"Ask the Experts" - Storytelling Through Cinematography on September 10

The Community Media Center of Marin’s popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field.

On Thursday, September 10 (6:30 - 8:30 PM), learn how your greatest asset is not your equipment, but your creative vision in "Storytelling Through Cinematography."

Whether you use a smartphone or DSLR camera, award-winning short filmmaker Yoel Iskindir will guide you through the process -- from lens selection to manual settings to composition -- of achieving the most important part of good filmmaking – visual storytelling.

CMCM’s virtual "Ask the Experts" presentations are free for CMCM members. $25 non-member fee includes one-year membership to CMCM plus free admittance to all “Ask the Experts” presentations in this series.

Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts. For more information, contact jill@marintv.org or call (415) 721-0636.

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

"Ask the Experts" - Edit Like a Master with DaVinci Resolve TONIGHT @ 6:30 PM

Veteran filmmaker and Marin TV Director of Programming Bill Dunphy knows his way around multiple editing systems. On Thursday, September 24 (6:30 - 8:30 PM), let him show you the ins and outs of DaVinci Resolve, a free editing program with an advanced color corrector used by industry pros.

CMCM’s virtual "Ask the Experts" presentations are free for CMCM members. $25 non-member fee includes one-year membership to CMCM plus free admittance to all “Ask the Experts” presentations in this series.

Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts. For more information, contact jill@marintv.org or call (415) 721-0636.

"Ask the Experts" series kicks off Thursday, September 3

They're b-a-a-a-c-k! Specialists share information and insights about all things media in CMCM's popular "Ask the Experts" series of master classes. For the first time, these presentations will be offered via Zoom.

Thursday, September 3 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

COPYRIGHTS/FAIR USE/CREATIVE COMMONS
Can you use pre-existing material in your video? If not, why not? If so, to what extent? Community Media Center of Marin Executive Director Michael Eisenmenger explains the terminology and offers welcome clarity to these often confounding topics.

"Ask the Experts" are free to CMCM members. Non-member registration of $25 includes a year-long membership to CMCM and free admittance to all "Ask the Experts" presentations in this series. Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts

"Ask the Experts" - Getting Good Audio TONIGHT September 17

The Community Media Center of Marin’s popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field.

On Thursday, September 17 (6:30 – 8:30 PM), you'll get a whole new level of appreciation for the importance of capturing good sound. If you're interested in "Getting Good Audio," lend an ear to Andrew Fischer Wong, an instructor for the California Film Institute and BAYCAT Studios, and founder of the Filmmaker Boot Camp in Modesto.

CMCM’s virtual "Ask the Experts" presentations are free for CMCM members. $25 non-member fee includes one-year membership to CMCM plus free admittance to all “Ask the Experts” presentations in this series.

Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts. For more information, contact jill@marintv.org or call (415) 721-0636.

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

"How To" with Dain Bedford-Pugh Zoom workshops August 13, 20, 27

Experience a whole new perspective on video production -- from the convenience of your home -- in this Zoom series of FREE workshops led by accomplished producer/director/editor Dain Bedford-Pugh.

HOW TO: WRITE YOUR SCRIPT
Thursday, August 13 (7-8:30 PM)
Want the screenwriting process to be understandable and inspiring? By the time this Zoom class is over, you’ll be ready to dust off that idea that’s been languishing and put those fingers to the keyboard!

HOW TO: LIGHT YOUR SCENE
Thursday, August 20 (7-8:30 PM)
Next to power, light is a filmmaker’s greatest ally. Don’t settle for available light. Learn some simple tips and tools that can turn your scene from looking bland to beautiful!

HOW TO: FRAME YOUR SHOT
Thursday, August 27 (7-8:30 PM)
Do great painters and photographers allow their subjects to pose anywhere in the frame? Rhetorical question! How you construct your shots speaks volumes. In this workshop, you'll understand the grammar of camera shots.

"Jimmy Carter Jamboree" TONIGHT at 5 PM

Happy 96th Birthday, Mr. President!  ABC's Spencer Christian and CMCM member-producer Barbara McVeigh host a special two-hour "Jimmy Carter Jamboree" on Thursday, October 1 from 5 - 7 PM on Marin TV Community Channel 26.

Live guests include Professor Rick Rowden of American University and Felecia Gaston of Performing Stars of Marin.   Recorded interviews with Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes of the Carter Administration and journalist Mischa Geracoulis.  Musical performances by The Dream Farmers, Steve Wolf & Mason Holcomb.  A special message from Marin's Guatemalan community and from the heart of Africa.

Also on the program, a special letter from Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, and the greatest peanut story ever told!

Join the celebration! 

Virtual Media Mixer TONIGHT -- Wednesday, August 5

Long time no see!

Reconnect with CMCM members and staff at a Virtual Media Mixer TONIGHT -- Wednesday, August 5 (7 - 8:30 PM). Host Mariposa de Los Angeles will be joined by CMCM Director of Operations Jill Lessard and Director of Education & Production Omid Shamsapour to fill you in on what's been happening at the center while we've been shut down due to COVID-19, and answer any questions you might have.

This Virtual Media Mixer will be held via Zoom -- everybody's new best friend! Please register by emailing jill@marintv.org. We'll send you the link to join the meeting a day or two in advance.

Hope to "see" you soon!

"Ask the Experts" - Create Instant Art On Your Smartphone TONIGHT, October 8

The Community Media Center of Marin’s popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field.

On Thursday, October 8 (6:30 – 8:30 PM), the power to create and collaborate online can be in the palm of your hands. In this master class, you'll connect the dots between technology and great Surrealist ideas. Painter, sculptor, installation artist, photographer, and filmmaker David Normal will show you how to tap into your playful inner abstract artist and easily produce instant art on your smartphone or tablet for free.

CMCM’s virtual "Ask the Experts" presentations are free for CMCM members. $25 non-member fee includes one-year membership to CMCM plus free admittance to all “Ask the Experts” presentations in this series.

Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts. For more information, contact jill@marintv.org or call (415) 721-0636.

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

"Ask the Experts" - Searching for Soundtracks TONIGHT, October 15

The Community Media Center of Marin’s popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field.

In "Searching for Soundtracks" on Thursday, October 15 (6:30 - 8:30 PM), Justin Russell, CMCM's camera and editing instructor, accomplished in every aspect of video production, shares his tried and true methods for finding the best music bed for your project -- often at no cost!

CMCM’s virtual "Ask the Experts" presentations are free for CMCM members. $25 non-member fee includes one-year membership to CMCM plus free admittance to all “Ask the Experts” presentations in this series.

Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts. For more information, contact jill@marintv.org or call (415) 721-0636.

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

"Time To Zoom" Workshop August 26

Time to Zoom? Proceed with Omid!

In these days of social distancing, everybody's new best friend is Zoom. Feeling shy about inviting this video communications platform into your life? After this FREE one-session workshop on Wednesday, August 26 (7 - 8:30 PM), you and Zoom will be feeling like "besties."

Let Omid Shamsapour, CMCM's Director of Education & Production, guide you through the basics of this cool communications technology -- via Zoom, of course! -- so you can stay connected and be productive during this challenging COVID-19 crisis. You'll be feeling comfortable and confident in no time. And isn't that what best friends are for?

Sign up for this FREE "Time To Zoom" presentation -- offered for the second time due to popular demand! -- by emailing jill@marintv.org