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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

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.

"Time To Zoom" Workshop August 26

Time to Zoom? Proceed with Omid!

In these days of social distancing, everybody's new best friend is Zoom. Feeling shy about inviting this video communications platform into your life? After this FREE one-session workshop on Wednesday, August 26 (7 - 8:30 PM), you and Zoom will be feeling like "besties."

Let Omid Shamsapour, CMCM's Director of Education & Production, guide you through the basics of this cool communications technology -- via Zoom, of course! -- so you can stay connected and be productive during this challenging COVID-19 crisis. You'll be feeling comfortable and confident in no time. And isn't that what best friends are for?

Sign up for this FREE "Time To Zoom" presentation -- offered for the second time due to popular demand! -- by emailing jill@marintv.org

Marin TV Bombed!

Well, actually it was 1969 and Marin TV wasn't in existence quite yet at this building on A Street. But it is an interesting bit of history on the place we call home. A peek at the headlines of this day reveal just how crazy the world was then, a respite perhaps from the surreal days of today. Read the full article and the headlines in the attached pdf below.

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

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