Community Media News

Marin Movie Club to discuss "The Prestige" TONIGHT March 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 next: Christopher Nolan's 2006 classic “The Prestige” starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, and Sir Michael Caine!

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

CMCM at the Marin County Fair

The Community Media Center of Marin made its first-ever appearance at the Marin County Fair.

Watch highlights from the fair including an interview with Executive Director Gabriella Caliccio; go behind-the-scenes at the STEAM Carnival; get up close and personal with fair performers; and more.

"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.

Mexican Arts Festival

Saturday, June 21
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
Free

CMCM Orientation via Zoom TONIGHT 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.

Santa Rosa council says media center too important to lose

Finding that the voice that the Community Media Center of the North Bay gives to the public is too important to risk losing, the Santa Rosa council on Tuesday rejected a plan to cut off its funding.

Instead, the City Council wants its staff to bring back a recommendation in a month on how the media center and the public access it provides might survive.

But is was also clear that the council didn't want the city of Santa Rosa, which provides more than 80 percent of the media center's funding, to continue to shoulder the load alone.

"Virtual Fiesta" Gallery Exhibit

The Community Media Center of Marin is proud to present its first virtual gallery exhibit, "Virtual Fiesta," which is intended to bring awareness to California Coastal Cleanup 2020.

Artists Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have rambled the tideline of Kehoe Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore for more than 20 years.  After hundreds of visits along 1000 meters, they have gathered plastic debris washing out of the Pacific Ocean and collected more than two tons of material.

By “curating” these pieces of plastic, the collaborative team has fashioned it into works of art that matter-of-factly represent, with minimal artifice, the material as it is. The viewer is often surprised that this colorful stuff is the thermoplastic junk of our throwaway culture.

For more information about the Langs and their work, visit
https://www.beachplastic.com/
https://oceanic.global/judith-richard-lang/

For more information about California Coastal Cleanup 2020, visit

Ask the Experts: Create Your Logo on May 13

Emmy Award-winning graphic designer and art director Maria-Tina Karamanlakis guides participants in the research, planning, and sketching of ideas for a logo that will evolve into an authentic reflection of your brand.

This "Ask the Experts" master class will be presented via Zoom on Thursday, May 13 (7 - 8:30 PM).

"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.

Drake High School 2020 Graduation - Relive the Ceremony on Marin TV

Congrats again, Pirates! And again, and again ...

By popular demand, Marin TV will replay the Drake High School 2020 Graduation ceremony, which aired live on the Education Channel (Comcast 30) on Friday, June 12. The original cablecast and live stream reached an international audience of friends and family members, from Marin to Madrid, Oakland to Aukland, Toronto to Tokyo.

Watch the pomp and circumstance encore on Marin TV's Education Channel 30 or online at marintv.org/30 on the following dates (all times are Pacific Standard):

June replays:
Fri, June 19 (3-6 PM)
Sat, June 20 (12-3 PM)
Fri, June 27 (3-6 PM)
Sat, June 28 (12-3 PM)

July replays:
Fri, July 3 (3-6 PM)
Sat, July 4 (12-3 PM)
Fri, July 10 (3-6 PM)
Sat, July 11 (12-3 PM)

The Community Media Center of Marin offers kudos and well wishes to 2020 grads throughout the globe!

"marINSANITY" celebrates 50th episode April 12

Join the fun as "marINSANITY" records its 50th episode on Monday, April 12 at 7 PM. Be a member of the virtual audience as some of the Bay Area's best and brightest stand-up comics share some laughs on Marin TV's crazy funny comedy show. To reserve your space in the "Zoom Room," email jill@marintv.org.

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