CMCM Updates

CMCM Producers Win Hometown Awards!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is proud to announce its 2013 Hometown Media Award winners – out of more than 800 entries. The Hometown Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2012, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories.

In the Independent Producers category, the following CMCM members won Hometown Media Awards:

Documentary
"Eye of The Storm"
S. Kramer Herzog

Educational Profile
"Make Your Mark"
Cynthia Abbott, Jill Lessard

Seniors
"Hans"
Harris Cohen
Community Media Center of Marin

Meet CMCM Member Brian Jones!

Your Name:

Brian Jones

How long have you been a member of CMCM?

Four years.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

Marin Poets Live!

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

Local poets of note reading their works, talking about them, and about their Marin County connections in interview format.

Where were you born?

Oakland, CA

Where were you raised?

Terra Linda (now part of San Rafael)

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. My major was Electronic Engineering.

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?

Electronic Engineering and later Product Marketing. Many years. Too many, I guess.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

I knew nothing about CMCM’s facilities and operation until the part-time Jazz group I play in was asked to perform on camera for Marin Artist Showcase.
Mariposa and Jonah served lunch after the shoot and I was talking with one of the crew members and asked if they had any volunteers, thinking I might

Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science Program

CMCM has joined a collaborative project with Marin County’s Community Development Agency, the Welcome Center and Coravai, (an organization connecting the worlds of environmental science and policy) launching the Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS) program to produce a short documentary.

In this Spanish-language documentary, youth leaders from the YESS project will interview people in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael, and share the work they and other Bay Area students are doing to document sea level rise vulnerability and spark conversations about community resilience to major flood events.
Stay tuned for further updates.

Set Your Hard Drive Free

To make room for new equipment, CMCM will liberate all member-assigned hard drives this summer.

Purchase your hard drive for only $50 by the end of August and get a free Marin TV T-shirt to keep you cool all summer long. Just bring cash, check, or a credit card to the Front Desk and set your hard drive on the road to freedom.

All hard drives not claimed by August 31 will be reformatted for staff use.

CMCM Highlights of 2014 & Plans for 2015

CMCM is pleased to share some highlights of our activities over the past year -- and plans for the New Year:

We installed production equipment in San Anselmo and Larkspur and will start 2015 with ten different county and city governments and agencies cablecasting their meetings on the Government Channel - many live!

With so much government content, we are requesting a second government channel from our cable providers.

We continued our Summer Sports Broadcast Camp and had a great group of youth produce ten live cablecasts of San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Games.

We are launching the Marin Media Corp to train youth and engage them in community productions.

We'll begin to upgrade our aging field equipment and bring the studio up to full HD production capability so our community productions will look even better this time next year!

Most significantly, we were successful in securing temporary bridge support funding from the MTA which ensures for the first time that CMCM has a firm foundation upon which to build.

Your support is essential to our work and helps us expand our efforts into the communities of Marin. All donations are tax deducible.

November Updates

This month's updates include a chance to peak inside the Star Wars model shop, a look at our 'Horrorsonmia' late night movie line up, board member election results and upcoming workshops.

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Laugh it off!

This Friday, February 26 at 11 PM on the Community Channel 26 watch the latest episodes of MarINSANITY, hosted by stand-up comedian Sam Meeker.

The comedians included in these episodes (in order of appearance): Liz Stone, Chad Opitz, Nicole Calasich, Matt Curry, Kelly Anneken, and Priya Prasad.

2015 Elections for the Board of Directors

Dear CMCM member,

We are writing to inform you about the Annual Member Board Elections and Annual Member Meeting of the Community Media Center of Marin. The member meeting will be held in the last week of October (tentatively Oct 29). Prior to the meeting, the annual board elections will take place via ballots for two available board ‘member elected’ positions. For those considering running for the board, the nomination/petition documents are attached and are also available at http://cmcm.tv/boardelections.

Announcing the Annual Member Board Elections and Annual member Meeting of the Community Media Center of Marin.
The 2015 member meeting will tentatively be held October 29th at CMCM. Prior to the meeting, the annual board elections will take place via ballots for one available board ‘member elected’ position. The nomination/petition documents are available at the link below.

We hope you participate in this year’s board elections and can attend the annual member meeting. Current CMCM members are invited to come hear updates and meet the newly member elected board members.

2015 Board Nomination Form

Marin TV Goes Black in Observance of April 16

You may have noticed the Marin TV channels were black this morning. We could make up all sorts of excuses and snarky explanations, but in reality we had a big UPS unit fail which took down most of our equipment for several hours. We have since bypassed power and are up and running again - our apologies for any inconvenience!

Pick-Up Bidding & CMCM Fundraiser

Paintings and sketches with "political overtones" by B. Emily Sykes.

Bid on paintings to support the continued success of our Media Center.

Closing Pick-up & Bidding Party: Friday, August 1
6:00-8:00 PM

Refreshments by Good Earth and volunteers.
Live music.

All sales benefit the Community Media Center of Marin.

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