real-life stories for the community!

For registration, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuqhrz0sGdefvoyncU2OIlcCTOP...

For more information, please click here: http://www.bayareaplayback.com/

MEDIA MIXER IS BACK @ CMCM on Thursday, March 7th @ 6:00 PM!

The CMCM Media Mixer is back and better than ever. To ensure comfort for everyone, masks are optional!

Refreshments will be provided and we look forward to seeing community members in person in our fun multi-purpose room. Onward & Upward! ☺

If you would like to RSVP, please email Jonah & Mariposa at marinartists@hotmail.com

For further questions and inquiries, please call (415) 721-0636 x101 or email info@cmcm.tv