CMCM Updates

Meet CMCM Producer Nick Moorhatch

Your Name:
Nick Moorhatch

How long have you been a member of CMCM?
3 – 6 years.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:
The Recovery Station

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:
The topic is chemical dependency, addiction, and recovery from drugs and alcohol.

Where were you born and raised?
San Francisco

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?
City College of San Francisco; Business

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?
Grocery clerk for 14 years.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?
Recovery is needed so much that if we can get our young people educated, then they don’t need to start and get addicted

What is your favorite part of TV production?
My favorite part is to ask the directors of treatment centers why their program works.

What was your favorite TV show growing up?
I had 6 to 10 different ones.

When you’re not wearing your CMCM “producer” hat, what do you for fun?
I like to ride bikes and motorized bikes.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Thanks, Volunteers!

We are proud to conclude another successful run at the Marin County Fair! A heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers who represented CMCM. Your time, energy, and support mean the world to us. Simply put -- we couldn't be the wonderful organization we are without members like YOU. We would also like to thank local artist Dickens 44 for lending his captivating "Selfie Hipsters" for our animated photobooth. His art stole the show and inspired children and adults alike!

We also owe a big shout out to John MacLeod, the executive director of XRlibraries (formerly VARLibraries), without whom we wouldn't have our prime location in the Exhibit Hall! Thank you for inviting us to share your space year after year.

Finally, thank you Marin! Your participation and enthusiasm make public media possible. We're so glad you stopped by. Hopefully, we'll be seeing some new faces around the center soon.

Don't Settle for Bad Sound. Like Your Mic!

"There's a reason the A is listed first in AV. It's audio/visual not visual/audio," says Master Communications Group, a highly experienced team of Minneapolis video production professionals.

"Amateur producers often focus too much on the video side of a project and forget the importance of the audio. Poorly recorded sound will kill a video more than poor video quality. When you watch a video and the audio quality is not good, the first thing your brain says is, 'The picture looks bad.' Here is just a short list of what can make an interview sound like Charlie Brown's teacher:

• Using a camera mic for the interview
• Improper placement of microphone
• Wrong microphone chosen for the task
• Using a phone to shoot the interview

The bottom line is: your video is only as good as your sound.”

Our friends at PhillyCAM (Philadelphia Community Access Media) have created a few short videos that will help you choose and use the best mic for your video. Watch and learn!

Boom Mic Tutorial
Handheld Tutorial

We Will Be Closed on Independence Day

Remember to plan your reservations and equipment returns ahead of time, We will be closed on Friday, July 4.

We will be open on Saturday, July 5, from 12:00 - 6:00 PM.

However, with our youth team we will be covering the San Rafael Pacifics Baseball game live on July 4 - tune in at 1:00pm on Channel 30!

Happy and safe Independence Day!

Join CMCM at the Italian Film Festival

We are thrilled and honored to collaborate with Lido Cantarutti, Director of the Italian Film Festival taking place in the Showcase Theatre in San Rafael, California from September 24 through November 5.

As part of the collaboration with the Italian Film Festival, the Community Media Center of Marin created promotional videos for selected screenings that will be transmitted in Lido’s hometown network television Telefriuli as well as Marin TV.

Learn more about the festival and reserve tickets for these great films before they're sold out.

http://www.italianfilm.com/



Ask the Experts - "Introduction to Adobe After Effects" - Wednesday, June 27 (6:30 -8:30 PM)

Ask the Experts

Make your videos outstanding with animation! Digital video & graphics specialist Lance Scott breaks down the industry’s application of choice for digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing.

Free for CMCM members. Non-member fee of $25 includes one-year membership to CMCM and FREE admittance to all events in the series.

Sign up today at cmcm.tv/asktheexperts

April 22 Earth Day 50th Anniversary tentative

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, CMCM's Marin Earth Day event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 from 2 - 9 PM, is now tentative.

Please check back for updates. Thank you for supporting CMCM -- and Mother Earth. May we all stay safe and well.

CMCM Producers Win Hometown Awards!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is proud to announce its 2013 Hometown Media Award winners – out of more than 800 entries. The Hometown Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2012, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories.

In the Independent Producers category, the following CMCM members won Hometown Media Awards:

Documentary
"Eye of The Storm"
S. Kramer Herzog

Educational Profile
"Make Your Mark"
Cynthia Abbott, Jill Lessard

Seniors
"Hans"
Harris Cohen
Community Media Center of Marin

Meet CMCM Member Brian Jones

Your Name:

Brian Jones

How long have you been a member of CMCM?

Four years.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

Marin Poets Live!

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

Local poets of note reading their works, talking about them, and about their Marin County connections in interview format.

Where were you born?

Oakland, CA

Where were you raised?

Terra Linda (now part of San Rafael)

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

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. My major was Electronic Engineering.

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

Electronic Engineering and later Product Marketing. Many years. Too many, I guess.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

I knew nothing about CMCM’s facilities and operation until the part-time Jazz group I play in was asked to perform on camera for Marin Artist Showcase.
Mariposa and Jonah served lunch after the shoot and I was talking with one of the crew members and asked if they had any volunteers, thinking I might

Cheese Theatre 200th Episode | May 12 at 10 PM on CH26

After 200 Episodes, Bill Arney’s “Cheese Theatre” Still Looks Sharp

Becoming a member of the Community Media Center of Marin in 2011, Arney was encouraged to host his own show. Eight years later, on May 12, 2018, Marin TV will air the 200th episode of Arney’s own Saturday night treat, “Cheese Theatre.”

Arney thinks of “Cheese Theatre” as a tongue-in-cheek version of Turner Classic Movies. “​It's the commentary that makes a show like this unique,” he says. “Who would watch TCM without the intro and closing remarks by the host?​ As he reflects on producing and hosting 200 episodes, Arney admits, “​I did not expect to get this far.“ Originally, I hoped to make it five years. Now that we are finishing up Season 8, I feel like it could go on forever. The only limitation is movie availability, but it seems there are plenty of them out there, waiting to be rediscovered.” It would seem “Cheese Theatre” is aging well.

Tune on Saturday, May 12 at 10 PM on Comcast Channel 26
or view online at http://cmcm.tv/livecommunity

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