"A Day With The Stars: Celebrating Enlighten" Virtual Photo Gallery

This virtual photo exhibit documents a day with the "stars" -- teen girls introduced to the arts, opportunities, mentors, and more through the Performing Stars of Marin "Enlighten Program -- Young Women Exploring Their Futures."

Performing Stars of Marin just celebrated its 30th anniversary, connecting girls who live in low-income areas with inspiring professional women. Under the leadership of founder-director Felecia Gaston, more than 3,000 girls have been served by the non-profit program.

This virtual photo exhibit was created for Marin Television and will be viewable through February 28, 2021.

Music "Jogral" is courtesy by Jose Neto and Filo Machado. Photographs and editing are by Barbara McVeigh and Maia Miglio.

View "A Day With the Stars: Celebrating Enlighten" here: https://vimeo.com/493546153

"How To" with Dain Bedford-Pugh Zoom January 14, 21, 28

Producer/director/editor Dain Bedford-Pugh gets the New Year off to a productive start with an encore presentation of his popular "How To" trilogy of workshops. Take one -- or take them all. They're open to everyone, and best of all, they're FREE!

HOW TO: WRITE YOUR SCRIPT
Thursday, January 14 (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, January 21 (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, January 28 (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.

CMCM Orientation via Zoom February 2

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- on Tuesday, February 2 (7 - 8:30 PM). Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at www.cmcm.tv/orientation. For more info, call (415) 721-0636.

Cabin Fever? Share a Video with Marin TV

COVID-19 got you feeling trapped? Fire up your smartphone or laptop and share your coping hacks. Are you cooking up a storm, writing the great American screenplay, or learning to engrave the head of a pin? Shoot a simple video and share it with Marin TV.

Post your video to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox - and send us the link. Or if you prefer to upload files to our dropbox, send an email to programming@cmcm.tv.

Here's a handy form you can fill out here to submit programs: https://cmcm.tv/online

CMCM Offering Curbside Service

The Community Media Center of Marin is offering curbside equipment check-outs/ins on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12 – 6 PM.

Camera-certified members who wish to check out equipment may do so by making a Reservation on the CMCM website. Please call the Front Desk at (415) 721-0636 x14 when you arrive. A Station Assistant (wearing mask and gloves) will bring the equipment to your car.

Equipment picked up on a Tuesday must be returned that Saturday; equipment picked up on Saturday must be returned the next Tuesday. Should a pick-up or return be delayed, members must call CMCM immediately at (415) 721-0636 x14. Please leave a detailed voicemail message if necessary.

As soon as Marin County authorities give us the "green light," CMCM will re-open with required protocols in place for the continued health and safety of our staff and members. Stay tuned!

"marINSANITY" welcomes 2021 with laughter TONIGHT, January 11

Get the New Year off to the best possible start -- with laughter — when “marINSANITY” records another episode on Monday, January 11 from 7 - 8 PM. Be a member of the virtual audience as some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest talents share their stand-up comedy routines via Zoom. To get a link to the fun, email jill@marintv.org.

"Searching for Soundtracks" returns TONIGHT

Back by popular demand! In case you missed this "Ask the Experts" presentation, CMCM is reprising "Searching for Soundtracks" TONIGHT -- Tuesday, January 12 (6:30 - 8:30 PM). Join Justin Russell via Zoom as he shares tried and true methods for finding the best music bed for your project – often at no cost! "Justin did a great job … and deserves to be seen and heard again on this important topic." (Katie P., San Rafael). Free for CMCM members. To register, email jill@marintv.org

Celebrate the New Year at Media Mixer January 6

We made it through 2020! Now, celebrate the arrival of 2021 as a virtual guest at the Community Media Center of Marin’s first Zoom Media Mixer of the New Year. All are welcome to connect and catch up with the CMCM creative community on Wednesday, January 6 (7 - 8:30 PM). Register by emailing jill@marintv.org

Virtual Gallery: "Acceptance"

“Acceptance,” a virtual gallery of small mixed-media watercolors by multi-talented artist David Normal, is being presented by the Community Media Center of Marin through December 31.

“Henry Miller wrote an essay on watercolor painting in which he exuberantly revels in his ineptitude as a watercolorist, frankly stating how he just didn’t give a damn how they turned out because he was having so much fun just being himself, accepting himself, and making a mess with the paints,” explains Normal. “My mind often turned to these sentiments of Miller’s, and [these] watercolors were made in a similar spirit. They are not just paintings. To me, they are the by-products of a spiritual evolution from egotistical insecurity to psychic self acceptance. And that is why I have titled the series, ‘Acceptance.’”

"marINSANITY" provides ho! ho! holiday cheer December 14

End the year with laughter! Be in the Zoom Room when “marINSANITY,” Marin TV’s crazy funny comedy show, tapes another episode on Monday, December 14 at 7 PM. Laughter guaranteed as some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest stand-up talent help you warm your cockles on a chilly winter night -- and send this crazy challenging COVID-19 year out the door!

R.S.V.P. by emailing jill@marintv.org. For more info, call (415) 721-0636.