Community Media News

"How To" with Dain Bedford-Pugh Zoom workshops August 13, 20, 27

Experience a whole new perspective on video production -- from the convenience of your home -- in this Zoom series of FREE workshops led by accomplished producer/director/editor Dain Bedford-Pugh.

HOW TO: WRITE YOUR SCRIPT
Thursday, August 13 (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, August 20 (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, August 27 (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.

Marin Movie Club: "His Girl Friday" TONIGHT, May 12

Calling all cinephiles!

The Marin Movie Club invites you to discuss Howard Hawks' "His Girl Friday" on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 PM.

Host Dain Bedford-Pugh facilitates the conversation around this 1940 screwball comedy starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy.

Stream the classic comedy online, and reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by emailing jill@marintv.org.

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

Free Media Mixer June 2

You're invited!

Be a virtual guest at the Community Media Center of Marin’s monthly virtual Media Mixer. All are welcome to connect with the CMCM creative community, and find out how you can learn to make quality videos that will reach more than 70,000 households throughout Marin County.

Join us via Zoom! Register for the next Media Mixer by emailing jill@marintv.org

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?

"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

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.

Marin TV Studio back in production!

Lights!  Cameras!  Action!  The Community Media Center of Marin is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Marin TV production studio effective immediately.
 
Studio-certified CMCM members are welcome to reserve the Studio during regular “block” periods  – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2 – 5 PM or 6 – 9 PM; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM – 2 PM or 3 – 6 PM.
 
Reservations must be made on CMCM’s new content management system – RueShare.  Please email jill@maraintv.org to receive a “Member Invite” that will enable you to activate your RueShare account and begin using the new CMCM reservation system.
 
The studio will operate at 50% capacity.  No more than three people in the Control Room; no more than three people in the Studio.  Social distancing will be enforced.  Mask wearing will also be required, except for talent appearing on camera.
 
Please note that COVID pandemic protocols will be strictly enforced in compliance with California State and Marin County guidelines.  Members will have their temperature taken at the door, and anyone with a measured temperature of 100.4° F (38° C) or greater will not be allowed entrance. 
 

"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

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