CMCM Updates

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!

Ask the Experts - "Maximize Your Social Media Impact" - Wednesday, June 13 (6:30 -8:30 PM)

Ask the Experts

Step up your social media game! Marketing expert Mike Wolpert, founder/CEO of Social Jumpstart, simplifies social media, demystifying how producers create space for their brands to live and thrive on the Internet.

Sign up today at cmcm.tv/asktheexperts

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

Class Schedule

DIY Voice-Over Narration | Wednesday, June 20 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Enhance videos with the magic of narration! Voicetrax instructor and working V/O artist Vicki Baum leads a lively interactive session that will give students the opportunity to explore their own narration abilities.

Introduction to Adobe After Effects | June 27 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
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.

That's a Wrap on Lobby Lounge!

Young Marin Musicians Show Off Talent at Marin TV

Season four of Marin IJ's Lobby Lounge has officially come to an end! We had a blast shooting the Best of Lobby Lounge show last Sunday at the Marin Showcase Theatre, and will soon be uploading the entire program to our Youtube Channel. We'd like to give a huge shout out to host Paul Liberatore and to everyone else who made this special program possible!

Check out previous episodes online at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDOFeYH6RPcgUSKA8kvz0FQI--6kdhI-l

Episode 1 - Cubed

Episode 2 - Lucy London

Episode 3 - Elle Perozzi and Alex Neupauer

Episode 4 - Natalia Betzler

Episode 5 - Enriching Lives Through Music: Bartok Ensemble

Episode 6 - The Disciples of Ozz

Episode 7 - Space Goat

Episode 8 - Maya Stock

Episode 9 - Camille Rose & Austin Kennedy

Episode 10 - MSA Jazz Collective

Episode 11 - Surviving the Odds Project

CMCM announces youth sports broadcasting program with San Rafael Pacifics

The Community Media Center of Marin will be partnering this summer with Dominican University and the San Rafael Computer Clubhouse to offer a sports broadcasting program for high school and college students, covering live San Rafael Pacifics baseball games.

Space is limited and priority will be given to early registrants - visit http://cmcm.tv/camp for more information!

If you are interested in underwriting opportunities for this unique program, please contact CMCM.

Sports Broadcasting Camp 2016

Registration for the 2016 Sports Broadcasting Camp is now open! To find out dates and more info, visit our CMCM Sports page. To sign up now, register here.

Join the Community Media Center of Marin, and the San Rafael Pacifics for the most hands-on, real-life professional production training available to students in the Bay Area. All participants will learn camera operation, directing, multi-camera switching, on-screen graphics, scorekeeping, and audio mixing, while simultaneously providing live TV coverage of select baseball games to Pacifics fans.

Register here.

Media Mixer | People's Environmental News Screening | April 4th (7 PM - 8:30 PM)

Please join us for our next Media Mixer on Wednesday, April 4 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Enjoy a screening of Marin TV's popular show "The People's Environmental News" and a Q & A with the hosts of the show, Charlie Siler and Barbara McVeigh. Organic, vegan refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to marinartists@hotmail.com, or call Marin Artists at 415 339-1378.

Free Admission.

Red Flag Warning in Effect | "Camp Fire" Smoke

Air Quality Warning

A Message from the Marin Health and Human Services: Marin County continues to experience heavy drift smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County, resulting in unhealthy air quality. The public health advisory issued Nov 9 remains in effect. Children, older adults, and people with heart and lung disease should avoid physical outdoor activity. Visit https://airnow.gov/ for air quality information, Marinhhs.org for health tips, and https://www.facebook.com/MarinCountySheriff/ for updates.

CMCM's Producer Spotlight

How long have you been a member of CMCM?

Since it's inception. Plus 9 years on the Media Advisory Committee to the MTA advising on the creation of CMCM

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

Marin Women's Hall of Fame
Marin History Museum
Goldenagers
Various Specials

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

MWHF – Interviews with honorees
Marin History Museum – Shows on various Marin history topics
Goldenagers – Growing old with vitality

Where were you born?

Norwich, Connecticut

Where were you raised?

Jewett City, Connecticut

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

University of Oklahoma – Broadcasting – Outstanding Broadcasting Award 1963
San Bernardino Valley College – Telecommunications – Outstanding Telecom student Award 1965
San Francisco Francisco State University – Class of 1967 – Broadcast Communications Arts – Outstanding BCA student award 1967

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

The Buzz About Bees | Media Mixer | February 7 at 7 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, February 7 at 7 PM for our Media Mixer! Producer Kathleen Nemetz will screen her short film exploring why bees are in peril. Join the buzz! Save our bees!

RSVP to marinartists@hotmail.com.

For more info, call (415) 721-0636

Community Media Center of Marin - 819 A Street, San Rafael, CA

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

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