Community Media News

Marin TV Producers: Submit Your Work for the 2014 Hometown Media Awards!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has issued its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 30th — just over two weeks away.

The Hometown Media Awards honor and promote programs created for our local community television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

This year’s Hometown Media Awards will be presented at a dinner celebration on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. The Hometown Celebration is held during the Alliance’s annual conference which is attended by community media professionals, producers and advocates.

All of us at CMCM have been very impressed with the programs seen on Marin TV over past year - take this opportunity to show your work on a national stage! To submit your work, click here. Good luck to all!

RockSteadyFest FRIDAY & SATURDAY

RockSteadyFest presents Virtual Concerts of area musicians on Marin TV Channel 30. Tune in!

An Epic Youth Concert will be shown on Friday September 25 at 7 PM. Featured performers for this local youth concert will include Angel Amador, Josh McGuiness with Ciara Rooke & Will Eisenberg, Rai Zjobe & Susan Zelinsky, Lizzie Lamorte, Kariana Edrington, Sami Weibel & Andreas Psychoyos, Tom Finch & Kimi Keating.

Bay Area musicians Kevin Griffin, Fordham Murdy (aka the Reverend Freakchild, and Cole & Miki Tate will be showcased on Saturday, September 26 at 6 PM.

RockSteadyFest believes Recovery and Healthy Living and Having Fun are the best ways to handle stress during these hard times, and want to remind everyone that they are not alone. Join us in Celebration of Recovery Month and Support Your Local Artists.

Santa Rosa council says media center too important to lose

Finding that the voice that the Community Media Center of the North Bay gives to the public is too important to risk losing, the Santa Rosa council on Tuesday rejected a plan to cut off its funding.

Instead, the City Council wants its staff to bring back a recommendation in a month on how the media center and the public access it provides might survive.

But is was also clear that the council didn't want the city of Santa Rosa, which provides more than 80 percent of the media center's funding, to continue to shoulder the load alone.

"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

Drake High School Graduation LIVE on Marin TV Friday, June 12 (2:30 - 6:00 PM)

Congratulations, Pirates!

The Sir Francis Drake High School Class of 2020 isn't letting the COVID-19 pandemic ruin their graduation plans. Seniors will receive their diplomas in an innovative "Drive Through" ceremony at the school on Friday, June 12 from 3:00-6:00 PM

Respecting social distancing protocol, Principal Liz Seabury, with Assistant Principals Chad Stewart and Nate Severin, will pass out diplomas to graduates, who will demonstrate their Drake Pride as they step out of their cars dressed in green caps & gowns.

Drake's ComAcad students will crew the production under the supervision of instructors John MacLeod (Director at XRLibraries and Marinovation Learning Center) and Omid Shamsapour (Director of Education & Production at the Community Media Center of Marin). The ComAcad team will then be assigned a Summer project to edit the live footage and create a final graduation piece later in the year. Stay tuned!

Calling all Marin high school students!!

Register your team to participate in the first ever MARIN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS FILM CHALLENGE!

The MSA Film Challenge is based on Cinemasports, the global phenomenon during which teams have 10 hours to complete a movie with a list of ingredients. Finished movies screen the 11th hour, that very night. For Example, can different teams complete a short movie during daylight hours that includes an English teacher, a tattoo, and a lost lover?

The MSA Film Challenge will begin at 9am at the Novato High School Performing Arts Building, where teams will receive the list of ingredients for their films. The teams then set off to write a script, shoot, and edit their film in time for the 7pm screening time.
Registration is free and teams may be comprised of as many students as they desire. Individuals may also register and be assigned to a team the day of the event.

Register Here

Producer Spotlight

How long have you been a member of CMCM? 4 1/2 years

The Title of Your Marin TV Series: Cheese Theatre

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series: We host old movies on Saturday nights. We air all genres of films. This is not a creature feature, though we do air monster movies now and then.

Where were you born and raised? Peoria, IL

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major? University of Illinois.
Bachelor and Master of Architecture.

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession? Architect, when and if I can find work.
I graduated in 1981, came to the Bay Area directly, started my first job.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series? I was unemployed, staying up late on Saturday nights watching the creature features, including Saturday Fright Special on Marin TV. After some months I actually read the announcements, found out how cheap membership was, and attended an orientation.

What is your favorite part of TV production? I pretty much love it all.

Hooked on Marin Speaker Series: Native Peoples

UPDATE: This event is now available on the Marin TV On-Demand site - click here to watch.

Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm, Hooked on Marin presents "Discovering California Native Peoples: The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM)" at the Drake Little Theater, Tamalpais Union School District.

Hooked on Marin is a community based partnership comprised of Marin county public service agencies and educational districts collaborating to foster social, educational, and cultural enrichment opportunities in Marin. Video coverage is provided by the Drake High School Communications Academy in a partnership between CMCM and the Intel Computer Clubhouse. CMCM trained four separate multi-camera production teams to cover each of the upcoming four talks.

"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.

"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

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