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!

Bruce Burtch Photography

The Community Media Center of Marin presents "Bruce Burtch Photography," a virtual photo gallery on exhibit through June 30.

"Over the past nearly 50 years, a high-quality Canon camera was never far from my side," says Burtch, who has been called the "Father of Cause Marketing" and currently serves as executive director/producer, pro bono, of Social Impact Productions, a nonprofit organization focused on producing educational and socially impactful communications.

"Whether splattered with sand from climbing a dune in Death Valley, dust-covered from a dry Native American pow wow, or the tragedy of dropping my best camera into the ocean (a total loss), this wonderful hobby has allowed me to find miraculous beauty in far-off places and my own backyard.  The following is but a sample of what my eyes have witnessed and my camera has captured."

View Bruce Burtch Photography, by clicking HERE

Point Reyes Wilderness in Peril

Point Reyes Wilderness in Peril - A multipart series

Join a team of conservationists, biologists, filmmakers, and local leaders to learn about how this national treasure is being devastated by pollution, habitat loss, and giveaways to private industry. More than 92% of the public polled supports the removal of these ranch lands and restoration of this National Seashore for species protections, land conservation, and future generations.

Co-producers: Diane Gentile and Cynthia Abbott, Series Editor: Tony Sehgal
More information at https://restoreptreyesseashore.org/ and https://savepointreyesnationalseashore.com/

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Free Media Mixer June 2

You're invited!

Be a virtual guest at the Community Media Center of Marin’s monthly virtual Media Mixer. All are welcome to connect with the CMCM creative community, and find out how you can learn to make quality videos that will reach more than 70,000 households throughout Marin County.

Join us via Zoom! Register for the next Media Mixer by emailing jill@marintv.org

Ask the Experts: Create Your Logo TONIGHT, May 13

Emmy Award-winning graphic designer and art director Maria-Tina Karamanlakis guides participants in the research, planning, and sketching of ideas for a logo that will evolve into an authentic reflection of your brand.

This "Ask the Experts" master class will be presented via Zoom on Thursday, May 13 (7 - 8:30 PM).

"Ask the Experts" are 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 series. Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts.

Marin Movie Club: "His Girl Friday" TONIGHT, May 12

Calling all cinephiles!

The Marin Movie Club invites you to discuss Howard Hawks' "His Girl Friday" on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 PM.

Host Dain Bedford-Pugh facilitates the conversation around this 1940 screwball comedy starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy.

Stream the classic comedy online, and reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by emailing jill@marintv.org.

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.

"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

Ask the Experts: Journey of the Independent Author TONIGHT April 29

Thinking about self-publishing your memoir? In "Journey of the Independent Author," memoir author Wendy Menara will explain, in practical detail, the creative and business processes she experienced launching her first book. She will also share the steps she took to land a spot on Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books 2020.

This "Ask the Experts" master class will be presented Thursday, April 29 (7:00 – 8:30 PM) via Zoom.

"Ask the Experts" are 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 series. Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts.