CMCM Updates

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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The CMCM Media Mixer

Chris Hardman, artistic director and founder of Antenna Theater, will be the guest presenter. In addition to transforming the museum audio tour into an artistic medium, Hardman and Antenna also created San Francisco's critically acclaimed Magic Bus Experience. Get on board!

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"Ask the Experts" Workshop with S. Kramer Herzog | Wednesday, June 6 @ 6:30 PM

Get Your Video into Festivals & Awards Competitions | Wednesday, June 6 6:30 - 8:30 PM

You've put in the work, now it's time to show it off! Learn the best methods for submitting your content to festivals and competitions with local filmmaker S. Kramer Herzog. Don't miss this essential workshop in our "Ask the Experts" series!

Free for CMCM members. Non-member fee of $25 includes a one-year membership to CMCM and FREE admittance to all events in the series.
Sign up today at https://www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts

Class Schedule

Maximize Your Social Media Impact | Wednesday, June 13 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Step up your social media game! Marketing expert Mike Wolpert, founder/CEO of Social Jumpstart, simplifies social media, demystifying how producers create space for their brands to live and thrive on the Internet.

DIY Voice-Over Narration | Wednesday, June 20 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Enhance videos with the magic of narration! Voicetrax instructor and working V/O artist Vicki Baum leads a lively interactive session that will give students the opportunity to explore their own narration abilities.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

The Community Media Center of Marin is ten years old! Thank you for coming to our Block Party & Open House on Sunday, September 8. Vietnamese food from Banh Mi Zon, music by Cubed and The 7th Sons, fun photo opportunities, a cool green demonstration in the Marin TV studio, were enjoyed by all!. And some lucky raffle winners got to bring home some fabulous prizes. If you weren't able to attend the party, stop by anytime we're open and learn about all the great work that happens here! Who knows? You may decide to join our creative community!

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.

2018 Ruby Award goes to CMCM Member Veda Florez!

Veda Florez, a longtime member of CMCM, will be honored with a 2018 Ruby Award by the Soroptimist International of Marin County at a ceremony to be held March 8.

Veda is being recognized for producing the Marin TV series "Latino Marin,", which weaves the Latino experience into the fabric of Marin County, encouraging education, empowerment, and engagement. Donations in support of "Latino Marin" can be made to CMCM. Congratulations, Veda!

More information about this year's Ruby Award ceremony can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/170914577011387/

Ask the Experts - CMCM Master Classes | April 3 - May 8

Ask the Experts - CMCM Master Classes

CMCM's popular series of master classes returns with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field. Free for CMCM members. Non-member fee of $25 includes one-year membership to CMCM and FREE admittance to all events in the series.

Follow the link to sign up!
https://marintv.org/asktheexperts

Class Schedule

Get Mac Savvy | Wednesday, April 3 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Are you a PC user, but want to test the Mac waters? CMCM's Education guru Scott Calhoun will have you jumping into the Macintosh operating system "pool" with big screen demonstrations. Email any specific questions you have in advance to scott@cmcm.tv.

Mastering Video for Social Media | Wednesday, April 10 6 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Discover how to use video simply and effectively to expand your reach, accelerate your social media marketing, position yourself as the expert in your field, and connect with your followers on a whole new level. Video marketing expert Mike Wolpert shows you how.

Being a Working Director | Wednesday, April 17 6:30 - 8:30 PM:

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

The SF Latino Film Festival in Marin

We are proud to bring the Latino Film Festival for a consecutive year to Marin. The Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of the 20+ countries with which we share a bond.

Join us along with our collaborators; ForWords, Canal Alliance, The Task Force on the Americas for free screenings at the Albert J. Boro Community Center.

LOST + LOVE + LOSS SHORTS
Wednesday, September 27 | 7pm

Croissant - USA / 2017 / Family / 11 mins / English
Rosario - Mexico / 2016 / Drama / 11 mins / Spanish
Estrella - USA / 2017 / Drama, Family / 11 mins / English
Black Wedding - Mexico / 2017 / Horror / 11 mins / English
Ode to Abuela - USA / 2017 / Drama / 10 mins / English
Pinata Love - USA / 2017 / Comedy, Youth / 6 mins / English

THE THIRD ROOT + EL TUCAN (Short Film)
Thursday, September 28 | 7pm

Stop the FCC from Defunding PEG Channels & Community Media Centers like Marin TV

UPDATE August 2019
The FCC voted 3-2 (R-D) to approve the draft order 621 today. That was no surprise. The final order will be released in about a week - we'll know more then. Some interpretation of the order as it now stands:

1) FCC commissioner O’reilly pushed hard for PEG transport fees (use of fiber line between PEG and Cable operator) to be deducted from Franchise Fees (FF) - this may included in the final order. If so - CMCM could be charged for our connection to Comcast used to deliver the channels.

2) Values determined by cable companies for iNets and free cable drops will now be deducted from FF. This has no impact on CMCM since AT&T eliminated those public benefits 10 years ago when they passed the CA State Video Franchise (DIVCA). Note: Having decimated PEG in 21 states, AT&T has since ceased their rollout of U-Verse and now sells satellite TV service.

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