Community Media News

"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

Bruce Burtch Photography through June 30

The Community Media Center of Marin presents "Bruce Burtch Photography," a virtual photo gallery on exhibit from May 1 through June 30.

"Over the past nearly 50 years, a high-quality Canon camera was never far from my side," says Burtch, who has been called the "Father of Cause Marketing" and currently serves as executive director/producer, pro bono, of Social Impact Productions, a nonprofit organization focused on producing educational and socially impactful communications.

"Whether splattered with sand from climbing a dune in Death Valley, dust-covered from a dry Native American pow wow, or the tragedy of dropping my best camera into the ocean (a total loss), this wonderful hobby has allowed me to find miraculous beauty in far-off places and my own backyard.  The following is but a sample of what my eyes have witnessed and my camera has captured."

View Bruce Burtch Photography here:  https://youtu.be/8AQdUXMocb8

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!

Ask the Experts: Finding the Humor in Life TONIGHT April 22

The first stand-up comedian to perform virtually online, Natasha Vinik knows a thing or two about being funny. In "Finding the Humor in Life," she'll share her point of view — and valuable pointers — about how to find levity in your own life — especially during challenging times.

This "Ask the Experts" master class will be presented Thursday, April 22 (7:00 – 8:30 PM) via Zoom.

"Ask the Experts" are free to CMCM members. Non-member registration of $25 includes a year-long membership to CMCM and admittance to all "Ask the Experts" presentations in this series. Register at www.cmcm.tv/asktheexperts.

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

Marin Movie Club "premieres" TONIGHT February 10

Calling all film buffs! Check out the Marin Movie Club, a monthly meeting of of cinephiles presented by the Community Media Center of Marin.

Join self-described movie nerd Dain Bedford-Pugh as he hosts a lively monthly discussion of outstanding motion pictures on Zoom. Up first: “The Truman Show,” available on most streaming platforms. Future films will include “Blade Runner,” “Rear Window,” “Do the Right Thing,” and “Fargo.”

Register for your spot in the "Zoom Room” by emailing jill@marintv.org.

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.

Annual Member Meeting via Zoom on November 5

The 2020 CMCM Member Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5 at 6 PM via Zoom. Members are invited to join in for Center updates.

We hope you will Zoom into the annual member meeting! Link to follow! 

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.

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