Community Media News

Virtual Media Mixer Wednesday, August 5

Long time no see!

Reconnect with CMCM members and staff at a Virtual Media Mixer on Wednesday, August 5 (7 - 8:30 PM). CMCM Director of Operations Jill Lessard and Director of Education & Production Omid Shamsapour will join host Mariposa de Los Angeles 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!

FREE Media Classes! Register Here!

The Media Center is approaching our eighth anniversary and we're celebrating by inviting you to the center for free classes and lectures in media production. Beginning May 18, CMCM will host a series of master classes on media-related topics by experts in their field. These two-hour Wednesday night sessions will feature Academy Award-winning director John Korty, as well as specialists in storyboarding, music, smartphones, interviewing, and audio. Details and RSVP page here: http://cmcm.tv/asktheexperts, limited seating, register today!

Support CMCM! Watch Women's Soccer!

June 5, 2015, 6:30pm @ Redwood High School
Support CMCM and get great entertainment at the same time!

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back

Net Neutrality has been the elephant in the regulatory room for over 10 years and our representatives have still failed to notice it. This lack of adequate protection has resulted in the court ruling today - the worst of all scenarios. Free Press has a petition/letter campaign launched - if this issue concerns you - take action here.

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back
Craig Aaron, January 14, 2014

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

Three judges in D.C. just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn't have to be.

The big news: A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order. This decision means that companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — which brought the lawsuit — are now free to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.

Behind the Scenes

Although CMCM has been closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, plenty of activity has been happening behind the scenes, including:

The production of several programs for Congressman Jared Huffman out of the Marin TV studio, including two important Virtual Town Hall meetings about the COVID-19 crisis.  The implementation of considerable technical adjustments and support necessary to keep our Town, City, and County meetings running on the Government Channel (27) and Education Channel (30). We also have some new K-6 educational programming content starting this week thanks to the folks at MCOE.

The configuration of RueShare, a content management system designed especially for community media centers like CMCM, which will replace our current system for member, equipment, workshop, and payment tracking. We'll launch this in the coming weeks along with a newly refreshed web site.

And on an aesthetic note, a chroma-key blue curtain has been hung in the Marin TV studio.  Add a new splash of color to your set!  (It looks great with the blue chairs donated by Soroptimist International.)

Screening of "Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave"

What is happening in the state of Veracruz, Mexico?

“Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave” documents the abuse, kidnapping and murder of students, teachers and activists. This piece produced by Rompeviento TV traces the complicity of the state government with organized crime to perpetrate this terror.

Monday, September 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Thursday, September 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

¿Qué sucede en el estado de Veracruz?

Veracruz: La Fosa Olvidada documenta el abuso, secuestro y muerte de estudiantes, maestros y activistas. Este reportaje especial producido po Rompimiento TV traza las complicidades del gobierno del estado con el crimen
organizado para perpetrar el terror en el que se vive en Veracruz.

Lunes, Septiembre 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Jueves, Septiembre 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

Producer Spotlight

Your Name:
Matthew Amis

How long have you been a member of CMCM?
Since 2009

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:
Bay Area Beat TV

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:
Every independent artist in the SF Bay Area needs the opportunity to be showcased.

Where were you born?
San Francisco

Where were you raised?
San Francisco’s Mission District for 15 years and San Rafael’s Canal District for 15 years.

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?
Marin ROP: Radio Production and Radio Management
College of Marin: Journalism and Health Sciences

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

San Rafael PD K9 Fundraiser

The Community Media Center of Marin partnered with the San Rafael Police Department's K9 Association to create the following short promo for their fundraiser event on September 28th at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. You can catch the promo here:

http://youtu.be/D_ObWez7OmI

The San Rafael Police Department had a very successful K9 program for over 20 years, but was eliminated in 2003 due to budget constraints. The men and women of SRPD have formed the K9 Association in an effort to rebuild the program solely through fundraising. Contributions from the community and the San Rafael Police K9 Association funded the purchase of two German Shepherds – Ares and Faro. All proceeds from this event will go to the care, training and maintenance of the K9s. The tickets and donations for this event are tax deductable.

Book Presentation of "Los Narcos Gringos"

The new research of Mexican journalist J. Jesus Esquivel crosses the border between Mexico and the United States, one of the largest and most complex in the world. While on one side there is blood and violence, on the other reign logistics, racial prejudice and voracious ambition of consumers; all wrapped in a blanket of corruption.

Mexican writer and journalist , J. Jesus Esquivel has been a US correspondent for the magazine Proceso. He is an expert in American politics and has published books like The DEA in Mexico. Accredited to the White House, the US Congress and the United States Department of State. He has worked as a political analyst for several radio and television networks such as National Public Radio, CNN , Univision , Al Jazeera , Telesur of Venezuela and Colombia RCN.

Thursday, October 22 @7PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
2868 Mission St, San Francisco

Patricia Hartigan

How long have you been a member of CMCM?

I first joined CMCM as a Producer back in the ‘90s, and became too busy to be active. I renewed membership in 2010 and became re-certified on the “new” digital cameras/new production studio.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

“Land Water and Sky”: Paint-along with Bernie Healey

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

Marin artist Bernie Healey demonstrates how to create beautiful acrylic landscape painting using a paint-along step-by-step process.

Where were you born?

Boston, MA

Where were you raised?

Boston MA and suburb Billerica MA

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

Catherine Laboure College of Nursing; Boston College; RN/NursingLincoln University Law School SF (Law)

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

RN/attorney; Hypnotherapist/energy healer

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

I had a dream to video my art teacher, Bernie Healey, painting his acrylic art landscape demonstrations and create a series.

What is your favorite part of TV production?

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