Community Media News

Producer Spotlight

Your Name:
Matthew Amis

How long have you been a member of CMCM?
Since 2009

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:
Bay Area Beat TV

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:
Every independent artist in the SF Bay Area needs the opportunity to be showcased.

Where were you born?
San Francisco

Where were you raised?
San Francisco’s Mission District for 15 years and San Rafael’s Canal District for 15 years.

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?
Marin ROP: Radio Production and Radio Management
College of Marin: Journalism and Health Sciences

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

"Jimmy Carter Jamboree" TONIGHT at 5 PM

Happy 96th Birthday, Mr. President!  ABC's Spencer Christian and CMCM member-producer Barbara McVeigh host a special two-hour "Jimmy Carter Jamboree" on Thursday, October 1 from 5 - 7 PM on Marin TV Community Channel 26.

Live guests include Professor Rick Rowden of American University and Felecia Gaston of Performing Stars of Marin.   Recorded interviews with Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes of the Carter Administration and journalist Mischa Geracoulis.  Musical performances by The Dream Farmers, Steve Wolf & Mason Holcomb.  A special message from Marin's Guatemalan community and from the heart of Africa.

Also on the program, a special letter from Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, and the greatest peanut story ever told!

Join the celebration! 

San Rafael PD K9 Fundraiser

The Community Media Center of Marin partnered with the San Rafael Police Department's K9 Association to create the following short promo for their fundraiser event on September 28th at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. You can catch the promo here:

http://youtu.be/D_ObWez7OmI

The San Rafael Police Department had a very successful K9 program for over 20 years, but was eliminated in 2003 due to budget constraints. The men and women of SRPD have formed the K9 Association in an effort to rebuild the program solely through fundraising. Contributions from the community and the San Rafael Police K9 Association funded the purchase of two German Shepherds – Ares and Faro. All proceeds from this event will go to the care, training and maintenance of the K9s. The tickets and donations for this event are tax deductable.

"Ask the Experts" - Getting Good Audio TONIGHT September 17

The Community Media Center of Marin’s popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field.

On Thursday, September 17 (6:30 – 8:30 PM), you'll get a whole new level of appreciation for the importance of capturing good sound. If you're interested in "Getting Good Audio," lend an ear to Andrew Fischer Wong, an instructor for the California Film Institute and BAYCAT Studios, and founder of the Filmmaker Boot Camp in Modesto.

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.

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

"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.

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