FEBRUARY MEDIA MIXER

The public is invited to a free presentation at the CMCM Media Mixer on Wednesday, February 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM.

"The Evolution of the TV Camera from Phil T. Farnsworth to the iPhone" will be the topic explored by CMCM member, video producer, director, and writer Ed Dudkowski. The multimedia presentation will include historic videos and slides along with a lecture on the invention and history of television. Come mingle and enjoy free refreshments and an informative and entertaining presentation.

Space is limited. Please make reservations at marinartists@hotmail.com or leave a message at 415-339-1378.

Studio audience needed!

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Start your new year with laughter by being a studio audience member for the next episode of "marINSANITY." Two shows will be taped back-to-back on Monday, January 23 from 7 - 8:45 PM. Get on the VIP list by contacting Jill at (415) 721-0636 or email her.

This is no joke!

New Year, New Workshop

Produce your field events in High Definition in 2017 with CMCM's Multi-Camera Field Production workshop.

Heads up!

CMCM will be closed for "Maintenance Week" Friday, December 23 thru Monday, January 2. Equipment cannot be checked out or in during this time period, so plan your reservations before or after this holiday period.

Celebrate with us!

Celebrate the wonderful year we've had at CMCM on Wednesday, December 7, from 7 to 8:30 PM. Media Mixers are always free, but contributions are appreciated. Bring business cards, flyers, announcements, desserts, drinks, or salad -- we'll provide delicious Chinese food and surprise entertainment. Happy holidays!

RSVP at marinartists@hotmail.com

Support Marin TV This Holiday Season!

"Giving Tuesday" starts the Holiday Giving Season. Please consider helping us grow Marin TV as a vital source for local media!

The Community Media Center of Marin has been working hard for over 7 years, starting as a scrappy DIY Media Center to become an increasingly vital resource to the residents of Marin. With our Marin TV channels, we are an enabler for government transparency, bringing your local and county government officials right into your living room. Our educational channel gives you learning resources you can’t get elsewhere and provides our schools and students a vehicle for sharing their projects with the community. Our community channel gives everyone in Marin a voice without the threat of censorship. It’s truly the only First Amendment TV. And our media center gives all residents the training they need to produce their own programs with free access to the tools of production and distribution. The center also provides a space where Marin artists come to share their work, films, and voices with the community.

Fidel is Fidel - Photography & Film Documentary Exhibit

Commemorating Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday, renowned photographer and filmmaker Roberto Chile has created a traveling photo exhibition and a documentary film about the public and private persona of the Cuban hero during these later years.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT • December 1st through the 31st.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: All Guantanamo is Ours • December 1st, 7pm

ARTWALK RECEPTION • December 9th, 5-8 PM with "Fidel is Fidel" film at 6:15 pm.

Two issues stand in the way of a fundamental improvement in U.S.- Cuban relations: “...the blockade has to be lifted and the territory occupied by the Naval base in Guantánamo has to be returned.”

Guest Speakers: Jane Franklin, author, Cuba and the U.S. Empire: A Chronological History (2016); and Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell of the International Committee for Peace, Justice, and Dignity

Marin TV - Master Control Updates

November 17, 2016 8:00 AM UPDATE

More work ahead! We brought the Community Channel 26 online last night and it is now playing out the regular program schedule. Still many tweaks to be done to encoder/scalers along the signal path to refine the image quality. We should have Channel 27/30 back to their normal schedules later today.

November 16, 2016 8:00 AM UPDATE

We worked late into the night but haven't yet brought the new system online. There will continue to be interruptions to the normal schedule throughout the day as we transfer files, test and configure the setup. Hopefully there will be a return to normal programming this evening. We appreciate your patience! Note: Live government meetings will play at their scheduled times and the Government Channel 27 remains on the same schedule as usual.

November 15, 2016 UPDATE

We are rolling over the Marin TV cable channels to new servers this afternoon. Expect some disruptions to the programming schedule as we do this. We hope to have things as close to normal as soon as possible. Tweaks and tests will continue throughout the week.

Expect Technical Difficulties - Nov. 15-18

Monday, Nov 14th. One of our DISH feeds froze this morning which disrupted our morning cablecasts of Democracy Now and Gay USA. We resumed at 10:15 with a delayed cablecast of DN! and it will repeat normally at other hours today. Things like this happen at the worst time - and we know many of you are following the news more closely this week than ever. We will continue to do our best to avoid future problems.

On that note - we have many equipment changes planned the rest of this week and there may be a few more hiccups as we move our channels over to the new equipment. We will do our best to minimize downtime! Please bear with us during this time.

Meet CMCM Producer Nick Moorhatch

Your Name:
Nick Moorhatch

How long have you been a member of CMCM?
3 – 6 years.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:
The Recovery Station

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:
The topic is chemical dependency, addiction, and recovery from drugs and alcohol.

Where were you born and raised?
San Francisco

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?
City College of San Francisco; Business

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?
Grocery clerk for 14 years.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?
Recovery is needed so much that if we can get our young people educated, then they don’t need to start and get addicted

What is your favorite part of TV production?
My favorite part is to ask the directors of treatment centers why their program works.

What was your favorite TV show growing up?
I had 6 to 10 different ones.

When you’re not wearing your CMCM “producer” hat, what do you for fun?
I like to ride bikes and motorized bikes.

Anything else you’d like to share?